ROSSLYN, South Africa (4 July 2012) – In June 2012, the South African automotive retail market showed growth of 4% vs. May 2012 and a 15,2 % increase on June 2011.
The Nissan South Africa volume of 3,965 units increased with 4% on May and a very healthy 23,6% up on June last year. The resultant 9,1% market share is 0,6 share points up year on year. Year to date 2012 Nissan is showing a 37,4% year on year growth in a market growing by 8,2%.
With figures of 27,3% June year on year and 39,2% year to date growth, Nissan South Africa is performing excellent in comparison with the local dealer market which is currently growing at 10,1%.
In terms of Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV), NP200 posted sales of 1,530 units and NP300 Hardbody 673 units, backed up on the passenger side by Nissan Juke, Qashqai, Micra, Livina and Tiida all in the region of the 300 unit mark. This has ensured that Nissan maintain the “3rd Largest Brand” position year to date.
“Having reached the halfway mark of 2012 we have grown 4 times more than the market and increased share by 2.1%, we have moved up 2 positions from 5th to 3rd in new vehicle sales volume rankings and are well on track to meet our targets for FY2012” says Johan Kleynhans, Nissan South Africa’s Director for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales.