State of the commercial vehicle market, October 2019

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) welcomed the marginal uptick in new vehicle sales during October. With 51 978 units sold, the total represented an increase of 122 units – 0,2 percent – compared with the figure for October last year. However, bakkie and minibus sales were down by 5,9 percent to 13 366 units compared with figures for the corresponding month last year, while sales in the medium and heavy truck and bus segments reflected 839 units and 1 869 units, an increase of 8,1 percent and 1,7 percent respectively.

Light Commercial Vehicles < 3 501 kg

Total: 13 366

Changan

17

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa

12

Ford Motor Company

1 957

GWM

179

Hyundai Automotive SA

265

Isuzu Motors South Africa

1 384

JMC

19

Kia South Africa

129

Mahindra

353

Mazda South Africa

13

Mercedes-Benz SA

103

Mitsubishi

32

Nissan

1 772

Opel

24

Suzuki Auto

48

Toyota

6 640

Volkswagen SA

419

Medium Commercial Vehicles 3 501 – 8 500 kg

Total: 839

FAW

5

Ford Motor Company

6

Hino

129

Hyundai Automotive SA

28

Isuzu Motors South Africa

152

Iveco

101

JMC

12

Mercedes-Benz SA

153

Peugeot Citroën South Africa

15

Powerstar

2

Tata

65

Toyota

91

VECV (Eicher)

3

Volkswagen SA

77

Heavy Commercial Vehicles 8 501 – 16 500 kg

Total: 405

FAW

51

Hino

87

Isuzu Motors South Africa

95

Iveco

3

MAN Automotive

7

Mercedes-Benz SA

49

Powerstar

9

Tata

26

UD

70

VECV (Eicher)

8

Extra-Heavy Commercial Vehicles > 16 500 kg

Total: 1 402

Babcock DAF

40

Daewoo

22

FAW

31

Hino

20

Isuzu Motors South Africa

30

Iveco

59

MAN Automotive

157

Mercedes-Benz SA

267

Powerstar

110

Scania

201

Tata

4

UD

142

VECV (Eicher)

1

Volkswagen

4

Volvo Group Southern Africa

314

Buses > 8 500 kg

Total: 62

MAN

22

Mercedes-Benz SA

13

Scania

15

Tata

3

Volkswagen

9

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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