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State of the commercial vehicle market, September 2019

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) reported that the slide in overall new vehicle sales continued into September, with a total of 49 191 units accounted for – representing a decline 0,9 percent against the 49 630 vehicles sold in September last year. While the passenger car market was up by 1,1 percent to 33 139 units, the light commercial segment fell by 6,2 percent. Similarly, the medium commercial vehicle segment gained 14% to register 790 sales, while figures for the heavy truck and bus segments totalled 1 789 units – exactly equalling the number of sales recorded in September last year.

Light Commercial Vehicles < 3 501 kg

Total: 13 473

Changan

14

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa

23

Ford Motor Company

2 351

GWM

170

Hyundai Automotive SA

254

Isuzu Motors South Africa

1 204

JMC

9

Kia South Africa

114

Mahindra

296

Mazda South Africa

23

Mercedes-Benz SA

105

Mitsubishi

25

Nissan

3 105

Opel

17

Peugeot-Citroën South Africa

2

Renault

1

Suzuki Auto

20

Toyota

5 360

Volkswagen SA

380

Medium Commercial Vehicles 3 501 – 8 500 kg

Total: 790

FAW

11

Ford Motor Company

5

Hino

156

Hyundai Automotive SA

10

Isuzu Motors South Africa

120

Iveco

111

JMC

13

Mercedes-Benz SA

156

Peugeot Citroën South Africa

8

Tata

42

Toyota

108

VECV (Eicher)

1

Volkswagen SA

49

Heavy Commercial Vehicles 8 501 – 16 500 kg

Total: 457

FAW

54

Hino

99

Isuzu Motors South Africa

87

Iveco

4

MAN Automotive

8

Mercedes-Benz SA

47

Powerstar

21

Tata

42

UD

86

VECV (Eicher)

9

Extra-Heavy Commercial Vehicles > 16 500 kg

Total: 1 270

Babcock DAF

11

Daewoo

17

FAW

30

Hino

24

Isuzu Motors South Africa

31

Iveco

30

MAN Automotive

214

Mercedes-Benz SA

257

Powerstar

28

Scania

188

Tata

6

UD

84

Volkswagen

3

Volvo Group Southern Africa

347

Buses > 8 500 kg

Total: 62

Iveo

4

MAN

22

Mercedes-Benz SA

13

Scania

19

Tata

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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