Car sales: Polo again tops, Etios doing well

2012-11-03 00:00

CHEV’s Ute and BMW 3-series added some variety to the most trusted brands in the monthly list of best-selling vehicles.

The list, culled from last month’s sales as disclosed to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), shows that seven brands between them sold over a third of October’s sales of 57 845 units, which is 10,5% up on last year.

Volkswagen’s Polo is still firmly at the top of the top ten sales, with 6 224 proud new owners having signed for either the Polo hatch or a sedan last month. The downstream parts suppliers at “Jutteniggi” (officially known as Uitenhage) remain grateful for SA’s support. Toyota’s Polo challenger, the new Etios, fared better with 2 625 units.

Toyota has three more models in the top ten. with the Hilux bakkie ahead of the Corolla/Auris and Fortuner models. In total, Toyota again sold the most units (12 139) followed by VW (10 125).

Top ten Naamsa sales in October 2012

VW Polo models 6 224

Toyota Etios models2 625

Toyota Hilux models 2 283

Chevrolet Utility1 763

Toyota Fortuner range 1 754

Toyota Corolla/Auris range1 551

Nissan NP200 range 1 546

BMW 3 series1 520

Ford Ranger range 1 511

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