The Toyota Hilux pipped its rival, Ford Ranger, to the number one spot for best selling car in South Africa in 2015, although it was a close run race with the latter launching a face-lift model in October.
The Hilux brand features a range of seven types of vehicles, versus four Ranger models, including a 147kW 3.2 TDCi Wildtrak 4×4 Double Cab.
The two bakkie brands collectively sold nearly 70,000 units over the course of the year, but the real king of the road continues to be the VW Polo – through its Vivo and regular Polo vehicles which sold more than 47,000 units collectively in 2015.
Among the 15 top cars, nine were either new models, or face-lift editions.
The following 15 vehicles were among the top best sellers in the country, according to statistics published by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).
1 Toyota Hilux
2 Ford Ranger
3 VW Polo Vivo Hatch
4 VW Polo hatch
5 Nissan NP200
6 Chevrolet Utility
7 Isuzu KB
9 Mercedes C-Class
10 Toyota Quest
11 Toyota Quantum
12 Hyundai i20
13 Ford EcoSport
14 Toyota Corolla
15 Ford Fiesta
Top 15 best-selling cars in 2015
|#||Vehicle||Units sold||Sale Price|
|1||Toyota Hilux||35,684||From R222,300|
|2||Ford Ranger||33,916||From R203,900|
|3||VW Polo Vivo Hatch||24,544||From R151,200|
|4||VW Polo hatch||22,758||From R209,000|
|5||Nissan NP200||18,124||From R174,900|
|6||Chevrolet Utility||16,341||From R155,800|
|7||Isuzu KB||16,318||From R213,850|
|8||Toyota Etios||16,270||From R144,300|
|9||Mercedes C-Class||12,562||From R456,400|
|10||Toyota Quest||11,975||From R190,700|
|11||Toyota Quantum||11,894||From R330,100|
|12||Hyundai i20||11,700||From R207,900|
|13||Ford EcoSport||11,626||From R226,900|
|14||Toyota Corolla||11,567||From R237,500|
|15||Ford Fiesta||10,462||From R207,900|
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