Hilux dethroned: SA has new top bakkie

CAPE TOWN - Earlier in 2014, Wheels24 reported on Toyota remaining SA's No.1 automaker after 34 years with its Hilux continuing to be overall market leader for commercial vehicles.

In November 2014 however, SA's most popular bakkie was trumped by Ford's Ranger.


The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) figures for November 2014, revealed the Ranger bakkie to be the best-selling vehicle in the light commercial class with 3054 units sold to the Hilux's 2897.

Ford SA's vice president of marketing, sales and service, Mark Kaufman, comments: “We’re thrilled that South Africans continue to show such confidence in Ford’s products, especially our locally produced Ranger.”

“We are exceptionally proud of our Ranger’s achievement as it was South Africa’s best-selling pick-up for the first time and topped 3 000 unit sales for the second consecutive month.”


Other popular light commercial performer's include the Isuzu KB (1186)Nissan NP300 Hardbody (657) and the Volkswagen Amarok (405).

Top performing passenger vehicles include:
VW Polo (1781) and Polo Vivo (2285)
Toyota Corolla (1749) and Etios (1182)
Ford Figo (959).

Newcomer  Datsun's Go, launched in October 2014, reportedly sold 461 units.


New vehicle sales in November 2014 declined by 2.5% compared to the same period in 2013, reports Naamsa on Tuesday (Dec 2).

Naamsa said in a statement: "November 2014 new car sales at 33 278 showed a decline of 845 cars or a fall of 2.5%  compared to the 34 123 new cars sold in November 2013.

"Some consolidation in the new car market had been expected following the exceptionally strong sales recorded during the month of October 2014 when 40 663 new cars had been sold."

Click here for 2014 Naamsa vehicle sales results
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