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2018-11-02 10:00

Charlen Raymond

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The Toyota Hilux retained its position as both the best-selling bakkie in South Africa, as well as the top-selling vehicle overall, at the end of October 2018. It leads the charge with an unassailable 3352 units; toppling the Ford Ranger by 777 units.

In second place, the Ranger managed 2575 units to fend off the Nissan NP200, which accumulated 1879 units in third place.

KB now D-Max

Isuzu SA has launched the latest version of its venerable KB bakkie. However, with it came a name change as the KB will henceforth be called the D-Max. In a combined effort between two automakers, Isuzu sold 1759 units, followed in fifth by the Nissan NP300/Hardbody with 821 units.

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Volkswagen’s Amarok found 247 new owners, while the Mahindra Scorpio Pik-up sold 200 units. The GWM Steed looks solid in eighth place with 160 units sold, while the Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up slips down to 143 units.

The Nissan Navara rounds out the top ten with 140 units.

Naamsa said: "October 2018 domestic sales of new light commercial vehicles (LCV), bakkies and mini buses at 14 168 units had improved by 794 units or 5.9% compared to the 13 374 LCVs sold during the corresponding month last year."

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