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TAKING SALES TO THE MAXX: Volkswagen hopes to expand its best-selling Vivo range with the launch of its new Vivo Maxx.

The vehicle market in SA remains stable with 53 220 sold through February 2013, according to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa.

Light commercials were up 4.7% from the same period in 2012; car sales increased by only 0.8%.

VW's Vivo remains on top (2742) in the car market followed by the Toyota Etios (2204) and VW Polo (2192).

BETTER QUALITY FUELS NEEDED

Toyota’s Hilux remains the most-sold bakkie i(3500), followed by the Ford Ranger (1784) and Chevrolet Ute (1483.)

Naamsa president Johan van Zyl said that providing fuel as good as that of international markets was vital to providing more efficient vehicles in South Africa.

"The availability of clean fuels, consistent with international specifications, is imperative to enable vehicle manufacturers, importers and distributors in South Africa to offer buyers the benefits of high technology and highly fuel-efficient vehicles."

Top-selling passenger vehicles
1 Volkswagen Polo Vivo - 2742
2 Toyota Etios - 2204
3 Volkswagen Polo - 2192
4 BMW 3 Series - 1075  
5 Toyota Corolla - 1048
6 Ford Figo - 982
7 Toyota Fortuner  - 927
8 Nissan Micra - 806       
9 Volkswagen Golf 7 - 767
10 Ford Focus  - 596                 

Top-sellilng light commercials
1 Toyota Hilux - 3500
2 Ford Ranger - 1784
3 Chev Utility - 1483
4 Nissan NP200 - 1245
5 Toyota Quantum - 1209
6 Isuzu KB - 1108
7 Nissan NP300 Hardbody - 699
8 Nissan Navara - 306
9 VW Amarok - 292
10 Mazda BT-50 - 290
11.    Toyota Landcruiser PU -225

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