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South Africa April 2014: Ford Ranger and Ecosport strong

Ford Ecosport South Africa April 2014. Picture courtest of Ecosport

* See the Top 100 best-selling models and Top 35 groups by clicking on the title! *

New car sales in South Africa are down a painful 11% year-on-year in April to 46,070 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 206,271 units, down 5% on 2013. The perspectives for the rest of the year are unfortunately equally as gloomy as the difficulty economic context and a price hike that seems inevitable due to the weakness of the local currency will play a role in keeping car sales in South Africa a little wobbly in 2014. The Toyota Hilux continues to reign supreme over the models sales charts with another 2,457 sales and 5.3% in April, followed by the VW Polo Vivo at 5%, VW Polo at 4.7% and the Ford Ranger once again very robust at 3.9%. After ranking on the podium last month, the Toyota Etios has a very rare absent moment: down to #7 in April. The Ford Ecosport impresses: up 25 spots on March to #16, its 2nd best-ever ranking in South Africa.

Previous month: South Africa March 2014: Toyota Etios on podium

One year ago: South Africa April 2013: Toyota Hilux and Mercedes A-Class shine

Full April 2014 Top 100 models and Top 35 groups Ranking Tables below.

South Africa April 2014 – groups (depending on distribution alliances):

2Volkswagen Group8,07517.5%236,32217.6%2
5General Motors/Isuzu4,81210.5%520,2619.8%5
8BMW Group2,0034.4%89,0824.4%8
13Jaguar Land Rover4280.9%102,9671.4%10
15Great Wall3290.7%151,4220.7%16
18Fiat Group2620.6%161,1580.6%18
19UD Trucks2560.6%209160.4%20
20Volvo Cars2370.5%198370.4%21
23Volvo Trucks1580.3%236160.3%24
27FAW Trucks460.1%271740.1%29
31Renault Trucks170.0%31750.0%31
34Maserati70.0% –160.0%34
35Volvo Bus10.0%34100.0%35

South Africa April 2014 – models:

Note: Hyundai, Kia and Great Wall do not communicate sales split by model and therefore don’t appear in this ranking. Heavy commercial vehicles are not included in this ranking.

