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2017-04-04 06:58

HILUX ON TOP: The Toyota Hilux was SA's best-selling vehicle in March 2017. Image: YouTube

Charlen Raymond

Cape Town - The Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger battled for the title of best-selling bakkie in South Africa.

Ultimately, the Hilux came out tops for a second consecutive month as SA's top-selling commercial vehicle.

SA’s top-sellers

The Hilux found 3447 new owners, with the Ranger not too far behind on 3234 units sold. These two vehicles not only dominated the bakkie market but are SA's best-selling vehicles in March 2017, beating Volkswagen's popular polo.

The Nissan NP200 is third with 1294, followed by its bigger brother, the NP300 Hardbody with 1162 units. The Isuzu KB was the fifth best-selling bakkie with 1156 units finding new owners.

Chevrolet sold 840 units of its Ute half-tonners.

Having been launched in SA during March 2017, the new Nissan Navara sold solid 304 units, followed by the Toyota Land Cruiser on 243 in eighth place.

The Volkswagen Amarok (11 units) and Mahindra Scorpio (107 units) round out the top 10.

Bakkies and other light commercial vehicles (LCVs) sold a total of 14 882 units during March 2017. Naamsa says that it reflects “a marginal improvement of 169 units or a gain of 1.1% compared to the 14 713 light commercial vehicles sold during the corresponding month last year.”

Click on the blue arrow below to see the top 10 bakkies for March 2017.


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