By 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%.

Sales breakdown

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

Model                                                                                                                         Volume

1. Toyota Etios                                                                                                            2591

2. VW Polo Vivo                                                                                                          2377

3. VW Polo                                                                                                                  1618

Top performing: New light commercial vehicles November 2013

Model                                                                                                                           Volume

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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