Home Rental industry SA car sales | Hilux leads Toyota’s impressive sales performance in the first half of 2021

SA car sales | Hilux leads Toyota’s impressive sales performance in the first half of 2021



• Toyota has sold over 56,000 new vehicles in 2021 to date.

• The Hilux was the automaker’s best-selling vehicle.

• In June 2021, Toyota sold a total of 9,630 new vehicles.

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Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) marks the end of the second quarter with a total of 56,460 vehicles sold in South Africa since January 2021. The company’s spearhead is the country’s favorite bakkie, the Hilux, with 19 818 units sold. , year to date. For the month of June, the Hilux totaled 3,320 sales. The Hilux made a remarkable contribution to TSAM’s total sales of 9,630, with an overall market share of 25% for June.

Other notable performances in June included the Hiace, which sold 1,269, the Starlet (1,165), the Fortuner (819), the Urban Cruiser (591) and the Quest which ended the month with 490 units. If the Urban Cruiser has already garnered more than 3,000 units in total this year, it should be noted that it was only launched locally in March.

The Land Cruiser’s nameplate continues to perform well in the rankings, with the 70-series pickup posting 303 units last month, while Prado recorded a total of 100 units at retail. Lexus, Toyota’s luxury arm, had a few models that registered double-digit numbers, including ES (23) and NX (15), while RX and LX registered 11 units each.

Toyota Hilux 2021

Strong sales for Hino

On the truck side, Hino sold a total of 225 units in June. The 300 Series recorded 149 sales (23% of the Medium Utility Vehicle segment), while the 500 Series ended the month at 71 units (14.9% of the Heavy Utility Vehicle segment).

Turning to domestic industry sales, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) said: 7.6% was sales to the car rental sector, 3.9% to fleets business sector and 2.2% to government sales ”.

TSAM is proud that its Parts’ Supply business has distributed no less than 1.4 million items to national dealerships, while another 320,000 parts have been shipped out of the country. TSAM also recorded the highest vehicle exports last month, with a total of 7,497. According to NAAMSA: “Vehicle exports continued to climb during the month. In terms of timing for a full recovery in record exports of pre-Covid-19 vehicles, much will depend on the trajectory and ongoing management of the global pandemic. “

Toyota Urban Cruiser

Toyota Urban Cruiser 2021



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