TOY­OTA re­mains top-sell­ing brand

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3,153 Hiluxes were sold in July, mak­ing it SA'S favourite ve­hi­cle while eclips­ing its near­est bakkie com­peti­tor by 840 sales. This helped lift Toy­ota's new ve­hi­cle sales to 10,224, or 3,410 de­liv­er­ies clear of the se­cond-placed man­u­fac­turer. This equates to an over­all mar­ket share of 22,7%. As Calvyn Ham­man, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent for Sales and Mar­ket­ing points out, “what's more en­light­en­ing is that 23% of all dealer sales for the month can be at­trib­uted to a Toy­ota, Lexus or Hino, which means that ev­ery 4th ve­hi­cle sold, is one of ours." The be­lief that city cars are merely ur­ban run­abouts was re­cently shat­tered by two Fin­nish ad­ven­tur­ers. In 16 days they drove 9,800km across South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Jarmo Ky­men­lathi and Vesa Eskola chose a Dat­sun GO for their epic road trip and the car emerged un­scathed from a tough sched­ule of about 613km a day on the road.

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