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    SA’s best-selling double-cab bakkies of 2023

    Ford Ranger or Toyota Hilux? Which nameplate was the best seller in South Africa’s all-important double-cab bakkie segment in 2023? Well, we have the final figures!
    SA’s best-selling double-cab bakkies of 2023

    You’ve likely already had a read of our list of South Africa’s best-selling bakkies for 2023. But what exactly happened in the double-cab bakkie sales race?

    Since Naamsa’s monthly sales figures unfortunately don’t include a breakdown of the three available bakkie body styles (the single-, extended- and double-cab shapes), we’ve again turned to our colleagues over at Lightstone Auto for help identifying SA’s best-selling one-tonne double-cab bakkies for 2023.

    Before we share these figures, let’s take a step back and consider what the overall picture – that is, including all body styles – looked like in 2023. Based on Naamsa’s figures, the Toyota Hilux won the overall race, with sales increasing 16.1% to 37,382 units. The Ford Ranger (up 42% to 24,618 units) was second and the D-Max (up 11.1% to 18,962 units) finished third.

    South Africa’s top-selling double-cab bakkies in 2023

    The Ford Ranger was SA’s best-selling double-cab bakkie in 2023.
    The Ford Ranger was SA’s best-selling double-cab bakkie in 2023.

    Right, now let’s break down the sales statistics by body style. According to Lightstone Auto’s figures, the Ford Ranger took the title of South Africa’s best-selling double-cab bakkie last year, with 20,662 units registered. By our maths, dual-cab derivatives thus represented a whopping 83.9% of the Silverton-built bakkie’s total.

    That means the Toyota Hilux had to settle for the runner-up position in Mzansi’s double-cab sales competition, ending 2023 on 18 227 units. The latter figure – which is 2 435 units off the pace set by the Ranger – fascinatingly represented 48.8% of the Prospecton-produced stalwart’s overall tally.

    And the final place on the double-cab podium? Well, that predictably went to the Struandale-manufactured Isuzu D-Max, which managed a total of 8,524 units. Interestingly, compared with the Hilux, double-cab variants made up an even smaller portion of overall D-Max registrations last year, accounting for just 45.0%.

    Lightstone Auto’s figures furthermore showed sales of all other double-cab bakkie derivatives (over and above the Ranger, Hilux and D-Max) totalled 16 663 units for 2023.

    SA’s best-selling extended- and single-cab bakkies

    The Toyota Hilux took the sales crown in the single-cab bakkie contest.
    The Toyota Hilux took the sales crown in the single-cab bakkie contest.

    What happened in the one-tonne single-cab space (note, we’re excluding the soon-to-depart Nissan NP200, which managed 12,721 units in 2023, since it’s a half-tonner)? Well, the Toyota Hilux was the clear winner in this segment last year, finishing on 13,710 units. For the record, that represents 36.7% of the venerable nameplate’s 2023 total.

    The Isuzu D-Max grabbed second position on 8,584 units (or 45.3% of its aggregate), while the two-door version of the KwaZulu-Natal-assembled Mahindra Pik Up (6,060 units or a whopping 75.2% of its total) claimed third place. The Ford Ranger single cab, meanwhile, finished the year on just 1,515 registrations, with all other one-tonne single cabs collectively managing 9,573 units.

    The Toyota Hilux also triumphed in the extended-cab sales contest, with as many as 5,417 units of the Xtra Cab registered in 2023. The Ford Ranger Super Cab took second (2,441 units) ahead of the Isuzu D-Max Extended Cab (1,851 units) in third.

    This article was originally published on Cars.co.za...

    Source: Cars.co.za

    Cars.co.za is a leading online automotive retail portal that lists more than 70 000 vehicles stocked by hundreds of dealers countrywide, as well as the top-ranked branded SA YouTube channel. In 2015, Cars.co.za repositioned itself as a consumer champion by optimising its editorial content for the purposes of engaging and empowering its users. The Cars.co.za Ownership Satisfaction Survey, in association with Lightstone Consumer, and the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank, underlines the company’s objective to be the most comprehensive resource to South African vehicle buyers.

    Go to: http://www.cars.co.za

    About Ryan Bubear

    Having written about everything from sport to politics and crime, Ryan eventually settled on motoring. For the past 13 years, he’s been penning articles – both online and in print – about the broader automotive industry, though he’s particularly fascinated by vehicle-sales statistics. A freelance writer and editor, Ryan has owned a 1971 Austin Mini Mk3 for 21 years (or has it owned him?).
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