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Best-selling car brands in South Africa

South African new car sales in February 2022 jumped by 6,580 units (18.4%) when compared to February 2021, coming in at a total of 44,229 new vehicles sold in the country.

Export sales during the month also recorded a significant increase of 3,590 units (12.3%), to 32,867 units, when compared to the same time last year.

This is according to Naamsa’s new vehicle sales statistics for February 2022.

The numbers

The passenger car market in February saw 29,563 new vehicles being sold in the country, an increase of 22.4%.

Domestic sales of light commercial vehicles – including bakkies and mini-buses – recorded 12,290 sales, a 9.4% gain.

Medium and heavy truck sales in South Africa also saw a positive move in February, selling 572 units and 1,804 units, respectively. This is an increase of 7.5% and 23.5%.

Out of the total reported new vehicle sales, an estimated 84.9% represented dealer sales, 10.1% represented sales to the vehicle rental industry, 3.8% represented sales to the government, and 1.2% represented sales to industry corporate fleets.

Best-selling brands

The majority of the best-selling vehicle brands in South Africa saw their sales increase in February 2022 when compared to a month before.

After recording one of its best performances ever in January, Toyota went on to sell even more units in February – despite the month being a few days shorter.

With 13,458 units sold, Toyota remains steadfast as the country’s best-selling automaker.

It is followed by VW in second, with 6,153 units.

Suzuki maintained its spot in third place, while Hyundai is 223 units behind in fourth place.

Nissan then moved from seventh in January to fifth, with Haval moving one spot down to sixth in February.

Renault now sits in seventh, after being sixth the month before, while Ford kept its place in eighth.

Kia ranked ninth and Isuzu tenth in February 2022, as they did the January.

Detailed below are the best-selling car brands in South Africa for February 2022.

Click on the underlined names for more information.


10. Isuzu – 1,677 units


9. Kia – 1,737 units


8. Ford – 1,877 units


7. Renault – 2,047 units


6. Haval – 2,054 units


5. Nissan – 2,126 units


4. Hyundai – 3,017 units


3. Suzuki – 3,240 units


2. VW – 6,153 units


1. Toyota – 13,458 units


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