These are the best-selling SUVs from every brand in South Africa – with pricing

 ·18 Feb 2024

Crossover and standard SUVs have become a staple among South African motorists, with almost every brand offering a model in one or both of these segments – and some favourites include the Toyota Corolla Cross, Chery Tiggo 4 Pro, and the Nissan Magnite.

SUVs are popular in South Africa due to their versatility and practicality on the country’s roads. The diverse terrain and challenging road conditions make SUVs a practical choice.

The increasing global demand for crossovers and SUVs has led to most manufacturers entering this segment in South Africa.

Although there is a grey area between a crossover and an SUV, more than 30 automakers in the country sell one or both body styles.

In January, the Toyota Corolla Cross was the highest-selling model with 1,660 customers. The Nissan Magnite and Kia Sonet were also popular, each with over 500 transactions.

Among premium brands, the Audi Q3 and electric Volvo EX30 were popular choices for affluent buyers, with 103 and 52 purchases, respectively.

Land Rover’s Defender and Range Rover Sport were also popular in the R1-million-plus category, with the former selling to 121 buyers and the latter to 51.

Asian models such as the BAIC Beijing X55, Chery Tiggo 4 Pro, and Haval Jolion were also in high demand, with hundreds of customers for each during the first month of the year.

In fact, over the years, the demand for notable Chinese brands such as Chery and Haval has increased significantly.

According to Naamsa, in 2019, Haval had only sold 872 cars, while Chery wasn’t even on the radar.

Fast-forward to 2024, Chinese cars are now outselling many traditional and trusted brands such as Kia, Renault, Isuzu, and even BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

According to Naamsa’s data, Havel has sold approximately 19,904 units, representing an increase of over 2,000% from that recorded in 2019.

Additionally, these numbers show a stark increase in Haval’s sales since 2019, representing a 198% increase, while Chery’s sales are likely to be in the same region.

Best-selling models from every brand

The best-selling crossovers and SUVs from every brand in South Africa that sells one are detailed below.

It must be noted that badges including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and other high-end automakers such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Rolls-Royce do not provide their sales figures to Naamsa and were therefore not included.

Alfa Romeo Tonale – 6 units

  • Starting price – R787,900

Audi Q3 – 103 units

  • Starting price – R728,000

BAIC Beijing X55 – 278 units

  • Starting price – R429,900

Chery Tiggo 4 Pro – 914 units

  • Starting price – R279,900

Citroen C3 CC21 – 31 units

  • Starting price – R236,900

Fiat 500X – 40 units

  • Starting price – R514,900

Ford Everest – 329 units

  • Starting price – R899,900

Haval Jolion – 567 units

  • Starting price – R348,350

Honda BR-V – 69 units

  • Starting price – R339,900

Hyundai Tucson – 274 units

  • Starting price – R598,900

Isuzu Mu-X – 69 units

  • Starting price – R708,000

Jaguar E-Pace – 6 units

  • Starting price – R1,187,900

Jeep Renegade – 48 units

  • Starting price – R510,900

Kia Sonet – 510 units

  • Starting price – R360,995

Land Rover Defender – 121 units

  • Starting price – R1,515,100

Lexus NX – 23 units

  • Starting price – R977,700

Mahindra XUV300 – 127 units

  • Starting price – R271,099

Mazda CX-3 – 87 units

  • Starting price – R397,300

Mitsubishi ASX – 33 units

  • Starting price – R409,990

Nissan Magnite – 843 units

  • Starting price – R232,500

Opel Crossland – 34 units

  • Starting price – R339,900

Peugeot 2008 – 18 units

  • Starting price – R469,900

Proton X70 – 30 units

  • Starting price – R529,900

Range Rover Sport – 51 units

  • Starting price – R2,283,700

Renault Kiger – 483 units

  • Starting price – R249,999

Subaru Forester – 27 units

  • Starting price – R683,000

Suzuki Jimny – 445 units

  • Starting price – R390,900

Toyota Corolla Cross – 1,660 units

  • Starting price – R408,400

Volvo EX30 – 52 units

  • Starting price – R775,900

VW T-Cross – 502 units

  • Starting price – R399,000

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