Ute climbs to the top

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It’s of­fi­cial. The Toy­ota Hilux is the top-sell­ing ve­hi­cle in the coun­try, hav­ing pipped its Corolla sta­ble­mate (and for­mer nu­mero uno) for the hon­our. In 2016 Toy­ota shifted 42,104 Hiluxes, edg­ing 700 ahead of Corolla, enough to keep Hilux at the top of the ute charts, beat­ing Ford’s hard-charg­ing Ranger. Ford doesn’t com­pete as fiercely at the bot­tom end of the ute mar­ket: the cheap­est Ranger is a $27,665 diesel, whereas the base-line Hilux is a $20,990 petrol, but Ranger makes up ground in the pop­u­lar up­mar­ket 4x4 dual-cabs, where it out­sells Toy­ota.

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