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The Toyota Hilux took its usual top spot in April 2014.

Johannesburg - April saw South African vehicle sales plummet by 10.7 percent compared to the same month last year and while gloomy economic conditions certainly had a part to play here, the main aggravator appears to be the reduced selling days due to the fact that more public holidays fell in April this year.

According to figures released by RGT Smart, 46 013 vehicles were sold during the month, with 88 percent taking place through dealer channels while 4.8 percent went to corporate fleets, 4.2 percent to the rental industry and 2.2 percent to government.

According to Naamsa, prospects for the balance of the year would be affected by "subdued economic growth, exchange rate induced above inflation new vehicle price increases and further upward pressure on interest rates."

Furthermore, consumers would continue to feel the heat due to high levels of debt along with increasing energy and transport costs.

Toyota continued its market dominance in April, with 8828 sales, while Volkswagen trailed with 8075. AMH/AAD (Kia/Hyundai) followed in third place with 5337 sales, with Ford fourth (5127) and GM fifth (4812).

50 TOP SELLERS - APRIL 2014

1. Toyota Hilux - 2457

2. VW Polo Vivo - 2281

3. VW Polo - 2142

4. Ford Ranger - 1804

5. Chevrolet Utility - 1367

6. Isuzu KB - 1325

7. Toyota Etios - 1296

8. Nissan NP200 - 1223

9. Toyota Corolla/Auris - 1193

10. Toyota Quantum - 1154

11. Ford Figo - 1050

12. BMW 3 Series - 742

13. Toyota Fortuner - 684

14. VW Golf 7 - 655

15. Mercedes C-Class - 635

16. Ford EcoSport - 559

17. Ford Fiesta - 549

17. Renault Clio - 549

19. Audi A4 - 455

20. Chevrolet Spark - 442

21. Toyota RAV4 - 422

22. Nissan NP300 - 407

23. Renault Duster - 382

24. Toyota Avanza - 381

25. Ford Kuga - 380

26. Toyota Land Cruiser PU - 359

27. Audi A3 - 348

27. VW Jetta 6 - 348

29. VW Tiguan - 332

30. BMW 1 Series - 329

31. VW Amarok - 282

32. Mercedes A-Class - 274

33. Nissan Juke - 256

34. Chevrolet Cruze - 241

35. Honda Brio - 238

36. Mazda BT-50 - 237

37. Ford Focus - 225

37. Nissan Qashqai - 225

39. Suzuki Swift - 219

40. Renault Sandero II - 212

41. Renault Sandero - 204

42. VW Caddy - 198

43. Toyota Yaris - 194

44. Jeep Compass - 192

45. Chevrolet Trailblazer - 178

46. Mercedes E-Class - 173

47. BMW X5 - 172

48. Toyota Prado - 171

49. Chevrolet Aveo - 169

50. Chevrolet Sonic - 168

*Hyundai/Kia supply delayed quarterly figures and thus could not be included in this list.


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