The market leader’s sales have stormed ahead more than 16 per cent so far this year to almost 33,600 vehicles – the best for this period since 2008 – with strong contributions across its vehicle range.
HiLux – celebrating its 50th anniversary – has reinforced its position as Australia’s best-selling vehicle in emphatic style with its best-ever February result coming hot on the heels of a record January.
February’s market-leading HiLux sales of more than 4,400 were 1,000 higher than the previous February record set last year, while its two-month tally is almost 2,200 deliveries ahead of its record-breaking pace in 2017.
Toyota’s RAV4 also scored the “double” with January and February records, culminating in the highest sales for the first two months in its 24-year history.
Kluger joined the record-breakers, posting the best opening two months in its 15 years on the local market, including a new February high.
Adding to Toyota’s success, LandCruiser family sales have soared with the 200 and 70 Series having their best February and two-month start to the year since 2005 and 2012 respectively. LandCruiser Prado recorded its best February since 2012 and its best January-February total since 2007.
Toyota Australia’s vice-president sales and marketing Sean Hanley said, the start to the year for Toyota was very encouraging, outperforming the market growth and lifting its new-vehicle sales in 2018 to a 10-year high.
“The result can be attributed to Toyota’s extensive range of vehicles, strong marketing, and our dealer networks ongoing commitment to deliver outstanding customer service,” Mr Hanley said.