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South Africa August 2015: VW Polo Vivo takes control in market down 8%

VW Polo Vivo South Africa August 2015. Picture courtesy of claremont.co.zaVW Polo Vivo

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The South African market is hit 8% year-on-year in August to 51.055 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 3% to 407.753 units. Toyota (-9%), VW Group (-2%) and Ford (-2%) continue to dominate the manufacturers ranking while GM/Isuzu (-10%) overtakes Hyundai-Kia (-18%). The VW Polo Vivo is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the first time since January thanks to 2.711 sales but remains #3 year-to-date at 19.561. The Ford Ranger edges past the Toyota Hilux (2.472 vs. 2.449) and reduces the gap to 154 units year-to-date, with the Hilux still in the lead. Notice also the Datsun GO valiant at #20, the Chevrolet Aveo up 12 spots on July to #22, the VW Up up 15 to #26, Renault Captur down two to #33, Honda HR-V up 12 to #38 and the Opel Mokka holding its own inside the South African Top 50 at #49.

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