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South Africa January 2013: VW Polo Vivo takes off to 7.4% share

VW Polo Vivo South Africa January 2013VW Polo Vivo

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New car sales in South Africa are up a very robust 14% year-on-year in January to 55,007 registrations. After 2 months of reign of the Toyota Hilux, the VW Polo now reclaims the pole position, even taking off to a fantastic 7.4% market share thanks to 4,047 sales. The new gen VW Polo remains at a best-ever #2 with 2,790 units and 5.1%, with the Hilux kicked down to #3 with 2,634 sales and 4.6%.

Honda Brio South Africa January 2013. Picture courtesy of www.motorbeam.comHonda Brio

The Toyota Etios hasn’t stopped impressing since its launch in the country last May, and in January it goes even further: thanks to 2,515 sales, it hits its highest market share so far at 4.6%, beating the 4.5% it reached last October… Other great performers this month include the Isuzu KB up to #7 thanks to the new model, the Honda Brio up 15 ranks on December to #26 and the Range Rover Evoque up 8 to #28, both latter models hitting their highest ever ranking in the country.

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Full January 2013 Top 100 models and Top 20 carmakers Ranking Tables below.

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