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South Africa July 2012: Toyota Etios stays #4

 Toyota Etios

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Another very strong month for new car sales in South Africa, up 18% year-on-year in July to 54,067 registrations. This means the year-to-date total is up 12% on 2011 to 355,541 sales. The VW Polo Vivo takes the advantage over the Toyota Hilux this month with 3,449 sales and 6.4% share vs. 2,781 and 5.1%. Overall the Polo Vivo has finished first 3 times this year vs. 4 for the Hilux which still leads year-to-date at 20,549 units and 5.8% vs. 19,588 and 5.5%. In the meantime the VW New Polo is faithful to the third place with 2,459 sales and 4.5%.

VW Polo Vivo

After ranking #7 for its very first month in May and #4 in June, the Toyota Etios confirms it is a new force to be reckoned with in South Africa, ranking 4th again in July with 1,753 units and 3.2%. It is now #13 year-to-date at 5,173 units and 1.5%. The Ford Ranger is up to #6 while the Toyota Corolla/Auris is back to its traditional level at #7, up 6 spots on June. Other great performers include the Chevrolet Cruze up to #15, the Nissan Tiida up to #26, the Range Rover Evoque up to #38 and the Indians Tata Indica/Indigo at #45 (+20) and Mahindra Scorpio at #48.

Previous month: South Africa June 2012: Toyota Etios up to #4!

One year ago: South Africa July 2011: VW Polo Vivo #1, teases Toyota Hilux year-to-date

Full July 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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