STILL KING: Toyota's Hilux remains SA's best-selling bakkie, as well as overall best-selling local vehicle. Image: Quickpic
Pretoria - Department of Trade & Industry reports that current conditions in the automotive industry reflected sharp falls in domestic new vehicle sales.
The effects of South Africa's buckling economy is being felt in all spheres of the motoring industry, including the light commercial vehicle (LCV) sector.
Hilux remains on top
Domestic sales of new LCVs and mini buses were reported at 12 879 units during September 2016, a decline of 2243 units (or -14.8%) compared to the 15 122 units sold during the corresponding month in 2015.
Despite the growing slump in national sales, the Toyota Hilux not only managed to stay on top of the LCV sales charts but remains SA's best-selling vehicle.
Naamsa reports 3063 new Hilux's found local homes in September, trumping the Ford Ranger by nearly 600 units. Chevrolet's Ute and Nissan's NP200 represent the one-ton bakkie market with 1126 and 1020 units sold respectively.
The Isuzu KB round off the top five with a solid 988 units.
Best-selling passenger cars: September 2016
Naamsa sales report: September 2016
Best-selling locally built cars, bakkies: September 2016
Best-selling sports cars in SA: September 2016
Top 10 best-selling bakkies in SA:
1 Toyota Hilux - 3063 units
2 Ford Ranger - 2437
3 Chevrolet Ute - 1126
4 Nissan NP200 - 1020
5 Isuzu KB - 988
6 Nissan Hardbody - 659
7 Toyota Land Cruiser pick-up - 280
8 Volkswagen Amarok - 223
9 Mahindra Scorpio pick-up - 85
10 Mahindra Bolero - 79