In a big win for the Japanese automaker, the Toyota HiLux went down in history as Australia’s best selling car for 2016, marking the first time a ute has held the distinction.
The strong sales year for the HiLux has helped propel Toyota past the competition as the best selling auto brand in Australia for the 14th consecutive year.
The HiLux has set the benchmark for offroad utes in the 45 years it’s been sold on our shores, and Australian buyers have once again voted with their wallets.
According to Toyota honcho Tony Cramb, “The HiLux is a worthy victor as it continues to represent impressive capability and value for money, just as it’s done for decades in Australia and around the world.”
Check out our HiLux test drive article on page 74 of last month’s issue for our editor’s take on the new ‘Lux after a couple of days of hard driving on Moreton Island.