SA new-vehicle sales continued their downward trend in July and the 46,077 units reflected a decline of 3.7% from the 47,856 vehicles sold in July 2018.

Passenger car sales took the brunt of the market weakness and the 29,477 units sold were 8.2% down on July 2018. This was despite the car rental industry’s contribution accounting for a substantial 19.7% of new-car sales last month...

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