* See the Top 10 brands, passenger cars & light vehicles by clicking on the title *
Now updated with sales figures for the Top 5 passenger cars and light vehicles.
For the first time in 8 years we now have access to official sales information for Botswana thanks to NAAMSA.Rankings by brand and models for passenger cars and light vehicles (PC +LCV) are available and although these rankings only include the models exported from South Africa and reported to NAAMSA this is an accurate description of the new light vehicle market in Botswana as South Africa is by far the #1 provenance for imports into the country. Toyota dominates the brands ranking above Ford and Volkswagen, with Mercedes, Audi and BMW all making a remarkable appearance inside the Top 10. In fact if we only look at passenger cars, Mercedes ranks third, Audi 5th and BMW 7th!
The Toyota Hilux is the best-selling vehicle in Botswana. Picture © Annette Fallin
The Toyota Hilux is the overall best-seller in Botswana and the only vehicle to sell over 600 units in 2014 at just under 1.600, with the Ford Ranger and the Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup coming at equal #2. That all 3 pickups are favourites with both safari tours and safari rental companies is no coincidence, tourism and bustling agricultural community lifting no less than 7 pickups among the 10 favourite vehicles in Botswana in 2014. The Toyota Corolla (320 deliveries) tops passenger cars above the Toyota Fortuner with the Mercedes C-Class landing at #7 and the Toyota Prado at #10.
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Full Year 2014 Top 10 brands, passenger cars and light vehicles below. (no sales figures)