The VW Polo Vivo is a face lifted previous generation Polo
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The South African new car market is up a healthy 9% year-on-year in August to 56,253 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 411,804 units, up 11% on 2011. #1 for the second month in a row and for the 4th time this year with 3,714 sales and 6.6%, the VW Polo Vivo is now threatening the Toyota Hilux in the 2012 year-to-date ranking with 23,302 units and 5.7% vs. 23,491 for the Hilux. The next couple of months will decide which model will finish the year in pole position.
Below the VW Polo immovable at #3, the Toyota Corolla/Auris is up 3 spots on July to #4 with a very solid 1,911 sales and 3.4% while the Nissan NP200 (aka Dacia Logan Pick-up) is also up 3 ranks to #5 with 1,652 units and 2.9%. After ranking #4 for the last two months, the Toyota Etios is down to a still very respectable #6 with 1,563 sales and 2.8%. Other great performers this month include the Chevrolet Spark up 5 spots to #15, the Nissan Micra up 17 to #16 and the Toyota 86 up to a fantastic #40 with 216 units sold for its 2nd month of sales.