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New Zealand January 2014: Fourth consecutive record month!

February 10th, 2014 1 comment

VW Golf New Zealand January 2014. Picture courtesy of caradvice.com.auThe VW Golf reaches a best-ever 6th place in New Zealand this month.

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For the 4th consecutive month, New Zealand new car sales reach all time-high levels: January is the best of its kind since records started in 1981, up 13% year-on-year to 10,528 registrations. The Toyota Corolla remains the most popular model in the country by far thanks to 722 sales and 6.9% share, ahead of the Ford Ranger at 314 units and 3% and the Ford Focus up 7 spots on December to #3 with 301 sales and 2.9% share. Other great performers this month in New Zealand include the Nissan Navara up 12 to #4, the VW Golf up 11 to a best-ever 6th place at 239 units and 2.3%, Mitsubishi Lancer up to #12, Nissan Qashqai up to #13, Hyundai i30 up to #15, Mazda3 up to #18 and the Hyundai i20 up to #22.

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

One year ago: New Zealand January 2013: Corolla and Cruze lead record market

Full January 2014 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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

January 14th, 2014 1 comment

Toyota Corolla New Zealand 2013The Toyota Corolla leads Kiwi sales charts for the 6th year in a row.

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The New Zealand new car market is up a splendid 12% year-on-year in 2013 to 113,117 registrations, the strongest annual result in almost 30 years (since 1984), boosted by the highest December figure since 1976. Toyota claims the brand crown for the 26th consecutive year with 24,262 sales and 21.4% including Lexus, ahead of Ford (11.4%) and Holden (10.4%). Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the 6th year in a row thanks to sales up 13% to 5,995.

Toyota RAV4 New Zealand 2013Toyota RAV4 sales are up 73% in New Zealand in 2013.

It is followed by the Toyota Hilux up 21% to 5,041 units, celebrating its 32nd consecutive year leading commercial vehicle sales, but the battle was fierce with the Ford Ranger which climbs onto the Kiwi podium for the very first time thanks to sales up a fantastic 75% on 2012 to 4,924. The Suzuki Swift is down one spot to #4 and 2.6%, the Holden Commodore up two to #5 and the Toyota RAV4 up a massive 11 ranks and 73% to #6 and 2,739 sales thanks to the new generation.

Previous post: New Zealand November 2013: Toyota RAV4 back up to 4th place

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

Two years ago: New Zealand Full Year 2011: Toyota Corolla #1 ahead of Hilux and Suzuki Swift

December Top 25 and Full Year 2013 Top 15 models & Top 5 brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Zealand November 2013: Toyota RAV4 back up to 4th place

December 9th, 2013 3 comments

Toyota RAV4 New Zealand November 2013Toyota RAV4

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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%.

Holden Colorado New Zealand November 2013Holden Colorado

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

Full November 2013 Top 30 models and Top 55 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Zealand October 2013: Toyota Corolla leads record market

November 12th, 2013 No comments

Toyota Corolla New Zealand October 2013Toyota Corolla

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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

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

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New Zealand September 2013: Toyota Corolla reclaims #1 spot in record market

October 9th, 2013 1 comment

Toyota Corolla New Zealand September 2013The 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

Full September 2013 Top 25 models and Top 56 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Zealand August 2013: Ford Ranger #1 for the 4th time in last 5 months UPDATED

September 13th, 2013 2 comments

Ford Ranger New Zealand August 2013. Picture courtesy of carsguide.com.auFord Ranger

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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%

Full August 2013 Top 25 models and Top 57 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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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

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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!

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