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State of the commercial vehicle market, August 2019

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) reported that the declining trend in new vehicle sales continued in August with aggregate domestic sales of 45 537 units reflecting a decrease of 5,1 percent compared to the figure for the same month last year. In the commercial vehicle segment, LCV sales totalled 14 041 units to register a modest 0,5 percent gain compared with August 2018’s figure. Sales of medium commercials were up 6,6 percent to 740 units, with heavy and extra-heavy truck as well as bus sales collectively falling by 9,5 percent to 1 681 units.

Light Commercial Vehicles < 3 501 kg

Total: 14 041

Changan

22

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa

23

Ford Motor Company

2 365

GWM

173

Hyundai Automotive SA

275

Isuzu Motors South Africa

1 143

JMC

17

Kia South Africa

115

Mahindra

327

Mazda South Africa

22

Mercedes-Benz SA

96

Mitsubishi

26

Nissan

3 331

Opel

17

Renault

15

Suzuki Auto

29

Toyota

5 677

Volkswagen SA

368

Medium Commercial Vehicles 3 501 – 8 500 kg

Total: 740

FAW

30

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa

3

Ford Motor Company

5

Hino

115

Hyundai Automotive SA

18

Isuzu Motors South Africa

135

Iveco

76

JMC

16

Mercedes-Benz SA

147

Peugeot Citroën South Africa

2

Powerstar

2

Tata

32

Toyota

99

VECV (Eicher)

3

Volkswagen SA

57

Heavy Commercial Vehicles 8 501 – 16 500 kg

Total: 377

FAW

38

Hino

59

Isuzu Motors South Africa

76

MAN Automotive

5

Mercedes-Benz SA

41

Powerstar

10

Tata

48

UD

81

VECV (Eicher)

19

Extra-Heavy Commercial Vehicles > 16 500 kg

Total: 1 236

Babcock DAF

38

Daewoo

14

FAW

48

Hino

8

Isuzu Motors South Africa

33

Iveco

16

MAN Automotive

5

Mercedes-Benz SA

223

Powerstar

25

Scania

255

Tata

8

UD

136

Volvo Group Southern Africa

236

Buses > 8 500 kg

Total: 68

MAN Automotive

31

Mercedes-Benz SA

11

Scania

16

Tata

3

Volkswagen SA

3

Volvo Group Southern Africa

4

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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