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SALES' DROP: Compared to the same period in 2015, the first six months of 2016 saw a dramatic drop in new vehicle sales. Image: iStock

Pretoria - New vehicle sales continued to decline in June 2016, with all segments, except heavy commercial vehicles, registering declines compared to the corresponding month in 2015, reports National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).

Bleek comparison

At the half way mark in 2016 the new car market reflected a fall of 10.4% compared to the corresponding six months of 2015, light commercials were down 8.9%, medium commercials were down by 19%, whilst heavy trucks and buses were down 4.4%.  

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Naamsa reports a total of 44 939 new vehicle sales, a decline of 5311 vehicles or a fall of 10.6% compared to the 50 250 vehicles sold in June 2015. Aggregate industry export sales at 30 965 for June, 2016 reflected a marginal decline of 454 vehicles or a fall of 1.4% compared to the 31 419 vehicles exported in June last year.  

Best-selling passenger vehicles

Volkswagen's popular Polos tops the list as the best-selling passenger cars in June 2016 - Polo Vivo with 2354 units and Polo with 1987.

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Toyota showed its sales prowess with its next-gen Fortuner (1405), Corolla/Auris/Quest (1300) and Etios (1009) grabbing third, fourth and fifth-place respectively. 

Top  10 best-selling passengers cars - June 2016:

1 Volkswagen Polo Vivo - 2 354

2 Volkswagen Polo - 1 987

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3 Toyota Fortuner - 1 405

4 Toyota Corolla/Auris/Quest - 1 300

5 Toyota Etios - 1 009

6 BMW 3 Series - 847

7 Ford EcoSport - 805

8 Ford Fiesta - 716

9 Chevrolet Spark - 625

10 Renault Clio - 589


1 Volkswagen Polo Vivo - 2 354
2 Volkswagen Polo - 1 987
3 Toyota Fortuner - 1 405
4 Toyota Corolla/Auris/Quest - 1 300
5 Toyota Etios - 1 009
6 BMW 3 Series - 847
7 Ford EcoSport - 805
8 Ford Fiesta - 716
9 Chevrolet Spark - 625
10 Renault Clio - 589

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