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DECEMBER, 2005 NEW VEHICLE SALES STATISTICS : EMBARGO : 13H00, TUESDAY, 10           JANUARY, 2006
TOTAL VEHICLES

TOYOTA                            12 052
VOLKSWAGEN                         7 932
FORD MOTOR COMPANY                 6 854
GENERAL MOTORS SA                  6 372
NISSAN                             3 079
DAIMLERCHRYSLER                    2 569
BMW GROUP                          1 775
TATA                               1 300
RENAULT                            1 096
PEUGEOT                              644
HONDA                                602
FASA                                 454
NISSAN DIESEL                        245
MAN                                  220
MAHINDRA                             152
SUBARU                               135
VOLVO TRUCKS                          76
TYCO TRUCKS                           69
IVECO                                 56
GAZ                                   52
SCANIA                                51
PORSCHE                               29

TOTAL DECEMBER INDUSTRY SALES        -   2005   -    45 814
            “                        -   2004   -    35 962
PREVIOUS MONTH                       -   2005   -    50 502
            “                        -   2004   -    41 656
TOTAL SALES JAN/DECEMBER             -   2005   -   565 018
            “                        -   2004   -   449 594
CARS

BMW GROUP 1 SERIES 175, 3 SERIES 1074, 5 SERIES 114, 6 SERIES 22, 7 SERIES 12, X3 94,
           X5 97, Z4 36, MINI 151                                                                    1 775

DAIMLER      SMART 92, A CLASS 106, C CLASS 478, CLS 16, E CLASS 59, S CLASS 1,
CHRYSLER     M CLASS 92, VITO 60, CHRYSLER NEON 8, PT CRUISER 13, VOYAGER 93,
             CHRYSLER 300C 33, CROSSFIRE 15, JEEP WRANGLER 26, JEEP CHEROKEE 176,
             JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 75, LANCER 10, PAJERO 55, OUTLANDER 8                               1 416

FASA         PALIO/SIENA/PUNTO 143, FIAT PANDA 100, FIAT CROMA 4, FIAT MULTIPLA 7,
             FIAT STILO 12, ALFA 147 12, ALFA 156 8, ALFA GT 24                                       310

FMC          KA 605, FIESTA 792, IKON 103, MAZDA3 436, FOCUS 682, TERRITORY 185,
             MAZDA6 87, MX5 35, RX8 14, JAGUAR 112, VOLVO S40 313, V50 35, S60 100,
             V70 19, S80 5, C70 1, XC90 64, DEFENDER 73, FREELANDER 73,
             DISCOVERY III 142, RANGE ROVER SPORT 24, RANGE ROVER 13                                 3 913

GMSA         CORSA/CORSA CLASSIC 1890, ASTRA 325, OMEGA 1, MERIVA 36, ZAFIRA 12,
             TIGRA 42, AVEO 466, LUMINA 20, SPARK 412, OPTRA 36, VIVANT 7, SAAB 16                   3 263

HONDA        ACCORD 52, CIVIC 35, CR-V 124, JAZZ 332, FR-V 50, S2000 9                                602

MAHINDRA     SCORPIO 82                                                                                82

NISSAN       ALMERA 536, MICRA 163, 350z 18, PATROL 20, X TRAIL 194, MURANO 113, PATHFINDER 64       1 108

PEUGEOT      1007 21, 206 421, 307 100, 407 63, PARTNER 1, 807 1, 607 1                               608

PORSCHE      BOXSTER 5, 911 11, CAYMAN 4, CAYENNE 9                                                    29

RENAULT      CLIO 406, MEGANE/SCENIC 556, KANGOO MULTIX 10, LAGUNA 16, MODUS 81,
             ESPACE 8                                                                                1 077

SUBARU       IMPREZA 51, FORESTER 70, LEGACY 2, OUTBACK 12                                            135

TATA         INDICA/INDIGO 676                                                                        676

TOYOTA       TAZZ 1746, YARIS 2193, COROLLA/RUNX/VERSO 3688, CAMRY 284, RAV4 291,
             LEXUS 12, LANDCRUISER 64, PRADO 300, PRIUS 9                                            8 587

