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South Africa February 2018: Toyota Hilux & VW Polo top market down 3.8%

Now that the new gen VW Polo has landed in South Africa…

* See the Top 35 All-carmakers and Top 250 All-models by clicking on the title *

The South African new car market is down 3.8% year-on-year in February to 46.347 registrations, pulling the year-to-date tally down 6.6% to 92.124 units. Toyota is once again the best-selling carmaker in the country, down 5% to 22.1% share, distancing the Volkswagen Group at 16.2% (-8%), Ford at 12.2% (-9%), Nissan at 10.3% (+10%) and Hyundai-Kia at 10.2% (+4%). Suzuki (+94%), Jaguar Land Rover (+27%), Mahindra (+21%), Mazda (+14%) and Renault (+3%) are among the rare manufacturers in positive this month.

…the low cost VW Polo Vivo becomes the Polo Mk5.

Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux reclaims the top spot it has held for 8 of the past 9 years thanks to deliveries up 9% to 7.3% in February and up 11% to 6.2% YTD. The VW Polo (+16%) rallies back up 9 spots on January to #2 now that the new generation is available, ahead of the Ford Ranger (-23%) and VW Polo Vivo (-32%) both in deep trouble. Note the Polo Vivo is now the previous gen Polo, stepping up one generation. The Nissan NP200 (aka Dacia Logan Pickup) is up 27% to #5, the Isuzu KB is up 15% to #8 and the Hyundai Grand i10 up 148% to #9. Further down, the Ford Figo (+186%), Datsun GO (+130%) and Toyota Yaris (+271%) shine while the Hyundai Creta tops recent launches at #29. We welcome the BMW X2 at #109 and the Mercedes X-Class at #223.

Previous month: South Africa January 2018: VW Polo Vivo leads, Renault and Suzuki shine

Previous year: South Africa Full Year 2017: Toyota Hilux snaps 8th win in past 9 years

Full February 2018 Top 35 All-carmakers and Top 250 All-models below.

South Africa February 2018 – carmakers:

PosCarmakerFeb-18%/17Jan2018%/17PosFY17
1Toyota10,26422.1%-5%122,15722.5%-47%11
2Volkswagen Group7,51916.2%-8%214,58914.8%-51%22
3Ford5,65412.2%-9%310,52310.7%-56%33
4Nissan4,77910.3%10%59,1799.3%-42%55
5Hyundai-Kia4,70510.2%4%49,2059.3%-43%44
6Mercedes2,1114.6%-15%83,9084.0%-58%67
7Renault1,7593.8%3%63,6883.7%-41%78
8General Motors/Isuzu1,5123.3%-49%92,9353.0%-76%96
9BMW Group1,3612.9%-13%73,2173.3%-51%89
10Mazda1,2562.7%14%102,5792.6%-40%1010
11Suzuki1,1792.5%94%112,0702.1%-8%1111
12Honda7611.6%-4%121,4211.4%-49%1212
13Jaguar Land Rover5111.1%27%149721.0%-39%1413
14Mahindra4721.0%21%139771.0%-39%1314
15Volvo Trucks3670.8%3%166050.6%-49%1515
16Great Wall2610.6%n/a155500.6%n/a1622
17Opel2310.5%n/a174470.5%n/a17 –
18Tata1740.4%-21%193430.3%-68%1816
19Fiat Group1730.4%35%203260.3%-41%2021
20Scania1700.4%20%242900.3%-59%2117
21Mitsubishi1510.3%-25%183410.3%-48%1923
22Peugeot-Citroen1390.3%504%232660.3%30%2328
23Man1370.3%-20%222660.3%-51%2218
24Volvo Cars1050.2%-27%212350.2%-65%2419
25Subaru1010.2%26%301550.2%-50%2927
26Iveco930.2%-7%271700.2%-59%2724
27Porsche910.2%-13%261900.2%-53%2625
28FAW Trucks910.2%-18%291550.2%-55%2826
29Chrysler Group790.2%-55%251950.2%-70%2520
30JMC560.1%56%281210.1%-18%3029
31Powerstar340.1%36%31640.1%-44%3130
32Babcock210.0%24%32350.0%-64%3231
33Maserati120.0%-8%33210.0%-57%3332
34Ferrari (Scuderia)110.0%n/a34200.0%1900%3434
35Bentley50.0%-29%36110.0%-48%3533
36VECV South Africa20.0%n/a3590.0%n/a3635

