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South Africa Full Year 2011: Toyota Hilux edges VW Polo Vivo out

Toyota Hilux

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The South African car market is up 11% in December at 43,790 registrations, bringing the final 2011 total to 570,012 units, up a robust 16% on 2010. The Toyota Hilux is the best-selling vehicle in South Africa in 2011 with 37,876 sales and 6.6% and can thank the arrival of the new generation late in the year for its crown. Up until November the VW Polo Vivo led the market but is #2 over the full year at 35,237 units and 6.2%.

VW Polo Vivo

Regular on the podium throughout the year, the VW Polo claims a well deserved 3rd position in 2011 with 24,504 sales and 4.3%, ahead of the Toyota Corolla/Auris at 19,181 units, the Opel Corsa Utility at 17,743, the Ford Figo at 15,366 and the Mercedes C-Class at an estimated 14,130 sales.

Nissan NP200

Below the Isuzu KB at #8, the Nissan NP200 (aka Dacia Logan pick-up) makes its first appearance in the year-end South African Top 10 at #9 with 12,301 units and 2.2%. The locally produced BMW 3 Series rounds up the Top 10 with 11,702 sales. Further down the ranking, notice the VW Golf at #19, the Renault Sandero at #20, the VW Amarok at #23 and the BMW 1 Series at #30.

Range Rover Evoque

In December, the Toyota Hilux improves further to 3,929 sales and 9% market share, its highest in at least 7 years, the Nissan Juke stays strong at #21 and 1.1%, the Range Rover Evoque breaks into the monthly Top 40 for the first time at an excellent 32nd place with 256 units and 0.6% and the Chevrolet Sonic lands at #73 with 84 sales.

Previous month: South Africa November 2011: Toyota Hilux like a rocket

Previous year: South Africa December 2010: Toyota Corolla #2, Nissan NP200 #11

Full Year 2011 Top 110 and December 2011 Top 80 Ranking Tables below.

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