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Automotive company Toyoto has announced that that the sales of its new bakkie model, Hilux touched 3,153 in July, making it South Africa’s best-selling vehicle for the month
The company revealed that this helped lift Toyota’s new vehicle sales to 10,224 or 3,410 deliveries clear of the second-placed motor manufacturer, equating to an overall market share of 22.7 per cent.
Toyota SA Motors senior vice president for sales and marketing Calvyn Hamman pointed out that 23 per cent of all dealer sales for the month can be attributed to a Toyota, Lexus or Hino franchise.
“The fact that Toyota was the only manufacturer able to breach the 10,000 sales threshold for the month is testament to the confidence buyers have in our brands. That said, the 17 per cent decline in the new car market remains a concern for the motor industry as a whole,” said Hamman.
According to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa domestic, the sales of industry new light commercial vehicles, bakkies and mini buses during July 2016 reflected a decline of 1,490 units or a fall of 9.9 per cent compared to the corresponding month last year.
Toyota stated that in addition to Hilux, it also led several other individual market segments in July with Fortuner which once posted a sales total of 1418 units, Quantum with 1435 and RAV4 with 441, while Corolla and Corolla Quest made sales of 484 and 670 units, respectively.