The South African car market finishes a euphoric year on a high: it is up 30% in December at 39,504 registrations, bringing the 2010 total to 492,956, up 25% on 2009.
Stellar month for Toyota: the Hilux confirms its #1 spot and increases its share to 7.3% with 2,895 sales this month, and the Corolla/Auris climbs up to #2 with 2,323 sales and a shining 5.9% market share, passing the VW Polo Vivo at 4.9%. The New Polo stays 5th at 3.3% and the Toyota Fortuner is solid in 6th at 3%.
The Nissan NP200 (a rebadged Dacia Logan Bakkie – South African for Pick-Up) is up 3 spots at #11 with 869 sales (2.2%).
December Top 40 Ranking Table and Last 4 Months (L4M) data below.