The best-selling car from every brand in South Africa – with pricing

 ·4 Nov 2023

Despite a decline in new vehicle sales in October 2023, South Africans bought just over 45,000 vehicles last month, with some clear favourites across all the car brands that operate in the country.

According to Naamsa’s latest New Vehicle Sales stats, aggregate domestic new vehicle sales in October 2023 – at 45,445 units – reflected a decline of 905 units or a fall of 2% from the 46,350 vehicles sold in October 2022.

This was a result of economic constraints that continued to impact new vehicle sales during the month as the rising cost of living and restrictive borrowing costs were depressing demand for luxury goods, said Naamsa.

Additionally, TransUnion noted in its latest Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) that financial pressures and the rising cost of new vehicles in 2023 have pushed motorists to hold onto their cars for longer and stave off buying a new car.

This has also resulted in a supply crunch in the used-vehicle market – pushing prices up for second-hand vehicles.

Best-selling cars

Despite the slump, thousands of South Africans chose to purchase a new car, and there were some clear favourites – including Toyota’s Hilux bakkie, the VW Polo Vivo, and the Toyota Corolla Cross medium SUV.

Of the 45,445 vehicles sold in the country in October, crossovers and SUVs were the clear favourites.

From the R192,999 Renault Kwid to the R6.8 million Ferrari 296 GTB, brand and price didn’t matter all that much to buyers. What did was the practical body style that garnered more favour than all the other vehicles in the automakers’ catalogues.

The list below details the best-selling car from every brand in South Africa according to September’s sales figures.

Manufacturers including BAIC, Bentley, BMW, BYD, Ineos, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Omoda, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce either do not report sales at all or only report aggregate sales and not model-specific figures and were, therefore, not included.

Click on the underlined prices for more information on pricing, models, and specifications.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio/Tonale – 5 units each

  • Starting price: R1,205,500 (Stelvio) / R779,900 (Tonale)

Audi Q2 – 81 units

  • Starting price: R608,500

Chery Tiggo 4 Pro – 856 units

  • Starting price: R279,900

Citroen C3 – 194 units

  • Starting price: R229,900

Ferrari 296 GTB – 7 units

  • Starting price: R6,804,200

Fiat 500X – 32 units

  • Starting price: R509,900

Ford Ranger – 1,853 units

  • Starting price: R494,400

GWM P-Series – 281 units

  • Starting price: R413,050

Haval Jolion – 534 units

  • Starting price: R344,950

Honda Amaze – 67 units

  • Starting price: R247,900

Hyundai Grand i10 – 680 units

  • Starting price: R234,500

Isuzu D-Max – 1,464 units

  • Starting price: R431,800

JAC T-Series (T6 + T8) – 96 units

  • Starting price: R354,900 (T6) / R449,900 (T8)

Jaguar F-Pace – 5 units

  • Starting price: R1,480,100

Jeep Wrangler – 23 units

  • Starting price: R999,900

Kia Sonet – 548 units

  • Starting price: R349,995

Land Rover Defender – 96 units

  • Starting price: R1,515,100

Lexus NX – 22 units

  • Starting price: R968,000

Mahindra Pik Up – 565 units

  • Starting price: R258,999

Mazda CX-5 – 96 units

  • Starting price: R524,600

Mitsubishi Xpander – 81 units

  • Starting price: R355,995

Nissan NP200 – 961 units

  • Starting price: R234,000

Opel Corsa – 218 units

  • Starting price: R325,900

Peugeot 3008 – 14 units

  • Starting price: R334,900

Proton X50 – 51 units

  • Starting price: R449,900

Range Rover Sport – 53 units

  • Starting price: R2,283,700

Renault Kiger – 661 units

  • Starting price: R192,999

Subaru Forester – 37 units

  • Starting price: R669,000

Suzuki Swift – 1,248 units

  • Starting price: R199,900

Toyota Hilux – 3,110 units

  • Starting price: R356,600

Volvo XC40 – 47 units

  • Starting price: R699,000

VW Polo Vivo – 2,280 units

  • Starting price: R255,600

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