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Another record-breaking month for new car sales in New Zealand, up a massive 22% year-on-year in November to 10,388 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 104,448 units, up 12% on 2012 and already above the Full Year 2012 total of 100,794! New light commercial vehicles are up a huge 40% on November 2012 to hit 2,935, the highest November figure since records began in 1981 and the third month in a row it delivers a monthly best! The Toyota Corolla still reigns supreme and snaps the top spot for the third consecutive month and the 7th time in the last 12 months thanks to 626 sales and 6% share, ahead of the Toyota Hilux at 5.6% and the Ford Ranger at 4.6%.
Toyota places 3 models inside the New Zealand Top 4 this month, with the RAV4 back up two spots on October to land at #4 with 2.9% share. The Holden Colorado is up one further spot to #6 with 2.5% share, in-between the Holden Commodore and Mazda CX-5, up 6 ranks to #7. Notice also the Mitsubishi Lancer up 8 to #15, Toyota Highlander up to #18, Ford Kuga up to #21 and the Holden Cruze dropping out of the best-sellers chart…
Previous month: New Zealand October 2013: Toyota Corolla leads record market
One year ago: New Zealand November 2012: Toyota Corolla leads dynamic market
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Another very impressive month for new car sales in New Zealand: up 14% on October 2012 (which was already up 33% on 2011!) to 10,696 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 94,060 units, up 11% on 2012. Commercial vehicles are up a huge 33% to 2,734, the highest October on record, while passenger cars are up 8% to 7,962. Boosted by rentals ahead of Summer, the Toyota Corolla remains #1 with 963 sales and 9% share, adding up to 4,657 and 5% year-to-date: it looks set to enjoy a 6th consecutive year atop the New Zealand sales charts in 2013.
The Ford Ranger beats the Toyota Hilux again at 478 units and 4.5% vs. 396 and 3.7% but remains below the Japanese ute year-to-date with 3,870 sales and 4.1% vs. 3,998 and 4.3%. Excellent showing of the Holden Commodore up 13 spots on September to #4 and the Ford Mondeo up 8 to #8. In the brands ranking, notice Chery breaking into the Top 20 at #19 equal with Jeep with 104 sales and 1% share vs. 0.4% year-to-date.
Previous month: New Zealand September 2013: Toyota Corolla reclaims #1 spot in record market
One year ago: New Zealand October 2012: Rentals keep Toyota Corolla #1
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The Toyota Corolla is now #1 year-to-date in New Zealand.
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The New Zealand new car market is once again euphoric in September: up 16% year-on-year to 10,070 registrations. This is split into 2,799 light commercial vehicles, up a huge 36% on September 2012 and the largest September figure since records began in 1981, and 7,272 passenger cars, up 6%. The year-to-date total stands at 83,364 units, up 11% on 2012 which was already up 20% on 2011… With the summer holidays now approaching and rental companies starting to renew their stock, the Toyota Corolla is back in pole position for the first time since last March with 5.8% share, enabling it to reclaim the top spot year-to-date also. It is followed by the Ford Ranger once again beating the Toyota Hilux at 4.2% vs. 4% the Toyota RAV4 lodging a fantastic 4th place at 3.6% share and the Holden Colorado up 9 spots on August to #5. Notice also the Hyundai ix35 up 10 ranks to #11 and the Holden Commodore down 11 to #17.
Previous month: New Zealand August 2013: Ford Ranger #1 for the 4th time in last 5 months
One year ago: New Zealand September 2012: Toyota Corolla #1 thanks to rentals
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Another huge month for new car sales in New Zealand (yes there are still markets out there hitting record heights!): commercial vehicles are up 17% year-on-year to 2,602 registrations, the highest August score since 1984, while passenger cars are up 14% to 6,828, highest August since 1987! All-in-all the market is up 15% to 9,430 units this month and up 10% year-to-date to 73,294 sales… The Ford Ranger is #1 for the 4th time in the last 5 months thanks to 392 sales and 4.2% but remains third year-to-date at 2,969 units and 4.1% below the Toyota Corolla (4.4%) and Hilux (4.3%). Notice also the new gen Holden Commodore up to #6 with 247 sales and 2.6%, up 34% on August 2012, the VW Golf up 9 ranks to #7 and the Mitsubishi Mirage up 10 to #15.
Previous month: New Zealand July 2013: Ford Ranger in the lead, just
One year ago: New Zealand August 2012: Ford Focus #1 Passenger Car, up 210%
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New car sales in New Zealand hit long-time highs in July: passenger car registrations are the highest since 1987 for a month of July at 6,769 while commercials are the highest since 1984 at 2,632! Total sales add up to 9,401 in July, up 12% year-on-year, and 63,864 year-to-date, up 10% on 2012. The Ford Ranger is the most popular vehicle in the country this month with 380 sales and 4% share, however the Toyota Corolla is only 4 units behind at 376 and the Hilux a further 2 down at 374…
It is the 5th time in the last 16 months that the Ranger tops the Kiwi models ranking after April 2012, July 2012, April 2013 and May 2013.Year-to-date, the Toyota Hilux keeps the pole position it snatched last month at 2,824 sales and 4.4% vs. 2,800 and 4.4% also for the Corolla and 2,577 and 4% for the Ranger. Notice also the Holden Captiva back up to #5, the Holden Barina at #18 and the Mitsubishi Mirage at #25.
Previous month: New Zealand June 2013: Toyota Hilux takes the lead year-to-date
One year ago: New Zealand July 2012: Ford Ranger and Holden Captiva shine
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As in neighbouring Australia, the New Zealand new car market is euphoric in 2013 so far. Commercial vehicle registrations deliver their strongest June figure since 1982 at 3,181 units while Passenger Cars are at their highest since 2005 at 7,541. Overall the market is up 6% to 10,722 units and the year-to-date total now stands at 54,471 sales, up a very healthy 9% on 2012. According to Motor Industry Association Director David Crawford, “this reflects the strong housing market in Auckland and the Christchurch rebuild (after last year’s devastating earthquake), providing business confidence to the trade sector.”
