Vehicle sales rise on worries of future fall JOHANNESBURG — New vehicle sales jump almost 19% in South Africa during May. Sales totaled 29,292 units compared to 24,657 units in May 1999. Sales increased 31.3% over April, when 22,308 units were sold. Automakers worry, however, that the weakening rand and political trouble in neighboring Zimbabwe could erode future sales.

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"SOUTH AFRICA" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.