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The South African new vehicle market is up 2.5% year-on-year in July to 47.881 units, almost lifting the year-to-date tally to neutral territory at -0.3% to 315.293 registrations. Toyota (+27%) files above all other manufacturers at 26.8% share vs. 24.5% so far in 2018, while the Volkswagen Group (+4%) just outpaces the market to 16.1% vs. 15.6% but Ford (-13%) sinks to 10.1% share. Suzuki (+66%) is the only impressive performer in the remainder of the Top 10 whereas GM/Isuzu (-40%), Renault (-18%) and Mercedes (-15%) all fall heavily. Further down, Mitsubishi (+94%), Volvo (+60%), Mahindra (+33%) and Honda (+25%) impress. Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Hilux (+9%) continues to reign supreme, now sporting a 5.637-unit YTD advantage over the Ford Ranger, while the VW Polo is boosted up 74% to #2 by the new generation. The Toyota Corolla (+38%) is likely benefiting from rebates ahead of the arrival of the new gen hatch, with the Toyota Yaris (+302%), Ford Figo (+128%), Hyundai Grand i10 (+102%), Hyundai i20 (+87%), Toyota RAV4 (+48%), Kia Picanto (+36%) and Toyota Avanza (+30%) also showing great health in the Top 20. The Toyota Rush lands directly on South African shores at an excellent 24th spot.
One year ago: South Africa July 2017: Toyota Hilux reclaims YTD lead
Full July 2018 Top 35 manufacturers and Top 250 models below.