These cars record the most kilometers in South Africa

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As motorists drove significantly fewer miles in 2020 – as locking out limited movements and working from home became more popular – an analysis of AutoTrader data has revealed some interesting trends.

According to AutoTrader data for the month of October, the most driven cars are all commercial vehicles or minivans. The analysis reveals the 10 most driven cars with a 2019 registration year – listed in October 2020.

Globally, motorists drove less in 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A recent survey by Hyundai in the UK, for example, found that – while the average British car averages 938 km per month – it fell to 145 km per month during the lockdown.

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But, according to George Mienie, CEO of AutoTrader, some vehicles still run a lot. “More precisely, some vans, taxis, bakkies and transporters of people record significant kilometers. Vans are, of course, understandable. All over the world, the lockdown has resulted in an increase in online shopping – which has created demand for delivery vehicles, ”he said.

According to Deloitte’s 2020 Digital Consumer Trends Survey, around 40% of consumers made more online purchases during the lockdown.

Taxi traffic is also understandable; some stores remained open throughout the lockdown and store workers used taxis to get to and from work. So it’s no surprise that the ever-popular Toyota Hi-Ace makes its appearance on the list.

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There are a number of bakkies on the list as well and that’s not a big surprise either; these workhorses are tools that can generate profit.

However, what is particularly interesting about the list of the 10 most driven cars with a 2019 registration year is the fact that the two most popular new bakkies in the country – the Toyota Hilux and the Ford Ranger – are not making an appearance. .

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So while they may dominate the popularity chart, they aren’t necessarily as driven as some other bakkies.

Top 10 most driven cars with a 2019 registration year


Ford Transit Custom – 106,792 km


Toyota HiAce – 84,798 km


Nissan NV200 – 63,900 km


Fiat Doblo Cargo – 53,000 km


Renault Trafic – 51,500 km


Fiat Fullback – 50,580 km


Toyota Land Cruiser 79 – 49,329 km


Isuzu D-Max – 46,937 km


Fiat Fiorino – 45,000 km


Volkswagen Kombi – 43,291 km


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