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

While Naamsa no longer releases individual model sales figures (though the organisation didn’t provide a breakdown of the various bakkie body styles, anyway), a record 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 7 818 units registered.

Ford’s Ranger is next with 6 583 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 seven months with 2 810 units.

For the record, in the month of July 2020, the Hilux managed 1 748 double-cab units (out of a total of 3 575 units across the range), ahead of the Ranger’s 1 507 units and the D-Max’s 506.

Interestingly, the single-cab race after the first seven months of the year is also led by the Hilux (5 472), which is some way ahead of the D-Max/KB (3 275), Ranger (1 284) and Mahindra Pik Up (1 220).

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.