Ford Ranger is favourite new car
The Ford Ranger wrapped up the first half of 2017 as South Africa’s favourite new vehicle, topping sales in both the light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment and the overall industry.
A total of 3 333 new Rangers were sold in June 2017 – some 17% up on June 2016 – which secured its status as the best-selling vehicle in the country for the fourth time this year. This gives the locally-produced Ranger dominance of the overall sales volumes year-to-date with 17 014 units delivered to customers in 2017.
Ford’s bakkie also leads the export volumes in the LCV sector, with 5 631 units shipped in June. A total of 25 399 locally-produced Rangers were exported to over 148 markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the first six months of 2017, making it one of SA’s top export models.
Despite intense competition, the Ford EcoSport remained the best-selling compact SUV on 545 units for the month, while its big brother, the locally-assembled Ford Everest seven-seater SUV, secured 322 new buyers.
Overall, Ford South Africa sold a total of 5 371 vehicles last month, giving the company an 11.8% share for the month. Year-to-date, Ford’s market share is currently pegged at 12.6%.