The sales figures for November 2019 are in … and 694 units separate the top two vehicles on our list of South Africa’s best-selling bakkies.
According to Naamsa, November’s new vehicle industry sales came in at 44 738 units, representing a fall of 5,8 percent compared with the corresponding month in 2018. The light commercial segment (10 679 units), meanwhile, showed a considerable decline of 22,1 percent compared with November 2018. So, what exactly happened in terms of bakkie sales (check out our list of SA's best-selling passenger cars and the worst-sellers, too) in the eleventh month of 2019?
Well, the Toyota Hilux remained at the top of the table ahead of the Ford Ranger, which again had to settle for second place (after the first eleven months of the year, the Hilux finds itself an unassailable 14 536 units ahead of its Blue Oval rival).
The Isuzu D-Max – having late in 2018 switched from the KB badge – held steady in third (its final figure comprised 1 299 units of the D-Max and eight units of the KB). The Nissan NP200, meanwhile, remained in fourth despite dipping below the 700-unit mark.
The Nissan NP300/Hardbody, Mahindra Pik-Up, Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up and Volkswagen Amarok stayed in fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively, while the Nissan Navara moved up one to ninth and GWM’s Steed fell a spot to tenth.
That means there was no room for the Mahindra Bolero (65), Mitsubishi Triton (26), Mazda BT-50 (25) or Fiat Fullback (four) on the list in November 2019. 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.
See the top ten list below, and have a look at October 2019’s figures here.
South Africa’s 10 best-selling bakkies of November 2019:
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