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South Africa August 2022: Toyota Hilux back on top in market up 14.2%

The Toyota Hilux is the best-selling vehicle in South Africa in August.

The South African new vehicle market continues on its impressive run in August with 47,420 registrations, up 14.2% year-on-year. The year-to-date tally now stands at 344,224 units, up 13.8% over the same period in 2021. Among these, Passenger Cars amount to 31,269 for the month (+14.6%) and 238,844 year-to-date (+23.1%). Exports shoot up 47% to 28,662 for the month and 5.8% YTD to 222,638. The Top 7 manufacturers remain unchanged on last month, with Toyota (23.5% share) the runaway leader and returning to its pre-flood level, followed by the Volkswagen Group (14.1%) and Suzuki (8.8%). Then we have Hyundai (6.6%), Nissan (5.6%), Renault (5%) and Ford (4.9%). Isuzu overtakes Kia to rank #8 while Haval is up one spot on July to re-enter the Top 10 at #10.

Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux rallies back 9 spots on last month to reclaim the top spot it held over the Full Year 2021 as stocks jump back to pre-flood levels. The VW Polo Vivo is up one rank on July to #2, distancing last month’s leader the Toyota Urban Cruiser imported from India. The Ford Ranger is down two spots to #4 ahead of the Isuzu D-Max (-1), Nissan NP 200 (+1) and Suzuki Swift (-2). The VW Polo stays at #8 while both the Toyota Corolla Cross and Hiace rise from outside the July Top 10 directly inside the Top 10. The Toyota Fortuner (#20) is also back in the Top 50 while the Haval H6 is up 17 ranks to #27.

Previous month: South Africa July 2022: First ever win for the Toyota Urban Cruiser, market shooting up  30.9%

Previous year: South Africa Full Year 2021: Toyota Hilux #1 for 9th straight year, market up 22.1%

Full August 2022 Top 38 all manufacturers and Top 50 models below.

South Africa August 2022 – manufacturers:

PosManufacturerAug-22%Jul
1Toyota11,13823.5%1
2Volkswagen Group6,69314.1%2
3Suzuki4,1648.8%3
4Hyundai3,1296.6%4
5Nissan2,6445.6%5
6Renault2,3505.0%6
7Ford2,3414.9%7
8Isuzu2,1224.5%9
9Kia2,0354.3%8
10Haval 1,7973.8%11
11Mahindra1,3322.8%12
12Chery1,3202.8%13
13BMW Group1,0642.2%10
14Mercedes9992.1%15
15Stellantis7301.5%14
16Daimler Trucks4721.0%16
17Mazda4450.9%17
18FAW Trucks3090.7%23
19Mitsubishi2970.6%19
20Volvo Group2930.6%21
21UD Trucks2550.5%22
22Scania2290.5%24
23Honda2200.5%18
24JAC1520.3%25
25Man1500.3%28
26Jaguar Land Rover1140.2%20
27Porsche1110.2%27
28Powerstar1010.2%33
29Volvo Cars910.2%26
30Subaru810.2%30
31Tata760.2%29
32Iveco580.1%31
33VECV South Africa400.1%32
34Babcock300.1%34
35Mercedes Buses210.0%n/a
36Lamborghini80.0%37
37Ferrari (Scuderia)60.0%36
38Bentley30.0%35

South Africa August 2022 – models:

PosModelAug-22%JulFY21
1Toyota Hilux3,4177.8%101
2VW Polo Vivo2,3595.4%32
3Toyota Urban Cruiser1,9054.4%110
4Ford Ranger1,7914.1%23
5Isuzu D-Max1,7894.1%45
6Nissan NP2001,3973.2%78
7Suzuki Swift1,3693.1%511
8VW Polo1,2863.0%84
9Toyota Corolla Cross1,1292.6%n/a31
10Toyota Hiace1,0082.3%n/a6
11VW T-Cross1,0002.3%1114
12Renault Kiger9992.3%9n/a
13Mahindra Scorpio Pik Up8962.1%1226
14Renault Kwid8241.9%1312
15Chery Tiggo 4 Pro7791.8%15n/a
16Toyota Starlet7741.8%67
17Haval Jolion7381.7%1722
18Hyundai Venue7121.6%1417
19Suzuki Vitara Brezza6791.6%1630
20Toyota Fortuner6671.5%n/a9
21Nissan NP300 Navara6611.5%2333
22Hyundai Atos6091.4%1824
23Kia Picanto5921.4%1918
24Hyundai Grand i105241.2%4320
25Suzuki S-Presso4831.1%2216
26Ford Ecosport4771.1%2121
27Haval H64771.1%44n/a
28Suzuki Baleno4761.1%25n/a
29GWM Steed4401.0%32n/a
30Nissan Magnite4120.9%3435
31Toyota Land Cruiser PU4010.9%4239
32Renault Triber3940.9%2715
33Toyota Agya3770.9%2623
34Kia Sonet3710.9%2044
35VW Taigo3630.8%24 –
36VW Tiguan3580.8%3736
37Suzuki Jimny3260.7%3341
38Chery Tiggo 7 Pro3210.7%31n/a
39Hyundai i203150.7%3627
40Kia Rio3020.7%n/a29
41VW T-Roc2730.6%5032
42Suzuki Ertiga2690.6%4150
43Suzuki Dzire2650.6%28n/a
44Mahindra XUV3002550.6%40n/a
45Toyota Prado2430.6%n/an/a
46Mazda CX-52400.6%n/a38
47Hyundai H100 Bakkie2310.5%4643
48Chery Tiggo 8 Pro2200.5%48n/a
49Kia Pegas2050.5%n/an/a
50Hyundai Creta1950.4%4528

Source: NAAMSA, many thanks to Anton

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