With a little over 56 000 units being sold out of the Toyota camp for the first half of 2021, sales figures remain on track for pleasing end of year forecast results. The Hilux and HiAce range are always offer strong numbers, but the Corolla, Urban Cruiser, Fortuner and Starlet have also assisted admirably to Toyota’s half yearly figures.
Toyoto came out on top in last month’s overall reported sales with just over 9600 sales, considerably more than its closest rival VW who were 3800 unit sales behind. The Hilux range was the biggest seller for Toyota.
Toyota SA’s second highest seller was the HiAce, coming in at 7 009 units. Toyota’s passenger cars and crossovers fared well with the Fortuner achieving over 4 790 units year-to-date. The Urban Cruiser sold 3081 units, the Corolla Quest sold 4240 units and the Starlet sold 4 702.
No year-to-date figures are available from Toyota for their Land Cruiser Series bakkie and Prado, but for June, 303 Land Cruisers were sold and 100 Prados.
Outlook for motor manufacturers remains positive, though there are ongoing worries related to Covid lockdowns that are creating uncertainty in the market.