The Toyota Hilux breaks the 10% share milestone for the first time in South Africa.
The South African new vehicle market skids down -1.6% year-on-year in June to 45.939 registrations, meaning the year-to-date tally is now down -3.7% to 257.610. Toyota (+3.3%) remains head and shoulders above the competition with 26.6% share, distancing the Volkswagen Group (+7.7%) at 15.7%, Nissan (-9.5%) at 9.8% and Ford (-5.4%) at 8.4%. Suzuki (+55%) is the best performer in the Top 10 just as Mercedes (-24.4%), Hyundai-Kia (-19.5%) and the BMW Group (-16%) all sink. Chinese brand Haval remains at #12 with 1.4% share.
The Toyota Hilux (+21.2%) posts a very solid gain to break the 10% market share milestone for the first time ever at 10.4%, its previous best being 8.9% last March. It distances the VW Polo Vivo (+11.6%) and Polo (+34.3%) just as its archenemy the Ford Ranger (-22.3) falls heavily at #4. The Isuzu D-Max is up two spots to #6 to continue to lead new launches ahead of the Haval H2 (#28), Toyota Rush (#47) and Haval H1 (#50). Notice also the Ford Ecosport (+270.6%), Ford Figo (+220.7%), Renault Clio (+160.6%), Mazda CX-3 (+93%), Suzuki Swift (+80.9%), Hyundai Tucson (+76.7%), Datsun GO (+55.2%) and Toyota Fortuner (+18.5%) all posting spectacular gains in the Top 30.
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