The SUV Take Over!

The South African market has seen a remarkable change over the years in terms of the type of cars you see on the road. I remember growing up in the early 90s it was not an uncommon sight to see a station wagon. From the legendary Volvo to the Toyota Cressida, even Mercedes Benz  had a few units sold in south Africa. Fast forward to today and the only manufacture still fighting the good fight of making station wagons is Volvo.

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One can’t say the same about SUVs though. The market has taken a large interest in these vehicles that are slightly bigger than your normal sized 3 series, or C Class Mercedes for example. It is also worth noting that they appeal to both male and females.

So today we’re going to look at the best three selling SUVs in South Africa in 2016. The list is as follows

  1. Toyota Fortuner @ R438,000
  2. Ford Eco-Sport @R247,900
  3. Toyota Rav4 @R367,000


I am pretty sure you’re not surprised by the above list as these cars are a common sight on South African roads. At the bottom of the list is one of the most expensive SUV’s and that is the BMW X1. The Ford Kuga is still seeing showing us flames at number 6. The Mazda CX5 is at number 4 and selling very well.

There are cars that are bound to do well in 2017 like the VW Tiguan and the Ford Everest, even though they’re not on the top 10 list, the numbers are still good and very competitive.

With each of these vehicles selling an average of over 2000 units it really seems like the Sports Utility Vehicle is here to stay.


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