AS WE HEAD into the second half of the year, there are some clear winners – and some obvious losers – in the annual sales race.
The real surprise is the Landcruiser 200, which continues its climb up the sales ladder with a 20.6 per cent volume increase this year. July sales are up 55 per cent compared with the same month in 2015.
Jeep isn’t faring too well with its dual-range offerings. The Grand Cherokee – not long ago vying with the Prado for large SUV wagon sales – has seen a decline of 43.7 per cent this year, while the Wrangler has declined 41.8 per cent.
Nissan’s GU Patrol wagon soldiers along, in July notching up 144 sales, with a 1009 total for the year to date.
While the Mitsubishi Triton is chalking up some impressive sales numbers, volume is down 17.6 per cent this year.
The Volkswagen Amarok trundles along in sales volume, with a 0.2 per cent decline year-on-year. July sales are down 14.4 per cent compared with July 2015 numbers.