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South Africa October 2012: Toyota Etios climbs on podium

Toyota Etios

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The South African new car market is up a very healthy 10% year-on-year both in October at 57,845 registrations and year-to-date at 524,758 units. The VW Polo Vivo confirms its newly acquired title of most popular model in the country in the year-to-date ranking by snapping up the top spot again in October with 3,341 sales and 5.8%. It is the 4th month in a row the Polo Vivo is #1 in South Africa and the 6th time this year. It therefore reinforces its year-to-date lead at 30,029 units and 5.7% vs. 28,587 and 5.4% for the Toyota Hilux, down to #4 this month.

VW Polo

The VW Polo is up to #2 for the first time since the new generation launched in the country over 2 years ago thanks to 2,883 sales and an excellent 5% share, but the big event of the month is in third place: the Toyota Etios is up one spot to climb onto the South African podium for the first time ever at 2,625 units and 4.5%, smashing its ranking, volume and market share records in the country all at once! An outstanding launch for Toyota here.

VW Beetle

Other great performers this month include the Toyota Fortuner up 8 ranks to #6, the BMW 3 Series very robust at #9, the Chevrolet Sonic up one spot to a best-ever #15, the Mazda 3 up 32 to #27, the Honda Ballade (aka City) up 22 to #43 and the BMW X5 up 27 to #53. As for new launches, the VW Beetle lands directly at #50 with 157 units, the Peugeot 208 is up to #65 at 121 sales and the Volvo V40 arrives at #81 with… 81 units.

Previous month: South Africa September 2012: VW Polo Vivo now #1 year-to-date

One year ago: South Africa October 2012: Nissan Juke lands directly at #24

Full October 2012 Top 75 Ranking Table below.

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