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New Zealand July 2013: Ford Ranger in the lead, just

August 9th, 2013 1 comment

Ford Ranger New Zealand July 2013Ford Ranger

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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…

Holden Barina New Zealand July 2013Holden Barina

It is the 5th time in the last 16 months that the Ranger tops the Kiwi models ranking after April 2012July 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

Full July 2013 Top 25 models and Top 55 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Zealand June 2013: Toyota Hilux takes the lead year-to-date

July 10th, 2013 No comments

Toyota Hilux New Zealand June 2013Toyota Hilux

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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.”

Toyota RAV4 New Zealand June 2013. Picture courtesy of The Motor ReportToyota RAV4

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.

Holden Malibu New Zealand June 2013Holden Malibu

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%

Full June 2013 Top 25 models and Top 54 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Zealand May 2013: Ranger #1 in strongest market in 23 years

June 13th, 2013 1 comment

Ford Ranger New Zealand 2013The 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 AprilJuly 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

Full May 2013 Top 30 models and Top 56 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Zealand April 2013: Ford Ranger ends Toyota Corolla reign

May 7th, 2013 4 comments

Ford Ranger 2013Ford Ranger

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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.

Toyota RAV4 New Zealand April 2013Toyota RAV4

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!

Full April 2013 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.

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New Zealand March 2013: Toyota Corolla still the one

April 12th, 2013 1 comment

Toyota Corolla New Zealand March 2013Toyota Corolla

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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

Full March 2013 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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New Zealand February 2013: Corolla, Hilux and Ranger dominate

March 9th, 2013 5 comments

Toyota Corolla New Zealand February 2013Toyota Corolla

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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.

Previous post: New Zealand Full Year 2012: Now with Top 295 All-models ranking!

Previous month: New Zealand January 2013: Corolla and Cruze lead record market

One year ago: New Zealand February 2012: Suzuki Swift climbs on top

Full February 2013 Top 20 models and Top 54 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Zealand Full Year 2012: Now with Top 295 All-models!

February 24th, 2013 1 comment

Geely LC New Zealand 2012The Geely LC ranked #242 in New Zealand in 2012.

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Thanks to Jared, for the first time on BestSellingCarsBlog I can share with you an All-models ranking for New Zeland! The only thing missing is LCV beyond the Top 50. The Kiwi ranking turns out to be quite different from its neighbour’s Australia. Apart from the fact that the Toyota Corolla has been leading for 5 consecutive years here whereas it was never crowned in Australia, the rest of the ranking also reveals some surprises: the Dodge Journey is still high up at #56 for example and some models make a noticeable appearance: the Geely LC at #242, MG 6 at #248, Geely MK at #261, Great Wall VX10 at #282 and Toyota Tundra at #290.

Previous post: New Zealand January 2013: Corolla and Cruze lead record market

Previous year: New Zealand Full Year 2011: Toyota Corolla #1 ahead of Hilux and Suzuki Swift

Full Year 2012 Top 295 All-models and Top 64 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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New Zealand January 2013: Corolla and Cruze lead record market

February 12th, 2013 6 comments

Toyota Corolla New Zealand January 2013Toyota Corolla

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The New Zealand new car market is up 7% year-on-year in January to 9,293 registrations. But behind this honest growth actually hide some record-breaking numbers… Passenger car sales are down 1% on January to 7,385 but this is only the 4th January to ever exceed 7,000 units after 1982, 2008 and 2012. Up 61% to 1,908 units, commercial vehicle sales hit their highest monthly figure since 1982! The Toyota Corolla tops the sales charts for the 5th consecutive month, ahead of the Holden Cruze brilliantly up 20 spots on last month to #2 and the Suzuki Swift rounding up the podium.

Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe

Other great performers this month include the Hyundai Santa Fe up 9 ranks to #6, Mazda3 up 8 to #10, Toyota RAV4 up 7 to #12, Holden Colorado up 7 also to #13, Ford Falcon back up to #16, Honda CR-V up to #17, Nissan X-Trail up to #20 vs. #38 in 2012 and the VW Polo making its very first appearance in the New Zealand Top 25 at #25.

