Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
1 minute read
8 Jul 2019
12:36 pm

June new vehicle sales: How South Africa compares

Charl Bosch

South Africa’s new vehicle sales remained negative in June for a second consecutive month, with the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) recording a 1.6% drop from 46 663 units last year, to 45 939 this year.

With the exception of Brazil, the greater majority of markets were also down, especially in Canada (-7.2%; 185 741), Australia (-10.0%), Japan (-0.7%; 450 000), Germany (-4.7%; 325 231) and France (-8.4%; 230 965).

As a comparison, here is how South Africa’s top 10 best sellers in June rank against those from Australia, Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.

It is worth noting that both Ford and General Motors have posted sales figures of their respective models for June in the United States, though only expect these to be revealed on a quarterly basis for the remainder of the year.

SOUTH AFRICA

Sales: 45 939 (-1.6%)

POS MODEL UNITS
1 Toyota Hilux 4 770
2 Volkswagen Polo Vivo 2 571
3 Ford Ranger 2 029
4 Volkswagen Polo 1 887
5 Nissan NP200 1 709
6 Isuzu D-Max 1 525
7 Toyota Fortuner 1 410
8 Toyota Quantum 1 354
9 Renault Kwid 1 054
10 Ford EcoSport 738

 

AUSTRALIA

Sales: 117 817 (-10.0%)

POS MODEL UNITS
1 Toyota Hilux 5 396
2 Ford Ranger 4 851
3 Hyundai i30 3 343
4 Toyota Corolla 2 911
5 Mazda CX-5 2 911
6 Kia Cerato 2 832
7 Mitsubishi Triton 2 695
8 Mazda3 2 533
9 Toyota RAV4 2 449
10 Hyundai Tucson 2 344


BRAZIL

Sales: 223 198 (+10.4%)

POS MODEL UNITS
1 Chevrolet Onix 19 500
2 Ford Ka 8 398
3 Hyundai HB20 8 147
4 Renault Kwid 7 882
5 Fiat Argo 7 539
6 Volkswagen Gol 6 656
7 Fiat Strada 6 417
8 Chevrolet Prisma 6 069
9 Jeep Renegade 5 912
10 Volkswagen Polo 5 428


UNITED KINGDOM

Sales: 223 421 (-4.9%)

POS MODEL UNITS
1 Ford Fiesta 7 507
2 Ford Transit Custom 7 005
3 Vauxhall Corsa 5 614
4 Mini 5 535
5 Volkswagen Golf 5 473
6 Ford Focus 5 450
7 Nissan Qashqai 5 333
8 Toyota Yaris 4 954
9 Volkswagen Polo 4 592
10 BMW 1 Series 4 465


UNITED STATES

Sales: 1 509 963 (-2.8%)

POS MODEL UNITS
1 Ford F-series 87 670
2 Ram 62 250
3 Chevrolet Silverado 53 424
4 Toyota RAV4 43 499
5 Toyota Camry 36 208
6 Honda Civic 32 800
7 Chevrolet Equinox 32 121
8 Honda CR-V 30 893
9 Nissan Rogue 28 600
10 Ford Escape 27 149

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