Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
1 minute read
3 Jun 2019
5:07 pm

New vehicle sales end May on a downer

Charl Bosch

South Africa’s new vehicle sales fell back ended May in the red with the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) recording a 5.7% decrease from last year’s 42 950 unit sales, to 40 506 this year

In a first thus far, individual segments were largely negative with new passenger vehicle sales falling 1.4% from 26 548 to 26 170, while light commercial vehicle sales dropped by a substantial 13.0% from 14 013 to 12 197.

For only the second time this year, medium and heavy duty commercial vehicle sales were mixed with the former increasing by a scant 0.3% to settle at 681 units, while the latter fell by 14.7% to end the month on 1 458 units.

Having posted increase throughout the first four months, exports nosedived in May for the first time this year, with sales contracting by 8.8% from 32 716 to 29 850.

 

MAY TOP 50 BEST-SELLERS

POS MODEL UNITS
1 Toyota Hilux 3 187
2 Volkswagen Polo Vivo 2 478
3 Ford Ranger 1 973
4 Volkswagen Polo 1 390
5 Nissan NP200 1 363
6 Toyota Fortuner 1 319
7 Toyota Quantum 1 302
8 Isuzu D-Max 1 254
9 Nissan NP300 Hardbody 879
10 Hyundai Grand i10 738
11 Toyota Etios 719
12 Toyota RAV4 708
13 Renault Kwid 634
14 Ford EcoSport 586
15 Volkswagen Tiguan 536
16 Renault Sandero 535
17 Datsun Go/Go+ 526
18 Ford Figo 448
19 Nissan X-Trail 447
20 Toyota Corolla Quest 444
21 Hyundai i20 425
22 Hyundai Tucson 419
23 Kia Picanto 395
24 Volkswagen Golf 383
25 Mazda CX-5 382
26 Mazda CX-3 366
27 Suzuki Swift 351
28 Kia Rio 348
29 Renault Duster 341
30 Ford Everest 285
31 Toyota Avanza 283
32 Hyundai H100 272
33 Kia Sportage 272
34 Audi A3 268
35 BMW 3 Series 264
36 Volkswagen Caddy 264
37 Mazda2 258
38 Hyundai Creta 249
39 Toyota Yaris 247
40 Hyundai Accent 241
41 Hyundai H-1 238
42 Nissan Almera 225
43 Mahindra Pik-Up 215
44 Renault Clio 215
45 Toyota Land Cruiser 195
46 GWM Steed 192
47 Nissan Navara 189
48 Toyota Rush 186
49 Suzuki Ignis 185
50 Toyota Corolla 181

 

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