Mzansi Luxury Car Sector: Top 4 Best Selling Lux Car Brands in SA for February 2022, Porsche at #1

Mzansi Luxury Car Sector: Top 4 Best Selling Lux Car Brands in SA for February 2022, Porsche at #1

  • Luxury car buyers in Mzansi clearly aren't feeling any financial pinch after the latest sales numbers were released for February 2022
  • Porsche had a great month while Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bentley all sold more than five cars in February, despite starting prices from the carmakers costing over R1 million
  • The new vehicle market continued to surge ahead during February, recording its best sales month since March last year
  • February new vehicle sales grew 18.4% compared to February 2021 to 44 229 units, a performance approaching volumes realised during the second half of 2019

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There was good news to take from the new car sales and vehicle export data in February 2022. Local new vehicle sales last month saw 44 229 units registered, an increase of 6 860 units, or 18,4%, from the number of vehicles sold in February 2021.

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Export sales, encouragingly, also recorded an increase of 3 590 units, or 12,3%, to 32 867 units in February 2022 compared to the 29 277 vehicles exported in February 2021. Light commercial vehicles were up 9.4% to 12 290 units compared to February last year. Some of the best-selling cars were from brands like Toyota, Suzuki, Isuzu, Volkswagen and Renault.

Mzansi luxury car sector: Top 4 best selling lux car brands in SA in February 2022
Porsche and Bentley both had strong sales in February 2022. Image: NetCarshow
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If we turn our attention to the upper end of the market, the ultra-luxurious brands that many celebrities own, those sales figures make for interesting reading.

According to In4Ride, the luxury car sector produced impressive sales numbers last month from brands such as Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bentley. Interestingly, their product offerings in Mzansi may not be as wide as other manufacturers but German carmaker Porsche was still able to sell over 150 cars, despite only having seven model ranges.

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However, judging by February's lux car sales figures, the elite didn't feel the effects of the several external factors despite the cheapest car from the brands listed below being priced from R1 million.

Here are the best-selling luxury cars in Mzansi for February 2022:

1. Porsche - 154

2. Lamborghini - 6

3. Scuderia (Ferrari) - 6

4. Bentley - 3

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The Japanese carmaker's logo will feature on the left sleeve of the kit and will either be black, gold or white – depending on the colour of the shirt.

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Source: Briefly News

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Sean Parker Sean Parker is a motoring journalist with over 10 years' experience, who started out in the industry as the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists' Bursar student. Since then, the Cape Town-born editor has gone on to launch a national newspaper called Gears and Gadgets and worked for the country's premier online and print motoring publications before joining Briefly News to head up its Car & Tech section. He enjoys watching live sport and can't wait for F1 to make its debut in Mzansi.