ALL THE STATS, FIG­URES AND PRICES OF EV­ERY 4X4 YOU CAN BUY

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THE Hilux has surged ahead of the Ranger on the 4x4 sales charts, with the Ja­panese brand shift­ing 3257 units in Fe­bru­ary. So far in 2018 Toy­ota has sold a to­tal of 6137 Hilux 4x4s; while 5990 Ford Ranger 4x4s have flown off the show­room floor. The Tri­ton rounds out the big three, with 1634 4x4s sold in Fe­bru­ary and 2947 units sold so far this year.

In a con­sis­tent trend, the SUV and LCV seg­ments again showed growth. Com­pared to Feb 2017, up­per large SUV sales in­creased 12.9 per cent and LCV 4WD sales by 17.9 per cent. Over­all, the new-car mar­ket is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a 6.1 per cent growth in sales com­pared to the same time last year.

Tony We­ber, the chief ex­ec­u­tive of the FCAI, puts this growth down to strong value and in­creased com­pe­ti­tion among brands.

“Con­sumers are sup­port­ing the value propo­si­tions that the brands are of­fer­ing,” he said. “To have the mar­ket al­ready run­ning 6.1 per cent ahead of last year’s record to­tal in­di­cates that con­sumer con­fi­dence is still strong and all those el­e­ments which un­der­pin our econ­omy re­main in po­si­tion.”

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