While Naamsa no longer releases individual model sales to the public, we’ve laid our hands on Volkswagen South Africa’s figures for December 2020.
For the record, VW Group South Africa registered 5 761 passenger-vehicle sales in the final month of the year, including the Audi brand. In total (that is, adding light- and medium-commercial vehicles to the mix), VW Group SA hit 6 139 units.
So, which passenger-vehicle models performed best for the Wolfsburg-based brand in December? Well, as is so often the case, the Polo Vivo was again SA’s best-selling passenger car for the month, ending December on 2 022 units. The likewise locally produced Polo hatchback was next on 1 569 units.
Then came the T-Cross (823), ahead of the soon-to-be-facelifted Tiguan (274) and Polo sedan (251). The T-Roc managed 129 units, while the outgoing Golf 7 dropped to 37 units (likely in run-out ahead of the arrival of the Golf 8). The Caddy MPV added 19 units and the Touareg some 18 units, while the Kombi brought up the rear with seven registrations.
In the light-commercial space, the Caddy led the way for VW with 159 units, followed by the Amarok (129), which saw the double-cab-only range rank ninth on the list of SA's best-selling bakkies. The Transporter line-up added seven units, while the Crafter managed 83 units in the medium-commercial segment.
Audi’s top-seller for December, meanwhile, was again the Q2 on 145 units, with the A3 Sportback (96), Q3 (73), Q5 (72), A3 Sedan (70) and A1 Sportback (54) also making it past the 50-unit mark for the Ingolstadt-based firm.
The Q3 Sportback ended the month on 36 registrations, a number matched by the facelifted A4 sedan. The likewise refreshed Q7 (15), along with the Q8 (7), A6 (2), TT (6) and A5 Sportback (1), didn’t make it out of single figures.