South Africa February 2108 – models:

PosModelFeb-18%/17Jan2018%/17PosFY17
1Toyota Hilux3,3697.3%9%26,0646.2%11%11
2VW Polo2,8476.1%16%113,8743.9%-25%44
3Ford Ranger2,2534.9%-23%34,5224.6%-19%32
4VW Polo Vivo2,0784.5%-32%14,9725.0%-18%23
5Nissan NP2001,6903.6%27%53,2753.3%32%67
6Toyota Quantum1,3612.9%-6%92,5192.6%-5%76
7Toyota Corolla/Auris/Quest1,3022.8%-24%43,4983.5%-19%55
8Isuzu KB1,2162.6%15%82,4162.5%32%910
9Hyundai Grand i101,0082.2%148%102,1422.2%184%1123
10Toyota Fortuner1,0062.2%-8%72,3242.4%0%109
11Toyota Etios9902.1%-20%62,5092.5%-29%88
12Nissan NP300 Hardbody8861.9%-39%201,4831.5%-40%1211
13Ford Ecosport8141.8%26%181,4741.5%0%1413
14Ford Figo7751.7%186%191,3941.4%115%1529
15Kia Picanto6861.5%-8%141,4791.5%-5%1314
16Mercedes C Class5921.3%21%241,0741.1%-1%2120
17Datsun GO5911.3%130%231,0801.1%48%2028
18Renault Kwid5821.3%46%171,2461.3%22%1815
19Ford Fiesta5721.2%-46%221,1141.1%-60%1912
20Toyota Yaris5571.2%271%896420.7%92%3866
21Ford Focus5531.2%-15%517480.8%-26%3232
22BMW 3 Series5061.1%-21%151,2731.3%17%1624
23VW Tiguan4981.1%35%269360.9%44%2531
24Suzuki Swift4931.1%99%348560.9%87%2742
25Hyundai i204931.1%9%388100.8%-19%3026
26Renault Clio IV4821.0%68%211,0411.1%53%2434
27VW Golf4511.0%-8%131,2561.3%36%1719
28Hyundai Tucson4501.0%-35%298500.9%-42%2818
29Hyundai Creta4431.0%new318230.8%new2949
30Kia Rio4380.9%-9%259070.9%-14%2621
31Ford Everest3930.8%-11%367290.7%-9%3522
32Toyota Avanza3910.8%7%161,0711.1%8%2225
33Mazda CX-53630.8%23%327400.8%24%3433
34Toyota Land Cruiser PU3510.8%1%277770.8%23%3135
35Nissan Almera3440.7%59%287480.8%4%3338
36Mazda CX-33330.7%16%337050.7%15%3737
37Nissan Micra3150.7%377%307100.7%551%3669
38Nissan X-Trail2840.6%2%356370.6%15%3940
39Nissan Qashqai2780.6%153%584480.5%44%4650
40Mercedes GLC2760.6%76%474820.5%48%4454
41Hyundai H100 Bakkie2560.6%-11%494570.5%-22%4539
42Audi A32500.5%8%564310.4%-6%4841
43Renault Sandero2430.5%-64%375680.6%-47%4027
44Mazda32430.5%9%424910.5%5%4244
45VW Caddy2420.5%-2%544310.4%-1%4948
46Mahindra Scorpio2410.5%71%434860.5%63%4368
47Renault Captur2330.5%101%534230.4%121%5065
48Mazda22310.5%0%415100.5%11%4147
49Renault Duster2140.5%69%613680.4%70%5462
50Suzuki Ignis2130.5%new573870.4%new5293
51Kia Sportage2020.4%3267%593700.4%2213%5388
52Mercedes A Class1960.4%120%693200.3%69%6092
53Toyota RAV41890.4%-69%121,0601.1%-19%2316
54VW Transporter1850.4%24%603450.3%13%5851
55Great Wall Steed1780.4%n/a553620.4%n/a5685
56Mercedes CLA1730.4%-14%722840.3%-24%6453
57Hyundai Elantra1670.4%8250%742760.3%3843%6690
58VW Amarok1620.3%50%483650.4%6%5543
59Honda Jazz1600.3%67%802590.3%4%6979
60Hyundai Accent1500.3%-72%394330.4%-57%4730
61Audi A11430.3%24%672710.3%1%6878
62Mercedes GLE1420.3%60%662720.3%50%6787
63Toyota C-HR1410.3%194%463590.4%648%5761
