Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
1 minute read
5 Aug 2019
3:13 pm

July new vehicle sales: How South Africa compares

Charl Bosch

The decline in the sales of new vehicle continued in July with the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) recording a third consecutive drop of 3.7% from 47 856 units last year, to 46 077 this year.

In other markets, the downwards trend continued in Canada (-1.0%; 173,533), Argentina (-26.4%; 49 477), France (-1.8% 211,302), Italy (-0.1%; 152 800) and Russia (-3.3%; 151 800), although sales went the other way in the United States (+1.5%; 1 395 816), Japan (+4.1%; 459 456) and Germany (+4.7%; 332 778).

As a comparison, here is how South Africa’s top 10 best sellers in July ranked against those from Australia, Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.

It is worth noting though that Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has now joined Ford and General Motors in not posting monthly sales figures in the United States, meaning that these will only be revealed on a quarterly basis for the remainder of the year.

SOUTH AFRICA

Sales: 46 077 (-3.7%)

POS MODEL UNITS
1 Toyota Hilux 2 996
2 Volkswagen Polo Vivo 2 621
3 Ford Ranger 2 217
4 Volkswagen Polo 2 076
5 Nissan NP200 1 730
6 Isuzu D-Max 1 692
7 Toyota HiAce 1 520
8 Nissan NP300 Hardbody 1 166
9 Hyundai i20 863
10 Ford EcoSport 839


AUSTRALIA

Sales: 83 184 (-2.8%)

POS MODEL UNITS
1 Toyota Hilux 3 359
2 Toyota Corolla 3 244
3 Ford Ranger 3 168
4 Toyota RAV4 2 419
5 Hyundai i30 2 252
6 Mazda CX-5 2 160
7 Mazda3 1 894
8 Toyota Land Cruiser 1 885
9 Kia Cerato 1 723
10 Toyota Prado 1 620


BRAZIL

Sales: 349 450 (+13.9%)

POS MODEL UNITS
1 Chevrolet Onix 20 071
2 Hyundai HB20 9 205
3 Ford Ka 9 076
4 Chevrolet Prisma 8 377
5 Renault Kwid 8 070
6 Volkswagen Gol 7 275
7 Fiat Strada 7 021
8 Fiat Argo 6 610
9 Volkswagen Polo 6 610
10 Fiat Toro 6 212


UNITED KINGDOM

Sales: 157 198 (-4.1%)

POS MODEL UNITS
1 Ford Fiesta 5 646
2 Volkswagen Golf 4 288
3 Nissan Qashqai 4 047
4 Ford Focus 3 863
5 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 3 702
6 Ford Transit Custom 3 798
7 Vauxhall Corsa 3 079
8 Ford Kuga 2 921
9 Volkswagen Tiguan 2 624
10 Volkswagen Polo 2 568


UNITED STATES

Sales: 1 395 816 (+1.5%)

POS MODEL UNITS
1 Toyota RAV4 39 645
2 Honda CR-V 33 656
3 Toyota Corolla 30 635
4 Honda Civic 29 167
5 Toyota Camry 27 134
6 Nissan Rogue 25 955
7 Honda Accord 24 144
8 Toyota Highlander 22 238
9 Toyota Tacoma 20 416
10 Subaru Outback 18 428

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