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The 3 pre-owned cars in 6 major segments South Africans searched for the most in 2021

The latest AutoTrader industry report shows us the pre-owned vehicles in each major segment South Africans searched for the most in 2021.

The report compiled data from more than 637 million total searches and 870 million page views to determine the most-searched-for cars in six major categories, out of a total of 18.

Over 102 million body-type-only searches were conducted on AutoTrader in 2021, reflecting a 27% increase when compared to the year before. This indicates that there is a growing need for specific body styles, said the report.

“When considering SUV-only body-type searches, car-shoppers were less concerned about specific models but rather focused on preferred brands.”

The SUV remained as popular as ever as it turned out to be the most-searched-for body style throughout the year. However, if the searches for both single and double-cab bakkies were combined, this category would have been on top, said AutoTrader.

VW then leads the “body-type specific searches” by appearing in four of the top six categories, and fully occupying the hatchback segment’s top three spots.

Toyota can be found in three of the top six categories, taking the lead in the single and double-cab bakkie, as well as the SUV segments.

BMW and Mercedes-Benz stood out as popular searches for local consumers, too, with both brands seeing three models featured in the top six vehicle segments.

“The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe continues to show popularity for consumers looking for a sportier executive sedan, surpassing the BMW 2 Series within the coupe category,” said AutoTrader.

The cars

The most-searched-for pre-owned models by body type on AutoTrader in 2021 were as follows:

Coupe

  1. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
  2. BMW 1 Series Coupe
  3. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

Double Cab Bakkie

  1. Toyota Hilux
  2. Ford Ranger
  3. VW Amarok

Single Cab Bakkie

  1. Toyota Hilux
  2. Ford Ranger
  3. Toyota Land Cruiser 79

Hatchback

  1. VW Polo
  2. VW Golf
  3. VW Polo Vivo

Sedan

  1. BMW 3 Series
  2. Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  3. VW Polo Sedan

SUV

  1. Toyota Fortuner
  2. VW Tiguan
  3. BMW X5


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