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Best-selling car brands in South Africa in July

Toyota is once again the best-selling new vehicle brand in South Africa, with VW sitting comfortably in second position.

Third place has now been taken over by Hyundai, however, which beat Ford in the local market by 338 units.

This is according to Naamsa, the automotive business council of South Africa, which recorded new vehicle sales for 41 vehicle brands in the country during July 2021.

The numbers show that local vehicle sales for the month improved by 544 units (1.7%), while exports took an 8,381 unit (33.1%) dive due to several factors – including the recent political unrest and the Transnet cyberattack.

Of the reported 32,949 new vehicles sold in July, 86% represents dealer sales, 9.2% represents sales to the rental industry, 2.7% represents corporate fleets, and 2.1% represents government sales.

The total industry sales are then divided into the following segments:

  • Passenger cars – 20,575 units
  • Light commercial vehicles, bakkies, and minibuses – 10,266 units
  • Medium trucks – 587 units
  • Heavy trucks and buses – 1,521 units

Best-selling brands

The best-selling vehicle brands in South Africa are determined by looking at the number of new vehicles a certain brand sold in the country in a month.

Although several manufacturers also export a large number of cars, vehicles that are bound for export are not accounted for in the “best-selling brands” list.

In terms of exports, BMW ranks first with 5,000 units shipped to global markets during July 2021, followed by Ford with 4,308 units shipped.

Toyota comes in third place with 3,775 units, and VW in fourth with 3,269 units.

Detailed below are the best-selling brands in South Africa in July 2021, according to local new vehicle sales.

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Toyota – 8,320 units

VW – 5,078 units

Hyundai – 2,698 units

Ford – 2,360 units

Nissan – 2,354 units

Suzuki – 1,532 units

Haval – 1,525 units

Renault – 1,522 units

Kia – 1,501 units

Isuzu – 1,193 units

Special Mention

Local sales figures for select luxury brands in the country were also provided.

Bentley – 4 units

Ferrari – 6 units

Lamborghini – 3 units

Porsche – 66 units


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