May South African car market down 8%. Nissan boomed.

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May South African car market down 8% confirming a negative trend started in August 2013 as imported vehicles price are under pressure and OEMS are investing less in marketing activities to balance lost due to unfavorable exchange rate.

In May 2014 accordingly with data released by NAAMSA, the Federation of South African Car Manufacturers, total new Light Passengers Vehicles sold have been 46.830, down 8.7% from year ago. Year to date May sales have been 243.605, down 4.9% from year ago.  

On top of the list, Toyota was stable with 9.051 retails and 19.3% of share, down 0.1 points from April. Hilux was the second best-selling model in the market with 2.637 sales and share flat at 5.6%.

Volkswagen in second place retailed 6.711 cars with share at 14.3%, down 0.7 points from the previous month with cumulate sales at 35.995 and share at 14.8%, down 0.1 points from last year. The Polo was leader again with 4.802 retails and 10.3% of share. Behind, Golf ranked only in 16th place.

Fordwas third selling 4.912 units with 10.5% of share, down 0.5 points from April. Year to date it was third as well with 25.495 retails and 10.5% of share, up 0.9 points from year ago. The Ranger was stable in third place with 2.018 sales.

Nissan in fourth sold 3.994 units with share at8.5%, up a robust 2.0 points from the previous month with cumulate figures at17.630 and share at7.2%. Top Nissan model was the LCV NP200 with 1.604 retails.

Hyundai was fifth with 3.480 sales and 7.4% of share, down 0.3 points from the previous month. Year to date sales were 18.260 with 7.5% of share, down 1.0 points from last year. The i20 ranked 11th with 774 sales.

Chevrolet was sixth with 2.905 retails and 6.2% of share, down 0.3 points from the previous month with cumulate sales at 15.714 and share at 6.5%, down 0.2 points from last year. The best model was the Utility with 1.353 sales.

In the interactive tables below you can sort thru the All-brands and Best-selling models as you like:

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