The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa has reported that vehicles sales continued to slow down in the month of march 2019, a trend that seems to be consistent. Amidst all that grim there is brand that seem to thrive and more so a car model within that brand. Im sure it comes as no surprise that the brand in question is Toyota and the model in question is the Hilux. Toyota enjoyed a total of 11795 units for sale in the month of march and that is including Hino trucks and as mentioned above that the Hilux is their best seller.
Second up is the Volkswagen Group with 7,529 units that include Audi and Volkswagen however and excluding Bentley and Lamborghini.
Nissan came in third with 5,417 units with the NP300/ Hardbody the sales leaders in the Japanese maker’s lineup. Interestingly enough these figures include the Datsun brand with the Go leading the way with 529 units.
On fourth position is the Ford Motor Company with a total of 4961 sales with the Ranger sitting pretty comfortable at the top followed by the EcoSport which rules the Sub-compact SUV/Crossover segment with 868 units.
Fifth is the Hyundai Automotive of South Africa boasting 2881 units combined and the Grand i10 doing the business with 1030 units sold making it the brand’s best seller.
Out of the top five and on sixth is Renault, managing 2289 units for the month of March with the Kwid finding more buyers. The Sandero is also finding more homes having sold over 600 units and the new Duster representing the brand in the compact SUV/Crossover segment with 241 units sold.
Entering seventh heaven is the Isuzu brand, having sold 1949 in total, represented by the D-Max, KB and the recently launched MUX.
Eighth is Mercedes-Benz South Africa with a total of 1749 reported sales.
In ninth is BMW South Africa with the 3-Series leading the charts with 373 units sold and the South African made X3 selling 218 units taking the total of the Munich based automaker to 1385 units for the month of March 2019.
Filling the last spot is Kia South Africa with 1318 with the Picanto doing the brand proud, having sold 630 units.
Worth mentioning is Mazda Southern Africa with 1162 units sold and that credit must go to the CX-5 for a steady 407 units in the compact SUV/Crossover segment.
Here is the top ten list:
- TOYOTA: 11 795
- VOLKSWAGEN GROUP: SA 6 754
- NISSAN: 5 417
- FMC: 4 961
- HYUNDAI AUTOMOTIVE SOUTH AFRICA: 2 885
- RENAULT: 2 289
- ISUZU MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA: 1 949
- MERCEDES-BENZ SA: 1 749
- BMW GROUP: 1 385
- KIA SOUTH AFRICA: 1 318
- MAZDA SOUTHERN AFRICA: 1 162