BUDGET BOOM

LDV and Great Wall both registered solid growth this month, indicating there may be a shift in public perceptions on budget utes. LDV posted a strong result, with its T60 dual cab registering a 27.9 per cent monthly increase in sales and a 14.5 per cent YTD spike (compared to 2018). Great Wall posted a monthly increase of 19.6 per cent and YTD growth of 61.2 per cent.

This growth has gone against a consistent trend this year, which has seen the majority of 4x4 models record poorer sales both month-to-month and YTD. In fact, the LCV market was down by 1904 sales compared to the same month last year (a drop of 9.0 per cent).

It was business as usual atop the monthly 4x4 sales charts, with the Ford Ranger leading the Toyota Hilux for the second month in a row. When combining 4x2 and 4x4 vehicles, the Hilux and Ranger remain the bestselling vehicles on the overall market.