By Otsile Kadiege
Volkswagen South Africa has improved its year-on-year sales after selling 32,603 Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in the first six months of 2021.
The Volkswagen Passenger Car brand sold 29,772 units and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles sold a total of 2,881 units. The Volkswagen brand sold 6,824 more vehicles this year when compared to the same period in 2020 which was affected by the hard lockdown in April. The Volkswagen brand leads the South African passenger car market with a market share of 24.4%.
Polo Vivo remains best-selling passenger car
The locally-manufactured Polo Vivo is South Africa’s best-selling passenger car with 11,560 units sold in the first six months of the year. The Polo, also manufactured at Volkswagen’s plant in Kariega (formerly Uitenhage) and exported to international markets, is the second best-selling passenger car in South Africa with 9,045 units sold in the same period.
T –Cross leading the SUV sales
Volkswagen’s T SUV model range which consists of the T-Cross, T-Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and the Touareg, continues to perform well locally with 6,609 units sold in the first half of 2021. The popular T-Cross, is the top-selling model in the A0 SUV segment and also VW’s best-selling imported derivative with 3,893 units sold in the first six months of 2021, amounting for over half of our SUV sales.
Amarok leads VW Commercial sales
South Africa’s most powerful double cab bakkie, the Amarok, is the best-selling model for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles this year with 908 units sold in the first six months of 2021. The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles T6.1 model range sold a combined 823 units in the first half of the year.
Models you should expect next
Volkswagen SA recently launched the updated Tiguan. The brand’s much anticipated Golf 8 GTI will make its local digital premiere on the 19th of July at 14:30 on the automaker’s local Facebook and YouTube platforms. The Wolfsburg based automaker will also be introducing the new generation Caddy in October.
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