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March new vehicle sales: How South Africa compares

08.04.2019

South Africa’s new vehicle sales remained in the red for the third consecutive month in March, with the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) recording a 3.1% drop from last year’s 49 230 units to 47 718 this year.

The downwards trend was also present in other markets with Australia being hardest hit at 7.1%, followed next by the United Kingdom and the United States.

As a comparison, here is how South Africa's Top 10 best sellers from February stacked-up against those from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Brazil.

 

SOUTH AFRICA

UNITS SOLD: 47 718 - (-3.1%)

POS MAKE UNITS
1 Toyota Hilux 4 252
2 Volkswagen Polo Vivo 2 498
3 Ford Ranger 2 376
4 Nissan NP200 2 144
5 Isuzu D-Max 1 445
6 Volkswagen Polo 1 383
7 Toyota Quantum 1 310
8 Renault Kwid 1 081
9 Toyota Corolla 1 081
10 Nissan NP300 Hardbody 1 048

 

AUSTRALIA

UNITS SOLD: 99 442 - (-7.1%)

POS MAKE UNITS
1 Toyota Hilux 4 527
2 Ford Ranger 3 721
3 Mitsubishi Triton 2 666
4 Mazda3 2 642
5 Toyota Corolla 2 499
6 Mazda CX-5 2 414
7 Hyundai i30 2 402
8 Mitsubishi ASX 2 236
9 Mitsubishi Outlander 2 067
10 Kia Cerato 1 873


BRAZIL

 

UNITS SOLD199 550 - (-0.2%)

POS MAKE UNITS
1 Chevrolet Onix 18 279
2 Hyundai HB20 9 051
3 Ford Ka 8 341
4 Chevrolet Prisma 7 122
5 Volkswagen Gol 6 620
6 Jeep Renegade 6 184
7 Renault Kwid 5 853
8 Fiat Strada 5 286
9 Volkswagen Polo 5 082
10 Fiat Toro 4 955

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

UNITS SOLD: 458 054 - (-3.4%)

POS MAKE UNITS
1 Ford Fiesta 14 676
2 Vauxhall Corsa 13 244
3 Ford Transit Custom 11 573
4 Volkswagen Golf 11 072
5 Mercedes-Benz A-class 10 805
6 Nissan Qashqai 10 701
7 Ford Focus 9 734
8 Mini 8 896
9 Volkswagen Polo 8 614
10 BMW 1 Series 7 986


UNITED STATES

 

UNITS SOLD: 1 608 662 - (-2.7%)

POS MAKE UNITS
1 Ford F-series 76 243
2 Ram 45 187
3 Chevrolet Silverado 40 611
4 Nissan Rogue 35 802
5 Toyota Camry 33 615
6 Toyota RAV4 33 166
7 Honda CR-V 31 824
8 Chevrolet Equinox 31 441
9 Nissan Sentra 25 633
10 Honda Accord 25 371

 

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08.04.2019
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