VWSA         CITI GOLF 2202, JETTA (A4) 53, GOLF (A5) 826, PASSAT 110,
             POLO/POLO CLASSIC 2902, TOUAREG 73, TOURAN 119, CARAVELLE/KOMBI T5 160,
             SHARAN 19, BEETLE CABRIOLET 9, CADDY 86, AUDI (A3) 347, AUDI (A4) 586,
             AUDI (A6) 50, AUDI (A8) 7, AUDI TT 5                                                    7 554

TOTAL DECEMBER CAR SALES             -   2005   -    31 135
            “                        -   2004   -    24 575
PREVIOUS MONTH                       -   2005   -    34 082
            “                        -   2004   -    27 887
TOTAL JAN/DECEMBER CAR SALES         -   2005   -   376 894
            “                        -   2004   -   301 151
LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES


DAIMLER      COLT 731, VITO 24                                                                            755
CHRYSLER

FASA         FIAT STRADA 129, PALIO PANEL VAN 9, DUCATO 3                                                 141

FMC          BANTAM 1407, RANGER 985, DRIFTER 462, DEFENDER P/U 19, GAMEVIEWER 9                        2 882

GMSA         ISUZU KB 1493, CORSA UTILITY 1486, CHEV UTILITY 16, OPEL COMBO 14                          3 009

MAHINDRA     BOLERO 70                                                                                     70

NISSAN       B140 541, HARDBODY 1191, NAVARA 228                                                        1 960

PEUGEOT      PARTNER 9                                                                                         9

RENAULT      KANGOO 17, TRAFIC 2                                                                           19

TATA         TELCOLINE 307                                                                                307

TOYOTA       TAZZ CARRI 35, HILUX 1913, HI-ACE BUS 748, LANDCRUISER 216, QUANTUM 264                    3 176

VWSA         PICKUP 49, CADDY PANEL VAN 217, T5/TRANSPORTER PANEL VAN 13,
             TRANSPORTER CREW BUS 30, TRANSPORTER PICKUP 14                                               323


TOTAL DECEMBER LCV SALES                 -   2005   -    12 651
            “                            -   2004   -     9 875
PREVIOUS MONTH                           -   2005   -    13 762
            “                            -   2004   -    11 692
TOTAL LCV SALES JAN/DECEMBER             -   2005   -   160 711
            “                            -   2004   -   127 629

MEDIUM, HEAVY AND EXTRA HEAVY COMMERCIALS AND BUSES



                                   MEDIUM CV          HEAVY CV          EXTRA HEAVY      BUSES        TOTAL
Gross Vehicle Mass              (3501 – 8500 KGS) (8501 – 16 500 KGS)   (16 501 KG +)   (> 8501 KG)


DAIMLERCHRYSLER (FL)                    -                   -               43                -          43
DAIMLERCHRYSLER (FUSO)                 53                   7                -                -          60
DAIMLERCHRYSLER (MB)                   83                  39              157               16         295
FASA                                    3                   -                -                -           3
FMC                                    59                   -                -                -          59
GAZ                                    52                   -                -                -          52
GMSA (ISUZU)                           43                  53                4                -         100
IVECO                                  42                   2               12                -          56
MAN TRUCK & BUS                         -                  16              133               71         220
NISSAN DIESEL                          95                  72               78                -         245
NISSAN                                 11                   -                -                -          11
PEUGEOT                                27                   -                -                -          27
SCANIA                                  -                   -               44                7          51
TATA                                  203                  63               51                -         317
TOYOTA                                189                  70               30                -         289
TYCO DAF                                -                   1               10                -          11
TYCO INTERNATIONAL                      -                   -               56                -          56
TYCO RENAULT                            -                   1                1                -           2
VOLVO TRUCKS                            -                   5               65                6          76
VWSA                                   55                   -                -                -          55

TOTAL DECEMBER       -   2005   -      915                329               684              100       2 028
         “           -   2004   -      613                274               515              110       1 512
PREVIOUS MONTH       -   2005   -    1 278                455               809              116       2 658
         “           -   2004   -      865                362               729              121       2 077
TOTAL JAN/DEC        -   2005   -   12 249              5 177             8 953            1 034      27 413
         “           -   2004   -    8 636              3 721             7 502              955      20 814