Replicating its fantastic success in Australia, the Toyota Hilux leads this month’s models ranking in New Zealand thanks to 665 sales and 6.2% share, which even enables it to pass the Toyota Corolla in the year-to-date ranking and become the best-selling vehicle in the country so far in 2012 at 2,450 units and 4.5% vs. 2,424 and 4.4% for the Corolla. Notice also the Toyota RAV4 up 3 spots on May to a shiny 4th position and the Hyundai Santa Fe very strong again at #5.
Further down, the Mazda BT-50 is up 8 ranks to #11, the Mitsubishi Triton up 5 to #12, the Hyundai i30 up 8 to #14 and the Holden Malibu makes its very first appearance in the New Zealand monthly ranking at #24 with 130 sales and 1.2% share.
Previous month: New Zealand May 2013: Ford Ranger #1 in strongest market in 23 years
One year ago: New Zealand June 2012: Toyota Highlander #4 in market up 33%
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The Ford Ranger is now only 4 units below the Toyota Hilux year-to-date…
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Kiwi consumers are definitely in the mood for a new car this year. May sales figures are the highest for this month since 1990 both for Passenger Cars at 6,347 registrations and Light Commercial Vehicles at 2,577 units, meaning the total market is up 7% year-on-year at 8,924 units. Year-to-date, the total stands at 43,812 sales, up 10% on 2012. For the 2nd month in a row, the Ford Ranger is the most popular vehicle in the country, improving to 5.4% market share thanks to 483 sales. It is the 4th time in the last 14 months (after April, July 2012 and last month) that the Ranger tops the NZ ranking.
With this performance, the Ranger is now only 4 units below the Hilux year-to-date at 1,781 units vs. 1,785. However the Toyota Corolla, down to #5 this month, remains the best-seller over the 5 first months of 2013. The Holden Captiva is up 9 spots to a brilliant third place with 304 sales and 3.4% while the Hyundai Santa Fe is up 4 ranks to #4 at 270 units and 3% and the Ford Kuga makes its very first appearance in the New Zealand Top 20 at #12 with 153 sales and 1.7%. Notice also the Nissan Puslar at #28.
Previous month: New Zealand April 2013: Ford Ranger ends Toyota Corolla reign
One year ago: New Zealand May 2012: Toyota Hilux and Mazda CX-5 triumph
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Another outstanding month for new car sales in New Zealand, up 16% year-on-year in April to 8,143 registrations. This brings the year-to-date total to 34,887 units, up 11% on 2012. In the detail, the April figure is split between 5,908 Passenger Cars (+9%) and 2,235 Commercial Vehicles, a huge 38% year-on-year increase and the best April since 1982! After 7 consecutive months of Toyota Corolla domination, the Ford Ranger brilliantly takes top honours home in April thanks to 416 units sold and 5.1% share. It is the third time in the last 13 months (after April and July 2012) that the Ranger tops the NZ ranking.
Further down, notice the Toyota RAV4 up 3 ranks to #6 (and now #9 year-to-date vs. #17 in 2012), the Mazda CX-5 up 7 to #7, the Holden Commodore back within the Kiwi Top 10 at #10 and the VW Golf up 7 to #14.
Previous month: New Zealand March 2013: Toyota Corolla still the one
One year ago: New Zealand April 2012: Ford Ranger new leader, Mazda CX-5 #6!
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Another exceptional month for new car sales in New Zealand: up 11% year-on-year to 9,505 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 26,744 units, up 10% on 2012. In the detail, Passenger Car registrations are up 5% year-on-year to 6,800 units, the third strongest monthly passenger car sales since 1990, while Commercial Vehicles sales are up a whopping 33% to 2,705 units, the strongest March volume since 1985!
As far as the models ranking is concerned, it is as quiet as a New Zealand sound (=fjord) with only one change in the Top 5 compared to the February and year-to-date rankings. The Toyota Corolla leads the way for the 7th month in a row thanks to 429 sales and 4.5% and is followed by the Toyota Hilux at 389 units and 4.1%, Ford Ranger with 368 sales and 3.9%, Nissan Navara at 300 units and 3.2%and the Suzuki Swift with 270 sales and 2.8%. Notice also the Holden Colorado up 9 spots to #7, the Toyota RAV4 up 9 to #9, Mitsubishi Outlander up to #12 and Mitsubishi Mirage up to #25.
Previous month: New Zealand February 2013: Corolla, Hilux and Ranger dominate
One year ago: New Zealand March 2012: Holden Cruze leads passenger cars
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Another excellent month for new car sales in New Zealand: February is up 11% year-on-year to 7,946 registrations, including 2,146 commercial vehicles which is only the fourth time since 1981 sales exceeded 2,000 units in February. Previous times were 1982, 1984 and 2008… No surprise in pole position: the Toyota Corolla leads the way for the 6th consecutive month with 366 sales and 4.6%, ahead of the Toyota Hilux at 338 units and 4.3%, Ford Ranger with 298 sales and 3.8%, Suzuki Swift at 3.3% and Nissan Navara at 3%, making it 3 utes in the Top 5. Notice also the VW Golf up to a brilliant 7th spot, the Ford Territory up to #11, Mazda6 up to #13 and Holden Commodore down to #17… Finally, notice Nissan passing Holden to become #3 brand, just like in neighbouring Australia.
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Previous month: New Zealand January 2013: Corolla and Cruze lead record market
One year ago: New Zealand February 2012: Suzuki Swift climbs on top
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