LCVs push up the South Africa Vehicle Market in October.

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LCVs push up the South Africa Vehicle Market in October with market outlook still cautious due to the hard trading environment. Mercedes booms (+53.8%) & Ford shines (+25.8%), while Hyundai & Chevrolet struggle.

In October 2014 according to data released by NAAMSA, the Federation of South African Car Manufacturers, total new Light Passengers Vehicles sold in South Africa have been 56.493, up 4.2% from same period year ago.

Year-to-date October sales in South Africa have been 515.559, down 1.7% from the correspondent period last year.

As commented by NAAMSA, the market has been assisted by another strong contribution by the car rental industry, which accounted for 19.9% of all new cars sold during the month of October – the latest monthly new car market had performed above expectations and at 40.666 units reflected a gain of 1.6% from same month last year.

It was for the second time in 2014 that monthly new car sales had registered year on year growth and the improvement could be attributed to a combination of factors, including, new model launches, incentive packages, pre-emptive buying to avoid expected vehicle price increases, relatively strong corporate purchases, replacement demand and the strong contribution by the car rental sector.

The star performance for the month represented domestic sales of new light commercial vehicles, bakkies and mini buses at which 15.827 units during October had registered exceptionally strong gains and reflected an improvement of 14.0% compared from the corresponding month last year.

In the case of new vehicle exports, the year on year comparison should take account of the fact that exports in October last year had been affected due to prolonged strike action, at the time, in the vehicle and component manufacturing industries. In the event, industry new vehicle exports during October, 2014 at a record 32.165 vehicles registered a massive improvement of 7.973 vehicles or a gain of 33.0% from October last year.

Whilst the improvement in underlying domestic new vehicle sales and export sales was most encouraging, it was advisable to retain a cautious outlook regarding the expected performance of the automotive sector for the balance of 2014 and into 2015.

Subdued economic growth, past increases in interest rates and above-inflationary new vehicle price rises – would translate into a difficult trading environment, particularly at franchise dealer level. The recent strength in the domestic market could result in overall new vehicle sales for 2014 reaching levels similar to those recorded in 2013.

Focus2move full year 2014 Vehicle Market volume projection was at 610.000 representing only a 1% decrease from 2013.

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will report year to date data updated.

Rank OctRank YtDBrandSales OctYTD OctOct YoY VarYTD YoY VarShare SepShare OctShare YtD
11Toyota11.620103.18412,8%2,2%20,4%20,6%20,0%
22Volkswagen7.54674.5626,2%-5,1%14,3%13,4%14,5%
33Ford6.65957.88825,8%20,5%12,5%11,8%11,2%
44Nissan4.42237.9252,8%-9,9%7,0%7,8%7,4%
55Hyundai3.63634.824-25,8%-22,6%6,6%6,4%6,8%
66Chevrolet3.40733.716-14,2%-4,9%5,9%6,0%6,5%
77Mercedes3.34124.00353,8%22,3%5,5%5,9%4,7%
89Kia2.46520.28114,6%2,4%4,5%4,4%3,9%
98BMW2.39621.49910,8%-2,5%4,0%4,2%4,2%
1011Renault1.83815.53212,2%54,3%2,8%3,3%3,0%
1110Audi1.41115.772-10,3%-4,5%2,7%2,5%3,1%
1212Isuzu1.18113.442-4,1%16,2%2,1%2,1%2,6%
1313Honda1.0018.335-14,8%-27,6%2,1%1,8%1,6%
1414Jeep5886.225-8,4%-1,0%1,1%1,0%1,2%
1534Datsun5836340,1%1,0%0,1%
1616Suzuki5645.36325,1%29,9%1,2%1,0%1,0%
1715Land Rover4645.4076,7%-13,7%0,9%0,8%1,0%
1818Mitsubishi4553.90810,4%2,6%0,8%0,8%0,8%
1917Mazda3564.046-10,8%-13,0%0,6%0,6%0,8%
2021Mahindra3323.064-5,1%-6,6%0,4%0,6%0,6%
2123Volvo2902.36313,7%-0,1%0,5%0,5%0,5%
2219Great Wall2713.185-9,7%17,1%0,4%0,5%0,6%
2320Opel2693.1220,7%12,3%0,9%0,5%0,6%
2422Tata2052.393-63,6%-57,4%0,3%0,4%0,5%
2525Peugeot1871.988-43,5%-41,5%0,4%0,3%0,4%
2627Mini1671.813-25,1%-26,4%0,3%0,3%0,4%
2731Porsche126830-46,4%-58,5%0,2%0,2%0,2%
2824Fiat1122.255-76,4%-37,8%0,3%0,2%0,4%
2932Dodge109719-9,2%-27,0%0,1%0,2%0,1%
3029Subaru1001.108-9,1%17,7%0,2%0,2%0,2%
3128Lexus931.157-3,1%47,8%0,2%0,2%0,2%
3235JMC7344982,5%14,2%0,1%0,1%0,1%
3333Citroen55700-59,3%-53,7%0,2%0,1%0,1%
3430Jaguar52855-35,0%-11,5%0,1%0,1%0,2%
3536Infiniti42321600,0%83,4%0,1%0,1%0,1%
3637Chrysler30286-28,6%-41,0%0,0%0,1%0,1%
3738Alfa Romeo2323627,8%-43,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3839SsangYong13111-7,1%-53,9%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3943OTHERS551447,1%-1444,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
4041Smart437-66,7%-46,4%0,0%0,0%0,0%
4142Maserati222-50,0%-45,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%

