Chery enjoys a strong lead as the best-selling SUV from China in South Africa in 2023.
The Chery Tiggo 4 Pro retained its title as the best-selling Chinese car in South Africa in November.
The Tiggo 4 Pro found itself fighting an uphill battle with Haval Jolion over the past 16 months, but managed to beat its rivals last month. Chery Tiggo 4 Pro recorded a comfortable victory with 986 sales to 508 of its rival in November.
The Haval Jolion has been experiencing slow sales since September, with the SUV even falling short of its H6 sibling in November. Only 508 Jolions found new homes in November, with 654 new H6s sold.
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Chery Tiggo 4 Pro, boosted by the recent introduction of the entry-level LiT model, recorded its best ever domestic sales month in November. It was the 12th best selling car in Mzansi and the third best selling SUV after the Corolla Cross (1 766) and the Nissan Magnite (986).
Since January a staggering 9,156 units of the Chery Tiggo 4 Pro have been sold. This is 1,009 more than the Haval Jolion, of which 8,047 have been sold in 2023.
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A total of 5,043 new Haval Jolions have been sold in the first 11 months of this year.
Elsewhere in the Chery stable, a total of 3 567 Tiggo 7 Profits have been sold. A total of 2,195 of the larger Tiggo 8 Pro were sold in the first 11 months of the year.
More to come
In the overall SUV race between China’s two domestic champions, Chery leads 2023 with 14 918. Haval’s total SUV sales for the year are 13 091.
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Chery is set to extend its lead further when Omoda’s numbers are released by Naamsa. Chery launched the sub-brand with the introduction of the C5 in April. Part of the C5 GT has since joined the marque, with the C9 being introduced next year.
Apart from Omoda, Chery is also set to introduce the Jaecoo sub-brand to Mzansi next year.
Haval will rely on the GWM brand Small Tank to boost sales in 2024. The brand was introduced through 300 GWMs this year, with 500 likely to follow later.