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The Volkswagen Polo was the top selling passenger vehicle in February, registering sales of 2885 units.

February failed to bring any good vibes into the motor industry, with the month's vehicle sales declining by 3.1 percent compared to the same month in 2013.

Total vehicle sales amounted to 51 814, of which 83.5 percent took place through the dealers while 8.7 percent went to the rental industry, 4.0 to corporate fleets and 3.8 to government.

While passenger car sales fell by 5.4 percent, light commercials actually gained 0.9 percent while heavy commercials were up by 3.6 percent and extra heavies by 19.7 percent.

BUYERS UNDER PRESSURE

Though the gains made by the investor-trend-sensitive commercial sectors could be read as a positive economic indicator, the car sales show that the average consumer is still under pressure.

According to Naamsa, consumer confidence is being dented by high levels of debt as well as sharp increases in energy and transport costs, while rising new car prices on the back of a weaker rand will certainly put a damper on vehicle sales this year.

But that's enough doom and gloom for one day as people are still buying vehicles in large numbers so let's take a look at how they fared.

50 TOP SELLERS - FEBRUARY 2014

1. Toyota Hilux - 3419

2. VW Polo - 2885

3. VW Polo Vivo - 2531

4. Ford Ranger - 1940

5. Toyota Etios - 1836

6. Chevrolet Utility - 1485

7. Isuzu KB - 1384

8. Nissan NP200 - 1267

9. Toyota Quantum - 1147

10. Ford Figo -1093

11. Mercedes C-Class - 854

12. Toyota Fortuner - 846

13. VW Golf - 757

14. Toyota Corolla/Auris - 752

15. Ford Fiesta - 714

16. BMW 3 Series - 697

17. Chevrolet Spark - 619

18. Renault Clio - 554

19. Audi A4 - 534

20. Nissan NP300 - 528

21. BMW X5 - 461

22. Toyota Avanza - 421

23. Audi A3 - 415

24. Chevrolet Sonic - 411

25. Nissan Almera - 409

26. BMW 1 Series - 380

27. Renault Duster - 350

28. Toyota Land Cruiser PU - 349

29. Renault Sandero - 345

30. VW Amarok - 340

31. Ford Kuga - 330

32. Honda Brio - 293

33. Ford Ikon - 287

34. Mazda3 - 284

35. Toyota RAV4 - 270

36. Chevrolet Cruze - 268

37. VW Tiguan - 266

38. Nissan Juke - 249

39. VW Jetta - 247

40. Chevrolet Aveo - 243

40. Nissan Micra - 243

42. Toyota Yaris - 236

43. Jeep Grand Cherokee - 235

43. Land Rover Discovery - 235

45. Mazda BT-50 - 229

46. Ford Focus - 208

47. Mercedes E-Class - 203

48. VW Caddy - 201

49. Nissan Navara - 189

50. Ford EcoSport - 186

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


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