The sales figures for the eleventh month of 2017 are in and the gap between the two vehicles fighting for the title of South Africa’s best-selling bakkie has grown a little more.
According to Naamsa, November 2017 aggregate new vehicle sales at 49 754 units increased by 7,2% year-on-year. At 14 587 units, meanwhile, the light commercial segment reflected a fall of 7,4% compared to the same month in 2016 (also, be sure to check out the 10 best-selling passenger cars and the 12 worst-selling passenger cars).
So, exactly what happened in November 2017?
Well, after missing out to the Ford Ranger in October, the Toyota Hilux (which recently benefited from a range revision) grabbed back top spot, forcing its perennial foe back into second. The Japanese bakkie beat the Ranger by 185 units in November, stretching its year-to-date lead to a virtually unassailable 2 911 units.
The Isuzu KB, meanwhile, held steady in third, while the Nissan NP300 climbed one to fourth. This saw the Nissan NP200 drop a place to fifth, with the Volkswagen Amarok (set to be offered locally in manual V6 form, complete with low-range, next year) moving up to sixth as sales of the half-tonne Chevrolet Utility (the brand leaves South Africa at the end of 2017) tumbled yet again.
The Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up, Mahindra (Scorpio) Pik-Up and Nissan Navara all held their places to close out the table. That means there’s again no room for the Mazda BT-50 (70), Mahindra Bolero (62), Mitsubishi Triton (50) or Fiat Fullback (29) in November.
See the top ten list below, and have a look at October’s figures here.
South Africa’s 10 best-selling bakkies of November 2017:
1. Toyota Hilux – 3 243
2. Ford Ranger – 3 058
3. Isuzu KB – 1 499
4. Nissan NP300 – 1 465
5. Nissan NP200 – 976
6. Volkswagen Amarok – 254
7. Chevrolet Utility – 198
8. Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up – 168
9. Mahindra Pik-Up – 138
10. Nissan Navara – 117
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