Hilux is no longer the king of the utes.
The Ford Ranger has toppled them which is unsurprising given how poos the Hilux has become since 2005.
Car sales in New Zealand are the strongest they’ve ever been, with the Motor Trade Association (MTA) reporting a 21 percent increase last year.
But something that might surprise farmers and tradies is that the Ford Ranger ute is now the most popular light commercial vehicle in the country, taking the title off the Toyota Hilux for the first time in more than 30 years.
“The Ranger, they’re everywhere. It’s amazing but they’re just great value all-round, great vehicles,” says Bruce Ramsay of Dyers Road ITM, a Christchurch company that has just upgraded its vehicle fleet with 15 new Ford Ranger utes.
According to MTA figures, the Ranger’s now the most popular ute in the country. Nearly 6500 of them were sold last year. Â Read more »