The latest NAAMSA figures are out and while we wait for the derivative-specific figures to be confirmed, we can take a closer look at segment leaders.
In the entry-level segment the Renault Kwid remains in the lead, with nearly 1000 units sold. A grand total of 956 Kwids found a home during September.
A step above that we find a surprise. The compact SUV segment used to be dominated by the Ford EcoSport, which posted an impressive figure of 693. But, as we suspected, the all-new T-Cross came out fighting. VW’s long-awaited contender in this segment sold a total of 810 units, making it the new champ.
In the mid-size SUV segment the leader is the RAV4 with 608 sold, while the Fortuner once again dominated the bakkie-based SUV segment with 918 sold.
Finally, we move on to the hotly debated bakkie segment.
Last month the Nissan NP200 came in second, shifting the Ford Ranger to third place.
Order has been restored with the Hilux in first place (3410 units), Ranger in second place with 2321 units sold and the NP200 in third place with 2250 units.
The Isuzu D-Max continues to do well with 1197 units sold, followed by the Nissan NP300 with 605 units. Behind both is the Toyota Land Cruiser, with a total sales figure of 247. The VW Amarok and Mahindra Pik Up round off the last of the triple digit sales figures, with 163 and 262 respectively.
The rest of the bakkie sales figures are as follows:
Fiat Fullback: 8
Mazda BT-50: 23
Mitsubishi Triton: 25
Nissan Navara: 80
We’ll give you the model-specific breakdown of sales figures as soon as we have it. In the meantime, as far as the leisure market is concerned, the Hilux is currently in the lead. (Not including September figures. You can read the full breakdown from last month, including the previous six months here.