Namibia 2016. Sales dropped down. Volkswagen shines


Namibia Auto Market 2016 dropped down losing for the second year in a row and after a very positive decade. The pick up segment lost more than the average penalized by weak Toyota, Volkswagen shining in 2nd place.

In recent years, Namibia has consolidated a healthy position in the South African countries, thanks to the immense natural resources and the fast development of tourism. The automotive industry does not include local production, as almost all vehicles sold arrive from South Africa, both in case of transit from country of origin and for local (in SA) production.

Following healthy years, when domestic market volume doubled from the 2011, when it outpaced for the first time the 10.000 units to the 2014, at 22.027, the market took a rest in the 2015, declining 8.4% before dropping down in the 2016 at 16.598, -17.7.

Heavy Trucks segment fell 38.5% at 754 units, the car passengers was down 12.1% at 7.000 and the largest segment, the LCVs (95% pick ups) declined 19.5% at 8.844.

Toyota was again the best brands, albeit losing 29.6% of sales while the second, Volkswagen, improved by 24.1% (but in absolute selling near one-third of Toyota). Third was Ford, down 6.9%.

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Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will report year to date data updated.

Rank 2016Rank 2015ModelSales 2016Sales 20152016 Variation
11Toyota Hilux3.0004.259-29,6%
29Volkswagen Polo1.374497176,5%
32Toyota Hiace1.2001.260-4,8%
43Ford Ranger9941.093-9,1%
58Isuzu KB99056076,8%
64Nissan Hardbody9711.013-4,1%
714Toyota Fortuner62941252,7%
813Toyota RAV4348440-20,9%
816Volkswagen Amarok348396-12,1%
96Toyota Corolla326747-56,4%
107Toyota Etios312634-50,8%