Top 15 best selling cars in South Africa in 2015

 ·14 Feb 2016

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

Hilux head


2 Ford Ranger


3 VW Polo Vivo Hatch

VW Polo Vivo

VW Polo Vivo

4 VW Polo hatch

VW Polo

VW Polo

5 Nissan NP200

Nissan NP 200

Nissan NP 200 entered into the top 10 in 2012

6 Chevrolet Utility

Chevrolet Utility

Chevrolet Utility – after the Corsa Utility brand was moved over by GM

7 Isuzu KB

Isuzu KB 20158 Toyota Etios

Etios 2015

9 Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes C Class 2015

10 Toyota Quest


11 Toyota Quantum

Toyota Quantum

Toyota Quantum

12 Hyundai i20

Hyandai i20 2015

13 Ford EcoSport

Ford EcoSport

Ford EcoSport

14 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

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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