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2016-06-06 11:13

STILL SA'S BAKKIE KING: Toyota's Hilux shows no indication of climbing down from its perch of South Africa's best-selling bakkie. Image: Toyota

Cape Town - Toyota’s new Hilux has once again topped the sales charts as South Africa's best-selling bakkie.

A market-leading tally of 3185 Hilux units helped Toyota retain its No.1 status with an overall sales volume just shy of 10 000 units (9642) for the fifth consecutive month. In May 2016, Toyota reports a market share of 22.5%.

Following the Hilux in terms of sales, is the Ford Ranger and Isuzu KB with 2797 and 1029 unit sales respectively.

Toyota going strong

Calvyn Hamman, senior vice-president of Toyota South Africa Motors sales and marketing, says: “Taking a closer look at the Hilux numbers reveals that 90% of the sales, which equates to 3200 units, is via the dealer channel; once again reinforcing just how popular this vehicle is with private buyers.

READ: WesBank's car sales report for May 2016

Other stand-out performers from the Toyota stable include the Fortuner (1333 sales), the ubiquitous Quantum (1325) and the iconic Land Cruiser 79 pick-up, which racked up a class-leading 316 sales.

LCV market declines

WesBank said: "New vehicle sales through the dealer channel remained relatively robust, ending May at 2.5% down on the same period in 2015. This was largely as a result of pent-up demand for new arrivals in the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) segment. LCV sales through the dealer channel grew 15.4%, year-on-year."

Here are the top 10 best-selling bakkies for May 2016:

1 Toyota Hilux - 3185

2 Ford Ranger - 2797

3 Isuzu KB - 1029

4 Chevrolet Ute - 988

Image: QuickPic

5 Nissan NP200 - 952

6 Nissan Hardbody - 716

Image: MotorPress

7 Land Cruiser 79 Pickup - 316

8 Volkswagen Amarok - 289

9 Nissan Navara - 100

Image: MotorPress

10 Mahindra Bolera - 83

Image: Supplied

1 Toyota Hilux - 3185

2 Ford Ranger - 2797

3 Isuzu KB - 1029

4 Chevrolet Ute - 988

5 Nissan NP200 - 952

6 Nissan Hardbody - 716

7 Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup - 316

8 Volkswagen Amarok - 289

9 Nissan Navara - 100

10 Mahindra Bolero - 83


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