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The guys and girls on the VW Polo Vivo assembly line have their work cut out.

South Africa's vehicle market continues buck the gloomy economic trends, with October's sales tally being 10.5 percent up year-on-year.

According to Naamsa, 57 845 units found homes during the month, of which 41 621 were passenger cars and 13 682 were light commercial vehicles. 77.9 percent of sales were through the dealer network, 13.6 percent were to the rental industry, 4.9 percent to government and 3.6 percent were flogged via corporate fleets.

“Against the backdrop of weak momentum in the overall economy, the performance of the South African automotive sector continued to surprise on the upside,” Naamsa said in its release.

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Toyota took the lion's share, moving 12 139 vehicles and Volkswagen followed with sales of 10 125.

The Japanese carmaker had a better-than-usual month with its Indian-built Etios, which sold 2625 units, but it wasn't enough to conquer VW's Polo Vivo (3341).

The top 50 sellers are listed below but, as usual, say a little prayer that Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Daihatsu and friends will start disclosing their individual figures one of these days.

TOP 50 - OCTOBER 2012

1. VW Polo Vivo - 3341

2. VW Polo - 2883

3. Toyota Etios - 2625

4. Toyota Hilux - 2283

5. Chevrolet Utility - 1763

6. Toyota Fortuner - 1754

7. Toyota Corolla/Auris - 1551

8. Nissan NP200 - 1546

9. BMW 3 Series - 1520

10. Ford Ranger - 1511

11. Ford Figo - 1353

12. Toyota Quantum - 1238

13. Isuzu KB - 1199

14. Nissan NP300 - 991

15. Chevrolet Sonic - 969

16. Toyota Yaris - 830

17. Chevrolet Spark - 688

18. Chevrolet Aveo - 674

19. Chevrolet Cruze - 671

20. Renault Sandero - 630

21. VW Golf - 626

22. Audi A4 - 541

23. Toyota Avanza - 464

24. Ford Fiesta - 442

24. VW Amarok - 442

26. BMW 1 Series - 416

27. Mazda3 - 412

28. Nissan Qashqai - 401

29. Nissan Micra - 375

30. VW Jetta - 368

31. Nissan Juke - 354

32. Mini range - 315

33. Mazda BT-50 - 299

34. Nissan Tiida - 270

34. VW Tiguan - 270

36. Jeep Compass - 239

37. Nissan Navara - 237

38. Nissan Livina - 234

39. Audi A1 - 210

40. Toyota Aygo - 195

41. Renault Clio III - 191

42. Tata Indica/Indigo - 190

43. Honda Ballade - 186

44. Land Rover Discovery - 174

45. Honda Jazz - 170

46. Ford Focus - 165

47. Honda Civic - 164

48. Toyota Land Cruise P/U - 159

49. VW Beetle - 157

50. BMW X3 - 156


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