Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
1 minute read
4 Aug 2021
11:31 am

New Nissan Navara shoots into July’s Top 10 best selling cars

Charl Bosch

Navara has made the leap from a left-field offering to a serious podium finisher.

The now made-in-South Africa is threatening the Isuzu D-Max for the country's third best-selling bakkie.

Nissan’s now locally assembled Navara has emerged as the biggest surprise of the July new vehicle sales chart, with its 701 units shifted placing it within striking range of the dated Isuzu D-Max in the lucrative bakkie segment.

Slotting into fourth position behind its Japanese rival, but unsurprisingly well behind the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger, the Navara also managed to outgun the GWM P-Series, Mahindra Pik-up and Volkswagen Amarok to rank as the month’s ninth best-selling vehicle.

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Contributing to Nissan retaining its position as the country’s fifth top-selling manufacturer, the Navara, which the Yokohama-based marque previously stated is aimed directly at replacing the D-Max as the country’s third best-selling bakkie, also displaced more fancied offerings. These include the Toyota Fortuner, Renault Kwid, Haval Jolion and Toyota Starlet, to occupy its top ten placing.

The country’s best selling bakkies are as follows:

  • Toyota Hilux – 2 836
  • Ford Ranger – 1 620
  • Isuzu D-Max – 932
  • Nissan Navara – 701
  • GWM P-Series – 285
  • GWM Steed – 285
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 79 – 247
  • Mitsubishi Triton – 42
  • Mazda BT-50 – 32
  • Nissan NP300 Hardbody
  • Volkswagen Amarok – 22
  • Mahindra Bolero – 3

Once again topped by the Hilux, the ten best-selling vehicles in July are as follows:

  • Toyota Hilux – 2 836
  • Ford Ranger – 1 620
  • Volkswagen Polo Vivo – 1 619
  • Volkswagen Polo – 1 369
  • Toyota HiAce – 1 241
  • Nissan NP200 – 996
  • Isuzu D-Max – 932
  • Toyota Starlet – 747
  • Nissan Navara – 701
  • Toyota Fortuner – 685

The Citizen‘s impression of the Navara can be read here.