In fact, the LCV market was the only segment to record a monthly sales increase; the passenger car market was down a whopping 21.3 per cent and the SUV segment dropped 6.3 per cent. A total of 87,102 sales were recorded for the month, a dip of 9.3 per cent; while 169,096 vehicles have been sold so far this year, 8.4 per cent down on last year.
“Given the current challenging economic conditions, including a downturn in the housing market, the automotive industry is not surprised by the slower start to the year,” chief executive of the FCAI, Tony Weber, said.
When combining 4x2 and 4x4 variants, a total of 4431 Toyota Hiluxes, 3377 Ford Rangers and 3155 Mitsubishi Tritons found new owners.
Here are the top 4x4 sales of February 2019:
10 Best-Selling 4x4s of 2019 so far