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2016-08-02 09:48

SALES BOOST: Ford sold 1000 more units of its Fiesta in July than in June 2016. Image: Quickpic

Johannesburg -  South Africa’s new vehicle industry saw sales plummet  17% in July 2016, reports the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).

Despite a huge drop in sales, thousands of vehicles were sold in July 2016 with Naamsa reporting 44 883 models sold.

We look at the top 10 best-selling passenger cars in SA. 

Most popular cars in SA

The Volkswagen Polo Vivo remains SA's best-selling car with a total of 2452 units sold in July 2016. Ford's popular Fiesta beat the standard Polo (1595), with 1740, an increase of a more than 1000 units compared to June 2016.

Click here for full SA vehicle market report (July 2016)

In fourth place is the Toyota Fortuner (1418), ahead of its Toyota siblings Corolla, Auris and Corolla Quest (the automaker reports combined sales).

The Toyota Etios claimed sixth (923) and Ford's EcoSport (867) remains in seventh.

Making a comeback

A trio of vehicles returned to the top 10 ranking - Renault Sandero, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Golf.

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The Sandero (522) is the eighth most sold car in July, followed by the RAV4 (441) and Golf (435) in ninth and tenth, respectively.

The BMW 3 Series (363), Chevrolet Spark (132) and Renault Clio (244) all dropped out of top ten most.

South Africa’s 10 best-selling passengers cars of July 2016: 

1 Volkswagen Polo Vivo - 2452

2 Ford Fiesta - 1740

3 Volkswagen Polo - 1595

4 Toyota Fortuner - 1418

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5 Toyota Corolla/Auris/Quest - 1243

6 Toyota Etios - 923

7 Ford EcoSport - 867

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8 Renault Sandero - 522

9 Toyota RAV4 - 441

10 Volkswagen Golf 7 - 435

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Top 10 passenger cars:

1 Volkswagen Polo Vivo - 2452
2 Ford Fiesta - 1740
3 Volkswagen Polo - 1595
4 Toyota Fortuner - 1418
5 Toyota Corolla/Auris/Quest - 1243
6 Toyota Etios - 923
7 Ford EcoSport - 867
8 Renault Sandero - 522
9 Toyota RAV4 - 441
10 Volkswagen Golf - 435


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