- The South African market has bounced back after long periods of lockdowns.
- Toyota continues to rule the sales charts with VW and Suzuki following right behind.
- 2023 is expected to be even better for the growth of the automobile market.
In this post, we shall take a look at the top 10 best-selling cars in South Africa at the moment. The market has recovered quite a lot after the horrors in the last couple of years. However, that was not just limited to the SA market, but a global phenomenon. Nevertheless, the latter half of this year (2022) has shown positive signs in the global automobile industry. Things are looking up for the coming year as well. But before this year ends, let us glance through the top-selling cars in SA.
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Top 10 Best-Selling Cars in South Africa
Hilux is a pickup truck that is popular not just in SA but across the international markets. It is one of the most rugged and reliable trucks in the world. Considering the terrain of the country, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that a pickup truck is at the top of the sales chart. Toyota was able to sell 3,094 units of the Hilux in SA in November 2022. The starting price of the Hilux is R313,000 (approx Rs 14.74 lakh when converted to INR).
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Toyota Corolla Cross
Yet another Toyota on this list is the Corolla Cross. Corolla is also a world-famous product that has been around for decades. However, there are myriad iterations of Corolla in various international markets. In November 2022, Toyota managed to sell 2,109 units of the Corolla Cross in SA. It is priced at R360,000 (approx Rs 16.95 lakh when converted to INR).
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Next on this list of top-selling cars in SA is the Ford Ranger. Just like Toyota pickup trucks, the Ford Ranger is a world-famous product that has been around for decades. Being a rugged truck, SA customers find immense value in it. That is the reason why Ford was able to sell 1,979 units of the Ranger in November 2022. It starts at R349,390 (approx Rs 16.45 lakh when converted to INR).
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This is a unique product on the list. Hi-Ace is a practical MPV that is capable of accommodating a number of people. In November 2022, Toyota sold 1,944 units of the Hi-Ace. Being a large vehicle, the starting price of the Hi-Ace is R497,800 (approx Rs 23.44 lakh when converted to INR).
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Just like in India, Suzuki Swift features on the list of best-selling cars as well. It is a practical hatchback that everyone finds application of. In the month of November 2022, Suzuki sold 1,751 units of the Suzuki Swift in SA. The starting price of the Swift is R194,900 (approx Rs 9.18 lakh when converted to INR).
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VW Polo Vivo
The premium hatchback from the German auto giant is next on this list. It comes with high standards of safety, thrilling performance and great handling. Volkswagen sold 1,741 units of the Polo Vivo in SA in November 2022. It starts at a cool R243,600 (approx Rs 11.47 lakh when converted to INR).
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Polo is a popular hatchback that finds interest from driving enthusiasts from around the world. Hence, it is no surprise that SA customers love the German hatchback as well. For the month of November 2022, VW was able to sell 1,724 units. Its starting price is R329,300 (approx Rs 15.51 lakh when converted to INR).
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D-Max is yet another pickup truck on this list of the highest-selling cars in SA. We have already established the value of driving a pickup truck in any country. Isuzu sold 1,578 units of its popular D-Max truck. It has a starting price of R411,800 (approx Rs 19.40 lakh when converted to INR).
Toyota Urban Cruiser
Next on the list is the compact SUV from Toyota. The Urban Cruiser is an affordable vehicle that can be used in scenarios that require high ground clearance. Toyota sold 1,334 units of the Urban Cruiser in November 2022. It starts at R280,400 (approx Rs 13.20 lakh when converted to INR).
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Starlet is the South African version of the Toyota Glanza that is sold in India. It is a premium hatchback that comes with tons of modern features at attractive prices. The Japanese carmaker sold 1,322 units of the Starlet in November 2022. The Starlet retails for R226,200 (approx Rs 10.65 lakh when converted to INR). Which among these best-selling cars in South Africa is your favourite?