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A report produced by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA), shows that 59,384 cars were sold in October of 2014, up 4.7% from 56 608 sold in 2013, though down 2.4% from the 60 819 cars sold in the previous month of September. By October 2014, already over 540 000 vehicles had been sold over the course of the year, with Toyota as the front-runner for the most popular car brand in South Africa. Lightstone Auto compiled data on the monthly car sales dating to September 2014, and results showed that Toyota was the leading car brand in terms of sales, and the company’s Toyota Hilux outsold any other car in the country.

# Car Brand
1 Toyota
2 Volkswagen
3 Ford
4 Hyundai
5 Nissan

Between January and September of 2014, Toyota had sold almost 28 000 Hilux vehicles, while Volkswagen’s Polo Vivo and Polo were not too far behind, with more than 25 000 and 23 000 vehicles sold respectively.

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Open back vans (bakkies) made up half of South Africa’s top-selling vehicles falling into the utility category, including the Isuzu KB, the Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Utility and the Nissan NP200. When it comes to luxury cars, there is no bigger battle than the one between Mercedes-Benz and BMW luxury sedans. By September 2014, the Mercedes C-Class had outsold its competitor car, the BMW 3-Series by almost 1 500 vehicles, but neither one made it to Top 10 list.

South Africa’s Top 15 Selling Cars In 2014

As reported by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa.

# Car Sales (Jan-Sept 2014)
1 Toyota Hilux 27 901
2 VW Polo Vivo 25 339
3 VW Polo 23 034
4 Ford Ranger 19 621
5 Toyota Etios 14 603
6 Nissan NP200 13 148
7 Chevrolet Utility 12 277
8 Isuzu KB 12 140
9 Toyota Quantum 10 605
10 Ford Figo 10 550
11 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 9 298
12 BMW 3-Series 8 577
13 Toyota Fortuner 7 810
14 Ford Fiesta 6 813
15 Chevrolet Spark 6 794

 

By Sizwe Tshabalala

Images: Quickpic.co.za

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