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2017-11-02 08:57

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Cape Town - For the first time in months, the Toyota Hilux is neither South Africa’s best-selling bakkie nor the country’s best-selling vehicle.

In a tense battle for market dominance, the Ford Ranger took top honours from the Hilux in October 2017.

Quite a margin

The Ranger registered 2855 units, 372 more than the Hilux (2483 units). The Ranger narrowly managed to beat the Volkswagen Polo Vivo (2851 units) as the best-selling vehicle for the month of October.

The Isuzu KB again proved its popularity with a strong sales figure of 1399 units to grab third place. Its GMSA cousin, the Chevrolet Ute, took quite a tumble in terms of sales with 346 units compared to 412 sold in September 2017.

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The Ute’s only competition, the Nissan NP200, found 1348 new owners in fourth place, ahead of the Nissan NP300/Hardbody on 957 units.

In seventh position the Volkswagen Amarok continued its sturdy march on the market with 256 units, followed by the Toyota Land Cruiser pick-up (218 units) and the new Mahindra Scorpio Pik-up (169 units) in ninth place.

The Nissan Navara is tenth with 144 bakkies sold.

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