Top 10 best-selling hatchbacks in South Africa

The champion runaround car in South Africa in 2015 – the king of the road when it comes to fuel-efficiency and versatility – is the VW Polo.

The VW Polo – through its Vivo and regular Polo vehicles sold more than 47,000 units collectively in 2015. The two brands were ranked third and forth overall, behind the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger, as the best selling vehicles in 2015.

Third in the hatch category was the Toyota Etios, which comes with a caveat in that it also comes in a sedan model.

The fourth and fifth best selling vehicles in the popular category include the Hyundai i20, and Ford Fiesta, the latter launching a new model during last year.

The following 10 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. VW Polo Vivo hatch

VW Polo Vivo
VW Polo Vivo

2. VW Polo hatch

VW Polo
VW Polo

3. Toyota Etios*


4. Hyundai i20

Hyandai i20 2015

5. Ford Fiesta


6. Ford Figo

Ford Figo
Ford Figo

7. Hyundai Grand i10

Hyundai i10

8. VW Golf


9. Renault Sandero


10.  Kia Rio


11. Datsun Go

Datsun Go

The Etios model is sold as both hatchback and sedan in SA.

Top 10 best-selling cars in 2015

# Vehicle Units sold Sale Price
1 VW Polo Vivo hatch 24,544 From R151,200
2 VW Polo hatch 22,758 From R209,000
3 Toyota Etios 16,270 From R144,300
4 Hyundai i20 11,700 From R207,900
5 Ford Fiesta 10,462 From R207,900
6 Ford Figo 9,892 From R148,900
7 Hyundai Grand i10 8,996 From R167,900
8 VW Golf 6,883 From R283,250
9 Renault Sandero 7,110 From R136,900
10 Kia Rio 6,479 From R203,995
11 Datsun Go 5,645 From R97,200

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