We’ve managed to get our hands on double-cab bakkie sales statistics for August 2020, which again allows us to see which model is winning the sales race in South Africa after the first eight months of the year.

While Naamsa no longer releases individual model sales figures to the public (though we did manage to unearth the broader bakkie stats for August 2020), a record of sales by body style is indeed kept. Thanks to our studious friends over at Lightstone Auto, we’re able to shed some light on the matter.

According to Lightstone Auto, the Toyota Hilux is still leading the double-cab pack in 2020 (a year admittedly ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic) so far, with 9 668 units registered.

Ford’s Ranger is next with 7 770 double-cab units, while Isuzu’s D-Max (including a handful of KB-badged examples sold before the switch to the aforementioned moniker) completes the podium after eight months with 3 395 units.

For the record, in the month of August 2020, the Hilux managed 1 850 double-cab units (out of a total of 3 613 units across the range), ahead of the Ranger’s 1 187 units and the D-Max’s 582.

Interestingly, the single-cab race after the first eight months of the year is also led by the Hilux (6 543), which is some way ahead of the D-Max/KB (4 272), Ranger (1 597) and Mahindra Pik Up (1 485).

Earlier in 2020, Toyota SA Motors said its Hilux grabbed back the double-cab bakkie sales crown in 2019, claiming a 33 percent share of the segment. According to Toyota, as many as 18 712 double-cab versions of its Hilux were registered locally in 2019, representing a three percent year-on-year increase. Ford was a mere 349 units behind.