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South Africa’s 10 best-selling cars in June 2022

South Africa's 10 best-selling cars in June 2022

The Suzuki Swift was the best-selling passenger car in SA in June 2022.

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In June 2022, the South African new vehicle sales market rose a promising 7.6 percent, along with higher export figures. Total car sales in South Africa grew to 41,019 units in June 2022, from 39,177 units in May 2022. Check out SA’s 10 best-selling cars in June 2022.

The Automotive Business Council, namsa reports that new car sales rose 7.6 percent in June to 41,019 units, up 7.6% from 38,131 in June 2021. Meanwhile, the export market is up 18 percent year over year to 33,054 units. While still lagging behind impressive February results, especially March sales, sales showed a gradual recovery since the decline in April. Here’s what happened in the sixth month of the year in terms of best-selling cars…

So, what happened in June 2022?

It’s always intriguing to see what’s going on in terms of certain model sales. In June 2022, the number of new passenger cars sold was 29,545, compared to 24,497 in June 2021 with 5,048 vehicles, or 20%. The car rental company supported the new passenger car market throughout the month, accounting for 11.2 percent of June 2022 sales.

Domestic sales of new light commercial vehicles, bakkies and minibuses were 8,877 units, down 2,329 units, or 20.8%, from 11,206 light commercial vehicles sold in June 2021.

The industry’s medium and heavy truck segments performed well during the month, with 697 and 1,900 units sold.

The new car market performed well when several economic upside risks and inflation forecasts were taken into account. According to the last piece of Wesbank however, as consumers begin to feel the effects of rising food and fuel prices and higher interest rates on their livelihoods, the demand for non-essential goods such as cars will gradually decline due to the knock-on effects of reduced purchasing power or disposable income. Phase 6 tax shedding has been in place throughout the month and as South Africa recovers from COVID-19 and the effects of the disastrous rains in KZN, it will cost the country’s economy.

Sales overview for June 2022

  • New car sales rose 7.6 percent in June to 41,019 units.
  • 29,545 new passenger cars were sold, an increase of 20.6% compared to 24,497 in June 2021.
  • Sales of new light commercial vehicles, bakkies and minibuses were 8,877 units, down 20.8% compared to 11,206 in June 2021.
  • The export market rose 18 percent year over year to 33,054 units.

SA’s 10 best-selling cars in June 2022

For the third straight month, the Suzuki Swift takes center stage as the most popular new car in South Africa with 1,925 sales. The Ford Ranger was, before the Isuzu D-Max and Nissan NP200, the best-selling bakkie. Toyota leads the way with 25 2% market share so far after sales 64,000 car sales in the first half of 2022† Despite shortages of the Fortuner, Hi-Ace, Corolla Cross, Quest and Hilux due to the temporary closure of the Prospecton plant, Toyota was able to sell 7,439 cars, light trucks and SUVs last month.

1. Suzuki Swift – 1,925
2. Toyota Urban Cruiser – 1,785
3. Polo Vivo – 1,619
4. Ford Ranger – 1,601
5. Toyota Starlet — 1,574
6. VW Polo — 1,461
7. Isuzu D-Max — 1280
8. Nissan NP200 — 1,249
9. Renault Kiger — 1.016
10. VW T-Cross — 970

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