16 of the best-selling bakkies in South Africa right now

 ·23 Mar 2024

The Toyota Hilux remains the top pick for South African bakkie buyers, with the Japanese high-rider selling 3,100 units in February 2024.

Bakkies have become a common sight on South African roads and are favoured by many people across the country.

Bakkies are known for their toughness and durability, which makes them perfect for the country’s diverse landscapes and challenging terrains.

They can easily handle the demanding conditions of both urban and rural areas, making them a versatile choice for many drivers.

Additionally, bakkies offer a level of versatility that no other vehicle can match. Whether you need to transport goods, accommodate passengers, or embark on adventurous off-road escapades, bakkies cater to various needs.

While the Hilux topped the ranking, the second and third-best-selling vehicles in February also remained the same as in January.

The Ford Ranger and Isuzu D-Max held onto these spots, selling 2,187 and 1,740 units, respectively. The Nissan NP200, which will be discontinued in March after being on the market for over 15 years, managed to sell an impressive 1,276 units in February, securing the fourth position.

The Mahindra Pik Up came in fifth place with 715 units sold, followed by the Nissan Navara in sixth place with 449 units, the GWM P-Series in seventh place with 378 units, and the VW Amarok in eighth place with 324 units sold.

During its first month on the market, the new Toyota Land Cruiser 79 achieved impressive sales numbers, doubling those of the previous model to 315 units.

However, despite this success, it remained ninth among the best-sellers.

The GWM Steed took the 10th spot with 146 registrations, while JAC’s range of T-Series bakkies, including the T6, T8, and T9, collectively sold 143 units and claimed the 11th place.

The Mitsubishi Triton, which was soon to be replaced by a new generation, secured 12th place with 88 sales, and the Mahindra Bolero obtained the 13th position, having garnered 39 purchases.

Completing the list were the Peugeot Landtrek with 24 sales in the 14th position, the Mazda BT-50 with 15 sales in the 15th, and the Jeep Gladiator with eight sales in the 16th.

Collectively, these 16 bakkies accounted for 10,947 units of all the new vehicles sold in South Africa in February, which is approximately 24% of the entire car market.

The best-selling bakkies in South Africa from February 2024, according to Naamsa, are listed below. Click on the underlined prices for more information.

1. Toyota Hilux – 3,100 units

  • Double cab starting price – R523,700

2. Ford Ranger – 2,187 units

  • Double cab starting price – R522,400

3. Isuzu D-Max – 1,740 units

  • Double cab starting price – R550,900

4. Nissan NP200 – 1,276 units

5. Mahindra Pik Up – 715 units

  • Double cab starting price – R399,199

6. Nissan Navara – 449 units

  • Double cab starting price – R524,500

7. GWM P-Series – 378 units

  • Double cab starting price – R444,650

8. VW Amarok – 324 units

  • Double cab starting price – R650,500

9. Toyota Land Cruiser 79 – 315 units

  • Double cab starting price – R864,600

10. GWM Steed – 146 units

  • Double cab starting price – R390,150

11. JAC T-Series – 143 units

12. Mitsubishi Triton – 88 units

  • Double cab starting price – R529,990

13. Mahindra Bolero – 39 units

14. Peugeot Landtrek – 24 units

  • Double cab starting price – R619,900

15. Mazda BT-50 – 15 units

  • Double cab starting price – R630,400

16. Jeep Gladiator – 8 units

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