New vehicle sales in South Africa of 28,827 for November were down 11% from October
but all sectors are ahead compared with 1999.

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA)
said that the upward trend in new vehicle sales remains intact as sales in all
four market sectors increased compared to November 1999. Annual growth improved
for cars but declined for commercial vehicles.

However, November new car and light commercial sales recorded falls of 10.2%
and 14.2% compared to October 2000.

At 18,766 units, November new car sales were 3,625 units or 23.9% up on the
15,141 unit sales in November 1999. Ignoring Renault and Volvo – new to the
SA market this year – November’s new car sales were 2,290 units or 15.1% better
than 1999, but 2,132 units (10.2%) lower than October this year.

Again excluding Renault and Volvo, basic growth rate in the new car market
was just above 10% on an annualised basis.

Sales of new light commercial vehicles, pick-ups (known locally as ‘bakkies#;)
and minibuses reflected an improvement at 8,905 units, up 596 units or 7.2%
compared to the 8,309 sales last year. Compared to October, 2000, new light
commercial vehicles were down by 1,476 units or 14.2%.

Sales of vehicles in the medium and heavy truck segments of the industry during
November also recorded gains. At 508 units the medium commercials were up 9.9%
and heavies at 648 units were 16.1% better compared to the corresponding month
last year.

NAAMSA is predicting that domestic new car and commercial vehicle markets will
steadily grow thanks to SA#;s improving economy.

It also expects exports to grow strongly in the medium term. Despite a drop
in October, vehicle shipments are up from 48,341 for the first 10 months of
1999 to 54,342 in 2000.

Two of the three most popular new vehicles in South Africa during November
were bakkies so it#;s not surprising that commercials did better than cars.

Toyota stayed ahead overall but had to concede cars to Volkswagen and bakkies
to Ford.

The VW Polo/Playa was top selling car with 1,638 units sold in November. The
Toyota Corolla was second with 1,472 sales, followed by the Toyota Conquest/Tazz
[a 1980s model Corolla freshened for manufacture exclusively in SA] on 1,405.

The BMW 3-Series was fourth with 1,305 sales, ahead of VW’s Golf/Jetta with
1,179. Both German cars are also exported in some numbers to right-hand-drive
export markets.

The best-selling vehicle of all in South Africa during November was Toyota’s
Hilux bakkie range with 1,725 sales, ahead of the Ford Ranger/ Mazda Drifter
(1,487), Isuzu KB (1,122), Nissan Hardbody (1,024) and Mitsubishi Colt (897).

For total vehicle sales, Toyota beat Volkswagen with 6,180 units to 4,808,
with Ford third on 4,780.

VW was car leader with 4,534 sales ahead of Toyota’s 3,782. Ford beat Toyota
in LCV sales with 2,277 to 2,151.

In medium commercials, DaimlerChrysler beat Nissan by 119 to 107 and, in the
heavy sector, Mercedes-Benz with 134 sales beat MAN and Toyota tied on 96.

South African car sales November 2000:

V.W

4 534
TOYOTA
3
782
FMCSA
2
469
DELTA
1
916
DAIMLER
CHRYSLER
1
550
BMW
1
499
RENAULT
1
061
FIAT
1
058
NISSAN
509
DAEWOO
242
PEUGEOT
93
SUBARU
25
SAAB
SA
22
G.M
6
TOTAL
NOVEMBER CAR SALES
2000
18
766
1999
15
141
PREVIOUS
MONTH
2000
20
898
1999
17
306
JAN/NOVEMBER
2000
209
346
1999
174
837

South
African light commercial vehicle sales November 2000

FMCSA
2
277
TOYOTA
2
151
DELTA
1
678
NISSAN
1
562
DAIMLERCHRYSLER
897
V.W
274
FASA
66
TOTAL
NOVEMBER LCV SALES
2000
8
905
1999
8
309
PREVIOUS
MONTH
2000
10
381
1999
8
069
JAN/NOVEMBER
2000
97
715
1999
88
412

South
African medium commercial vehicle sales November 2000

TOYOTA
151
DAIMLERCHRYSLER
119
NISSAN
107
DELTA
46
IVECO
36
FMCSA
34
PEUGEOT
11
TATA
4
TOTAL
NOVEMBER MCV SALES
2000
508
1999
462
PREVIOUS
MONTH
2000
492
1999
429
JAN/NOVEMBER
2000
4
873
1999
4
337

South
African heavy commercial vehicle sales November 2000

HEAVY
CV
EXTRA
HEAVY
BUSES
TOTAL
DAIMLERCHRYSLER
(MB)
59
51
24
134
DAIMLERCHRYSLER
(FTL)
19
19
DELTA
42
8
5
ERF
5
3
8
IMPERIAL
PETERBILT
18
18
IVECO
1
3
4
MACK
TRUCKS
5
5
MAN
TRUCK & BUS
22
53
21
96
NISSAN
56
17
73
NISSAN/RENAULT
11
11
SCANIA
32
1
33
TOYOTA
88
8
96
Tyco
INTERNATIONAL
30
30
VOLVO
TRUCKS
7
56
8
71
TOTAL
275
316
57
648

 

TOTAL
NOVEMBER HCV SALES
2000
648
1999
558
PREVIOUS
MONTH
2000
637
1999
532
JAN/NOVEMBER
2000
6
122
1999

5 186

 

Export
sales:

Oct.
2000
Sept.
2000
Jan.-Oct.
2000
Jan.-Oct.
1999
Cars
4
298
6
585
46
099
42
274
Light
Commercials
684
769
7
690
5
374
Medium
and Heavy Commercials
50
48
553
693
Total
Exports
5
032
7
402
54
342
48
341