ANOTHER STRONG MONTH: For the second successive month the Ford Ranger has outsold the Toyota Hilux. Image: Wheels24
Pretoria - For the second successive month the Ford Ranger outsold the Toyota Hilux.
In October 2016, the difference in units sold between the two bakkie was fewer than 300 units. In November however, that figure has increased to 1188 units.
Ford sold 3680 Rangers compared to Toyota's selling 2492 units of its Hilux.
The Nissan Hardbody had a solid month, leaping into third place with 1493 units - outselling both NP200, its stablemate, and the Isuzu KB.
Mahindra again brings up the rear with its Scorpio and Bolero showing consistent sales figures, with 73 and 68 units respectively.
Signs of hope
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) commented that conditions in the new vehicle market has remained extremely challenging characterised by double digit year on year declines in most segments, with the exception of the light commercial vehicle segment.
Domestic sales of industry new light commercial vehicles, bakkies and mini buses at 15 632 units during November 2016 reflected a noteworthy increase of 148 units or an improvement of 1% compared to the 15 484 light commercial vehicles sold during the corresponding month last year.
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SA's best-selling bakkies:
1 Ford Ranger - 3680 units
2 Toyota Hilux - 2492
3 Chevrolet Ute - 1670
4 Nissan Hardbody - 1493
5 Nissan NP200 - 1311
6 Isuzu KB - 1041
7 Volkswagen Amarok - 397
8 Toyota Land Cruiser pick-up - 356
9 Mahindra Scorpio pick-up - 73
10 Mahindra Bolero - 68