Rank OctRank YtDGroupSales OctYTD OctOct YoY VarYTD YoY VarShare SepShare OctShare YtD
11Toyota11.713104.34112,6%2,6%20,6%20,7%20,2%
22Volkswagen9.08391.1641,9%-6,1%17,2%16,1%17,7%
35Renault-Nissan6.88554.41215,8%4,0%10,0%12,2%10,6%
43Ford6.65957.88825,8%20,5%12,5%11,8%11,2%
54Hyundai-Kia6.10155.105-13,5%-14,9%11,0%10,8%10,7%
66GM3.67636.842-13,2%-3,7%6,8%6,5%7,1%
77Daimler3.34524.04053,2%22,1%5,5%5,9%4,7%
88BMW2.56323.3127,4%-4,9%4,3%4,5%4,5%
99Isuzu Motors1.18113.442-4,1%16,2%2,1%2,1%2,6%
1012Honda1.0018.335-14,8%-27,6%2,1%1,8%1,6%

Rank OctRank YtdModelSales OctSales YtdOct YoY Var.Share I HalfShare Q3Share OctShare Ytd
11Volkswagen Polo5.82454.19728,4%10,4%10,7%10,3%10,5%
22Toyota Hilux3.42131.14618,2%5,9%6,2%6,1%6,0%
33Ford Ranger3.04522.666100,9%4,1%4,5%5,4%4,4%
44Toyota Corolla2.39817.596150,8%3,0%3,9%4,2%3,4%
511Mercedes C Class1.78911.08793,8%1,8%2,4%3,2%2,1%
66Nissan NP2001.67514.82530,5%2,9%2,8%3,0%2,9%
75Toyota Etios1.67116.274-30,1%3,3%2,9%3,0%3,1%
87Chevrolet Utility1.44513.72219,0%2,8%2,4%2,6%2,6%
99Toyota Quantum1.26411.869-17,9%2,3%2,3%2,2%2,3%
108Isuzu KB1.18113.321-4,1%2,8%2,3%2,1%2,6%
1112BMW 3 Series1.0999.6763,1%1,8%2,0%1,9%1,9%
1210Ford Figo1.01711.567-27,6%2,3%2,3%1,8%2,2%
1322Renault Sandero8895.41036,6%0,9%1,1%1,6%1,0%
1413Toyota Fortuner8818.69124,1%1,6%1,9%1,6%1,7%
1520Ford Ecosport8346.131190,4%0,9%1,6%1,5%1,2%
1621Nissan NP3007716.076-2,9%1,1%1,3%1,4%1,2%
1714Chevrolet Spark6747.916-13,4%1,5%1,7%1,2%1,5%
1815Ford Fiesta6407.453-4,6%1,4%1,7%1,1%1,4%
1926Toyota Avanza6254.40025,8%0,8%0,8%1,1%0,8%
20106Datsun Go5836340,0%0,0%1,0%0,1%
2147Ford Ikon5392.4071696,7%0,4%0,5%1,0%0,5%
2218Volkswagen Golf5036.503-12,8%1,5%1,0%0,9%1,3%
2328Toyota RAV44854.20926,0%0,8%0,8%0,9%0,8%
2423Renault Clio4835.01428,1%1,1%0,8%0,9%1,0%
2525Audi A44374.4450,0%0,9%0,7%0,8%0,9%
2638Mercedes A Class4233.01898,6%0,6%0,5%0,7%0,6%
2724Audi A34174.55527,1%0,9%0,9%0,7%0,9%
2830BMW 1 Series4023.772-19,0%0,8%0,6%0,7%0,7%
2948Chevrolet Sonic3892.39133,2%0,5%0,4%0,7%0,5%
3032Renault Duster3713.590164,8%0,8%0,6%0,7%0,7%
3136Honda Brio3533.0897,6%0,5%0,7%0,6%0,6%
3233Chevrolet Aveo3373.56225,3%0,5%1,0%0,6%0,7%
3398Nissan Livina328828120,7%0,1%0,1%0,6%0,2%
3443Nissan Almera3172.5721485,0%0,5%0,5%0,6%0,5%
3535Nissan Qashqai3153.2198,6%0,6%0,8%0,6%0,6%

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