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SA's top-selling cars: Feb 2013

2013-03-04 11:46

The vehicle market in SA remains stable with 53 220 sold through February 2013, according to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa.

Light commercials were up 4.7% from the same period in 2012; car sales increased by only 0.8%.

VW's Vivo remains on top (2742) in the car market followed by the Toyota Etios (2204) and VW Polo (2192).

BETTER QUALITY FUELS NEEDED

Toyota’s Hilux remains the most-sold bakkie i(3500), followed by the Ford Ranger (1784) and Chevrolet Ute (1483.)

Naamsa president Johan van Zyl said that providing fuel as good as that of international markets was vital to providing more efficient vehicles in South Africa.

"The availability of clean fuels, consistent with international specifications, is imperative to enable vehicle manufacturers, importers and distributors in South Africa to offer buyers the benefits of high technology and highly fuel-efficient vehicles."

Top-selling passenger vehicles
1 Volkswagen Polo Vivo - 2742
2 Toyota Etios - 2204
3 Volkswagen Polo - 2192
4 BMW 3 Series - 1075  
5 Toyota Corolla - 1048
6 Ford Figo - 982
7 Toyota Fortuner  - 927
8 Nissan Micra - 806       
9 Volkswagen Golf 7 - 767
10 Ford Focus  - 596                 

Top-sellilng light commercials
1 Toyota Hilux - 3500
2 Ford Ranger - 1784
3 Chev Utility - 1483
4 Nissan NP200 - 1245
5 Toyota Quantum - 1209
6 Isuzu KB - 1108
7 Nissan NP300 Hardbody - 699
8 Nissan Navara - 306
9 VW Amarok - 292
10 Mazda BT-50 - 290
11.    Toyota Landcruiser PU -225

Comments
  • Vino Reddy - 2013-03-04 12:05

    Why is mercedes benz still not providing sales numbers to the auto industry. I'm aware that they provide a "total sold"sales figure but not model/class breakdown. They initially stopped due to an investigation in to their discount policies which were deemed anti competitive but this only affected Europe. Its strange that they dont report because they do in Germany where both Autobild and Automotoundsport both publish total/model sales figures

      Fritz Duquesne - 2013-03-04 12:28

      because... NAAMSA is actually a non-statuatory body. They obtain and give the data exclusively to their affiliates at RGT, who make a profit from it, but to nobody else. It has nothing to do with anything related to discount policies, but rather to exclusivity of information.

  • Oistar Tutu - 2013-03-04 15:46

    Who wants to drive an Etios. What a horridly designed car

      nkgudih - 2013-03-05 08:47

      The fact that is ugly, and probably boring Toyota in your eyes does not mean is reality.watch the space as it becomes number selling car, and u will do nothing about it. In less than a year is number two, says something to think about. And I can assure u it will one day pass you with u nice car and again will do nothing about it. For Polo vivo, the party is over!

      Thando Gqabaza - 2013-03-05 10:48

      I had one as a rental car. To be fair it drove well , felt like more power than its competitors. It doesn't look great though.

  • Thando Gqabaza - 2013-03-04 17:19

    Nissan Micra ? What do people see in that ? I think even the Etios is better

  • Daryl Jackson - 2013-03-05 11:10

    CAN WE NOT HAVE THE NUMBERS THAT ARE SOLD IN SA ONLY AND NOT COMBINING THE EXPORT SALE............... SO WHAT I AM ASKING JUST WHAT IS SOLD IN SA DEALERSHIPS........... IM SURE IT WILL SHOW US A DIFFERENT PICTURE

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