South Africa best-selling cars ranking in 2019 was dominated by three models with a combined share above 23%. Indeed, the Volkswagen Polo, the Toyota Hilux and the Ford Ranger held a huge market share, despite of the growth new models like Renault Kwid.
In South Africa, over 10% of new light vehicles market was concentrated in a single model, the local produced Volkswagen Polo, sold both as sedan and hatch version. During the last decade, this model reached a record share of 11.3% in the 2010, with a negative peak of 9.4% in the 2017 during the run out and launch of the last generation, before to recover 10% quota in the 2018 and held it during the 2019, which ended at 10.4%.
While Polo is the best choice for people living in towns, the Toyota Hilux is the best for travelling and was the best second model in the market with a share grew up during the last decade and actually at the highest level, with 2019 ending at the new record of 8.2%, 0.6 points above the 2018 record.
In third place the Ford Ranger which has declined in 2019 (at 5%) after the strong performance scored in the 2017 (6.2%) and 2018 (5.8%).
It is impressive that these three models represent over 23% of the total market!
Tables with sales figures
In the tables below we report sales for top 50 models.