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2016-11-02 06:55

NEW BAKKIE KING: The Ford Ranger was not only the best-selling bakkie in SA for October 2016 but also the best-selling vehicle in SA.Image: Janine Van der Post / Wheels24

Charlen Raymond

Cape Town - The Ford Ranger has outsold the Toyota Hilux in October 2016, according to sales figures released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). 

However, domestic sales of new light commercial vehicles (LCV) reveal grim industry figures;  13 559 units were sold during October, reflecting a decline of 1623 units or 10.7% compared to the 15 182 LCVs sold during the corresponding month in 2015.    

Tight battle at the top

Since its launch early in 2016, the new Hilux has dominated bakkie sales. The Ranger has made a strong comeback and retook the top spot it held for the most part of 2015. The trumping of the formidable Hilux can be attributed to Ford SA equipping its 2.2 Ranger with an automatic gearbox.

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The Ranger and the Hilux are the only bakkies to have sold more than 2000 units, with the Nissan NP200 (1175) more than 1600 behind the Hilux. In addition to being at the top of the bakkie charts, both these vehicles are also the two top-selling vehicles in South Africa - despite Naamsa reporting a decline in new vehicle sales.

Naamsa said: “Domestically, the short to medium term outlook remained extremely challenging. Double digit new vehicle price inflation, pressure on household disposable incomes, low levels of business confidence and relatively high interest rates would continue to impact negatively on new vehicle sales."

READ: Top-selling vehicles sales in SA: Ranger, Polo lead the way

Ranger leading the charge

Ford sold a whopping 2964 units of its Ranger in October 2016, followed closely by the Hilux on 2781. The NP200 sold the third-most on 1175.

The Isuzu KB remained in the top five with 953 units, followed by the Nissan Hardbody (868) in sixth place.

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Mahindra’s Bolero and Scorpio bakkies complete the top ten. 

1 Ford Ranger - 2964 units

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2 Toyota Hilux - 2781

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3 Nissan NP200 - 1175

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4 Chevrolet Ute - 1131

5 Isuzu KB - 953

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6 Nissan Hardbody - 868

7 Toyota Land Cruiser pick-up - 276

8 Volkswagen Amarok - 264

9 Mahindra Bolero - 69

10 Mahindra Scorpio pick-up - 68

Top 10:

1 Ford Ranger - 2964

2 Toyota Hilux - 2781

3 Nissan NP200 - 1175

4 Chevrolet Ute - 1131

5 Isuzu KB - 953

6 Nissan Hardbody - 868

7 Toyota Land Cruiser pick-up - 276

8 Volkswagen Amarok - 264

9 Mahindra Bolero - 69

10 Mahindra Scorpio pick-up - 68

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