New data from AutoTrader shows that Volkswagen was the most sought-after car brand in the first half of the year in South Africa, while the Toyota Hilux was the most sought-after vehicle range and the VW Golf GTI was the most sought-after. -for a car model on AutoTrader.

The Toyota Hilux was also the most popular car during this time, indicating that it is the used car that local motorists are most interested in purchasing.

The latest version of AutoTrader semi-annual industry report covers searches performed on the classifieds site from January to June 2022. It was found thatin the period from August 2019 to December 2021, dapprox and withEnglish cabout bAkka commanded in the majority searches.

However, in 2022, the trend returned back to the previous lock. The three most were looking for a model attracted 11.6% of all model searches, compared to 9.4% experienced in first half of 2021. The the majority withwere looking forfor madele with 4.3% of the total search share was Toyota Hilux – 12.6 million searches.

The the second the most sought after The model was the Volkswagen Golf, p 3.9% from the total number search share (11.3 million searches).

Mercedes-Benz The C-Class was third, generating 3.4% with in in total search share (9.9 million searches). Top 10 models remained the most popular the same as in the first six months of 2021, according to AutoTrader.

Model-based searches continue the most popular of all search types on the AutoTrader platform

According to the online dealer, the 10 most popular options have changed in the rankings, with one new entrant taking the 10th most popular spot – the Volkswagen Polo 1.2TSI, which replaced the Audi RS3 2.5 – compared to the first six months of 2021.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is still the most a sought-after option, Autotrader said. The Volkswagen Polo GTI was at it again the secondand then the Volkswagen Golf P, receiving 0.69% of the total share.

From early 2021, in the majority viewed variant modified from Volkswagen Golf GTI to Toyota Hilux 2.8GD-6, with this trend continuing in the former half of 2022.

During this period in Toyota Hilux 2.8GD-6 received 2.9 million ads views (2.08% in total share) with in Golf GTI generates 2.89 million views (2.07% of total share). The third in number viewed corientation was in Volkswagen Polo 1.0TSI, with a total share of 1.9% (2.6 million).

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