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Best-selling cars: Outgoing Polo Vivo takes top spot in January

2018-02-02 08:05

BIG-SELLER: The Polo Vivo is Volkwagen South Africa's best-selling model, with over 3000 units bought in October 2015. Image: Quickpic

Cape Town - Though the new Volkswagen Polo Vivo is set to arrive locally in February, this did very little to hinder the outgoing model's sales.

The Vivo accumulated a sales figure of 2862 units to not only grab the title of top-selling passenger car in January 2018 but also the top-selling vehicle overall.

Its closest rival, the Toyota Corolla/Auris/Quest, managed 2196 units.

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With 1519 units the Toyota Etios slots into third place, ahead of its SUV sibling, the Toyota Fortuner. The Fortuner again led the way for SUV sales with a whopping 1318 units. Hyundai’s little Grandi10 made a big splash in fifth place with 1134 units sold, ahead of the outgoing Volkswagen Polo (1027 units).

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The Toyota Rav4 grabbed 871 units. The Volkswagen Golf sneaked onto the charts with 805 units finding new owners, ahead of another small car, the Kia Picanto, with 793 units.

Toyota’s Avanza takes slot number ten with 665 units.

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