SA's best-selling bakkies: Toyota Hilux dominates in July

<I>Image: MotorPress</I>
<I>Image: MotorPress</I>

Cape Town - Toyota may have trailed the Ford in bakkie sales but in July the Hilux has made triumphant return to the top, out-selling the Ranger by 800 units, reports Naamsa.

The Hilux registered 3100 units finding local homes in July, followed by the Ranger on 2300. The Ranger has also dropped to South Africa’s third best-selling vehicle for the month, behind the Hilux and Volkswagen Polo Vivo.

The top 10

Behind the two market leaders, the Nissan Hardbody/NP300 continues its impressive run with 1396 units sold to grab third place. In its shadow lies its smaller sibling, the NP200, a mere 20 units behind with 1376 units.

SA's best-selling cars: Vivo leads the way, Kia makes the top 10

The Isuzu KB remains an SA favourite with 1209 units though it fared better than its half-tonne cousin, the Chevrolet Ute, by quite a margin; The Ute only found 780 new owners.

Volkswagen’s Amarok registered 355 to grab seventh place, followed by the Toyota Land Cruiser pick-up (228 units), Nissan Navara (122 units) and Mahindra Bolero (91 units).

Good news for SA! Car sales rise, 'massive' increase in exports - Naamsa

Naamsa said: "Domestic sales of new light commercial vehicles, bakkies and mini buses were 13 774 units during July 2017, reflecting a modest gain of 231 vehicles or an improvement of 1.7% compared to the 13 543 LCVs sold during the corresponding month last year. "

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
Voting Booth
What's more important when you're deciding to purchase a vehicle?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
28% - 432 votes
Safety features
10% - 150 votes
39% - 610 votes
Good fuel consumption
11% - 180 votes
5% - 85 votes
Power figures
7% - 110 votes