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Namibia August 2013: Toyota & Volkswagen top record market

September 30th, 2013 No comments

Toyota Hilux Namibia August 2013Namibian Toyota Hilux. Picture courtesy of zenseas, all rights reserved.

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The Namibian new car market has been hitting record levels over the past few months: the 1,463 sales registered in June (+12% year-on-year) were an all-time record, immediately beaten in July at 1,597 units (+14% year-on-year) while August positioned itself as the 3rd biggest month in history at 1,374 sales, up 4% on August 2012. Toyota is the leader in Namibia, commanding a 23.1% share of the passenger car market and a huge 50% of the light commercial vehicles market. Volkswagen follows in the PC segment at 20.5% while in the LCV segment Nissan ranks second at 18.4% ahead of Chevrolet at 10.9%. Note Mercedes grabbed 3% of the overall market in July, the best of any luxury brands on sale in the country.

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Namibia December 2012: Toyota Hilux and VW Polo Vivo on top

June 14th, 2013 No comments

Toyota Hilux Namibia December 2012Toyota Hilux in Namibia. Picture by MrBlackSun, all rights reserved.

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Thanks to Sonico I can share with you for the first time on BSCB official models sales data for Namibia. Disappointing figures for the new car market in Namibia in December, down 16% on November to 887 registrations, split into 419 Passenger Cars and 468 Commercial Vehicles. These monthly figures are roughly 25% down on the monthly average for 2012 so 2013 could be a difficult year for new vehicle sales in the country. The Toyota Hilux is officially the best-selling model in Namibia in November with 160 sales and a huge 18% market share, followed by the VW Polo Vivo at 60 units and 6.8% share. Other big sellers include the Chevrolet Utility with 49 sales and 5.5% and the Ford Ranger at 37 units and 4.2%.

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Namibia 2012: Toyota and Volkswagen hold 52% of the market

August 28th, 2012 2 comments

Toyota Hilux. Picture by knoffelhuisie, all rights reserved.

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Thanks to myk we now have more recent data for Namibia for the first time on BSCB, albeit global market data and no models ranking. According to data published on allafrica.com from the Namibia Vehicle Sales report by Simonis Storm Securities, a local brokerage and research firm, 1,349 new vehicles were sold in the country in March 2012, a 13% year-on-year increase bring the last 12-month total to above 13,000 for the first time in the country…

Toyota and Volkswagen are the preferred brands in Namibia, adding up to 52% of the market that month. Model-wise, based on the observation on recent YouTube videos of the streets of the capital Windhoek, it appears the structure of the Namibian car market is very similar to that of neighbour South Africa, with the Toyota Hilux in all likelihood also in the lead followed by the VW Polo Vivo.

Opel Corsa KB. Picture by Potjie, all rights reserved.

Other popular pick-ups in Namibia include the Opel Corsa KB, Isuzu KB and Nissan Hardbody, while among passenger cars Toyota is very strong with the Yaris and Corolla – with many generations of the latter swarming the streets of Windhoek. This could mean the Toyota Etios, once imported from South Africa, could do really well here…

Please get in touch if you have more info about the Namibian car market!

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Namibia: Toyota Hilux in the lead

December 14th, 2010 No comments

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The Namibian car market appears to be very similar to the South African one. The Toyota Hilux should lead the sales by far, ahead of the VW Polo Vivo (the sedan is clearly preferred here), Opel Corsa KB and Toyota Yaris. The Isuzu KB, Nissan Hardbody and Toyota Corolla are also successful.

This speculation is based on the observation of the streets of the capital Windhoek through recent YouTube videos. Please get in touch if you have more info about the Namibian car market.

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