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The South African car market continues all guns blazing, up 16% year-on-year in June to 51,891 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 301,499 units, up 10% on 2011. The Toyota Hilux is back in the top spot for the 4th time this year with 3,067 sales and 5.9% share, identical to its 2012 year-to-date share at 17,768 units. The VW Polo Vivo is back down to #2 with 2,633 sales and 5.1% ahead of the VW New Polo at 2,326 units and 4.5%.
But the big event is in fourth place: after landing directly at a brilliant #7 last month for its first month of sales in the country, the Toyota Etios improves further and lodges a very impressive 2,105 sales for a 4.1% market share in June, more than double the next best-selling Toyota passenger car – the Corolla/Auris at 992 units and #13. The Etios has truly found its market in South Africa and could aim at a podium spot as early as next month…
Other great performers this month include the BMW 3 Series up 3 spots to #9, the Renault Sandero up 4 to #15, the BMW 1 Series up 2 to #16, the VW Amarok up 14 to #17, the Chevrolet Sonic breaking into the South African Top 20 for the very first time at #18, the Nissan Tiida up 47 ranks to #28 and the Mini up to #36.
Previous month: South Africa May 2012: Toyota Etios lands directly at #7!
One year ago: South Africa June 2011: VW Polo Vivo reclaims top spot
Full June 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.