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According to aggregated data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), April’s sales of 36 346 units reflect a 3.6% year on year growth, while at the same time showing a dramatic month on month decline of 26.2%.

Naamsa said: "The domestic sales total would probably increase by about 350 units once the delayed sales report by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa was received by around mid-May 2018."

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Export sales at 24 422 vehicles reflect an improvement of 193 units (0.8%) compared to the 24 229 vehicles exported in April 2017.

The Volkswagen Polo Vivo continues to be the best-selling passenger car in South Africa; during April 2018, the popular hatchback accumulated a total sales figure of 2143 units. It was followed by the Polo, which managed 1907 units in second place. Hyundai's Grand i10 sold 1013 units placing it in third place. 

The Toyota Hilux ended April 2018 as the top selling bakkie in South Africa; not only does the automaker's flagship lead the bakkie top 10, but it was also the best-selling vehicle in South Africa with 2679 units. The Hilux beat its closest rival, the Ford Ranger, by more than 300 units to secure the top spot.

The BMW X3 was the best-selling luxury SUV in April 2018 after securing a sales figure of 244 units, reports Naamsa. In second place, the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 managed to secure a sales figure of 96 units, followed by the Toyota Prado (82 units) in third place.


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