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2017-07-06 07:37

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Cape Town - In a surprising turn of events, the Jeep Grand Cherokee was the best-selling luxury SUV in South Africa for the month of June 2017, according to Naamsa.

With 109 units sold, the big American SUV saw off second place rival, the Range Rover/RR Sport (107 units) to secure the top spot.

Solid sales

The Toyota Land Cruiser 200 (92 units) came in at number three though its sibling, the Prado (56), sold only half of the units it normally does to end the month in fifth place.

The Jaguar F-Pace splits the two Toyota SUVs to take fourth place with 65 models sold.

Other SUV's to make the 10 include the Porsche Cayenne, Lexus LX, Volvo XC90 and Volkswagen Touareg. Mercedes-Benz and BMW do not report sales data to Naamsa.

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Grim outlook for vehicle sales

Commenting on the new vehicle sales, Naamsa said: “The outlook for the second half of the year remains uncertain. Political tensions and subdued economic growth prospects continues to impact negatively on business confidence and consumer sentiment.

“The challenges confronting South Africa were varied and complex. Concerted steps were required by Business, Government and Labour to create a more investor-friendly environment as a means of boosting growth. Domestic new vehicle sales were closely correlated with the overall performance of the economy and confidence levels. 

"At this stage, domestic new vehicle sales for 2017 were likely to remain flat at best."


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