Despite a year that was severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Volkswagen Group South Africa ended 2020 as the passenger car market leader in South Africa, outselling other brands like Toyota, Ford, and Mazda. Andile Dlamini, the Head of Communications at the group, explained that the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand recorded total sales of 53 319 units last year and with 19 750 units sold in 2020, the locally-manufactured Polo Vivo was not only Volkswagen’s top-selling vehicle, but was also the best-selling passenger car in South Africa. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa meanwhile revealed that 380 449 vehicles were sold in the country last year, a 29.1% decline when compared to 2019.