64Suzuki Celerio1370.3%33%752400.2%57%7280
65Honda Brio1350.3%-19%792340.2%-30%7374
66BMW X31340.3%123%632790.3%66%65100
67Suzuki Baleno1340.3%72%1061960.2%69%81105
68Nissan Navara1290.3%-12%782290.2%56%7460
69Hyundai H11280.3%-31%1301650.2%-58%9258
70Honda BR-V1240.3%-40%932000.2%-34%7967
71Toyota Prado1180.3%15%523090.3%48%6299
72Audi Q51170.3%208%732260.2%143%7582
73Mercedes GLA1150.2%-63%842060.2%-66%7746
74Audi A41130.2%-24%652430.2%-27%7157
75Honda HR-V1120.2%-27%851990.2%-33%8077
76Ford Transit1080.2%17%951800.2%18%86102
77Kia K27001080.2%-44%1401370.1%-61%9971
78BMW 1 Series1070.2%2%622540.3%-26%7059
79VW Up1060.2%-38%403890.4%-16%5145
80Honda Ballade1040.2%9%503040.3%138%63112
81Toyota Dyna970.2%n/a1081570.2%n/a94126
82Ford Kuga940.2%65%911750.2%34%87104
83Suzuki Jimny920.2%59%921710.2%35%9194
84Land Rover Discovery Sport910.2%32%771910.2%38%8298
85BMW X5890.2%-17%682170.2%-5%7684
86Datsun GO+890.2%-22%761900.2%-51%8355
87Range Rover Velar880.2%new811870.2%new84149
88Opel Corsa880.2%22%861750.2%14%8883
89Mini880.2%-13%871730.2%-25%8981
90Toyota Aygo870.2%-49%453180.3%-2%6176
91Mercedes V-Class840.2%-12%1021490.2%-20%9689
92Mazda BT-50830.2%34%1161290.1%21%103127
93VW Jetta820.2%-52%443220.3%1%5963
94Land Rover Discovery760.2%17%821710.2%4%9096
95Peugeot 208740.2%289%1141210.1%55%106153
96BMW 4 Series720.2%-26%1051340.1%-47%10072
97BMW X1690.1%-49%642030.2%-33%7873
98Great Wall M4690.1%n/a831630.2%n/a93122
99Nissan NV350680.1%-67%881530.2%-65%9552
100BMW 2 Series670.1%-46%701860.2%-39%8564
101Hyundai i10670.1%-83%1331030.1%-87%11236
102Audi Q3640.1%-41%1001310.1%-35%10186
103Range Rover Evoque630.1%37%1071230.1%31%105124
104Mahindra Bolero620.1%-17%991310.1%-19%102108
105Ford Mustang590.1%-30%1091150.1%-46%10897
106Mercedes E Class580.1%-5%901410.1%11%98107
107Mini Countryman580.1%n/a1011240.1%1278%104152
108Opel Astra540.1%-26%1121030.1%-46%11575
109BMW X2540.1%new –540.1%new144 –
110Fiat Fiorino530.1%342%153730.1%204%132201
111Opel Mokka X520.1%-55%1041170.1%-29%10791
112Jaguar F-Pace520.1%-12%1101030.1%-28%113113
113Mitsubishi ASX480.1%-48%1031130.1%-38%109121
114Mahindra XUV460.1%18%115920.1%-13%116133
115Mercedes Vito460.1%2%134820.1%-8%121131
116Tata Super Ace450.1%-12%126850.1%-29%120114
117Tata Bolt450.1%-18%149680.1%-58%135130
118Suzuki Vitara440.1%-15%121870.1%-16%117123
119Mahindra TUV440.1%300%123860.1%682%118138
120Volvo XC90440.1%10%136770.1%3%129144
121Suzuki Ertiga420.1%31%120850.1%37%119129
122Audi A5410.1%-5%128780.1%8%126110
123Range Rover400.1%233%205460.0%48%149178
124Volvo V40390.1%-30%961110.1%5%110117
125Mahindra KUV100390.1%-49%981090.1%-48%111106
126Fiat Fullback380.1%36%150600.1%11%139163
127Subaru XV370.1%16%119800.1%74%124145
128Audi Q2360.1%-28%129730.1%-9%131128
