WATCH: Toyota leads the pack in July sales

Photo: Motorpress.
Photo: Motorpress.

TOYOTA South Africa Motors (TSAM) has done it again – it’s leading the pack in local sales.

The vehicle manufacture is topping the sales charts despite experiencing stock shortages due to production disruption at the Prospecton Plant in Durban, KZN.

The Japanese automaker sold 7 110 units out of the industry total of 43 593, resulting in a 16,3% market share last month.

The Urban Cruiser sold the most for Toyota with 1 854, Starlet 1 264 and Rumion 276.

In the bakkies segment, the Hilux, as well as Land Cruiser 79 pick-up, recorded sales of 1 012 and 252 units apiece.

“We have sold a total of 71 111 vehicles year-to-date, although we’ve lost close to 80 000 units in production due to the floods that forced us to cease manufacturing at the plant. However, we are still committed to our 2022 sales target of 131 000,” said Leon Theron, senior vice president of sales and marketing at TSAM.

Commenting on last month’s industry sales, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa said: “The July 2022 new passenger car market, at 31 455 units, had registered an increase of 10 517 cars, or a gain of 50,2%, compared to the 20 938 new cars sold in July last year.”

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