SA’s best-selling vehicles of 2018
A segment-by-segment analysis of top-performing cars, SUVs and bakkies
Following last week’s breakdown of 2018 new-vehicle sales performance by brand, this week we bring you detailed numbers of the top-selling model ranges overall and in the most popular segments. The figures are skewed by the fact that big players like BMW and Mercedes-Benz don’t reveal their sales figures, but suffice to say the status quo remains largely unchanged with usual suspects Toyota and Volkswagen taking the lion’s share, with Ford and Nissan also featuring strongly in the SUV and bakkie ranks. Korean brands Hyundai and Kia continue to make strong inroads into the local market, and Suzuki is showing good growth. The move from hatches and sedans to SUVs continues unabated as buyers opt for their superior practicality and raised ride heights (and in some cases actual off-road ability). TOP 20 SELLING MODEL RANGES OVERALL – 2018 1 Toyota Hilux – 40,022 2 Ford Ranger – 30,135 3 VW Polo – 29,789 4 VW Polo Vivo – 27,318 5 Nissan NP200 – 19,582 6 Toyota Corolla/Auris/Quest – 17,239...