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State of the commercial vehicle market, July 2019

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) reported that sales of new light commercial vehicles vehicle sales grew by 391 units – up 2,9 percent — compared with the figure for July last year. Sales in the medium and heavy-vehicle segments also reflected gains, an improvement of 14,9 percent in the case of medium commercials and 21,4 percent in the case of heavy trucks and buses, compared with figures for the corresponding month last year.

Light Commercial Vehicles < 3 501 kg

Total: 13 852

Changan

19

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa

17

Ford Motor Company

2 266

GWM

188

Hyundai Automotive SA

235

Isuzu Motors South Africa

1 723

JMC

18

Kia South Africa

204

Mahindra

337

Mazda South Africa

26

Mercedes-Benz SA

113

Mitsubishi

33

Nissan

3 065

Opel

32

Renault

14

Suzuki Auto

93

Toyota

5 008

Volkswagen SA

461

Medium Commercial Vehicles 3 501 – 8 500 kg

Total: 801

FAW

7

Ford Motor Company

4

Hino

134

Hyundai Automotive SA

20

Isuzu Motors South Africa

160

Iveco

86

JMC

8

Mercedes-Benz SA

168

Peugeot Citroën South Africa

5

Powerstar

2

Tata

39

Toyota

100

Volkswagen SA

68

Heavy Commercial Vehicles 8 501 – 16 500 kg

Total: 538

FAW

47

Hino

125

Isuzu Motors South Africa

130

Iveco

2

MAN Automotive

13

Mercedes-Benz SA

47

Powerstar

7

Tata

47

UD

100

VECV (Eicher)

20

Extra-Heavy Commercial Vehicles > 16 500 kg

Total: 1 308

Babcock DAF

24

Daewoo

13

FAW

66

Hino

36

Isuzu Motors South Africa

16

Iveco

16

MAN Automotive

154

Mercedes-Benz SA

251

Powerstar

27

Scania

242

Tata

8

UD

122

VECV (Eicher)

1

Volkswagen SA

3

Volvo Group Southern Africa

329

Buses > 8 500 kg

Total: 101

Iveco

20

MAN Automotive

35

Mercedes-Benz SA

13

Scania

13

Tata

3

Volkswagen SA

10

Volvo Group Southern Africa

7

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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