For the 11th consecutive month Toyota topped South Africa’s new vehicle sales charts, in November delivering 10 088 vehicles to customers. Foremost among the models was the company’s LDV, the Hilux, which notched up 2 492 units. It was followed by the Quantum (1 518 units), Corolla Quest (1 137 units), Fortuner (1 135 units) and RAV4 (462 units).

Calvyn Hamman, the company’s senior vice-president of sales and marketing, said that while cash incentives and high stock availability by a number of brands had temporarily moved Hilux into second place on the sales charts for the month, the model’s volumes remained above target.

“Hilux is set to close off the year in the number one spot. Year-to-date the model has a virtually unassailable lead of more than 2 550 sales over its nearest competitor, ensuring it will claim the title of best-selling vehicle in South Africa for the 44th time, an amazing accolade.”

Toyota’s commercial vehicle brand – Hino – recorded sales figures of 367 units for November, the second highest monthly figure for the brand this year.