Naamsa, South Africa’s automotive business council, has released its new vehicle sales statistics for the country for June 2021.
“The recovery in the new vehicle market is gaining momentum and [is] in line with industry expectations,” said the council.
Total new vehicles sales in June 2021, at 38,030 units, reflected an increase of 20.2% when compared to June 2020.
Out of the total reported new vehicles sales in June 2021, an estimated 86.3% represented dealer sales, 7.6% represented the vehicle rental industry, 3.9% went to corporate fleets, and 2.2% to the government.
The total industry sales are divided into the following segments:
- Passenger cars – 24,482 units
- Light commercial vehicles, bakkies, and mini-buses – 11,208 units
- Medium trucks – 687 units
- Heavy trucks and buses – 1,653 units
Naamsa also looked at vehicle exports from the country.
“The June 2021 exports sales number at 28,384 units reflected an increase of 9,576 vehicles, or 50.9%, compared to the 18,808 vehicles exported in June 2020,” said Naamsa.
“For the first six months of 2021, vehicle exports were now 65.8% above the corresponding period last year.”
The Naamsa new vehicle sales report further detailed the best-selling brands in South Africa for June 2021.
Toyota ranked at the top for new vehicle sales, with a total of 17,127 units sold – 9,630 domestically and 7,497 exports.
Its closest rival, VW, had domestic sales of 5,530 units and exports of 7,188 units.
Ford retained a comfortable third place, with a total of 9,066 new vehicles sold – including imports and exports.
Sales figures for selected luxury brands in the country were also provided:
- Bentley – 5 units
- Ferrari – 6 units
- Lamborghini – 5 units
- Porsche – 95 units
The list below provides an overview of the best-selling car brands in South Africa, based on local new vehicle sales.
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