BEST-SELLERS: Here are the top-selling luxury SUVs in SA. Image: Wheels24
Cape Town - Despite their relatively steep cost, hundreds of luxury SUVs are sold each month in South Africa.
Some luxury SUVs retail for more than R1-million, this against a backdrop declining overall local vehicle sales.
Solid sales despite declines
“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,” reports report National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).
SUVs stacking up
The BMW X5 continued its trend as the best-selling luxury SUV in SA with 175 units sold in October. The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (87 units) and Range Rover/Range Rover Sport (68) were the second and third best-sellers respectively.
Having been in SA for only a few months, the Jaguar F-Pace settled into a comfortable fourth position with 46 units finding new owners. The F-Pace was also Jaguar SA's best-selling vehicle for October!
All data supplied by Naamsa. Mercedes-Benz does not disclose its sales results to Naamsa.
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Volvo's XC90 (38) continues to feature in top 10 in seventh position.
Over at Porsche, the Cayenne and Macan each sold 40 and 20 units, respectively - highlighting both SUV's credentials as the automaker's best-selling vehicles locally.
Here are the ten best-selling luxury SUVs for October 2016:
1 BMW X5
Price: R948 000 - R1.8-million
2 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
Price: R797 900 - R911 100
3 Toyota Land Cruiser 200
Price: R966 100 - R1.2-million
4 Range Rover/Sport
Price: R1.1-million - R3.6mn
5 Jaguar F-Pace
Price: R778 996 - R1.3-million
6 Audi Q7
Price: R955 500 - R1.0-million
7 Porsche Cayenne
Price: R979 000 - R2.4-million
8 Volvo XC90
Price: R882 724 - R1.5-million
9 Lexus LX
10 Porsche Macan
Price: R1.0-million - R1.4mn
11 Lexus RX
Price: R907 700 - R1.1-million
Price: From R4-million