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SA loves bakkies

Dec 04 2012 22:20 James Brent-Styan

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Johannesburg - South Africans do love their bakkies.

This has been proven again in the latest figures on new car sales released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa).

According to the figures, Toyota Hiluxes outsold all other passenger vehicles or light commercial vehicles by more than 1000 units.

In total 3 100 new Hiluxes were sold last month.

The second most sold model was also a Toyota, the Toyota Etios which sold 2 132 units.

In total 53 134 new vehicles were sold in South Africa in November.

Toyota retained its position as the biggest vehicle exporter in South Africa, with 7 603 locally produced Toyotas leaving Durban harbour for destinations across the world.

“The market remains on track to reach a full year sales figure of 622 000 to 628 000 vehicles,” says Dr Johan van Zyl, President and CEO of Toyota SA Motors

Whilst Toyota retained its overall market leadership position with 11 240 units, other manufacturers are gaining ground.

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) grew its total sales by 27.5% when compared to November 2011.

The popular Ford Everest enjoyed its best sales month this year, Ranger recorded its second-best domestic volume this year, while Mazda3 sold over 400 cars for the second consecutive month.

Top performing: New passenger vehicles

Model                       Volume
1.    Toyota Etioss       2 132
2.    VW Polo Vivo       2 128
3.    VW Polo Vivo       2 078
4.    Ford Figo             1 273
5.    Toyota Corolla      1 233
6.    Toyota Yaris           976
7.    BMW 3-Series         927
8.    Toyota Fortuner     798
9.    Renault Sandero     640
10.  VW Vivo Sedan       569

Top performing: New light commercial vehicles

Model                                 Volume
1.    Toyota Hilux                  3 100
2.    Chev Utility                    1 666
3.    Ford Ranger                   1 662
4.    Nissan NP200                 1 546
5.    Toyota Quantum            1 318
6.    Isuzu KB                        1 208
7.    Nissan NP300 Hardbody      815
8.    VW Amarok                      422
9.    Mazda BT-50                     256
10.   Nissan Navara                   208


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