The monthly Naamsa stats generally make for rather interesting reading. But, naturally, we tend to focus on the best-performing vehicles in terms of sales. Indeed, we’ve already reported the 10 best-selling passenger vehicles of November 2019, as well as listed the 10 best-selling bakkies in our market for the same period. But now we’ve decided to take a look at the worst-selling passenger car models on our shores.
Of course, we must point out that some automakers (such as Mercedes-Benz) disclose only aggregate sales statistics. Also, take note that – in order to make this list more relevant – we’ve excluded vehicle ranges that start at more than R500 000. Otherwise, this table would be dominated by luxury manufacturers such as Bentley, Ferrari and Maserati, whose high-priced vehicles traditionally sell in tiny numbers.
In addition, we don’t count sales from run-out stock of vehicles that have been officially discontinued locally (if the vehicle in question is no longer listed on the manufacturer’s local site, we won’t include it in the list below). And we’ve also heeded the call to include model ranges that failed to sell a single unit.
So, what happened in the eleventh month of 2019? Well, no examples of the Fiat 500X and Subaru Impreza were registered across the country, while just one unit of the Landwind X5 found a home.
Just two units apiece of the Abarth 595, Alfa Romeo Giulietta and GWM M4 ranges were sold, while Toyota’s Prius ended November on three units. The Honda Civic and Mahindra Thar each settled for four sales, while the Opel Adam finished the month on five.
Mahindra’s TUV300 and Suzuki’s Grand Vitara closed out the table with nine registrations apiece.
For reference, see October 2019’s list here.
SA's 12 worst-selling passenger cars (under R500k) of November 2019:
Fiat 500X – 0
Subaru Impreza – 0
Landwind X5 – 1
Abarth 595 – 2
Alfa Romeo Giulietta – 2
GWM M4 – 2
Toyota Prius – 3
Honda Civic – 4
Mahindra Thar – 4
Opel Adam – 5
Mahindra TUV300 – 9
Suzuki Grand Vitara – 9