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SA's 50 top selling vehicles - March

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The Toyota Hilux topped the sales charts as always, with 3415 units sold.

Johannesburg - March turned out to be a fairly stable month in the motor industry, with overall vehicle sales having declined by just 0.2 percent over the same month last year.

Naamsa commented that consumer sentiment remained under pressure due to "high levels of indebtedness, sharp increases in energy and transport costs and e-tolling in Gauteng."

However, WesBank noted strong demand for finance and added that while the market was initially unsettled by the 0.5 percent interest rate increase in January, confidence has subsequently returned following the recent MPC meeting where a conservative approach was communicated with regards to future hikes.

According to figures released by RGT Smart, 55 363 new vehicles were registered during March, of which 5.0 percent were sold to government, 4.7 to the rental industry and 4.5 percent to corporate fleets.

While passenger car sales saw a 2.2 percent year-on-year decline, the light commercial vehicle sales picture improved by 3.7 percent over March 2013.

Export sales, meanwhile, registered a year-on-year decline of 11.2 percent to 24 660 units. However, the export situation is expected to improve once the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes on stream. SA's top exports for the month were the VW Polo with 6198 units, Toyota Hilux (5889) and BMW 3 Series (5584).

On the local sales charts, Toyota dominated by moving 11 688 vehicles, followed by Volkswagen (8800), Ford (6289) and Hyundai/Kia (6001).

50 TOP SELLERS - MARCH 2014

1. Toyota Hilux - 3415

2. VW Polo Vivo - 2553

3. Toyota Etios - 2364

4. Ford Ranger - 2162

5. VW Polo - 2125

6. Nissan NP200 - 1654

7. Toyota Corolla/Auris - 1437

7. Chevrolet Utility - 1437

9. Isuzu KB - 1432

10. Ford Figo - 1203

11. Toyota Quantum - 1180

12. BMW 3 Series - 1048

13. Mercedes C-Class - 891

14. Toyota Fortuner - 872

15. VW Golf - 812

16. Ford Fiesta - 695

17. Chevrolet Spark - 545

18. Audi A4 - 541

19. Renault Clio - 496

20. Renault Duster - 495

21. BMW 1 Series - 449

22. Nissan NP300 - 435

23. Audi A3 - 433

23. Toyota Land Cruiser PU - 433

25. Nissan Almera - 419

26. Chevrolet Aveo - 411

27. Toyota Avanza - 374

28. Renault Sandero - 365

29. Ford Ikon - 360

30. Ford Focus - 348

31. Toyota RAV4 - 342

32. Ford Kuga - 341

33. VW Tiguan - 335

34. Chevrolet Cruze - 329

34. Nissan NV300 taxi - 329

36. Nissan Micra - 322

37. VW Amarok - 318

38. Mazda3 - 316

39. Land Rover Discovery - 314

40. Nissan Juke - 305

41. Ford EcoSport - 289

42. Honda Brio - 288

42. Mercedes A-Class - 288

42. VW Jetta - 288

45. Mazda BT-50 - 264

46. Toyota Yaris - 243

47. Mercedes E-Class - 239

48. Suzuki Swift - 235

49. Jeep Compass - 227

50. Nissan Qashqai - 207

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


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