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South Africa June 2015: Ford Ranger resists in pole position

Ford Ranger South Africa June 2015Ford Ranger

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The South African new car market recedes by 4% in June to 50.251 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 302.619 units, now down 2% on 2014. In the manufacturers ranking, Toyota keeps the lead with a comfortable margin at 19.3% share while Ford (14.2%) overtakes Volkswagen (13.9%) and General Motors/Isuzu (10%), Hyundai-Kia (8.1%), Nissan (8%), Mercedes (6.7%), BMW (4.5%) and Renault (4%) hold onto their May ranking. Model-wise, the Ford Ranger manages to stay in pole position and above its archenemy the Toyota Hilux both in June at 3.019 sales and 6% share vs. 2.912 and 5.8% and year-to-date at 17.703 and 5.8% vs. 16.952 and 5.6%.

Fiat 500X South Africa June 2015The Fiat 500X has landed in South Africa

The VW Polo Vivo, Nissan NP200 and Toyota Corolla overtake the VW Polo, the Toyota Fortuner is up 9 spots on May to #9, the Ford Fiesta up to #10, the Renault Sandero up 6 to #16 and the Ford Focus up 9 to #19 but the Datsun GO is down 9 to #32. Among recent launches, the Renault Captur slips down 11 ranks from its inaugural month in May to #31, the Opel Mokka is down 3 to sign a second consecutive month inside the SA Top 50 at #44 and we welcome the Fiat 500X (#115) and Honda HR-V (#127) in the sales charts this month. Notice also the Volvo XC90 back in the ranking at #105 thanks to the new generation and the Citroen C4 Cactus up 19 spots to #111.

Previous month: South Africa May 2015: Ford Ranger #1, Captur Renault’s instant best-seller

One year ago: South Africa June 2014: VW Polo takes the lead for the first time

Full June 2015 Top 35 manufacturers and Top 229 All-models below.

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