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South Africa 2006-2007: VW Polo takes the lead

VW Polo

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In 2006, the VW Polo passes the Toyota Corolla to become South Africa’s best selling vehicle with 41,153 units sold (+25%), but the fight was very intense. I only have data for 7 months of 2006 and in that period the Corolla was #1 four times vs. 3 times for the VW Polo… The VW CitiGolf and Toyota Yaris compete for the third place with the Opel Corsa and BMW 3 Series also strong sellers.

In 2007 the VW Polo keeps it crown. I have data for every month except March and over the period the Polo is #1 5 times vs. 3 times for the Toyota Corolla. The Toyota Tazz disappears from the catalogue and as a result the Yaris reaches its full potential, even snapping up the pole position overall in December with 3,357 sales!

Commercial vehicles are included in the models ranking in 2007 and the Toyota Hilux continues to dominate the category, even holding the #1 spot in the overall ranking in April and November.

7 months 2006, 11 months 2007 passenger cars & 9 months 2007 commercial vehicles Ranking Tables below.

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