The sales figures for February 2020 are in ... and as many as 1 017 units separate the top two vehicles on our list of South Africa’s best-selling bakkies.
According to Naamsa, February’s new vehicle industry sales came in at 43 485 units, representing a 0,7 percent fall compared with the corresponding month in 2019. The light commercial segment, meanwhile, showed a 17,7 percent drop to 11 625 units compared with February 2019.
Well, the locally built Toyota Hilux stayed at the very summit of the table, ahead of the (likewise SA-made) Ford Ranger, which again had to settle for second place. By our maths, the Hilux is ahead of its Blue Oval brand by some 1 963 units, year to date.
The expanded Isuzu D-Max range climbed one place to third, forcing the Nissan NP200 down one to fourth. The Nissan NP300/Hardbody, Mahindra Pik Up and Toyota’s Land Cruiser Pick-up, meanwhile, held steady in fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.
The Volkswagen Amarok moved up one place to eighth, while the GWM Steed fell a spot to ninth, leaving the Nissan Navara to again close out the table in tenth.
That means there was no room for the Mahindra Bolero (93), Mitsubishi Triton (39), Fiat Fullback (14) or Mazda BT-50 (14) on the list in February 2020. As a reminder, Mercedes-Benz South Africa doesn’t report individual model sales, so it’s hard to tell exactly how many X-Class units were sold during the month (despite Mercedes confirming production will end later in 2020, we suspect the local arm is still carrying stock).
See the top ten list below, and have a look at January 2020’s figures here.
South Africa’s 10 best-selling bakkies of February 2020:
1. Toyota Hilux – 2 895
2. Ford Ranger – 1 878
3. Isuzu D-Max – 1 333
4. Nissan NP200 – 1 167
5. Nissan NP300/Hardbody – 737
6. Mahindra Pik Up – 327
7. Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up – 218
8. Volkswagen Amarok – 176
9. GWM Steed – 156
10. Nissan Navara – 125