Toyota HiLux
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Top 10 selling brands August 2018

Brand-Sales-Variance%-Share%

1. Toyota; 18,833; +1.7; 19.8

2. Mazda; 10,740; +26.2; 11.3

3. Hyundai; 8006; +2.6; 8.4

4. Mitsubishi; 7067; +6.3; 7.4

5. Ford; 5962; -10.3; 6.3

6. Volkswagen; 4637; -2.0; 4.9

7. Kia; 4620; +2.5; 4.9

8. Nissan; 4440; +8.4; 4.7

9. Holden; 4356; -37.6; 4.6

10. Subaru; 3845; -16.0; 4.0

Note that variance is compared to sales in August 2017.

Top 10 selling models August 2018

PositionMake/ModelSales

1. Toyota HiLux; 4275 (almost more than all Holden vehicle sales in the same month)

2. Ford Ranger; 3514 (almost 60% of all Ford sales)

3. Toyota Corolla; 3033

4. Mazda3; 2969

5. Mazda CX-5; 2599

6. Hyundai i30; 2323

7. Toyota Prado; 2019

8. Hyundai Tucson; 1998

9. Nissan X-Trail; 1910

10. Mitsubishi Triton; 1742

Three ute/pickup/bakkies, three small cars, three medium SUVs and a BoF 4x4 wagon...seems about right.

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Holden are in real trouble though. Ford’s reliance on Ranger is of concern as is Nissan’s reliance on X-Trail.

On the other hand, Hyundai/Kia and Mazda are killing it. If both organisations make an impact with their forthcoming 2020 pickups (Mazda and Isuzu have teamed up for theirs) then they might give Toyota some hurt in maintaining its near 20% market share.