Most Popular Cars in South Africa in 2019


It’s no secret that South Africans love their cars. Whether you have a special place in your heart for a snazzy Polo Vivo or a rugged Hilux bakkie, you’re not alone. Thousands of people are buying new cars in South Africa every single day. As of June 2019, more than 130 000 passenger cars had been bought, which begs the question – which cars are people actually buying? Here’s a list of some of the most popular cars in South Africa based on their total sales.

VW Polo Vivo
Polo Vivo Specs

The entry engine in the Polo Vivo model range is the 1.4-litre. It has a power output of 55kW at 4800rpm. From 3750rpm, the engine peaks at 130Nm. Fuel consumption is estimated at 5.7-litres/100km. The Polo Vivo is also kitted out with more digital features than any other small car in its category.
What Does A Polo Vivo Cost?
Prices for a Polo Vivo start from R179 900 for the entry-level Trendline to R245 000 for the new top-of-the-range GT.
How Many Polo Vivos Have Been Sold in 2019?
19,923 units sold

VW Polo (hatch & sedan)
VW Polo Specs
The VW Polo is powered by a 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre turbopetrol engine which offers 70 kW and 175 Nm of torque in the Trendline and Comfortline models. The Polo Trendline has a 5-speed manual transmission and the Polo Comfortline has a 5-speed manual or 7-speed DSG.
What Does A VW Polo Cost?
The Conceptline is available from R 246 200,00, the Trendline from R 256 400,00, and the Comfortline from R 287 000,00. The Highline is priced at R 311 800,00 and the GTI at R 398 400,00.
How Many VW Polos Have Been Sold in 2019?
16,792 units sold

Toyota Fortuner
Toyota Fortuner Specs
The diesel engine is 2755 cc and the petrol engine is 2694 cc. Transmission is available in manual and automatic. Depending upon the variant and fuel type, the Fortuner’s mileage is estimated at 10.01 – 15.04 km/l.
What Does a Toyota Fortuner Cost?
The 2.7 auto is available from R 495 700, while the 4.0 V6 4×4 is available from R 737 500.
How Many Toyota Fortuner Have Been Sold in 2019?
8,070 units sold

Renault Kwid
Renault Kwid Specs

The KWID is a 5-seater hatchback with a petrol engine of 799 cc and 999 cc. Transmission is available in manual or automatic. Depending on the variant and fuel type, the KWID’s mileage is estimated at 23.01 – 25.17 km/l.
What Does a Renault Kwid Cost?
The new Kwid 1.0l Expression 5-dr ABS is available from R 188 819, while the new Kwid 1.0l Climber 5-dr ABS is available from R 206 283.
How Many Renault Kwids Have Been Sold in 2019?
6,697 units sold

Hyundai Grand i10
Hyundai Grand i10 Specs

The Grand i10 1.0 has an engine power of 48kW at 5500rpm and 94Nm of torque at 3500rpm. The Grand i10 1.25 on the other hand, has an engine power of 64kW at 6 000rpm and 120Nm of torque at 4 000rpm.
What Does a Hyundai Grand i10 Cost?
The Hyundai i10 grand is available from R 171 900.
How Many Hyundai Grand i10s Have Been Sold in 2019?
6,195 units sold

Toyota Corolla Quest
Toyota Corolla Quest Specs
The Toyota Corolla Question has an engine capacity of 1.6 litres and a manual 6-speed transmission. It also has a petrol EFI fuel system, with an estimated fuel consumption of 7.1l/100km.
What Does a Toyota Corolla Quest Cost?
A Toyota Corolla Quest is available from R 235 000.
How Many Toyota Corolla Quests Have Been Sold in 2019?
5,817 units sold

Ford EcoSport
Ford EcoSport Specs
The Ford EcoSport has one diesel Engine and two petrol engine models available. The diesel engine is 1498 cc, while the petrol engine is 1497 cc or 999 cc. The transmission is available in manual or automatic. Depending upon the variant and fuel type, the EcoSport has an estimated fuel consumption of 14.8 – 23.0 km/l.
What Does A Ford EcoSport Cost?
The EcoSport 1.5 AMBIENTE 5MT SUV is valued at R224,261, while the EcoSport 1.5 TDCI TITANIUM 5MT 74kW SUV is valued at R273,913.
How Many Ford EcoSport’s Have Been Sold in 2019?
5,647 units sold

Toyota Etios
Toyota Etios Specs

The diesel engine is 1364 cc and the petrol engine is 1496 cc. The transmission is available in manual or automatic. Depending upon the variant and fuel type, the Toyota Etios has an estimated fuel consumption of 16.78 – 23.59 km/l.
What Does a Toyota Etios Cost?
The Toyota Etios Hatch 1.5 Xi is available from R 184 300, while the Etios Cross 1.5 Xs is available from R 212 900.
How Many Toyota Etios Have Been Sold in 2019?
5,595 units sold

Toyota RAV4
Toyota RAV4 Specs

The Toyota RAV4 has a 2.5-litre engine which produces 152 kW of power at 6600 rpm. It produces a peak torque of 243 Nm between 4000 and 5000 rpm. The Toyota RAV4 has an estimated fuel consumption of 7.3 l/100km and C02 emissions of 166 g/km.
What Does a Toyota RAV4 Cost?
The Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX is available from R 436 200, while the Toyota RAV4 2.5 AWD VX is available from R 604 100.
How Many Toyota RAV4s Have Been Sold in 2019?
4,893 units sold

Hyundai i20
Hyundai i20 Specs

The Hyundai i20 has a 1.2-litre petrol engine with a maximum power of 61kW at 6 000 rpm. It has a maximum torque of 115 Nm at 4 000 rpm. The 1.4-litre i20 engine has a maximum power of 74kW at 6 000 rpm and a maximum torque of 130Nm at 4 000 rpm.
What Does a Hyundai i20 Cost?
The 2019 Hyundai i20 1.2 Motion is available from R 245,800 while the i20 1.4 Motion AT is available from R 270,900.
How Many Hyundai i20s Have Been Sold in 2019?
4,695 units sold

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