Wesbank and National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa recently released year-to-date car sales data for South Africa which, among other things, revealed the bestselling cars this year.

According to the data, South African consumers have quite an appetite for purchasing locally manufactured vehicles, with nine out of 10 of the bestselling vehicles (including passenger vehicles and bakkies) being locally made.

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“It’s remarkable that nine of the top-sellers are South African, especially with more than 350 models on sale today. This incredible demand for locally built vehicles perfectly illustrates how important the motor industry is to the local economy and consumers,” Rudolf Mahoney of Wesbank said in an interview with BusinessTech. 

A total of 301 486 vehicles (passenger cars and LCVs) were sold in South Africa and of the 358 models that were on sale, only 25 of those were manufactured locally.

Even though there’s such a significant gap between models manufactured locally and those that are imported, local models still made up 45,5% of the total sales.

Here are 2017’s top-selling passenger vehicles in South Africa: 

  1. VW Polo Vivo
  2. VW Polo
  3. Toyota Fortuner
  4. Toyota Etios
  5. Toyota Corolla Quest
  6. Ford Fiesta
  7. Ford Eco Sport
  8. VW Polo Vivo Sedan
  9. Renault Kwid
  10. Toyota RAV4

Here are 2017’s top-selling bakkies in South Africa:

  1. Toyota Hilux
  2. Ford Ranger
  3. Nissan NP200
  4. Isuzu KB
  5. Nissan NP300
  6. Chevrolet Utility
  7. Hyundai H100 Bakkie
  8. Toyota Landcruiser PU
  9. VW Amarok
  10. VW Caddy

Additional source: BusinessTech