March 2002


Car production in South Africa, ranking of makes:

Brand/marque/Marke Production
1992 1993    1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Passenger cars/VP/PKW:
1 Toyota  43,897  49,971    48,973  48,800  58,908  48,792  40,929  50,514
2 Volkswagen 30,307 33,209   50,713 52,011 45,324 38,250 37,495 47,860 (*)
3 Delta Motors (GM) 17,277 17,324   24,215 22,554 29,971  20,458  20,840 21,394
4 Mazda/Mitsubishi 13,121 14,001   17,634 22,154 17,307  14,369  15,619 17,521
5 BMW 15,678 16,171   18,001 15,959 13,475  13,444  13,773 15,898
6 Fiat 9,114 9,761   15,431 13,864 7,253  6,768  7,568 11,325
7 Mercedes-Benz 6,237 7,554   18,798 13,024 11,671  8,801  9,848 10,804
8 Ford 15,413 13,871   11,924 24,831 19,039  14,361  9,573 8,828
9 Nissan 17,057 17,500   18,316 13,024 9,958 11,321 9,403 7,792
10 Daewoo  -  -  -  -  - 8,032 6,787 5,452 4,659
11 Honda 12,003 12,341   12,920 11,618 10,028  8,990  7,516 3,069
12 Audi 2,804 1,963   2,812 5,680  4,852  5,016  5,252  
13 Land Rover       1,325 2,570  2,242  3,916  4,068  
14 Peugeot  -  -  -  -  -  -  510  404  
15 Others       42 3,209 1,702 2,481 2,701  24,258
Light Commercial Vehicles/VU Légers/Leichtnutzfahrzeuge (2-6T GVW):
1 Toyota              22,936  26,934  
2 Isuzu              16,805  13,215  
3 Nissan              11,205  10,501  
4 Mazda              7,658  8,603  
5 Ford              8,116  8,342  
6 Mercedes-Benz              3,389  5,451  
7 Volkswagen              3,455  2,420  
8 Mitsubishi              953  1,316  
Trucks/Véhicules utilitaires/Nutzfahrzeuge (> 6T GVW):
1 Toyota     1,021 1,548 1,660 2,116  1,351  1,287  
2 Hino     1,014 1,286 1,206 1,510  735  573  
3 Nissan Diesel              432  439  
4 Mercedes-Benz     2,378 2,890 2,127 2,303  1,246  272  
5 Nissan     839 1,168 107 344  219  229  
6 Mitsubishi     331 388 315 460  268  49  
7 MAN  -  -  -  -  - 302      
8 ERF  -  -  -  -  - 107  59  31  
9 Isuzu     1,135 1,611 1,556 1,379  273  4  
10 Ford     47 25  95 2      
Buses/autobus/Busse:
1 Mercedes-Benz     43 236 196 244 142 102  
2 MAN  -  -  -  -  - 179      

(*) Including Audi

Compiled from:
Auto Katalog No. 45 (2001/2002), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 2001;
Auto Katalog No. 44 (2000/2001), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 2000;
Auto Katalog No. 43 (1999/2000), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1999;
Auto Katalog No. 42 (1998/99), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1998;
Auto Katalog No. 41 (1997/98), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1997;
Auto Katalog No. 38 (1994/95), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1994;
Lastauto Omnibus Katalog 2001, No. 30, Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 2000;
Lastauto Omnibus Katalog '99, No. 28, Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1998;
Lastauto Omnibus Katalog '97, No. 26, Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1996;


South African car links:

Samcor Ltd (Ford)
Hayden Dart
Land Rover South Africa
Nissan South Africa
Toyota South Africa
Volkswagen of South Africa


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