129Mitsubishi Pajero Sport350.1%338%117800.1%371%123159
130Range Rover Sport350.1%-41%164500.1%-57%148103
131Nissan NV200340.1%-15%118780.1%22%128142
132Porsche 911340.1%-8%125740.1%12%130143
133Kia K2500320.1%-37%971030.1%32%114154
134Mitsubishi Triton320.1%-52%124730.1%-44%133137
135Jaguar E-Pace320.1%new210370.0%new157 –
136Peugeot 3008310.1%n/a111810.1%n/a122180
137Fiat 500310.1%-24%113790.1%10%125139
138Mitsubishi Pajero310.1%72%132680.1%172%134177
139Nissan Juke310.1%-60%139610.1%-50%138136
140Subaru Forester310.1%-23%214350.0%-56%160141
141Peugeot 2008300.1%900%143560.1%300%142158
142Porsche Cayenne300.1%-17%144560.1%-13%143135
143Lexus NX290.1%71%151510.1%34%145167
144Jeep Grand Cherokee270.1%-39%131640.1%-33%137116
145Subaru Outback270.1%350% –270.0%108%169208
146Jeep Renegade260.1%-69%127650.1%-62%136118
147Ford Transit Connect250.1%108%138560.1%155%141171
148Opel Crossland X250.1%new –250.0%new176273
149BMW 5 Series240.1%41%711410.1%182%97134
150Mini Clubman240.1%4%156420.0%-16%151156
151Mahindra Genio230.0%64%159400.0%48%153186
152Suzuki Ciaz190.0%46%160360.0%-8%159160
153Jeep Wrangler180.0%-36%137500.1%-19%147150
154Audi TT180.0%200%155360.0%157%158190
155BMW X6180.0%-28%169310.0%-47%162161
156VW Passat170.0%-6%122600.1%-15%140140
157Nissan Patrol SW170.0%n/a191250.0%n/a175246
158BMW i3170.0%-6%226190.0%-32%187193
159Nissan Hardbody160.0%-65%135510.1%-42%14695
160Honda Civic160.0%-54%145400.0%-45%152155
161Lexus LX160.0%-16%148390.0%-29%155168
162Porsche Cayman/Boxster160.0%-6%184260.0%-30%171174
163JMC Carrying160.0%100%202220.0%57%181207
164Jaguar F-Type150.0%114%170280.0%300%165195
165Kia Soul150.0%1400%171280.0%600%166197
166BMW X4140.0%-79%141420.0%-71%150111
167Audi Q7140.0%-53%146370.0%-44%156151
168Mahindra Thar140.0%-46%166280.0%-56%167170
169Great Wall H5140.0%n/a178250.0%n/a173271
170VW Crafter NF140.0%new –140.0%new201 –
171BMW 7 Series130.0%-38%157300.0%15%163166
172Kia Cerato120.0%100%142390.0%95%154185
173Opel Adam120.0%-37%163270.0%-47%168182
174Mercedes G Class120.0%200%173250.0%178%174227
175Fiat Tipo110.0%new165250.0%new172183
176Mercedes B Class110.0%-76%183210.0%-76%185148
177Mercedes GLS100.0%-79%154290.0%-70%164120
178Mercedes S Class100.0%-55%167240.0%-51%179172
179Lexus ES100.0%-44%174220.0%-24%182188
180Audi A6100.0%-50%176210.0%-43%183176
181VW Touareg100.0%-50%194180.0%-63%190175
182JMC Boarding100.0%150%213140.0%56%199218
183Kia Sedona90.0%n/a147320.0%700%161217
184Landwind X590.0%29%158260.0%24%170191
185Toyota FJ Cruiser90.0%13%161250.0%-4%177189
186Lexus RX90.0%-50%162240.0%-8%178198
187Toyota Land Cruiser SW90.0%29%175210.0%-87%186146
188Jaguar XF90.0%350%181190.0%280%188173
189Smart Forfour90.0%-91%185190.0%-91%189101
