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Best-selling cars in SA: VW's Polo runs rampant, good month for Kia, Hyundai in August

2018-09-03 19:00

Image: Sean Parker

The Volkswagen Polo retained its position as the best-selling passenger car for a second consecutive month but also took top honours as South Africa’s top-selling vehicle overall in August 2018.

Naamsa figures reveal that 3414 Polos rolled off showroom floors last month - some 48 units more than the Toyota Hilux. Its closest rival, the smaller Polo Vivo, managed 1900 units to grab second place.

The Toyota Corolla/Auris/Quest secured third place with 1155 units sold.

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Kia’s Picanto (1071) and Hyundai Grandi10 (1020) grab the fourth and fifth place, respectively. The Toyota Etios moved into sixth with 900 units.

The ultra-popular Toyota Fortuner slipped down the order but managed to retain a place in the top ten; It sold 888 units last month to grab the seventh place, four units clear of its stablemate, the Yaris (884 units).

Renault’s affordable Kwid (767 units) sold the ninth most vehicles, while the Ford Figo completes the top ten with 732 units.


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