Africa best selling cars. The top in 2019

Africa best selling Cars

Africa best selling cars in 2019 have seen the Toyota Hilux back on top of the ranking with 4.9% of share, just a few units ahead of the former leader, the Volkswagen Polo. Isuzu D-Max and Toyota Hiace signed stunning performances, landing respectively in 6th and 11th place. 


Economic Environment

Africa’s economic growth has stabilized at 3.4 percent in 2019 and is expected to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021 but to remain below historical highs. Growth’s fundamentals are also improving, with a gradual shift from private consumption toward investment and exports. For the first time in a decade, investment accounted for more than half the continent’s growth, with private consumption accounting for less than one third.

Market Trend

After temporarily losing the leadership, the Toyota Hilux wen back on top in 2019, holding 4.9% of the market. The First generation Hilux was born in 1968 and in this 50 years was followed by regular updates. The Hilux has gained a reputation for exceptional sturdiness and reliability during sustained heavy use or even abuse.

A few units behind, we find the best passenger car and the 2018 leader, the Volkswagen Polo holding 4.9% while declining 8.1%, followed by the Renault Symbol and the Ford Ranger, respectively at 4.3% and 2.6%.

In fifth place the Chevrolet TFR with 1.8% of market share, ahead of the fast-growing (+127.5%) Isuzu D-Max, landing in 6th position.

Behind, all models registered negative performances. Indeed, in seventh place, the Nissan NP200 – down in double-digits – with 1.5%, followed – just a few units behind – by the Hyundai Tucson, the Toyota Corolla (-39%) and the Toyota Fortuner.

Rank 2019Rank 2018ModelSales 20192019 Var
12Toyota Hilux57051-1,1%
21Volkswagen Polo56653-8,1%
33Renault Symbol492952,9%
44Ford Ranger30573-16,9%
57Chevrolet TFR203974,7%
631Isuzu D-Max20333127,5%
76Nissan NP20017916-10,9%
88Hyundai Tucson17720-3,6%
95Toyota Corolla15958-39,0%
1011Toyota Fortuner14362-10,4%
1171Toyota Hiace13917217,1%
1213Hyundai Elantra13869-9,6%
1316Nissan Sunny13374-2,8%
1427Renault Kwid1262121,3%
1518Volkswagen Tiguan12186-5,5%
1619Dacia Dokker12119-2,5%
179Seat Ibiza12009-34,0%
1826Kia Sportage113965,8%
1914Hyundai Grand i1011155-24,8%
2015Nissan Qashqai11019-22,4%
2146Ford Ecosport1074859,2%
2217Kia Picanto10538-22,1%
2329Renault Sandero103976,9%
2422Volkswagen Golf10088-10,4%
2525Toyota Etios9813-9,5%
2614Dacia Duster9374-36,8%
2735Volkswagen Caddy917813,7%
2810Toyota Quantum9131-45,9%
2928Hyundai Verna8929-8,5%
3024Renault Clio8866-20,6%
3120Dacia Logan 1,5 Dci8828-24,8%
3234Toyota RAV487735,8%
3354Dacia Sandero874947,3%
34324Toyota Corolla Quest85132655,0%
3532Renault Duster8482-1,4%
3697Seat Leon8199179,2%
3747Ford Figo806621,5%
3823Renault Clio 1.5 TDCi8059-28,0%
3930Nissan NP300 Hardbody7944-17,8%
4021Toyota Yaris7628-33,1%
4156Suzuki Swift747032,2%
4251Hyundai i20729917,2%
4333Chevrolet NHR7242-12,9%
4438Renault Kadjar6697-11,8%
4542BYD F36562-4,9%
4645Mitsubishi L2006512-4,6%
4755Datsun Go63777,5%
4837Dacia Sandero 1,5 Dci6231-19,7%
4943Mercedes C Class6120-10,7%
5052Toyota Avanza5729-7,2%