Naamsa releases new vehicle sales figures - November 2013By Hanleigh Daniels 3 December 2013 | Categories: News
The official local body representing new vehicle manufacturers, Naamsa (National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa), has released its latest vehicle sales figures. These numbers reveal which were the best selling cars in South Africa during November 2013.
According to Naamsa, the total number of new vehicles sold in South Africa during November 2013 amounted to 50 806 units, resulting in a year-on-year decline of 4.6% or 2459 vehicles when compared to November 2012’s 53 265 units sold. Export sales also experienced a year-on-year drop of 4.8%.
The organisation’s data revealed that the new passenger car sector experienced the steepest decline last month, as sales dipped by 5.9% year-on-year, or 2164 units, when compared to sales of 36 431 new cars during November 2012. New light commercial vehicles, bakkies and mini-buses fared slightly better with sales of 13 719 units during November, reflecting a decline of 610 units or year-on-year drop of 4.3%.
Overall, dealer sales were responsible for the lion’s share (83%) of new local vehicle sales, whilst 8.5% were sales to the car rental industry, 3.2% represented sales to industry corporate fleets, and 5.3% were vehicle sales to government.
Top Performing: New Passenger vehicles November 2013
1. Toyota Etios 2591
2. VW Polo Vivo 2377
3. VW Polo 1618
Top performing: New light commercial vehicles November 2013
1. Toyota Hilux 3561
2. Ford Ranger 1937
3. Chevrolet Utility 1279
In other motoring related news, Chevrolet recently expanded its Cruze hatch and sedan ranges in South Africa, with the addition of a turbocharged derivatives that add a few minor feature upgrades to the lineup.
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