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South Africa September 2011: Polo Vivo & Mercedes C Class shine

Mercedes C Class

* See the Top 80 best-selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at end of post! *

The South African car market is up a huge 30% year-on-year in September at 54,364 registrations and 16% year-to-date at 424,405 units. The VW Polo Vivo is the best-selling model in the country for the 4th month in a row with 3,679 sales and 6.8% share, just above the Toyota Hilux at 3,521 units and 6.5%.

The Polo Vivo is in the pole position year-to-date too but with 26,543 sales (6.3%) it only has a slim advantage over the Hilux at 26,126 (6.2%). The VW Polo and Toyota Corolla/Auris follow in both rankings, while the locally produced Mercedes C Class hits its best position this year at #5 with 1,612 sales and 3% share.

Toyota FJ Cruiser

Toyota looks like it’s got another hit on its hands: the FJ Cruiser is up 22 spots on August for its second month of sales in South Africa to reach an excellent 39th spot with 223 sales and 0.4%.

Previous month: see the South African August 2011 Top 75 best-selling models here.

Full September 2011 Top 80 Ranking Table below.

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