Yes, we’ve again managed to get our hands on double-cab bakkie sales statistics for June 2020, which allows us to see which model is winning the sales race in South Africa halfway through 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 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 6 070 units registered.
Ford’s Ranger is next with 5 076 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 at the halfway point of the year with 2 304 units.
For the record, in the month of June 2020, the Hilux managed 1 649 double-cab units, ahead of the Ranger’s 917 units and the D-Max’s 833.
Interestingly, the single-cab race after the first six months of the year is also led by the Hilux (4 178), which is some way ahead of the D-Max/KB (2 575), Ranger (981) and Mahindra Pik Up (958). The extra-cab battle likewise sees the Hilux (2 033) out ahead of the Ranger (814) and D-Max/KB (378).
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.