New Zealand: 1973-2016 Historical Data now available

Holden Kingswood New Zealand 1973. Picture courtesy oldholden.comThe Holden Kingswood was #1 in New Zealand in 1973.

I can now share with you Historical Data for New Zealand spanning 40 years. Similarly to neighbour Australia, we witness over the period the complete dominance of the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon slowly but slowly being eroded to benefit the Toyota Corolla, however the Japanese model managed to take the lead of Kiwi sales a long time before it did in Australia – 27 years to be exact – in 1984, then reclaiming the lead in 2008 and never looking back.

New Zealand Historical Data:

New Zealand 1973: Holden Kingswood/Belmont hits record heights

New Zealand 1984-1986: Toyota Corolla reigns

New Zealand 1987: Holden Commodore reclaims lead off Toyota Corolla

New Zealand 2000-2003: Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon reign supreme

New Zealand 2004: Commodore, Falcon & Corolla on podium

New Zealand 2005: Commodore leads, Corolla up to #2

New Zealand 2006: Commodore & Corolla only 79 sales apart!

New Zealand 2007: Commodore strengthens lead at 5.9%

New Zealand 2008: Corolla passes Commodore for the first time

New Zealand 2009: Corolla #1 at 6.7%

New Zealand 2010: Toyota Corolla and Hilux dominate

New Zealand 2011: Toyota Corolla #1 ahead of Hilux and Suzuki Swift

New Zealand 2012: Toyota Corolla #1 for 5th consecutive year

New Zealand 2013: Toyota Corolla marks 6 years at #1 in strongest market since 1984

New Zealand 2014: Corolla #1, Ford Ranger ends 32 years of Toyota Hilux as #1 ute

New Zealand 2015: First year at #1 for Ford Ranger in record market

New Zealand 2016: Ford Ranger repeats in third straight record year

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