Top sell­ing cars for Oc­to­ber

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO CLASSIFIEDS -

THE new ve­hi­cle mar­ket showed mar­ginal growth in Oc­to­ber, with to­tal sales of 51 866, up 1.7 per­cent over the same month last year.

Year to date, how­ever, over­all sales are down 0.5 per­cent over 2017, with pas­sen­ger cars show­ing a 0.3 per­cent de­cline and light com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles shrink­ing by 1.6 per­cent, while medium and heavy com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle sales have grown by 3.3 per­cent - which is surely a pos­i­tive eco­nomic sign. An­other ray of hope, ac­cord­ing to Wes­Bank’s sales and mar­ket­ing head Ghana Msibi, is that Oc­to­ber saw a sig­nif­i­cant spike in fi­nance ap­pli­ca­tions, which the fi­nance in­sti­tu­tion be­lieves could be in­dica­tive of an in­crease in con­sumer ap­petite that could trans­late into growth in the com­ing months.

On the ac­tual sales charts, Toy­ota recorded its best sales month ever, mov­ing 13 342 units, with par­tic­u­larly strong num­bers from the Hilux (3352), Corolla Quest (1879) and Yaris (1729). Volk­swa­gen’s Polo Vivo and Polo hatch­backs took sec­ond and third places over­all, with 3009 and

2824 re­spec­tive sales, with Ford’s Ranger fol­low­ing in fourth (2575). • Toy­ota Hilux - 3352 • Volk­swa­gen Polo Vivo - 3009 • Volk­swa­gen Polo - 2824

• Ford Ranger - 2575

• Toy­ota Corolla Quest - 1879 • Nis­san NP200 - 1879

• Toy­ota Yaris - 1729

• Isuzu KB - 1636

• Toy­ota Quan­tum - 1483 • Toy­ota For­tuner - 1178 • Hyundai Grand i - 10900

• Ford Fi­esta - 888

• Toy­ota Etios - 885

• Ford Figo - 840

• Kia Pi­canto - 781

• Re­nault San­dero - 750 • Re­nault Kwid - 733

• Nis­san NP300 Hard­body - 721 • Volk­swa­gen Tiguan - 684 • Hyundai i20 - 655

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