• Ford's Ranger sold the most number of units in October 2020.
• The Ranger leads the Toyota Hilux and Nissan NP200 at the top of the list.
• The Fiat Fullback made the top ten list.
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Earlier this month, Naamsa (National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa) released the new vehicle sales figures for October 2020. Naamsa adjusted their reporting methods earlier this year, only disclosing full totals and not individual sales figures.
Wheels24 managed to obtain the individual sales figures for October in the early stages of November 2020, allowing us to relay this critical aspect of the South African new car market.
In October, the Ford Ranger toppled the Toyota Hilux to take top spot in the all-important bakkie market. Ford sold 2203 Rangers to the Hilux's 1390 units. The Hilux's 'low' sales figure can be attributed to the fact that a new bakkie made its debut and prospective buyers instead wanting to spend their money on the new model. We predict that the Hilux will go to the top of the sales charts again at the end of November.
The Nissan NP200 made itself count again with 1230 units sold, going 99 units clear of the Isuzu D-Max (1131 units). Other bakkies to have made the ten best-selling list include the Nissan NP300/Hardbody, Land Cruiser Pick-Up, GWM Steed, Mahindra Pik Up, Volkswagen Amarok, and Fiat Fullback.