FEBRUARY 2007 NAAMSA RETAIL SALES

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The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa has once again reported strong sales figures for the month of February. Total February industry sales came in at 58 477 ( now includes 5 888 AMH sales), 5.5% up on the corresponding month in 2006.

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa reported strong sales figures of 6 426 units of which 3 093 were passenger vehicles and 3 333 units were commercial vehicles. The top selling passenger vehicle for Ford was once again the Ford Fiesta (834 units) while the Ford Bantam lead the brands commercial vehicle sales with 1 770 units.

“February is traditionally a difficult month as the number of selling days are somewhat reduced, add to that the high base we are coming off from January, the growth experienced this month is certainly impressive,” explains Ford Motor Company’s Jacques Brent.

“We have seen some slow down in passenger vehicle sales with the first negative year over year growth since 2003 whilst the LCV segment is showing strong gains, a trend which is likely to continue into the future. We are delighted that Bantam and Ranger continue to perform well in a market which has become increasingly competitive.”

The overall YTD growth is currently sitting at 6.9% (incl. AMH) slightly above market expectation.

TOP PERFORMING NEW PASSENGER VEHICLES February 2007

  1.   VW Polo/Classic 3 516
  2. Toyota Corolla/RunX/Verso 2 955
  3. VW CitiGolf 2 485
  4. Toyota Yaris 2 447
  5. VW Golf/Jetta V 1 257
  6. BMW3 Series 1 252
  7. Mercedes Benz C Class 1 197
  8. Opel Corsa 1 191
  9. Ford Fiesta    834
  10. Nissan Tiida    711

TOP PERFORMING NEW LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLE February 2007

  1. Toyota Hilux 3 049
  2. Opel Corsa Utility 2 079
  3. Ford Bantam  1 770
  4. Isuzu KB 1 747
  5. Nissan Hardbody 1 252
  6. Ford Ranger 1 023
  7. Toyota Hi-ace    910
  8. Nissan 1400    826
  9. Mitsubishi Colt    808
  10. Toyota Quantum    686

Source: Naamsa