We’ve managed to get our hands on double-cab bakkie sales statistics for September 2020, which allows us to see which model is winning the sales race in South Africa after the first nine months of the year.
While Naamsa no longer releases individual model sales figures to the public (though we did manage to unearth the broader bakkie stats for September 2020), a record of sales by body style 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 so far, with 12 023 units registered. Ford’s Ranger is next with 9 506 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 the first nine months of the year with 3 773 units.
For the record, in the month of September 2020, the Hilux managed 2 355 double-cab units (out of a total of 4 254 units across the range), ahead of the Ranger’s 1 736 units and the D-Max’s 378.
Interestingly, the single-cab race after the first nine months of the year is also led by the Hilux (7 766), which is some way ahead of the D-Max/KB (4 734), Ranger (1 877) and Mahindra Pik Up (1 689).
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.