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South Africa February 2019: Toyota, Renault resist in market down 7.1%

The new generation Toyota RAV4 has landed in South Africa.

The South African new vehicle market drops -6.7% year-on-year in February to 43.251 registrations, meaning the year-to-date tally is now down -7.1% to 85.606 units. Toyota (+1.4%), the VW Group (+0.1%) and Nissan (-1.3%) buck the negative trend to top the manufacturers ranking as does Renault (+12.9%) posting a fantastic double-digit gain at #6, but Ford (-20.6%), Mercedes (-17.8%), Hyundai-Kia (-17.3%) and the BMW Group (-12.3%) are in great difficulty in the remainder of the Top 10. Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux (+4%), VW Polo Vivo (+29.5%) and Ford Ranger (+14.4%) dominate with gains, distancing the VW Polo (-28.5%) and Nissan NP200 (+18.3%). The Renault Kwid (+83.7%), Isuzu D-Max (#9), VW Amarok (+205.6%) and Toyota RAV4 (+75.7%) shine.

Previous month: South Africa January 2019: Toyota Hilux threatened by new generation VW Polo

One year ago: South Africa February 2018: Toyota Hilux and VW Polo top market down 3.8%

Full February 2018 Top 35 All-manufacturers and Top 245 All-models below.

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