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
2. VW Polo hatch
3. Toyota Etios*
4. Hyundai i20
5. Ford Fiesta
6. Ford Figo
7. Hyundai Grand i10
8. VW Golf
9. Renault Sandero
10. Kia Rio
11. 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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