* Now with the Top 10 best-selling Passenger Cars: click on ‘Read more’ at end of post *
Car sales are down 1% this month in New Zealand at 5,610 registrations. For the second time in 2011 the Suzuki Swift takes the leadership in the models ranking, certainly helped by the success of its new generation. It sells 248 units for a 4.4% market share in April. Two ‘utes’ follow, both at 3.7% share: the Toyota Hilux follows at 210 sales and the Ford Ranger at 207 units.
The Toyota Corolla has an ‘off’ month in 4th place with 149 sales. The Corolla however stays the best selling car in New Zealand over the first 4 months of the year with 1,623 units changing hands and 5.8% share. In the Passenger Cars ranking, the Ford Mondeo jumps back into the Top 10 at a brilliant 3rd place with 144 sales, ahead of the Holden Commodore (139) and Hyundai i30 (124).
Top 4 Overall and Top 10 Passenger Cars Ranking Tables below.