The month of September may have ended a few weeks ago but we finally have results for the double-cab bakkie race in South Africa with regards to the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux specifically. The information is based on what has been reported by Lightstone Auto.
Including the double-cab, extra-cab and single-cab body configurations, Lightstone confirms that the Toyota Hilux maintains its lead of the race with a total sales figure of 2 642 units while the Ford Ranger lags behind with a figure of 1 169 units.
The sales driver for the Toyota Hilux remained the double-cab variant with a figure of 1 284 units sold. This was followed by the single-cab boasting a result of 918 units and the extra-cab with 440 units. The Ford Ranger’s most popular bodystyle was the double-cab as well with a reported sales figure of 1 013 units while the single- and extra-cab sold 90 and 66 units respectively.
Year-to-date, the Hilux is well in the lead with a total of 28 631 units reportedly sold. The Ranger challenges this with a result of 15 620 units.
With a combined sales figure of 1 593 units of August 2021, besting the Ford Ranger, is Isuzu D-Max which sold 776 double-cabs, 714 single-cabs and 103 extra-cabs. The year-to-date figure for this model is reportedly 11 970 units.
The Mahindra Pik-Up ended the month with a modest result of 292 units which consists of 155 double-cabs and 135 single-cabs and two crew-cabs. A year-to-date figure of 2 943 units has been reported.
Other one-tonne bakkies sold in South Africa such as the Nissan Navara, Mazda BT-50 and Volkswagen Amarok have not been detailed by Lightstone Auto.