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Battle Of The Locally Manufactured Car Sales – April 2018

There are eight carmakers that manufacture and assemble their vehicles in South Africa, each contributing to a total of 15 models combined. With the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa reporting that the industry is at 3.6% better than the same month last year, this despite industrial strike action which would have likely hampered domestics sales as well as exports. This positive feedback shows a bit of stability and got us interested in seeing how these automakers fare against each other in terms of sales. Currently, BMW, Ford, Mazda, Nissan, Isuzu, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen are the automakers assembling vehicles in this country.

Here is each carmaker with their model and plant location in South Africa:

  1. BMW South Africa: X3 and 3-Series – Rosslyn Plant, Pretoria
  2. Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa: Ranger, Everest and Mazda’s BT-50 – Silverton, Pretoria
  3. Mercedes-Benz SA: C-Class – East London
  4. Isuzu South Africa: KB – Struandale‚ Port Elizabeth‚
  5. Nissan South Africa: NP200 and NP300 – Silverton, Pretoria
  6. Toyota South Africa Motors: Hilux, Quantum, Corolla and Fortuner – Prospecton, Durban
  7. Volkswagen Group South Africa: Polo and Polo Vivo – Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth

So how do they fare in numbers? Well the Hilux reigns in supreme closely followed by the Ranger and Polo Vivo

Here is the list:

  1. Toyota Hilux – 2 679
  2. Ford Ranger – 2 372
  3. Volkswagen Polo Vivo – 2 157
  4. Volkswagen Polo – 1 907
  5. Isuzu KB – 1 071
  6. Nissan NP200 – 1 058
  7. Toyota Quantum – 1 021
  8. Toyota Fortuner – 879
  9. BMW 3-Series – 502
  10. Nissan NP300 – 448
  11. Ford Everest – 312
  12. BMW X3 – 244
  13. Mazda BT-50 – 106
  14. Toyota Corolla/Quest – 771 Not Separated from Auris, which is made in England.
  15. Mercedes-Benz C-Class – Not Disclosed.
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