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South Africa November 2018: VW Polo and Polo Vivo jump up in market down 4.6%

VW Polo sales surge 67% thanks to the new generation.

The South African new vehicle market drops 4.6% year-on-year in November to 47.486 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally down 0.9% to 512.217. Toyota (-5%) remains the most popular manufacturer in the country at 23% share, distancing the Volkswagen Group (+14%) at 17.8% and Ford (-21%) at 12.1%. The BMW Group (+19%), Renault (+18%), Nissan (+8%) and Mazda (+7%) also sign positive scores within the Top 10 whereas Isuzu (-32%), Hyundai-Kia (-22%) and Mercedes (-19%) crumble. Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Hilux (-0.2%) resists the assault of the new gen VW Polo (+67%) while the Ford Ranger (-18%) climbs back onto the podium but endures the largest decline in the Top 10 alongside the Toyota Fortuner. The Ford Figo (+132%), Nissan NP200 (+74%), VW Polo Vivo (+24%) and Toyota Quantum (+11%) all post very healthy results in the remainder of the Top 10, with the Toyota Yaris (+966%), Nissan Micra (+130%), Renault Sandero (+111%), Hyundai Grand i10 (+105%), Renault Duster (+93%), Kia Sportage (+90%), Nissan Almera (+70%) and Isuzu KB (+63%) also in great shape further down.

Previous month: South Africa October 2018: Toyota Hilux and Yaris strong, market up 1.7%

One year ago: South Africa November 2017: Toyota Hilux back in charge

Full November 2018 Top 35 All-brands and Top 250 All-models below.

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