State of the commercial vehicle market, December 2019

New vehicle sales ended 2019 on a high note with 41 698 units moving off showroom floors in December, a rise of 4,2 percent compared with the figure for the corresponding month the previous year. While passenger car sales increased by 9,1 percent, volumes in the light commercial market dropped by 6,7 percent. Sales of medium and heavy commercial vehicles were up by 19,0 percent and 18,8 percent respectively, while sales of extra-heavy commercial vehicles declined by 19,1 percent.

Light Commercial Vehicles < 3 501 kg

Total: 10 461

Changan

14

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa

16

Ford Motor Company

1 753

GWM

109

Hyundai Automotive SA

179

Isuzu Motors South Africa

1 345

JMC

4

Kia South Africa

99

Mahindra

184

Mazda South Africa

18

Mercedes-Benz SA

99

Mitsubishi

28

Nissan

1 530

Opel

6

Renault

4

Suzuki Auto

28

Toyota

4 626

Volkswagen SA

419

Medium Commercial Vehicles 3 501 – 8 500 kg

Total: 714

FAW

3

Ford Motor Company

4

Hino

152

Hyundai Automotive SA

4

Isuzu Motors South Africa

158

Iveco

68

JMC

5

Mercedes-Benz SA

141

Peugeot Citroën South Africa

3

Tata

27

Toyota

96

Volkswagen SA

53

Heavy Commercial Vehicles 8 501 – 16 500 kg

Total: 423

FAW

31

Hino

57

Isuzu Motors South Africa

165

Iveco

7

MAN Automotive

17

Mercedes-Benz SA

46

Powerstar

10

Tata

31

UD

58

VECV (Eicher)

1

Extra-Heavy Commercial Vehicles > 16 500 kg

Total: 980

Babcock DAF

3

Daewoo

16

FAW

21

Hino

42

Isuzu Motors South Africa

44

Iveco

10

MAN Automotive

117

Mercedes-Benz SA

235

Powerstar

30

Scania

191

Tata

7

UD

99

Volkswagen

11

Volvo Group Southern Africa

154

Buses > 8 500 kg

Total: 155

MAN

104

Mercedes-Benz SA

12

Scania

34

Volkswagen

5

Note: Mercedes-Benz SA reports only aggregated sales data. The company’s commercial vehicle market split volumes are estimates based on historical trends and forecasting techniques. All figures are supplied by Naamsa.

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