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South Africa January 2014: VW Polo Vivo #1, Chevy Spark in Top10

Chevrolet Spark South Africa January 2014The Chevrolet Spark breaks into the South African Top 10 for the first time this month.

* See the Top 130 best-selling models and Top 35 carmakers by clicking on the title! *

The South African new car market is down a harsh 7% year-on-year in January to 53,025 registrations. Toyota passes Volkswagen to become the #1 carmaker in the country with 20.1% share vs. 19.6%, while Hyundai-Kia is down 25% but stays #3 just above Ford up a splendid 41%. The VW Polo Vivo dominates the models ranking for the 2nd month running thanks to 2,965 sales and 5.6% share while its younger sister the VW Polo is back up 4 spots on December to land at an excellent 2nd place with 5.3% share vs. 4.3% over the Full Year 2013. As a result, the Toyota Hilux, leader in 2013, is kicked down to third position at 2,772 units and 5.2%.

Audi A3 South Africa January 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.deAudi A3

The Toyota Etios continues to feature among the most popular vehicles in South Africa with astonishing regularity: January 2014 is its 20th consecutive month inside the Top 6! One of the heroes of the month is the Chevrolet Spark, up 16 ranks on December to break into the monthly South African Top 10 for the very first time at #10 with 1,177 sales and 2.2%. Other great performers in January include the Audi A3 up 29 spots to #19 (potentially helped by the sedan version produced locally), the Ford Ecosport up 4 to #20, the Toyota RAV4 up a further two ranks to #23, Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up up 7 to #26, Jeep Grand Cherokee up 25 spots to #32 and the Mercedes CLA up 43 to #46.

Previous post: South Africa Full Year 2013: Toyota Hilux leads, Etios up to #4

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

Full January 2014 Top 130 models and Top 35 carmakers Ranking Tables below.

South Africa January 2014 – carmakers:

2Volkswagen Group10,06419.0%-4%10,51119.1%1
5General Motors5,1129.6%-8%5,58510.2%4
8BMW Group2,4804.7%6%2,3294.2%7
11Jaguar Land Rover8311.6%-6%8861.6%10
14Great Wall4830.9%n/an/an/an/a
18Fiat Group3000.6%-36%4660.8%15
20Volvo Cars2030.4%-3%2100.4%20
21UD Trucks1840.3%19%1550.3%21
24Volvo Trucks970.2%26%770.1%25
30FAW Trucks280.1%-3%290.1%28
32Renault Trucks110.0%120%50.0%30
34Volvo Bus40.0%300%10.0%32

South Africa January 2014 – models:

