Toyota South Africa closes the third quarter of 2021 with a confirmed total of 86 259 unit sales year-to-date. With an industry total figure of 345 172, this means Toyota holds 24,9 per cent of market share thus far.
Commenting on the September industry sales, the Naamsa said “Overall, out of the total reported sales of 43 130 vehicles, an estimated 35 684 units, or 82,7 per cent, represented dealer sales, an estimated 12,4 per cent represented sales to the vehicle rental industry, 2,5 per cent sales to government and 2,4 per cent to industry corporate fleets.”
From a Toyota perspective, September alone proved to be a successful month with the brand posting a total of 10 936 units. This is the highest number recorded since the beginning of the year. It is also the second time this year that Toyota’s passenger sales have surpassed those of LCV.
The star of its passenger offering remained the Urban Cruiser with 1 827 units and the Starlet with 1 342 units sold. The Corolla Quest and Fortuner also achieved noteworthy performances with 857 and 847 units apiece, while the Land Cruiser duo of 300 and Prado posted 122 and 114, respectively.
Toyota continued to lead the LCV segment with it registering a total of 4 463 units sold last month. Both the Hilux and Hiace remained leaders in their respective segments with a total result of 2 642 and 1 435 units respectively.
The retail breakdown for the former was 1 284 double-cab, 921 single-cab and 437 xtra-cab variants. The Land Cruiser 70 Series pick-up once again had a strong showing on the sales charts with 236 models sold.
Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus had an admirable run with ES (22), NX (14) LX (7) and UX (8).