THE LION’S SHARE

THE PERENNIAL Hilux and Ranger maintain a stranglehold on the 4x4 pick-up/ cab-chassis market, posting a 45.1 per cent share of sales in August. The Triton is the next best-placed 4x4 ute, with 1538 monthly sales and an 11 per cent share. Prado is the best-seller in the Large SUV segment – against Subaru’s Outback and Toyota’s Kluger – with a 19.6 per cent market share. With 2019 monthly sales, it was an extraordinary month for Prado, registering a 79.1 per cent increase on July 2018 sales. However, Colorado and Navara are bucking the 4x4 sales trend, both posting fewer sales in 2018 compared to 2017 (yearto-date); while the 4x4 X-Class sold 182 (May), 218 (June), 75 (July) and 112 (August), for a total of 909 sales nationally since its launch.