Our new favourite bakkie?

2015-05-21 06:00
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Ford’s Ranger bakkie has toppled Toyota’s Hilux from its pedestal a second time as South Africa’s top-selling bakkie.

PHOTO: sourced Ford’s Ranger bakkie has toppled Toyota’s Hilux from its pedestal a second time as South Africa’s top-selling bakkie.

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IN November 2014 Ford’s popular Ranger beat arch-rival Toyota’s Hilux as the top-selling bakkie in South Africa. Now its gone and done it again.

Its April 2015 sales not only trumped the Hilux for the second time but also took the title of SA’s top-selling vehicle, according to Naamsa.

Ford SA posted stellar April 2015 sales, headed by its Ranger, to record its best-yet market share and highest April sales with 6 483 units.

Ford increased its volumes by 24.5% compared to the same period in 2014 and claimed an overall market share of 16.3%.

The Ranger, assembled at Ford’s Silverton plant near Pretoria, was tp in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment with 3 095 sales - the second time it has reached the top of the total vehicle sales list.

SA vehicle sales summary – April 2015

44 503 new vehicles compared to 46 016 in April 2014.

23 615 exports - up 40.5% (6 813) over April 2014.

30 184 car sales - down 1.9% (to 594) from to April 2014.

12 077 light commercials - down 6% (to 744) from April 2014.

Five top-selling cars in SA – April 2015

1 Ford Ranger - 3 095

2 Toyota Hilux - 2 105

3 VW Polo - 2 012

4 Toyota Corolla - 1 758

5 VW Polo Vivo - 1 729

The Ford Fiesta sold 922 units in April, the most since September 2014. The brand’s compact SUV, the EcoSport, retained its first place for the 13th month in a row at 837 sold.

- Wheels24.

Its April 2015 sales not only trumped the

Hilux for the second time but also took

the title of SA’s

top-selling vehicle, according to Naamsa

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