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The South African new car market is holding pretty well given the difficult context in which it is currently evolving (social unrest and galloping car price inflation), down just 1% year-on-year in August to 55,722 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 421,932 units, down 4% on 2013. After two months in second place below the VW Polo, the Toyota Hilux is back in charge of the South African models ranking in August thanks to 3,238 sales and 5.8% share, cementing its year-to-date pole position at 23,994 units and 5.7% vs. 21,076 and 5.1% for the VW Polo Vivo, also back to #2 this month. The VW Polo ends its historical run atop the sales charts abruptly: down 3 spots to #4 and just 4.1% share which means the Ford Ranger upgrades to a podium ranking at #3, potentially the nameplate’s best-ever ranking in the country! Notice also the locally-produced BMW 3 Series up 5 ranks on July to #10, the Ford Ecosport solid at #18, Chevrolet Aveo up 9 to #19, Ford Kuga up 5 to #21 and the BMW 1 Series up 15 to #24.
Previous month: South Africa July 2014: VW Polo confirms pole position
Full August 2014 Top 100 models and Top 35 brands Ranking Tables below.