Top 15 best-selling cars in South Africa

New data out this week showsthat car sales in South Africa declined for a fourth straight month in August, in a month where the rand hit its lowest ever mark against the US dollar.

Data on Tuesday showed sales fell by 8.2% to 55,055 units, having contracted 6.1% in July.

Data provided by Lightstone Auto, and the The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) showed that the VW Polo Vivo sold the most units in the country, ahead of a fierce battle in the ‘bakkie’ segment.

According to Reuters, the automotive industry’s contribution to GDP has slowed to around 7.5% in 2014 from around 12% a decade ago.

Exacerbating the industry’s woes, the South African Reserve Bank raised the repo rate to 6% in July.

Naamsa said that it expects the downward sales trend will continue in medium term amid declining business confidence and consumer sentiment.

South Africa’s top 5 cars

VW Polo Vivo
VW Polo Vivo
Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger
Toyota Hilux
Toyota Hilux
VW Polo
VW Polo
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla

Top 15 best-selling cars

# Vehicle Units sold Sale Price
1 Volkswagen Polo Vivo 2 711 From R144,900
2 Ford Ranger 2 472 From R189,900 – R558,900
3 Toyota Hilux 2 449 From R310,800 – R552,800
4 Volkswagen Polo 2 313 From R194,600
5 Toyota CorollaCorolla/Quest/Auris 2 215 From R183,900 for the Quest
6 Nissan NP200 1 565 From R179,900
7 Toyota Etios 1 417 From R134 ,000
8 Isuzu KB 1 400 From R219,400 – R401,500
9 Chevrolet Utility 1 301 From R143,900
10 Ford Fiesta 1 230 From R198,900
11 Toyota Quantum 1 150 From R315,700 – R440,700
12 Ford Ecosport 1 027 From R210,900
13 Ford Figo 856 From R148,900
14 Nissan NP300 Hardbody 844 From R166,900 – R341,500
15 Toyota Fortuner 785 R391,700 – R556,100

List excludes non-reporters such as Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Kia and GWM. Shame on them.

The report also provided details of the top manufacturers in the country.

# Top manufacturers Units sold
1 Toyota 9 939
2 Volkswagen 8 472
3 Ford 6 622
4 General Motors 5 155
5 AMH/AAD 5 047
6  Nissan 4 038
7 Mercedes-Benz 2 676
8 BMW 1 725
9 Renault 1 400
10 Honda 817

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