MAY 2012 NAAMSA RETAIL SALES







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: June 1, 2012
Categories: Ford Financial

  • FMCSA sales up 10,4%
  • Ford Ranger sales continue to climb: 1 593 units in May
  • Ford Figo in Top 3 passenger car sales: 1 107 units in May
  • Total SA market up 20,7% on May 2011 

FordPRETORIA, South Africa, 04 June, 2012 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) dealers rejoiced in May with over 97% of growing company sales retailed off their floors. FMCSA sales rose 10,4% in May compared with the same month last year, boosted by growing Ranger sales.

The locally manufactured Ford Ranger added 1 593 units to FMCSA’s total 4 016 units in May. The vehicle no doubt contributed to the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) market’s 21,5% growth over May 2011, while increasing FMCSA’s LCV sales 15,1% over the same period.

“Significantly, only 36 Rangers sold in May were not retailed through our dealer network,” said FMCSA’s General Manager: Sales, Rob Crouse. “We are delighted to be able to deliver more world class Ford Ranger pickup trucks to our customers. The hard working men and women of FMCSA continue to go further to bring more world-class vehicles to our customers. Production capacity at our Silverton Assembly Plant is running smoothly and employees are delighted as the new Ranger sales rise.”

Sharing the network’s sales success, all but four of the ever-popular Ford Figo were retailed by dealers. FMCSA passenger car sales rose 7,3% over May last year supported by consistently strong demand for Fiesta and Focus. Mazda introduced the CX-5 to the media during the month, sales of which will begin to reflect in June.

“Consumer confidence appears to be good,” said Crouse. “The volatile petrol price will fall in the consumer’s favour again this month, which should translate into consistent new vehicle demand in a generally-improving economy.”

SA’s total vehicle market grew 20,7% in May over the same month last year, according to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa). The growth was evenly apportioned between passenger cars (up 20,8%) and LCVs (up 21,5%). Total new vehicle sales ended May on 50 228 units.

TOP PERFORMING: NEW PASSENGER VEHICLES

May 2012 Model - Volume

  1. VW Polo Vivo -  2 187
  2. VW Polo - 1 943
  3. Toyota Etios - 1 315
  4. Ford Figo - 1 107
  5. Toyota Fortuner - 1 021
  6. BMW 3-Series - 859
  7. Toyota Corolla - 697
  8. VW Golf 6 - 624
  9. Toyota Yaris - 618
  10. VW Polo Vivo Sedan - 602

TOP PERFORMING: NEW LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

May 2012 Model - Volume

  1. Toyota Hilux - 2 613
  2. CHEV Utility - 1 891
  3. Nissan NP200 - 1 852
  4. Ford Ranger - 1 593
  5. Isuzu KB - 1 128
  6. Toyota Quantam - 1 102
  7. Nissan NP300 Hardbody - 553
  8. VW Amarok - 249
  9. Toyota Landcruiser PU - 217
  10. VW Caddy - 183

Source: Naamsa