6 Aug 19

Despite overall decline, South Africa LCV sales up

Overall vehicle sales in South Africa (pictured: Cape Town) declined last month: -3.7% compared to July 2018. 

Passenger cars bore the brunt of that loss this July, figures released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) show: -8.2% versus the same month last year, or a decline of 2,617 cars to just 29,477 units. 

That decline is in line with falling sales figures for the passenger car segment across the southern African region. 

However, LCV sales in South Africa were up significantly: 13,852 units sold, i.e. +2.9% compared to previous July. Truck sales were also up, both in the medium (+14.9%) and heavy (+21.4%) segments. 

Authored by: Frank Jacobs