Johannesburg - New vehicle sales in South Africa grew to 557 586 units last year, a modest 1.8 percent increase over 2016’s sales but an encouraging sign in that it was the first growth in four years.

The monthly sales reports sent out by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) reveal how the various model derivatives fare but some brands - most notably BMW and Mercedes-Benz - choose not reveal their sales figures on a monthly basis.

Naamsa has now released the detailed 2017 new-vehicle sales stats which include BMW and Mercedes-Benz and paints a complete picture of which are the country’s most popular cars, SUVs and bakkies.

BEST SELLING VEHICLES BY SEGMENT: 2017

Budget Hatch/Sedan

VW Polo Vivo 28 402
Toyota Etios 14 686
Kia Picanto 8136
Renault Kwid8027
Hyundai Grand i10 5327
Renault Sandero 5006
Datsun Go 4687
Ford Figo 4427
Hyundai i10 4234
Suzuki Swift 3153
VW Up 2758
Chevrolet Spark 2159
Datsun Go+ 1986
Nissan Micra 1590
Honda Brio 1411
Toyota Aygo 1401
Suzuki Celerio 1229

Compact Hatch/Sedan

VW Polo 22 575
Ford Fiesta 11 446
Hyundai i20 5971
Kia Rio 5724
Toyota Avanza 5321
Hyundai Accent 4053
Renault Clio 3776
Nissan Almera 3462
Mazda2 2596
Toyota Yaris 1624
Audi A1 1251
Honda Jazz 1237
Opel Corsa 1195
Smart Forfour 872
Suzuki Baleno 837
Honda Ballade 717

Compact/Medium Hatch/Sedan

Toyota Corolla Quest 12 333
Toyota Corolla 6470
Volkswagen Golf 6161
Ford Focus 3930
Audi A3 3178
Mazda3 2810
Mercedes CLA 2362
BMW 1 Series 2050
Volkswagen Jetta 1804
BMW 2 Series 1720
Hyundai Elantra 1017
Mercedes A-Class 956
Opel Astra 945
Renault Megane 724
Toyota Auris 461

Executive Car

Mercedes C Class 6103
BMW 3 Series5627
Audi A4 2153
BMW 4 Series 1493
Mercedes E Class820
Audi A5 735

Compact Crossover/SUV

Ford Ecosport 9920
Mazda CX-3 3547
Hyundai Creta 3474
Renault Captur 1672
Honda H-RV 1347
Opel Mokka X 1028
Suzuki Ignis 937
Suzuki Jimny 928
Mahindra KUV100 818

Compact/Medium Crossover/SUV

Toyota Rav4 7622
Hyundai Tucson5703
Volkswagen Tiguan 4186
Mazda CX-5 3827
Nissan X-Trail 3383
Mercedes GLA 2692
Nissan Qashqai2562
Mercedes GLC 2314
Toyota C-HR 1838
Renault Duster 1823
Honda BR-V 1614
Renault Kadjar 1515
BMW X1 1483
Kia Sportage 1306
Audi Q3 1031
BMW X3 877
Ford Kuga 853

Large SUV

Toyota Fortuner 13 696
Ford Everest 5751
Audi Q5 1133
BMW X5 1051
Mercedes GLE 1031
Land Rover Discovery 902
Land Rover Discovery Sport 890
Toyota Prado 881
Range Rover Sport 854
Chevrolet Trailblazer712
Jeep Grand Cherokee 653

Bakkies (all)

Toyota Hilux36 422
Ford Ranger 32 786
Nissan NP200 15 074
Isuzu KB 14 255
Nissan NP300 12 651
Chevrolet Utility 7544
Hyundai H100 Bakkie 3398
Volkswagen Amarok 2946
Toyota Landcruiser PU 2682
Nissan Navara 1832
GWM Steed 1515
Kia K2700 1497
Mahindra Scorpio Pik-Up 1166

Source: Naamsa

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