General Motors South Africa — which markets the Chevrolet, Isuzu, and Opel brands — reported cumulative sales of 5,024 units for June 2015. The results represent a 10 percent market share, up 0.2 percent month-over-month (rather than year-over-year, as is usually reported). By comparison, new vehicle sales in South Africa were 50,251 units for June, down 4.8 percent compared to June of 2014.
While the automaker did not break out Chevrolet sales results individually, it did state that the Chevrolet Utility (Chevrolet Montana pickup truck) led sales for the brand with 1,468 units sold, while the Chevy Spark was the second most-popular with 499 units sold.
Meanwhile, Isuzu KB sales totaled 1,376 units. GM South Africa notes that Isuzu and Chevrolet Utility have a combined 22.1 percent market share.
Opel sales were up 122 percent over June 2014. The trio of Opel newcomers including the Adam, Corsa, and Mokka sold 169, 277, 191 units, respectively.
“Our three new Germans continue to find favour with buyers. Adam, Corsa and Mokka all delivered solid performances in June. We are very proud that Opel sales are up 90 percent against the same period last year,” said Brian Olson, GMSA Vice President Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing.