SA car sales | Vivo, Ranger, Starlet... 10 top-selling vehicles for October 2020

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• Toyota sold 9179 new vehicles in October 2020.

• The Volkswagen Polo Vivo was the top-selling vehicle last month.

• The Ford Ranger outsold the Toyota Hilux.

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The new vehicle sales figures for October 2020 are in, and we have compiled a list of the ten best-selling vehicles for the month. It comes as little surprise that Toyota vehicles make up 50% of the list, given that the automaker sold 9179 new vehicles in South Africa last month.

Toyota South Africa is undoubtedly the biggest automaker in the country, and their strong sales figures underline that. Interestingly, the Toyota Hilux is not leading the sales charts this month, which can be attributed to the fact that buyers would rather spend their money on the new model that was launched in October.

Still, in the grander scheme of things, the Hilux finds itself in the top-four of vehicles sold, which is not something to be scoffed at - even if sales are way lower than what we've come to expect.

Toyota Hilux
The new 2021 Toyota Hilux launched in October 2020 (Charlen Raymond / Wheels24)

The top 10

Leading the overall sales for October 2020 is the Volkswagen Polo Vivo. The Vivo sold 2259 units last month, which was undoubtedly boosted by the addition of a new special edition model, called the 'Mswenko'. In second place is the Ford Ranger, which also managed to sell more than 2000 units. It saw 2203 units roll off showroom floors.

The VW Polo is third with 1589 units sold, followed by the Hilux on 1390 units.

Toyota's Fortuner (1349 units) and Hi-Ace (1265 units) slot into positions five and six, followed by the ever-popular Nissan NP200 and Isuzu D-Max. These two bakkies sold 1230 and 1131 units, respectively.

Rounding out the top ten is the Toyota Starlet (1102 units) and Toyota Corolla Quest (850 units). If we were to count the Corolla family's (Quest, Corolla Sedan (80 units), Corolla Hatch (94 units) sales total as one, it would amount to 1024 units.

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Mswenko
Volkswagen Polo Vivo: 2259 units sold in October 2020
Ford Ranger Thunder
Ford Ranger: 2203 units sold in October 2020
Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen Polo: 1589 units sold in October 2020
Toyota Hilux
Toyota Hilux: 1390 units sold in October 2020
toyota fortuner
Toyota Fortuner: 1349 units sold in October 2020
toyota hi-ace
Toyota Hi-Ace: 1265 units sold in October 2020
Nissan NP200
Nissan NP200: 1230 units sold in October 2020
Isuzu D-Max
Isuzu D-Max: 1131 units sold in October 2020
Toyota Starlet
Toyota Starlet: 1102 units sold in October 2020
Toyota Corolla Quest
Toyota Corolla Quest: 850 units sold in October 2020
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