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Best-selling cars in South Africa

Toyota’s Durban assembly plant is up and running again after nearly four months of being out of commission and this means the Hilux, South Africa’s most popular brand’s most popular model, is once again the best-selling vehicle in the country.

The Hilux has been the top performer on the sales charts for years but for the past few months has been knocked out of first place due to flooding that severely damaged the automaker’s factory and caused production of the bakkie to cease temporarily.

In May, the Toyota sold 1,368 units guaranteeing it third place, in June it moved 969 for 11th place, and in July its 1,012 sales scored it 10th place. In August, however, it’s back in first with a massive haul of 3,417 models.

Toyota’s other locally-produced vehicles including the Corolla Cross and Hiace are benefitting from the plant re-opening, too, with both these models sitting within the top-10 best-selling cars for last month.

What’s also standing out about the latest new-vehicle sales statistics is car buyers’ favouritism for crossovers and SUVs.

These multi-purpose body styles took home nine out of the top-20 best-selling spots for August, with bakkies and hatchbacks sitting in second both taking up five positions.

The best-sellers

The top 20 best-selling cars in South Africa for August 2022 are listed below.

BMW and Mercedes-Benz did not report sales per model and were therefore not included.

Click on the underlined prices for more information.


1. Toyota Hilux – 3,417 units


2. VW Polo Vivo – 2,359 units


3. Toyota Urban Cruiser – 1,905 units


4. Ford Ranger – 1,791 units


5. Isuzu D-Max – 1,789 units


6. Nissan NP200 – 1,397 units


7. Suzuki Swift – 1,369 units


8. VW Polo – 1,286 units


9. Toyota Corolla Cross – 1,129 units


10. Toyota Hiace – 1,008 units


11. VW T-Cross – 1,000 units


12. Renault Kiger – 999 units


13. Mahindra Pik Up – 896 units


14. Renault Kwid – 824 units


15. Chery Tiggo 4 Pro – 779 units


16. Toyota Starlet – 774 units


17. Haval Jolion – 738 units


18. Hyundai Venue – 712 units


19. Suzuki Vitara Brezza – 679 units


20. Toyota Fortuner – 667 units


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