MEMO ITEM : ASSOCIATED MOTOR HOLDINGS AGGREGATE SALES BY MAJOR SEGMENT –

SMALL CARS (CUBIC CAPACITY 1400CC OR LESS)                              1 686
MEDIUM CARS (CUBIC CAPACITY 1400CC – 2500CC)                              799
LARGE CARS (CUBIC CAPACITY 2500CC OR GREATER)                             148
4X4 RECREATIONAL/SUV                                                      744
LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES                                                 657
TOTAL                                                                   4 034

BEST WISHES FOR 2006 TO ALL NAAMSA SUBSCRIBERS, THE MEDIA AND NAAMSA MEMBERS.

NAAMSA OFFICES: PRETORIA
9TH JANUARY, 2006
NAAMSA MEDIA RELEASE : COMMENT ON THE DECEMBER 2005, YEAR 2005 NEW VEHICLE SALES
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STATISTICS AND ON PROSPECTS FOR 2006 : EMBARGO TIME : 13H00 : TUESDAY, 10 JANUARY,
2006

COMMENT ON DECEMBER 2005 SALES : A RECORD SALES MONTH

New vehicle sales ended 2005 on a strong note. Aggregate new vehicle sales during December, 2005 at
45 814 units reflected an improvement of 9 852 vehicles or an impressive 27,4% compared to the total new
vehicle sales of 35 962 units during the corresponding month last year. Sales in all four segments during
December, 2005 had registered significant gains on the corresponding month last year.

For the year as a whole, NAAMSA reported sales improved by an exceptional 115 424 units or 25,7% to
reach 565 018 vehicles compared to the 449 594 units sold during 2004. Taking account of sales of new
vehicles not reported in detail through NAAMSA, the industry achieved an all time record sales number of
617 450 vehicles.

December, 2005 new car sales at 31 135 units – the highest December monthly total on record – had
recorded a gain of 6 560 passenger cars or 26,7% compared to the 24 575 new cars sold during December,
2004.

Sales of new light commercial vehicles, bakkies and minibuses at 12 651 units during December, 2005 - the
best ever December monthly total on record - had registered an improvement of 2 776 units or 28,1%
compared to the 9 875 light commercial vehicles sold during the corresponding month in 2004.

Sales of vehicles in the medium and heavy trucks segments of the industry during December, 2005 had
also registered strong gains and at 915 units and 1 113 units, respectively, reflected an improvement of 302
vehicles or 49,3%, in the case of medium commercials, and 214 units or 23,8%, in the case of heavy trucks
and buses – compared to the corresponding month last year. The December monthly medium and heavy
commercial vehicle sales total also represented the highest December sales month on record.

COMMENT ON YEAR 2005 NEW VEHICLE SALES, EXPORTS AND PRODUCTION

During 2005, South Africa was probably the best performing market internationally. Calendar 2005
represented another outstanding and record year for the South African new vehicle manufacturing industry
with both domestic sales and production rising to all time highs.

NAAMSA annual industry sales by sector, for the past three years, were as follows –

                                                                                              2005/2004
  Sector                                          2003              2004          2005
                                                                                              % Change
  Cars                                            247 259           301 151        376 894      25,2%
  Light Commercials                               104 884           127 629        160 711      25,9%
  Medium Commercials                                 6 372            8 636         12 249      41,8%
  Heavy Commercials/Buses                            9 955           12 178         15 164      24,5%
  Total Vehicles                                  368 470           449 594        565 018      25,7%

Sales of new vehicles presently not reported in detail through NAAMSA are estimated to have added 52 432
units to the 2005 figures (43 023 cars and 9 409 light commercial vehicles). This effectively translates into
an annual all time record aggregate South African domestic new vehicle sales market in excess of 617 000
vehicles.

