SA vehicle sales: Best-selling passenger cars in September

Pretoria - The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa), reports 47 399 new vehicles sales for September 2016, a substantial decline of 7904 vehicles (or 14.3%) compared to the 55 303 vehicles sold in the corresponding period in 2015.

Overall, out of the total reported Industry sales of 47 399 vehicles, an estimated 38 342 units or 80.9% represented dealer sales, 14.3% represented sales to the vehicle rental industry, 3.4% represented industry corporate fleet sales and 1.4% sales to government.    

READ: SA vehicle sales - huge declines in September

The consumer dependent new car market remained under severe pressure during September 2016 and at 31 957 units, reflects a decline of 5368 cars or a fall of 14.4% compared to the 37 325 new cars sold in September 2015.

Vivo still the default choice

The Volkswagen Polo Vivo led the way in new car sales, outselling its Polo sibling; 2822 vs. 2466 units sold in September 2016.

The Toyota trio of the Corolla/Auris/Quest (2061 units) was the only other vehicle (group) to have racked up more than 2000 sales.

The Ford Fiesta (1190) and Toyota Fortuner (1180) were separated by a mere 10 units.


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Naamsa sales report: September 2016

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Best-selling sports cars in SA: September 2016


Best-selling passenger cars in SA: September 2016:

1 VW Polo Vivo - 2822 units

2 VW Polo - 2466

3 Toyota Corolla/Auris/Quest - 2061

4 Ford Fiesta - 1190

5 Toyota Fortuner - 1180

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6 Ford EcoSport - 987

7 Toyota Etios - 947

8 Renault Sandero - 625

9 Toyota Avanza - 572

10 BMW 3-Series - 487

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