190Jaguar XE90.0%-87%201150.0%-88%197181
191Mercedes AMG GT80.0%14%172210.0%50%184206
192Fiat 500X80.0%-11%187170.0%-55%191184
193Porsche Panamera80.0%167%188170.0%325%193203
194Jeep Cherokee80.0%-33%190160.0%-38%194202
195Alfa Romeo Stelvio80.0%new207130.0%new202241
196Volvo S6080.0%14%223110.0%-76%209194
197Volvo XC6070.0%-71%193150.0%-75%198119
198Fiat Doblo70.0%17%200130.0%-57%203219
199Ferrari 81270.0%new24980.0%new216 –
200Kia Sorento60.0%100%182160.0%300%195192
201Maserati Levante60.0%-45%209110.0%-45%208205
202Alfa Romeo Giulietta60.0%-25%211100.0%-29%210225
203Tata Indica Vista50.0%25%179160.0%100%196216
204Mitsubishi Outlander50.0%-44%23170.0%-36%220234
205Maserati Ghibli50.0%n/a23860.0%n/a224268
206Nissan GT-R50.0%25%24260.0%-33%225256
207Ferrari 48840.0%-20%189120.0%100%205238
208JMC Vigus40.0%-20%196110.0%10%207232
209BMW 6 Series40.0%-33%199100.0%-33%211224
210Mercedes SLC40.0%-91%204100.0%-89%212147
211Tata Telcoline/Worker40.0%-71%21780.0%-67%219187
212Subaru WRX40.0%300%22070.0%17%221248
213Lexus RC40.0%100% –40.0%0%234247
214Honda CR-V30.0%-93%94780.1%-33%127125
215Porsche Macan30.0%-73%168170.0%-6%192196
216Volvo S9030.0%-63%180140.0%-69%200199
217Changan Pickup30.0%new186120.0%new204262
218BMW i830.0%-40%22750.0%-55%228233
219Mahindra Xylo30.0%-50%22950.0%-55%229235
220Volvo V9030.0%new23450.0%new231255
221Mazda MX-530.0%-50%24040.0%-69%235220
222Mercedes SL30.0%-90% –30.0%-95%241162
223Mercedes X Class30.0%new –30.0%new244 –
224Renault Megane20.0%-94%152230.0%-63%180109
225Renault Kangoo20.0%100%19790.0%800%213242
226Bentley Bentayga20.0%-33%19880.0%60%214257
227Lexus IS20.0%-60%20380.0%-27%217229
228Subaru Impreza20.0%n/a21560.0%n/a226209
229Suzuki Grand Vitara20.0%-75%21660.0%-57%227221
230Tata Indica/Indigo20.0%-89%22250.0%-74%230157
231Abarth 59520.0%n/a22440.0%n/a232274
232Nissan 370Z20.0%n/a24130.0%200%242260
233Audi A720.0%-50% –20.0%-71%245243
234Bentley Continental20.0%-50% –20.0%-75%246259
235Lexus GS20.0%100% –20.0%-33%249276
236Suzuki Super Carry20.0%-87% –20.0%-92%253164
237Fiat Panda10.0%n/a177120.0%n/a206204
238Changan Star10.0%new19580.0%new215236
239Alfa Romeo Giulia10.0%-89%20660.0%-75%222200
240Lexus LC10.0%new20860.0%new223265
241Suzuki Gypsy10.0%n/a22140.0%300%236267
242Alfa Romeo 4C10.0%n/a22530.0%n/a239286
243Maserati GranTurismo10.0%0%23030.0%0%240277
244Smart Fortwo10.0%-98%23330.0%-97%243165
245Jaguar XJ10.0%0%23720.0%100%247253
246Mercedes Maybach S-Class10.0%new25020.0%new250 –
247Renault Trafic10.0%n/a24420.0%0%252250
248Toyota 8610.0%-75%24620.0%-78%254245
249Volvo V6010.0%-89%24820.0%-88%255213
250Bentley Mulsanne10.0%n/a –10.0%n/a257310
251Fiat Ducato10.0%-80% –10.0%-83%258263

Source: NAAMSA, Lightstone

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