New Car Sales Review: October 2016

Sales reports for October 2016 reveal that local manufacturers and distributors sold 48745 vehicles over the six market categories, with a further 30718 being exported. This brings the 2016 year-to-date local sales and exports totals to 459486 and 294596 respectively. All the usual suspects feature strongly with notable performances from Ford’s Ranger and Fiesta, Nissan’s X-Trail and Honda’s new BR-V – read on for key indicators and check the spreadsheets for all the top performers.   

KEY INDICATORS – SEP 2016

Industry total                                                 48475 (-10.1%)

Passenger cars                                            32738 (-9.5%)

Light commercial vehicles                          13559 (-10.7%)

Medium & heavy commercial & bus         2448   (-4.5%)

Exports                                                           30718 (10.8%)

(% variance vs Oct 2015)

Mercedes-Benz (2335), Associated Motor Holdings & AAD (Hyundai, Kia, Daihatsu, Foton and Chery) (4844) do not disclose individual model sales to NAAMSA. Aggregate figures are included in the above totals

TOP 10 MANUFACTURERS*

1          Toyota                        11129

2          Volkswagen Group  8055

3          Ford                            7199

4          Nissan                       3692

5          GMSA/Isuzu             3324

6          Mercedes-Benz        2335

7          BMW Group              1604

8          Renault                      1420

9          Mazda                        972

10        Honda                                    720

*Ratings exclude exports  

TOP 10 PASSENGER CARS

1          Volkswagen Polo Vivo                    2701

2          Volkswagen Polo                             2458

3          Toyota Corolla/Auris/Quest            1968

4          Ford Fiesta                                        1856

5          Toyota Etios                                      1520

6          Toyota Fortuner                                1172

7          Ford EcoSport                                  1012

8          Toyota Avanza                                 649

9          Renault Sandero II                          562

10        Nissan X-Trail                                   541

 

TOP 5 LIGHT COMMERCIAL SELLERS          

1          Ford Ranger                                        2964

2          Toyota Hilux                                      2781

3          Toyota Quantum                              1451

4          Nissan NP200                                  1175

5          Chevrolet Utility                                1131

September 2016 statistics, issued jointly by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) and Lightstone Auto, the independent provider of the South African new vehicle sales information to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the automotive industry.

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