In August 2023, the South African automotive market continued to show interesting dynamics, with various car manufacturers vying for the attention of consumers. Here’s a look at the top 15 best-selling car makers in Mzansi during this month.
Leading the pack was Toyota with an impressive 12,233 units sold. Known for their reliability and broad range of vehicles, Toyota remained a favorite among South African car buyers.
2. VOLKSWAGEN GROUP
In second place was the Volkswagen Group, which includes brands like Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche. They recorded 5,972 sales, a testament to the enduring popularity of these German cars.
Suzuki secured the third position with 4,332 units sold. The Japanese automaker’s compact and affordable models continued to attract a significant number of buyers.
Ford came in fourth place, selling 2,724 vehicles. With their sturdy trucks and SUVs, Ford maintained a strong presence in the South African market.
Hyundai took the fifth spot with 2,637 units sold. Their diverse lineup of vehicles, from compact cars to SUVs, continued to cater to a wide range of consumer preferences.
Nissan secured the sixth position with 2,377 sales. Known for their robust and versatile vehicles, Nissan maintained a steady presence in the market.
Isuzu came in seventh place with 2,045 units sold. Their reliable pickup trucks and commercial vehicles remained popular among businesses and individuals alike.
Haval, a Chinese automaker, took the eighth spot with 1,819 sales. Their SUV-focused lineup found traction among South African buyers.
Renault recorded 1,750 sales, landing them in ninth place. The French automaker’s compact cars and electric offerings continued to attract attention.
Kia secured the tenth position with 1,550 units sold. Kia’s reputation for quality and value-for-money vehicles resonated with South African buyers.
Chery, another Chinese automaker, took the eleventh spot with 1,498 sales. They continued to gain a foothold in the South African market.
Mahindra recorded 951 sales, placing them twelfth on the list. Their robust SUVs and utility vehicles remained appealing to a niche market.
13. BMW GROUP
The BMW Group, which includes BMW and MINI, had 930 sales, securing the thirteenth position. Their luxury and premium vehicles catered to discerning buyers.
Mercedes-Benz came in fourteenth place with 642 units sold. The brand’s reputation for sophistication and quality was evident in their sales figures.
15. DAIMLER TRUCK
Daimler Truck, known for its commercial vehicles, rounded out the top 15 with 492 sales. Their trucks continued to serve various industries across South Africa.
In summary, August 2023 showcased the diverse range of car makers competing in the South African market. Toyota’s dominance, followed closely by the Volkswagen Group and Suzuki, highlighted the varied tastes and preferences of South African car buyers. With many reputable brands in the mix, the South African automotive industry remained vibrant and competitive.