Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has announced it has again topped the local passenger and LCV (light commercial vehicle) sales in October 2022, with the firm recording a total new passenger-vehicle sales figure of 7 180 and a sales figure of 5 046 in the LCV segment. Together, the company’s total sales figure of 12 574 units reflected a market share of 27.3 per cent. As a result, TSAM again topped the list of SA’s best-selling car brands in October 2022 (here’s the list). 

Corolla Cross October 2022

Regarding sales, in October 2022, the Hilux was again the automaker’s best-seller, with 3 336 units sold. The runner-up was the Corolla Cross, with 2 014 units sold. One thousand eight hundred twenty (1 820) new Urban Cruisers found homes in October 2022. The automaker sold 847 and 839 units of the Fortuner and Starlet, respectively. 

“All credit has to go to our dealer network and, of course, our loyal customer base”

“Despite obvious market detractors such as the Transnet strike and volatile trading conditions, I am very proud of Toyota’s performance year-to-date. Over 12 000 units retailed for the month, and a market share of 27.3 per cent is a phenomenal result – all credit has to go to our dealer network and, of course, our loyal customer base,” said Leon Thereon, senior vice president of sales and marketing for TSAM. 


“The incredible loyalty shown by our customers over more than half a century has enabled us to achieve an outstanding share of the local market. We are thankful to our fleet owners and rental companies for their continued support in these trying economic times. We are also grateful to our dealer network, as well as all Toyota staff, for their sterling efforts in making Toyota such a competitive brand,” Theron concluded.