Most popular car brands in South Africa for January 2013

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According to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA), a total of 55 007 new vehicles were sold across South Africa in 2013. This figure represents a 14.1% increase in sales when compared to the 48 211 new vehicles sold in December 2012. New passenger vehicle sales increased by 14.1% in January 2013 while Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sales increased by 19.3% in the same period. Here is a breakdown of the best-selling car brands and models for January 2013.

The top 3 most popular car brands in South Africa for January 2013.

Car BrandVolumeMarket Share %
1. Volkswagen10 51119.1%
2. Toyota10 21918.6%
3. General Motors SA5 58510.2%

1. Volkswagen – 10 511 units

Volkswagen is South Africa’s most popular new car brand for January 2013. Volkswagen performed particularly well in the passenger vehicle segment with sales totalling 9 781 units. Volkswagen was South Africa’s second best selling new car brand in 2012. In January 2013, the Polo Vivo was South Africa’s best selling vehicle followed by the VW Polo in a distant second place. Volkswagen is the most popular brand in the passenger vehicle segment.

Volkswagen – best selling models – January 2013

ModelSales: January2013
1. Volkswagen Polo Vivo4 047 (+1 900)
2. Volkswagen Polo2 790 (+483)
3. Audi A4509 (+179)
4. VW Jetta 6340 (-147)
5. VW Tiguan316 (+19)

2. Toyota – 10 219 units

Toyota is South Africa’s second most popular new car brand for January 2013 and was South Africa’s best selling car brand for 2012. Like Volkswagen, Toyota sold well in the passenger vehicle segment with sales totalling 5 969 units. Toyota also dominated the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) segment with sales amounting to 3 986 units. The Toyota Hilux bakkie and the Toyota Etios remain top sellers for the brand.

Toyota – best selling models – January 2013

ModelSales: January 2013
1. Toyota Hilux2 634 (-75)
2. Toyota Etios2 515 (+794)
3. Toyota Corolla1 345 (+735)
4. Toyota Quantum997 (+114)
5. Toyota Fortuner734 (-245)

3. General Motors SA - 5 585 unit

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) is South Africa’s third most popular car brand for January 2013. GMSA was also South Africa’s third best selling car brand for 2012. In January 2013, GMSA sold 2 465 new passenger vehicles and 2 922 vehicles in the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) segment. The Isuzu KB bakkie and the Chevrolet Utility are top selling vehicles in the GMSA stable.

General Motors SA – best selling models – January 2013

ModelSales: January 2013
1. Chevrolet Utility1 528 (+371)
2. Isuzu KB1 351 (+345)
3. Chevrolet Cruze551 (+121)
4. Chevrolet Spark449 (+41)
5. Chevrolet Aveo426 (-47)

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