Final 2005 export figures should be available by the middle of January, 2006. Based on the industry’s
export performance for the first 11 months of the year, the following export volumes for 2005 were expected
–

                                                             2003               2004              2005
 Cars                                                    114 909              100 699          118 000
 Light Commercials                                        11 283                9 360           26 000
 Medium, Heavy Trucks and Buses                              469                 448               400
 Total Exports                                           126 661              110 507          144 400
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South Africa’s track record as a manufacturer and supplier of automotive components and vehicles has
been firmly established and from the middle of 2005, on the back of new export programmes, vehicle
exports picked up substantially. The positive export growth momentum should continue through 2006 and
is principally attributable to contractual arrangements with multinational automotive corporations as well as
the Motor Industry Development Programme. For 2005, total industry exports should reach about 144 000
vehicles.

The combined effect of higher output for both the domestic and export markets resulted in total domestic
production for 2005 approximating 530 000 vehicles compared to total production of 455 052 vehicles in
2004 – an improvement of 16,5%.

INDUSTRY PROSPECTS FOR 2006 : FURTHER IMPROVEMENT IN NEW VEHICLE SALES EXPECTED, BUT AT A MORE
SUBDUED PACE. TOTAL DOMESTIC PRODUCTION TO EXPAND SIGNIFICANTLY.

Overall, 2006 should be another very good year for the South African automotive industry. The
exceptionally positive growth trend in South African new vehicle sales, experienced over recent years,
should continue into the first half of 2006, albeit at a more subdued pace – with current industry sales
projections for the year as a whole in a range of 7% to 10%. At the same time, however, industry
vehicle exports and domestic production are set to grow by double-digit numbers.

Focusing on domestic sales, the spectacular growth rates in sales volumes over the past two years (25,7%
in 2005 and 22% in 2004) are expected to moderate during 2006 for the following reasons –

•   During 2006, the industry’s sales performance will be measured relative to the record high base of
    2005. Following two years of record sales, some consolidation is to be expected.
•   With interest rates in 2006 likely to remain on hold, the benefit of the past interest rate reductions over
    the past three years will start to dissipate and will not contribute to boosting demand as significantly as
    was the case in 2004 and 2005. Moreover, growth in personal disposable income levels is expected to
    slow on the back of high levels of indebtedness.
•   The substantial increase in the tax burden as a result of the changes to fringe benefit taxation on motor
    cars (car allowances and company car taxation) – which will be felt by tax payers for the first time in
    2006 – is expected to contribute to changing purchasing decisions and impact negatively on demand
    patterns, particularly in respect of vehicles in the premium segments. The effect of the tax changes is
    likely to manifest itself during the second half of the year.

On balance, prospects for 2006 remain positive. GDP growth of around 5%, strong business confidence
and corporate profitability, positive consumer sentiment driven by low inflation, stable interest rates and
continued expected improvement in vehicle affordability – should serve to support demand for new motor
vehicles during 2006. Moreover, car rental business (boosted by higher levels of economic activity and
tourism) and government business (driven by increased investment in infrastructure development and basic
services delivery) are also likely to remain strong.

Following the record sales in 2005 and given the considerations outlined – industry sales
projections for 2006 anticipate further improvement in sales volumes of between 7% and 10% for the
year. Importantly, domestic new vehicle production will receive a substantial boost from higher
domestic sales and particularly from the projected significant increase in industry vehicle exports
and industry output should rise to over 610 000 vehicles compared to the production figure in 2005
of about 530 000 units.

Despite the challenges of global production over capacity and the strong Rand – 2006 aggregate new
vehicle exports should reach over 200 000 units, an improvement of about 57000 vehicles or close on 40%
on the 143 400 vehicles exported in 2004.

Going forward, the South African automotive industry will have to continue to focus on further improvements
in competitiveness in terms of production costs, without compromising high quality levels. The industry will
also continue to face the challenges of continuously having to adapt to the ever changing complexities,
realities and demands of global competition. Some of the key issues the South African automotive industry
will focus on during 2006 include the need for stability and predictability in official automotive industry policy
to facilitate long term planning and investment decisions, the critically important need for programmes to
boost technical/autotronics and commercial skills development in the industry as well as the AutoAfrica’2006
International Motor Show – the first OICA Internationally accredited automotive exhibition in South Africa -
to be held in Johannesburg starting the end of October, 2006.
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NAAMSA OFFICES: PRETORIA                                                              10     JANUARY, 2006