JULY 2007 NAAMSA RETAIL SALES

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FORD MOTOR COMPANY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA’S RESPONSE

Total industry sales for the month of July came in at 58 843 (including 5 964 AMH sales), with passenger sales accounting for 36 874 units and commercial vehicles accounting for 18 484 units. The figures were 6% down on the corresponding month of 2006 but 6% up on the June 2007 figures.

“Increased pressure on personal disposable income, high fuel prices and the stringent provisions regarding the granting of credit continue to take their toll on sales figures, however to a lesser extent than we witnessed last month when the National Credit Act came into effect,” comments Jacques Brent Vice President Sales and Marketing, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa

Ford Motor Company sold a total of 6 037 vehicles during the month of July. Of these 2 976 were passenger cars and 3 061 were commercial vehicles. The Ford Fiesta remained the top selling passenger car for Ford with 828 units sold. The newly launched Ford Ranger this month topped Ford’s commercial vehicles sales with 1 277 units with the normal front runner Bantam close behind with 1 274 units sold.

“The Ford Ranger this month over took the Ford Bantam in the sales charts with the newly launched Ranger being well received in the market. The first Mazda BT-50’s went on sale this month with the previous model Mazda Drifter on runout. From next month we expect the BT-50 will also have a greater impact on sales figures,” concluded Brent.

TOP PERFORMING NEW PASSENGER VEHICLES July 2007

  1. VW Polo/Classic 3 415
  2. Toyota Corolla/RunX/Verso 2 797
  3. Toyota Yaris  2 469
  4. VW CitiGolf 2 114
  5. Opel Corsa 1 405
  6. VW Golf/Jetta A5 1 156
  7. Nissan Tiida 1 060
  8. Toyota Avanza    886
  9. Ford Fiesta    828
  10. BMW3 Series    795

TOP PERFORMING NEW LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES July 2007

  1. Toyota Hilux 3 140
  2. Opel Corsa Utility 2 300
  3. Nissan Hardbody  1 749
  4. Isuzu KB     1 674
  5. Ford Ranger 1 277
  6. Ford Bantam 1 274
  7. Toyota Hi-Ace         984
  8. Toyota Quantum           804
  9. Mitsubishi Colt    768
  10. Nissan 1400               645

Source: Naamsa