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South Africa October 2022: Toyota monopolises podium, Haval H6 #10 in market up 11.4%

The Toyota Corolla Cross ranks #2 in South Africa in October.

The South African new vehicle market continues to evolve markedly above year-ago levels with October up 11.4% year-on-year to 45,996 sales. Light Commercial are up 14.3% to 12,738 sales and passenger cars gain 10.4% to 30,597, helped by strong sales to rental companies. Dealership sales account for 82.6% of the market, rental sales are at 13.1%, government at 2.4% and corporate fleets at 1.9%.

In the manufacturer charts, Toyota is a comfortable leader at 27.3% share vs. 25.2% last month. In contrast, the VW Group falls hard from 14.1% share in September to 10.7% now. Suzuki follows at 8.9% ahead of Nissan at 6.5% and Hyundai at 5.9%. Haval shoots up six spots on last month to #6% and 5.7% vs. 2.2% in September. Ford (#7) and Isuzu (#8) exchange positions, Renault is down three ranks to #9 and Kia rounds out the Top 10.

Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Hilux remains king with 7.7% of the market and the Japanese brands monopolises the podium with the Corolla Cross up five spots on last month to #2 and the Toyota Urban Cruiser up one to #3. The Ford Ranger (+1) and Isuzu D-Max (-2) round out the Top 5. Below, the Suzuki Swift is up three ranks on September to #6, and is followed by the VW Polo Vivo (-5), Toyota Hiace (-2) and Nissan NP200 (+1). The Haval H6 leaps up 29 spots on last month to break into the South African Top 10 at #10 and is immediately followed by the Haval Jolion (+21).

Previous month: South Africa September 2022: Market up 10.8%, exports up 104.6%

Full October 2022 Top 10 brands and Top 50 models below.

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