Although July ended quite some time ago, we finally have an indication of how the double-cab bakkie race is going 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 leads the race with a total sales figure of 2 836 units while the Ford Ranger lags a bit behind with a figure of 1 620 units.
The sales driver for the Toyota Hilux was the double-cab variant with a figure of 1 355 units sold. This was followed by the single-cab boasting a result of 1 043 units and the extra-cab with 438 units. The Ford Ranger’s most popular bodystyle was the double-cab as well with a reported sales figure of 1 303 units while the single- and extra-cab sold 165 and 152 units respectively.
Year-to-date, the Hilux is well in the lead with a total of 22 654 units reportedly sold. The Ranger challenges this with a result of 13 134 units.
With a combined sales figure of 933 units of July 2021 is the soon to be replaced Isuzu D-Max which sold 488 double-cabs, 387 single-cabs and 58 extra-cabs. The year-to-date figure for this model is reportedly 9 049 units.
The Mahindra Pik-Up ended the month with a modest result of 190 units which consists of 70 double-cabs and 120 single-cabs. A year-to-date figure of 2 336 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.