South Africa April 2014: Ford Ranger and Ecosport strong
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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.