1VW Polo Vivo2,9655.6%135,0415.4%2
2VW Polo2,8135.3%627,9534.3%3
3Toyota Hilux2,7725.2%237,4955.8%1
4Toyota Etios2,2504.2%324,3673.7%4
5Ford Ranger1,6563.1%519,8593.1%5
6Ford Figo1,4462.7%415,2552.3%8
7Toyota Corolla/Auris1,3952.6%714,8272.3%9
8Chevrolet Utility1,3322.5%1217,4252.7%6
9Isuzu KB1,2712.4%814,3092.2%10
10Chevrolet Spark1,1772.2%267,0451.1%18
11Nissan NP2001,1712.2%1015,8902.4%7
12BMW 3 Series1,1072.1%1912,1161.9%13
13Toyota Quantum1,0952.1%1113,8362.1%11
14Toyota Fortuner8261.6%1310,8931.7%14
15VW Golf7491.4%147,3431.1%17
16Ford Fiesta7451.4%188,4431.3%15
17Mercedes C Class7311.4%912,6501.9%12
18Renault Clio IV6861.3%173,9860.6%30
19Audi A36231.2%48n/an/an/a
20Ford Ecosport5251.0%242,5850.4%41
21Toyota Avanza5051.0%215,4400.8%20
22BMW 1 Series4770.9%395,2520.8%22
23Toyota RAV44520.9%25n/an/an/a
24Nissan NP3004400.8%348,1561.3%16
25Audi A43780.7%166,5911.0%19
26Toyota Land Cruiser PU3480.7%332,9320.5%37
27VW Amarok3450.7%304,7670.7%25
28VW Jetta3400.6%224,1330.6%28
29Ford Kuga3350.6%29n/an/an/a
30Chevrolet Cruze3300.6%325,2400.8%23
31Mercedes A Class3170.6%28n/an/an/a
32Jeep Grand Cherokee3090.6%572,4170.4%42
33Toyota Yaris3010.6%273,7380.6%31
34Renault Duster2760.5%311,2610.2%52
35Renault Sandero2760.5%744,9380.8%24
36VW Tiguan2660.5%234,0950.6%29
37Nissan Micra2530.5%524,4520.7%26
38Land Rover Discovery 42420.5%502,2110.3%44
39Jeep Compass2310.4%581,9790.3%48
40VW T52270.4%40n/an/an/a
41Mercedes E Class2250.4%42n/an/an/a
42Nissan Juke2230.4%534,4490.7%27
43Audi A12220.4%592,0000.3%46
44Chevrolet Sonic2150.4%492,7550.4%38
45Ford Focus2150.4%205,3650.8%21
46Mercedes CLA2150.4%897340.1%n/a
47Audi Q32040.4%43n/an/an/a
48Honda Brio2030.4%413,6090.6%32
49Range Rover Sport2000.4%38n/an/an/a
51Honda CR-V1950.4%452,6240.4%40
52BMW X31890.4%931,7030.3%50
53VW Caddy1850.3%46n/an/an/a
54Chevrolet Aveo1830.3%373,2110.5%33
55Nissan Qashqai1750.3%913,0810.5%34
56BMW 4 Series1730.3%n/an/an/an/a
57Jeep Wrangler1720.3%78n/an/an/a
58Audi Q51690.3%641,5680.2%51
59Nissan Almera1630.3%671,9990.3%47
60Mercedes M Class1620.3%68n/an/an/a
61Mazda BT-501570.3%442,3520.4%43
62Suzuki Alto1540.3%87n/an/an/a
63Toyota Prado1520.3%47n/an/an/a
64Mitsubishi ASX1470.3%79n/an/an/a
65BMW 5 Series1450.3%76n/an/an/a
66Opel Astra1420.3%61n/an/an/a
67Toyota Land Cruiser 2001400.3%90n/an/an/a
68Range Rover Evoque1370.3%551,9060.3%49
69Nissan NV2001340.3%515090.1%n/a
70Suzuki Swift1330.3%66n/an/an/a
71Chevrolet Captiva1300.2%36n/an/an/a
72Mercedes B Class1290.2%65n/an/an/a
73Tata Indica/Indigo1250.2%772,9980.5%36
74Mahindra Bolero1230.2%n/an/an/an/a
75Mahindra Scorpio1220.2%94n/an/an/a
76Honda Jazz1150.2%802,6970.4%39
77Fiat Punto1090.2%n/an/an/an/a
78Nissan Livina1020.2%95n/an/an/a
79Peugeot 2081000.2%63n/an/an/a
80Opel Corsa980.2%56n/an/an/a
81Ford Everest970.2%35n/an/an/a
82Nissan Navara970.2%722,1370.3%45
83Audi A5960.2%81n/an/an/a
84Ford Transit930.2%71n/an/an/a
85Jaguar XF920.2%n/an/an/an/a
86Mitsubishi Triton910.2%75n/an/an/a
87Suzuki SX4870.2%83n/an/an/a
88Volvo V40870.2%n/an/an/an/a
89Nissan X-Trail850.2%n/an/an/an/a
90Suzuki Jimny840.2%92n/an/an/a
91Fiat 500830.2%n/an/an/an/a
92Mini Countryman830.2%n/an/an/an/a
93Tata Xenon810.2%n/an/an/an/a
94Mitsubishi Pajero Sport750.1%84n/an/an/a
95Dodge Journey740.1%54n/an/an/a
97BMW X1700.1%n/an/an/an/a
98Honda Civic660.1%881,2520.2%53
99Volvo XC60660.1%n/an/an/an/a
100Mahindra XUV650.1%100n/an/an/a
101Subaru Forester650.1%n/an/an/an/a
102Mercedes S Class640.1%n/an/an/an/a
103Honda Ballade610.1%85n/an/an/a
104Ford Ikon600.1%15n/an/an/a
105Mitsubishi Pajero590.1%n/an/an/an/a
106BMW X5580.1%n/an/an/an/a
107Audi A6560.1%n/an/an/an/a
108Renault Fluence530.1%n/an/an/an/a
109Lexus ES500.1%n/an/an/an/a
110Range Rover500.1%n/an/an/an/a
111Tata Super Ace500.1%n/an/an/an/a
112Toyota 86500.1%n/an/an/an/a
113Land Rover Freelander 2480.1%n/an/an/an/a
114Chevrolet Trailblazer430.1%623,0660.5%35
115Mercedes Viano430.1%n/an/an/an/a
116Audi Q7410.1%n/an/an/an/a
117Lexus IS410.1%n/an/an/an/a
118Mercedes Vito410.1%n/an/an/an/a
119Land Rover Defender400.1%n/an/an/an/a
120VW Touareg400.1%97n/an/an/a
121Citroen DS3390.1%n/an/an/an/a
122Nissan Sentra390.1%n/a3420.1%n/a
123Renault Megane380.1%n/an/an/an/a
124Jeep Patriot370.1%n/an/an/an/a
125JMC Carrying370.1%n/an/an/an/a
126VW Beetle360.1%n/an/an/an/a
127Renault Koleos350.1%n/an/an/an/a
128Volvo S60340.1%n/an/an/an/a
129Toyota FJ Cruiser330.1%n/an/an/an/a
130BMW 6 Series330.1%n/an/an/an/a

Source: NAAMSA, many thanks to Vic for the tip!

Note: Hyundai, Kia and Great Wall unfortunately do not communicate sales detail by model, therefore these models don’t appear in the ranking.

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  1. It is with no real surprise that Ford is doing so well the past 2 years, especially with their engine of the year in 2012 and 2013. We think this might even go up further in 2014. Thanks for the completeness of this article.

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