June new vehicle sales were up 12.6% up on the same month last year and 8% ahead of last month according to figures released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).
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A NAAMSA spokesman said passenger car sales grew 17.3% to 31 440 units, while light commercial vehicles (LCVs) were marginally down (1.8% over June 2010) to 10 998.
Total Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) sales grew 31.2% compared to the same period last year with Figo selling 1 474 units to make it the third highest-selling car in June.
Good sales were also posted by Fiesta (498) and Bantam (838) to push FMCSA growth of 31.2% way ahead of the market.
"Half-year sales have posted a positive result of 15.7% growth, meaning the country's new vehicle market looks set to approach the 500 000 unit mark this year. Lots of product activity and increase in supply, boosted by the Johannesburg International Motor Show in October should accelerate and meet demand for new vehicles in the second half," said Stoneley.
Top selling passenger cars in June were:
1.VW Polo Vivo (2200) 2.VW Polo (1664) 3.Ford Figo (1474) 4.Toyota Corolla (1335) 5.Mercedes-Benz C-Class (1263) 6.BMW 3-Series (1114) 7.Renault Sandero (762) 8.VW Polo Vivo sedan (733) 9.VW Golf 6 (700) 10.Toyota Fortuner (621)
Top selling new light commercial vehicles in June were:
Henrie Geyser joined the online publishing industry through iafrica.com, where he worked for five years as news editor and editor. He now freelances for a variety of print and online publications, on the subjects of cars, food, and travel, among others; and is a member of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists. moc.acirfai@geirneh
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