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South Africa February 2012: Toyota Hilux on top, VW Amarok up

Toyota Hilux

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The South African car market is up 6% year-on-year in February at 52,359 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 100,610 units, also up 6%. The Toyota Hilux, #1 in 2011 but down to #2 in January, is back on top this month with 3,384 sales and 6.5% share, ahead of the VW Polo Vivo (5.1%) and Polo (4.7%), making the February podium identical to the Full Year 2011 and 2012 year-to-date rankings.

VW Amarok

The Chevrolet Utility is strong at #4, so is the Nissan NP200 (aka Dacia Logan Pick-up) at #6 and the Toyota Fortuner at #10. The VW Amarok hits its highest ranking ever in South Africa at #11 with 1.6% share, the Chevrolet Sonic breaks into the South African Top 20 for the first time at #20 with 521 sales and 1%. Notice also the excellent hold of the Range Rover Evoque at #41.

Previous month: South Africa January 2012: Nissan NP200 and Juke at their best 

One year ago: South Africa February 2011: Hilux back on top, Polo Vivo #2

Full February 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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