SA vehicle sales | Major upturn in events as Hilux, D-Max and Ranger go top of the bakkie log


• Toyota Hilux the best-selling bakkie in May 2020

• Oversales are much better than April 2020

• Mahindra Bolero makes the Top 10

The upturn in events brings about a sigh of relief to the local automotive sector. When new vehicle sales could resume under lockdown level 4 - albeit slightly - one had hoped that it would be a better showing than April 2020. 

And it was, as more vehicles were sold in May.

READ: Car buying will never be the same again

Regarding bakkies, the Toyota Hilux again led the charge, even if the overall sales figure is a far cry from what we've come to expect. It sold 796 units last month, followed by the Isuzu D-Max (611 units) and Ford Ranger (538 units).

Further down the list the Volkswagen Amarok secured 67 new signatures, and the Mahindra Bolero 22.

Did you purchase a new bakkie in May 2020? What was your experience like? Email us.

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