Yes, we are already at the end of November but we finally have results for the double-cab bakkie race in South Africa with regards to the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux specifically, for October 2021. The information is based on what has been reported by Lightstone Auto.
Including the double-cab, extra-cab and single-cab body configurations, Lightstone confirms that the Toyota Hilux continues to lead the race with a total sales figure of 2 470 units while the Ford Ranger, which is soon to be replaced by a new model, paces behind with a figure of 1 363 units.
The sales driver for the Toyota Hilux once again was the double-cab variant with a figure of 1 116 units sold. This was followed by the single-cab boasting a result of 900 units and the extra-cab with 454 units. The Ford Ranger’s most popular bodystyle was the double-cab as well with a reported sales figure of 1 079 units while the single- and extra-cab sold 142 units each.
Year-to-date, the Hilux is well in the lead with a total of 31 101 units reportedly sold. The Ranger challenges this with a result of 16 983 units.
With a combined sales figure of 1 548 units of October 2021 is Isuzu D-Max, placing it above the Ranger in the sales charts. This model sold 828 double-cabs, 609 single-cabs and 111 extra-cabs. The year-to-date figure for this model is reportedly 13 521 units.
The Mahindra Pik-Up ended the month with a modest result of 561 units which consists of 217 double-cabs and 344 single-cabs. A year-to-date figure of 3 504 units has been reported.
Other one-tonne bakkies sold in South Africa such as the Nissan Navara, Mazda BT-50 and Volkswagen Amarok have not been detailed by Lightstone Auto.