TOP 5 best-selling utes*

1 TOYOTA HILUX

1TOYOTA HILUX

35,229 Toyota’s best-selling vehicle over the last 12 months is also Australia’s favourite in 2017 based on year-to-date sales to the end of September, but not by much.

2FORD RANGER

32,620 Ford’s Ranger is snapping at Toyota’s heels with a compelling value package wrapped in tough styling.

The imminent Raptor will add some performance zest to the fight, alongside pick of the bunch the Wildtrak.

3MITSUBISHI TRITON

17,351 It may be largely mechanically unchanged since the fourth-generation model of 2005, but Australians are still flocking to the Triton’s tried-and-tested performance and affordability.

4HOLDEN COLORA

DO 14,869 Tough construction shared with the Isuzu D-Max and Lion-badge loyalty keep sales of the Colorado strong, while a SuperUte racing presence in 2018 is likely to keep punters interested.

ISUZU D-MAX

12,424 Isuzu’s momentum is building fast with an affordable one-tonner Australians are finding hard to resist. It has already edged out the Mazda BT-50 and Nissan Navara this year. What’s next? *Source: VFACTS data January through Sept 2017