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Car sales in South Africa are up 5% year-on-year in March to 56,110 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 156,701 registrations, up 6% on 2011. Like last month and over the Full Year 2011, the Toyota Hilux is the best-selling vehicle in South Africa with 3,189 sales and 5.7%, ahead of the VW Polo Vivo at 5.1% and the VW Polo at 4.2%, making the podium identical to 2011’s and the 2012 year-to-date ranking.
The Toyota Corolla/Auris is back up to its traditional 4th place, followed by the Nissan NP200 (aka Dacia Logan Pick-up) equalling the best-ever position in the country (and in the world) it had reached last January at #5 and 1,829 units. The best performer this month is without doubt the locally-produced new generation Ford Ranger, up a massive 18 spots to land in 6th position with 1,753 sales and 3.1%. It is now #12 year-to-date vs. #21 in 2011.
Previous month: South Africa February 2012: Toyota Hilux on top, VW Amarok up
Full March 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.