Motoring Reporter
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14 Jul 2017
10:05 am

Toyota stays number one

Motoring Reporter

Toyota SUVs remain a firm favourite, with 2 086 SUV sales logged for the month of June.

Toyota recorded sales in excess of the 10 000 unit mark, delivering 10 506 new vehicles to South African customers last month.

This sales tally resulted in a market share of 23% for the manufacturer, which outsold its closest peer by 3 059 units. Toyota South Africa now holds the title of market leader for 37 years and six months.

Toyota SUVs remain a firm favourite, with 2 086 SUV sales logged for the month of June.

The lion’s share of SUV sales stems from the segment-leading Fortuner’s 1 198 sales.

Toyota RAV4 once again topped the small-SUV segment with 553 RAV4s finding new homes last month. Sales of the new C-HR have stabilised to targeted levels, retailing 167 units in June.

Toyota further strengthened its position in the LCV market by capturing 32.5% segment share, originating from 4 634 LCV sales in June. Hilux was the main LCV contributor, thanks to a robust 3 161 units sold in the month.

Other noteworthy achievements for Toyota for the month of June were the sale of 1 159 Etios vehicles, 435 Avanza units, and a combined 1 420 unit sales of Corolla, Corolla Quest and Auris.

On the premium vehicle front, Lexus garnered a tally of 71 sales for the month.

The prestigious Lexus LX contributed 25 unit sales to Lexus. In its first launch month, six new owners scooped up the Lexus LC 500 performance coupe.