SA's 50 best selling vehicles - Aug

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The VW Polo Vivo hatch and sedan continued their stranglehold of the market, with 3714 units sold.

The latest vehicle sales figures from Naamsa show that the industry continues to grow, with overall sales having increased by 9.4 percent to 56 253, up from August 2011's 51 409.

If we look at the year so far, sales for the first eight months of this year stand at 11.3 percent ahead of the same period last year.

Of August 2012's figures, 81 percent were comprised of dealer sales while 11.5 percent of the pie was gobbled by the rental industry, 3.9 percent by corporate fleets and 3.5 percent by the government.

“Despite prospects of a lower economic growth environment, the automotive sector continued to perform remarkably well,” Naamsa said.

Historically low interest rates would continue to support domestic sales, as well as improving demand for credit by households and businesses.

However, Naamsa cautions that the industry could experience tougher times from next year:

“Looking ahead to 2013, increasing inflationary pressures on the back of expected higher fuel and food prices and the impact of rand weakness on new vehicle pricing were likely to result in a more difficult trading environment and more subdued growth in vehicle sales,” Naamsa said.

Looking at the August sales chart, which excludes non-reporters like Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and Kia, the usual Polo and Hilux suspects dominated the podium while further down the scale, small cars like the Toyota Yaris, Chevrolet Spark and Nissan Micra made some solid progress.

TOP 50 SELLERS - AUGUST 2012

1. VW Polo Vivo - 3714

2. Toyota Hilux - 2942

3. VW Polo - 2355

4. Toyota Corolla/Auris - 1911

5. Nissan NP200 - 1652

6. Toyota Etios - 1563

7. Chevrolet Utility - 1555

8. Toyota Quantum - 1355

9. Ford Ranger - 1238

10. BMW 3 Series - 1200

11. Isuzu KB - 1192

12. Toyota Yaris - 1096

13. Toyota Fortuner - 961

14. Ford Figo - 877

15. Chevrolet Spark - 822

16. Nissan Micra - 773

17. Nissan NP300 - 759

18. Chevrolet Sonic - 730

19. Renault Sandero - 682

20. VW Golf - 618

21. Ford Fiesta - 571

22. Chevrolet Aveo - 549

23. Chevrolet Cruze - 518

24. VW Amarok - 515

25. Toyota Aygo - 472

26. Honda Jazz - 438

27. BMW 1 Series - 433

28. Audi A4 - 397

29. Ford Focus - 367

30. Toyota Avanza - 365

31. VW Jetta - 320

32. Nissan Juke - 297

33. VW Tiguan - 276

34. Toyota Land Cruiser PU - 270

35. Audi A1 - 266

36. Nissan Qashqai - 255

37. Jeep Compass - 254

38. Land Rover Discovery - 236

39. Mini range - 215

40. Toyota 86 - 211

41. Jeep Grand Cherokee - 198

41. Audi Q5 - 198

43. Jeep Wrangler - 197

44. Nissan Livina - 196

45. Audi A3 - 187

46. Honda Civic - 184

47. Porsche Cayenne - 183

48. BMW X3 - 180

48. Mitsubishi ASX - 180

48. Mazda BT-50 - 180

Sources: Naamsa & Sapa


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