November new vehicle sales back in the red

Light commercial vehicles ended the month in the red for a second month with sales sliding by a substantial 22.1%

South Africa’s new vehicle sales went into reverse during November with the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) reporting a 5.8% drop from last year’s 47 478 units, to this year’s 44 738.

While individual segments remained mixed, new passenger vehicle sales continued upwards for the third month in-a-row with a 1.3% uptake from 31 052 to 31 444, although light commercial vehicles ended the month in the red for a second month with sales sliding by a substantial 22.1% from 13 717 to 10 679.

In a rare occurrence, the market for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles ended flat with the former dropping by 7.6% for a total of 733 units, while the latter declined by 1.8% to settle at 1 882 vehicles sold. After last’s month uptake, exports inched down in November, but only by 0.9% from 35 577 in 2018 to 35 271 units this year.

NOVEMBER TOP 100 BEST SELLERS

1 Toyota Hilux 2 588
2 Volkswagen Polo Vivo 2 439
3 Volkswagen Polo 2 038
4 Ford Ranger 1 894
5 Toyota HiAce 1 549
6 Renault Kwid 1 508
7 Ford EcoSport 1 360
8 Isuzu D-Max 1 299
9 Ford Figo 1 002
10 Toyota Etios 858
11 Volkswagen T-Cross 842
12 Kia Picanto 733
13 Volkswagen Polo Sedan 711
14 Nissan NP200 694
15 Toyota Fortuner 664
16 Toyota Corolla Quest 598
17 Hyundai Grand i10 590
18 Suzuki Swift 550
19 Hyundai i20 540
20 Volkswagen Tiguan 623
21 Toyota Yaris 525
22 Toyota Avanza 516
23 Renault Sandero 446
24 Nissan NP300 Hardbody 558
25 Hyundai Creta 544
26 Kia Rio 398
27 Toyota RAV4 373
28 Renault Clio 361
29 Datsun G0/Go+ 337
30 Fiat Panda 332
31 BMW 3 Series 330
32 Mazda CX-5 321
33 Nissan X-Trail 310
34 Hyundai Tucson 304
35 Toyota Corolla 296
36 Nissan Almera 292
37 Hyundai Elantra 280
38 Nissan Qashqai 278
39 Mazda CX-3 275
40 Volkswagen Golf 248
41 Audi A3 245
42 Renault Duster 244
43 Volkswagen T6 244
44 Mahindra Pik-Up 238
45 Toyota Land Cruiser 236
46 Hyundai Atos 230
47 Suzuki Ertiga 230
48 Ford Everest 220
49 Renault Captur 210
50 Kia Sportage 206
51 Mazda2 202
52 Volkswagen Caddy 191
53 Volkswagen Amarok 186
54 Honda Amaze 168
55 Hyundai H100 167
56 Suzuki Vitara 164
57 BMW X3 161
58 Nissan Navara 161
59 GWM Steed 151
60 Toyota Quantum 148
61 Hyundai Accent 144
62 Honda BR-V 141
63 Kia K-series 139
64 Mahindra KUV 100 NXT 136
65 Toyota Rush 129
66 Toyota C-HR 124
67 Suzuki Ignis 116
68 Ford Fiesta 113
69 Opel Crossland X 108
70 Audi A1 106
71 Suzuki Jimny 106
72 Mazda3 103
73 Audi A4 99
74 Ford Kuga 99
75 Mini Hatch 98
76 Nissan Micra 96
77 Toyota Dyna 93
78 Hyundai H-1 91
79 Isuzu MU-X 90
80 Suzuki Celerio 89
81 Suzuki DZire 84
82 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 84
83 Fiat Tipo 83
84 Range Rover Sport 79
85 BMW X1 78
86 Opel Corsa 77
87 BMW 1 Series 76
88 Mahindra XVU300 75
89 Audi Q5 73
90 Audi Q3 70
91 Suzuki Baleno 69
92 BMW X5 68
93 Toyota Corolla Hatch 68
94 Mahindra Bolero 65
95 Volvo XC60 64
96 Honda Jazz 63
97 Hyundai Kona 63
98 Range Rover Evoque 60
99 Nissan NV350 59
100 Volkswagen up! 57

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