General Motors South Africa reported sales of a cumulative 4,969 Chevrolet and Opel vehicles in May 2015, giving it a 9.8 percent market share for the month. The results continue the trend of growing the market share metric each month in 2015.
Chevrolet sales totaled 4,203 vehicles in May, driven by the:
Chevrolet Utility (pictured, also known as the Chevy Montana in other markets) with 1,228 sales and the Chevrolet Spark with 782 sales. The locally-assembled Isuzu KB had 1,255 units sold.
Opel sales totaled 493 vehicles in May:
- ADAM continues to find favor with consumers five months after start of sales with 88 units sold.
- Mokka, which has suffered from lack of availability, had 203 units sold
- Corsa continues to gain momentum with 156 units sold
Despite shortages of some models, year-to-date Opel sales have grown 55 percent compared to 2014.
May industry sales totaled 47,868 units, 3.2 percent below the corresponding period in 2014 and in line with GM’s expectations for the month. For the first five months of the year, industry sales volume was down 1.3 percent compared to the same time frame in 2014.
The pressure on consumers and the economy in general are reflected in these industry sales numbers, according to GM South Africa.