A market-leading tally of 9,601 unit sales by Toyota South Africa afforded the company a market share of 23% for May, the highest in five months. This sales total places Toyota 3,215 units ahead of its closest peer, with 90% of sales transactions recorded on dealership floors.
Once again, SUVs reigned supreme for Toyota with 2,150 SUV sales logged for the month. The Fortuner and RAV4 models accounted for the bulk of Toyota SUV sales which consequently ranked as the best-sellers in the large- and medium-SUV segments, with 1,249 and 520 units retailed, respectively.
Another noteworthy statistic gleaned from the May report is Toyota’s 32,2% share of the LCV market, with Hilux being the main contributor, thanks to a robust 2,758 units finding new homes during the month.
On the premium front, Lexus retailed a total of 78 units with the sporty NX SUV garnering the lion share of the sales (21).
Hino achieved a 22% market share in the MCV segment, an increase of 1,5% on the April 2017 result.