1Toyota Hilux2,4575.3%112,0635.8%11
2VW Polo Vivo2,2815.0%210,3305.0%22
3VW Polo2,1424.7%59,9654.8%33
4Ford Ranger1,8043.9%47,5623.7%55
5Chevrolet Utility1,3673.0%75,6212.7%66
6Isuzu KB1,3252.9%95,4122.6%710
7Toyota Etios1,2962.8%37,7463.8%44
8Nissan NP2001,2232.7%65,3152.6%87
9Toyota Corolla/Auris1,1932.6%84,7772.3%109
10Toyota Quantum1,1542.5%114,5762.2%1111
11Ford Figo1,0502.3%104,7922.3%98
12BMW 3 Series7421.6%123,5941.7%1213
13Toyota Fortuner6841.5%143,2281.6%1314
14VW Golf6691.5%153,0201.5%1617
15Mercedes C Class6351.4%133,1111.5%1412
16Ford Ecosport5591.2%411,5590.8%2441
17Ford Fiesta5491.2%162,7031.3%1715
18Renault Clio IV5491.2%192,2851.1%1830
19Chevrolet Spark5261.1%173,0431.5%1518
20Audi A44551.0%181,9080.9%2019
21Nissan NP300/Hardbody4421.0%212,0021.0%1916
22Toyota RAV44220.9%321,4860.7%28n/a
23Renault Sandero4160.9%221,5200.7%2524
24Toyota Avanza3960.9%281,7430.8%2220
25Renault Duster3820.8%201,5030.7%2652
26Ford Kuga3800.8%331,3860.7%29n/a
27Toyota Land Cruiser PU3590.8%251,4890.7%2737
28Audi A33480.8%241,8190.9%21n/a
29VW Jetta3480.8%421,2230.6%3128
30VW Tiguan3320.7%341,1990.6%3229
31BMW 1 Series3290.7%231,6350.8%2322
32VW Amarok2820.6%371,2850.6%3025
33Mercedes A Class2740.6%431,0640.5%35n/a
34Nissan Juke2560.6%401,0330.5%3627
35Ford Focus2550.6%311,0260.5%3721
36Chevrolet Cruze2410.5%351,1680.6%3323
37Honda Brio2380.5%441,0220.5%3832
38Mazda BT-502370.5%458870.4%4443
39Nissan Qashqai2250.5%507700.4%5234
40Suzuki Swift2190.5%487370.4%54n/a
41VW Caddy2140.5%518480.4%47n/a
42Toyota Yaris1940.4%469740.5%4031
43Jeep Compass1920.4%498160.4%5048
44Chevrolet Trailblazer1780.4%684740.2%7535
45Mercedes E Class1730.4%478400.4%48n/a
46BMW X51720.4%678330.4%49n/a
47Toyota Prado1710.4%556380.3%58n/a
48Chevrolet Aveo1690.4%271,0060.5%3933
49Chevrolet Sonic1680.4%579710.5%4138
50Chevrolet Captiva1640.4%784590.2%76n/a
51Opel Astra1630.4%765530.3%64n/a
52Audi A11590.3%567480.4%5346
53Volvo V401580.3%654780.2%73n/a
54Opel Corsa1520.3%874260.2%79n/a
55Fiat 5001510.3%823940.2%85n/a
56BMW X31500.3%666250.3%6050
57Honda CR-V1450.3%606410.3%5740
58Audi Q31440.3%536850.3%55n/a
59Jeep Grand Cherokee1420.3%528870.4%4342
60Audi Q51370.3%646140.3%6151
61Nissan NV3501350.3%296000.3%62n/a
62Range Rover Evoque1340.3%625610.3%6349
63Mercedes M Class1280.3%905050.2%67n/a
64Mitsubishi ASX1240.3%834950.2%70n/a
65Nissan Almera1220.3%261,1130.5%3447
66BMW 4 Series1210.3%865020.2%68n/a
67BMW 2 Series1210.3%732450.1%104 –
68Range Rover Sport1170.3%636340.3%59n/a
69Jeep Wrangler1140.2%695290.3%65n/a
70VW T51130.2%616810.3%56n/a
71Mercedes B Class1130.2%704970.2%69n/a
72Nissan NV2001120.2%774290.2%78n/a
73BMW 5 Series1050.2%894210.2%81n/a
74Ford Transit1030.2%544920.2%72n/a
75Mitsubishi Triton1010.2%804030.2%83n/a
76Toyota Land Cruiser SW1000.2%714760.2%74n/a
77Mahindra Bolero960.2%884320.2%77n/a
78Suzuki Alto930.2%724950.2%71n/a
79Peugeot 208910.2%794120.2%82n/a
80Nissan Micra900.2%369080.4%4226
81Ford Ikon890.2%307960.4%51n/a
82Mahindra Scorpio890.2%854250.2%80n/a
83Land Rover Discovery 4880.2%398790.4%4544
84Suzuki Jimny880.2%913340.2%90n/a
85Honda Jazz830.2%843900.2%8639
87Tata Indica/Indigo820.2%1093650.2%8736
88Audi A5810.2%943450.2%89n/a
89Dodge Journey780.2%1002750.1%98n/a
90Suzuki SX4770.2%1083280.2%92n/a
91Mercedes Vito770.2%982360.1%106n/a
93Mitsubishi Pajero Sport680.1%923280.2%91n/a
94Mercedes CLA650.1%1063980.2%84n/a
95Mini Countryman620.1%953040.1%95n/a
96Tata Xenon620.1%1122930.1%97n/a
97Mahindra XUV620.1%n/a2140.1%107n/a
98Nissan Navara600.1%585210.3%6645
99Mercedes GLA590.1%n/a930.0%141 –
100Honda Civic560.1%752950.1%9653

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

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Hi Matt,

    that Hyundai-Kia is not only Hyundai-Kia – 5337 vehicles sold by AMH and AAD by NAAMSA- AMH import besides Hyundai-Kia also Daihatsu and AAD is Chery importer also Geely is avalaible in South africa, if you check Proton south africa website they had there We are imperial – that means AMH. Also Foton imports, so that 5337 is not only Huyndai-Kia but i would say about 5100 is right umber – and Hyundai is No.4 brand in South africa after Toyota,VW and Ford

    Would be good if NAAMSA somehow would have influence on AMH and AAD to show exactly which brand how many vehicles sold

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