While Naamsa no longer releases individual model sales figures to the public, we have laid our hands on information confirming South Africa’s best-selling bakkies for October 2020.

And, for a change, the Toyota Hilux isn’t on top. Instead, the Ford Ranger (2 203) ends up as the best-selling bakkie locally during the month, with its Japanese rival having to settle for an unfamiliar second (with sales interestingly falling from 4 252 units in September to 1 390 in October, with the latter month featuring a switchover to the facelifted model). The Nissan NP200, meanwhile, remains in third place with 1 230 units registered.

The Isuzu D-Max (1 131) is just behind in fourth, with the Nissan NP300 Hardbody holding steady in fifth on 451 units. The Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-Up (336) climbs one spot to grab sixth, with the GWM Steed (191) likewise up one to seventh.

That sees the Mahindra Pik Up (176) fall to eighth, with the Volkswagen Amarok (108) again taking ninth. The Fiat Fullback (59), meanwhile, makes a rare appearance to snaffle the final spot on the list.

That means there’s no space in the top ten for the likes of the Mahindra Bolero (33), Mitsubishi Triton (29), Mazda BT-50 (16) and Nissan Navara (1).

South Africa’s 10 best-selling bakkies of October 2020

1. Ford Ranger – 2 203
2. Toyota Hilux – 1 390
3. Nissan NP200 – 1 230
4. Isuzu D-Max – 1 131
5. Nissan NP300 Hardbody – 451
6. Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-Up – 336
7. GWM Steed – 191
8. Mahindra Pik Up – 176
9. Volkswagen Amarok – 108
10. Fiat Fullback – 59