Previous post: New Zealand Full Year 2012: Toyota Corolla #1 for 5th year in a row

Previous month: New Zealand December 2012: Toyota Corolla at 14.5% share!

One year ago: New Zealand January 2012: Toyota Corolla leads record market

Full January 2013 Top 25 models and Top 15 brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Zealand Full Year 2012: Corolla #1 for 5th year in a row

January 17th, 2013 15 comments

Toyota Corolla

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Exceptional year for new car sales in New Zealand, up a whopping 19% on 2011 to reach 100,794 registrations, only the third time since 1990 that the market is above 100,000 units. Thanks to the arrival of the new generation and very strong sales to rental companies towards the end of the year, the Toyota Corolla is the most popular model in New Zealand for the 5th consecutive year with 5,324 sales and 5.3% share, up 28% year-on-year. In fact the podium is unchanged on 2011 with the Toyota Hilux at #2 with 4,182 units and 4.1% (+34%) and the Suzuki Swift rounding up the podium at 3,277 sales and 3.3%, up 13%.

Ford Ranger

Thanks to Autotalk, for the first time on BestSellingCarsBlog I am able to share with you a New Zealand models ranking with a bit more depth: up to #40! Excellent performances of utes (pick-up trucks) this year: below the Hilux, the Ford Ranger brilliantly takes the 4th spot at 2,815 units, it even led the overall ranking for the first time in April and did it again in July. The SUV segment is now the most popular in the country with a 26% share and this is materialised by the arrival of the Holden Captiva at #6, which means that the first time in decades, the Captiva is Holden’s best-seller and not the Commodore, down 3 spots on 2011 to #7…

Ford Mondeo

Further down, the Ford Focus is #10 like in neighbouring Australia, the Toyota Highlander ranks at a shiny 13th place with 1,799 sales, the Hyundai Santa Fe is #14, the Ford Mondeo #16 (whereas it has always struggled in Australia), the Ford Falcon is down to a horrid #24 and the Great Wall V-Series up to an outstanding 32nd position vs. #49 in Australia. Brand-wise, Toyota tops the market for the 25th consecutive year with 21.1% share, ahead of Ford (11%), Holden (9.4%), Hyundai (7.6%) and Nissan (6.3%).

Previous post: New Zealand December 2012: Toyota Corolla at 14.5% share!

Previous year: New Zealand Full Year 2011: Toyota Corolla #1 ahead of Hilux and Suzuki Swift

Full Year 2012 Top 295 All-models and Top 64 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Zealand December 2012: Toyota Corolla at 14.5% share!

January 17th, 2013 No comments

Toyota Corolla

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The New Zealand new car market finishes 2012 on a high: up 20% year-on-year in December to 7,751 registrations, which is believed to be the highest monthly total in the country since 1976! This brings the Full Year 2012 total to 100,795 units, up 19% on 2011 and here also a near record (data needed). The Toyota Corolla hits an out-of-this-world 14.5% market share this month thanks to 1,125 sales. It is followed by the Toyota Hilux at 320 units and 4.1% and the Suzuki Swift with 244 sales and 3.1%, reflecting the 2012 winning podium.

The Toyota Yaris stays very high at #4, the Toyota Camry is up 11 spots on November to #5, the Ford Mondeo up 17 to #6 and the Toyota Highlander is up from outside the Top 25 to #7. Further down, notice the Holden Commodore down one rank to #11, the Nissan Qashqai up 8 to #12, the Toyota Aurion back within the Top 20 at #17 and the Suzuki SX4 and Toyota Prius making a very rare appearance at #24 and #26 respectively.

Full Year post: New Zealand Full Year 2012: Toyota Coroll1 #1 for 5th year in a row

Previous month: New Zealand November 2012: Toyota Corolla leads dynamic market

One year ago: New Zealand December 2011: 5 Toyotas in Top 5!

Full December 2012 Top 25 Ranking Table below.

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