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Best-selling bakkies and SUVs in South Africa

The bakkie is one of South Africa’s biggest vehicle segments by sales volume, while the SUV segment is the biggest by variety.

These body styles combined account for around half of the country’s new vehicle sales every month, while the rest are split between the remaining categories.

However, it does seem like there is more buying power behind bakkies in the local market – as the top 10 bakkies collectively sold 8,589 units in October 2021.

This is compared to the top 10 SUVs selling a significantly lower 6,718 units.

Additionally, crossovers are often classified as SUVs for sales reporting, and as a result the biggest chunk of the best-selling SUVs in South Africa comprise these “mini SUVs”.

Toyota is the biggest player in both the SUV and bakkie segments, with two vehicles found in each.

VW is also up there, with one bakkie and two SUVs finding their way onto the top 10 lists.


We found out which bakkies and SUVs local motorists love the most, below, using Naamsa’s new vehicle sales data for October 2021.

It must be noted that BMW and Mercedes-Benz were not included in the lists, as these brands do not report sales by model.


VW Amarok – 142 units

Toyota Land Cruiser 79 – 216 units

GWM P-Series – 501 units

Nissan NP200 – 520 units

Mahindra Pik Up – 561 units

GWM Steed – 618 units

Nissan Navara – 650 units

Ford Ranger – 1,363 units

Isuzu D-Max – 1,548 units

Toyota Hilux – 2,470 units


Ford EcoSport – 292 units

VW Tiguan – 416 units

Hyundai Creta – 463 units

Suzuki Vitara Brezza – 487 units

Nissan Magnite – 625 units

Toyota Fortuner – 660 units

VW T-Cross – 674 units

Renault Kiger – 811 units

Haval Jolion – 1,020 units

Toyota Urban Cruiser – 1,270 units


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