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South Africa February 2014: Toyota Hilux reclaims leadership

Toyota Hilux South Africa February 2014. Picture courtesy of FlickrToyota Hilux

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Second consecutive month of year-on-year decline for new car sales in South Africa, down 3% to 51,814 registrations (exports are down 19%!), which brings the year-to-date total to 104,848 units, down 5% on 2013. The Top 9 carmakers are unchanged, led by Toyota, Volkswagen Group and Hyndai-Kia. Down to third position in January, the Toyota Hilux now reclaims its throne both in February thanks to 3,419 sales and 6.6% share and year-to-date at 6,191 units and 5.9%. The VW Polo remains #2 with 2,885 sales and 5.6% while the VW Polo Vivo is down two spots to #3 and 2,531 units. The Ford Ranger (#4) and Toyota Etios (#5) exchange positions vs. January while the Mercedes C-Class is up 6 ranks to knock at the Top 10’s door in 11th place.

BMW X5 South Africa February 2014BMW X5

Ford Ikon South Africa February 2014Ford Ikon

Further down, notice the spectacular performance of the BMW X5 up a huge 85 spots on January to land in 21st position with 461 sales and 0.9% share, just below the Renault Clio at #19 vs. #30 over the Full Year 2013. Other great performers this month in South Africa include the Audi A3 at #23, Chevrolet Sonic at #24, Nissan Almera up 34 ranks to #25 and the Ford Ikon up 71 ranks to #33.

Previous month: South Africa January 2014: VW Polo Vivo #1, Chevrolet Spark in Top 10

One year ago: South Africa February 2013: Toyota Etios back on podium

Full February 2014 Top 140 models and Top 35 brands Ranking Tables below.

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