Audi and VW will both launch six new cars in South Africa in 2022, as well as update existing models.
This follows a strong year of new vehicle sales by Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA), which comprises the two brands.
VWSA boosted its market share in South Africa in 2021 to 22.3%. The company delivered 71,577 vehicles during the year, reflecting an increase of 8,095 units (11%) when compared to 2020.
“This means around one in every four passenger vehicles sold locally was either a Volkswagen or Audi model,” said VWSA.
What’s coming in 2022
This year VW will introduce six new vehicles.
The Golf 8 R is expected to reach the country in the first quarter of the year, while the Taigo is expected in the second quarter, VW South Africa told TopAuto.
Audi will have an equally busy 2022 as it is launching its fully-electric e-tron range at the start of the year.
The launch of the new RS3 Sportback and Sedan, along with an updated S8 Sedan, is also expected.
Sales in 2021
The new models launching follow excellent sales for VWSA in 2021, which were split into the following categories:
- Audi – 5,712 units
- VW Passenger Cars – 60,959 units
- VW Commercial Vehicles – 4,906 units
VW Passenger Cars sold an impressive 7,640 more units in 2021 compared to the year before.
The Polo Vivo was the brand’s most popular passenger car, with 21,877 units sold, while the T-Cross also stood out with 7,516 units sold.
The Commercial Vehicles department improved its sales year-on-year by 13%, with the Amarok selling 1,770 units.
In the premium segment, Audi achieved an 18.4% overall market share – with the Q3 SUV being the brand’s best-selling model at 900 units.