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Best-selling SUVs in South Africa

The SUV remained a popular choice in South Africa in January, with the top 15 models collectively selling 9,616 (23%) out of the 41,382 total new vehicles sold in the country during the month.

Following another record-breaking month for Toyota, the brand now sits at the top of the best-selling SUV, bakkie, and hatchback lists in the country.

Toyota achieved first and second place in the top-selling SUV category with its Urban Cruiser and Corolla Cross, respectively, followed by the Haval Jolion in third.

These three models were the only SUVs to sell over 1,000 units in January, with the VW T-Cross ranking fourth with 781 units moved.

Fifth place once again goes to Toyota for its Fortuner SUV.

Another staggering statistic for South Africa’s favourite automaker is the fact that the Toyota Land Cruiser 300, with a starting price of R1,283,200, sold 249 units.

The Haval H6 performed well in January, too, selling 394 units compared to 176 units in December 2021.

The SUVs

The best-selling SUVs in South Africa in January 2022, according to Naamsa’s new vehicle sales report, are listed below.

For the purposes of sales reporting, many crossovers are recorded in the SUV segment – and thus feature in the best-sellers list below.

It must be noted that BMW and Mercedes-Benz do not report sales by model and therefore were not included.

Click on the underlined prices for more information.


15. Mazda CX-5 – 222 units


14. VW T-Roc – 247 units


13. Toyota Land Cruiser 300 – 249 units


12. Suzuki Jimny – 281 units


11. Haval H6 – 394 units


10. Hyundai Venue – 464 units


9. Suzuki Vitara Brezza – 558 units


8. Nissan Magnite – 570 units


7. Renault Kiger – 604 units


6. Ford EcoSport – 691 units


5. Toyota Fortuner – 707 units


4. VW T-Cross – 781 units


3. Haval Jolion – 1,038 units


2. Toyota Corolla Cross – 1,356 units


1. Toyota Urban Cruiser – 1,454 units


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