It’s becoming the same old story every year when it comes to vehicle sales. The top two spots are always reserved for Toyota and Volkswagen – in that particular order. A model breakdown shows that the Hilux bakkie and Polo/Polo Vivo are the bread and butter fixtures for buyers, which explains why there are so many of them on the road.
Naamsa is South Africa’s automotive business council that releases monthly reports that shows how many vehicles each manufacturer sold over the course of a month. Both Toyota and Volkswagen have been in South Africa for decades and in that time, created a strong relationship amongst customers and purists alike.
The likes of Hyundai, Suzuki and Renault have also built up a solid portfolio in recent years with attractive new models, usurping the likes of Ford and Nissan for December. Chery is a fresh-faced kid on the block and will be aiming to snag a piece of the pie after an unsuccessful first stint in the country.
Here is a breakdown of the best-selling automakers in their respective classes: