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SA's 100 top selling vehicles: September

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Johannesburg - Things are going from bad to worse in South Africa's new vehicle industry, with overall sales in September plunging 14.3 percent compared to the same month last year, to 47 399 units.

There were double-digit declines across almost all segments. Passenger car sales fell by 14.4 percent despite the rental car industry taking a sizeable 19.9 percent chunk, according to Naamsa. Light commercial vehicles registered a 14.8 percent year-on-year decline while medium and heavy trucks were down 9.0 and 10.8 percent respectively.

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Despite competition from its Up sibling, Volkswagen's Polo Vivo remains SA's top selling passenger car. 2822 were sold in September.

Naamsa expects the negative sales trend to continue over the medium term, given the current economic climate. The association did however see a ray of light in September's Purchasing Manager's Index, which rose 3.2 points to 49.5, a touch below the benchmark of 50.

Car prices largely to blame

WesBank attributes the fall in sales to soaring car prices (along with consumer debt levels), something IOL highlighted in a recent feature on the subject, which you can read HERE. According to the bank, the average new car that it financed in September cost R293 343, 18 percent more than in the same year. Furthermore, WesBank recorded an 18 percent drop in demand for new vehicles, something that is driving consumers to the used market.

Exports also took a year-on-year knock in September, falling by 6.5 percent (albeit off the high base of a record month), although it is believed that export sales will still move in a positive direction for the remainder of the year.

THE NUMBERS: SEPTEMBER 2016

Sales Channels

Dealerships: 80.9 percent

Rental industry: 14.3 percent

Corporate clients: 3.4 percent

Government sales: 1.4 percent

Top companies

1. Toyota - 10 837

2. Volkswagen - 8000

3. Ford - 5707

4. AMH/AAD - 4749

5. GM/Isuzu - 3443

6. Nissan - 2909

7. Mercedes-Benz - 2566

8. BMW - 1901

9. Renault - 1775

10. Mazda - 1076

Top 100 Reported Sales*

1. Toyota Hilux - 3063

2. Volkswagen Polo Vivo - 2822

3. Ford Ranger - 2437

4. Volkswagen Polo - 2426

5. Toyota Corolla/Quest/Auris - 2061

6. Toyota Quantum - 1329

7. Ford Fiesta - 1190

8. Toyota Fortuner - 1180

9. Chevrolet Utility - 1126

10. Nissan NP200 - 1020

11. Isuzu KB - 988

12. Ford EcoSport - 987

13. Toyota Etios - 947

14. Nissan NP300 Hardbody - 659

15. Renault Sandero - 625

16. Toyota Avanza - 572

17. BMW 3 Series - 487

18. Chevrolet Spark - 424

19. Volkswagen Up - 418

20. Renault Captur - 403

21. Renault Clio - 382

22. Volkswagen Golf - 367

23. Ford Focus - 356

24. Toyota Rav4 - 345

25. Mazda CX-5 - 342

26. Datsun Go - 318

27. Toyota Land Cruiser PU - 280

28. BMW 1 Series - 275

29. Mazda3 - 271

30. Volkswagen Jetta - 266

31. Nissan X-Trail - 238

32. Mazda CX-3 - 228

33. Audi A3 - 225

34. Volkswagen Amarok - 223

35. Audi A4 - 221

36. Renault Duster - 218

37. Ford Figo - 217

38. BMW X1 - 216

39. Toyota Aygo - 195

40. Nissan NV350 Taxi - 194

41. Toyota Yaris - 180

42. BMW 2 Series - 176

42. Mazda2 - 176

44. Suzuki Swift - 173

45. Nissan Qashqai - 169

46. Honda Jazz - 162

47. Volkswagen Caddy -156

48. BMW 4 Series - 155

49. Ford Kuga - 154

50. Mahindra KUV100 - 130

51. Audi Q3 - 128

52. Datsun Go+ - 126

53. Volkswagen Tiguan - 112

54. Toyota Land Cruiser 200 - 111

55. BMW X5 - 110

56. BMW X3 - 106

57. Ford Transit - 105

58. Ford Everest - 103

59. Opel Mokka - 100

59. Toyota Prado - 100

61. Honda CR-V - 98

62. Honda HR-V - 97

63. Honda Brio - 90

64. Opel Astra - 89

64. Range Rover Sport - 89

66. Renault Megane (new) - 87

66. Suzuki Jimny - 87

66. Tata Bolt - 87

69. Mahindra Scorpio Pik-Up - 85

70. Jeep Renegade - 84

71. Chevrolet Cruze - 82

72. Tata Super Ace - 80

73. Land Rover Disco Sport - 79

73. Mahindra Bolero - 79

75. BMW X4 - 78

76. Honda Ballade - 77

77. Range Rover Evoque - 75

78. Mitsubishi ASX - 73

79. Audi A1 - 71

80. Volvo V40 - 65

81. Ford Mustang - 63

82. Mini Hatch 3dr - 62

82. Volkswagen Kombi - 62

82. Volvo XC60 - 62

85. Opel Corsa - 60

86. Land Rover Discovery - 59

87. Fiat 500 - 58

87. Mini Hatch 5dr - 58

89. Chevrolet Captiva - 54

89. Peugeot - 208 - 54

91. Jeep Grand Cherokee - 52

91. Mazda BT-50 - 52

93. Volkswagen Polo Vivo PV - 50

94. Renault Kadjar - 49

95. Jaguar F-Pace - 46

95. Jeep Wrangler - 46

97. Porsche Cayenne - 45

97. Suzuki Celerio - 45

99. Audi Q5 - 44

99. Subaru Forester - 44

* List excludes non-reporters such as Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Kia and GWM.

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