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New Zealand April 2012: Ford Ranger new leader, Mazda CX-5 #6!

Ford Ranger

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Euphoric month for new car sales in New Zealand, up 26% year-on-year to 7,048 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 31,442 units, up 13% on 2011. For the first time ever in the country, the Ford Ranger becomes the best-selling vehicle overall, but only just: with 279 sales and 4% market share it is only 1 unit above the Toyota Hilux this month! The Suzuki Swift is up one spot on March to round up the podium at #3.

Mazda CX-5

Up 5 ranks to 4th place this month with 218 sales and 3.1%, the Toyota Corolla is still in pole position in the 2012 year-to-date ranking with 1,506 units and 4.8% ahead of the Suzuki Swift at 1,169 units and 3.7% and the Toyota Hilux with 898 sales and 2.9%. Extremely impressive showing of the Mazda CX-5 which turns out to be even more successful in New Zealand than it is in Australia, selling 179 units in April for a formidable 6th place overall for its very first month. This is the highest ranking the CX-5 has reached so far anywhere in the world for the CX-5!

Further down, notice the Holden Commodore up from a hellish 12th place last month to #7, the Honda Civic back in shape at #10, the Hyundai Santa Fe up 5 spots on March to #11, the Ford Territory up 9 to #15, the Toyota RAV4 up 7 to #20 and the Hyundai i20 re-entering the Top 25 at #21.

Previous month: New Zealand March 2012: Holden Cruze leads passenger cars

One year ago: New Zealand April 2011: Suzuki Swift reclaims pole position

Full April 2012 Top 25 Ranking Table below.

New Zealand April 2012:

1Ford Ranger2794.0%86932.2%8
2Toyota Hilux2783.9%18982.9%3
3Suzuki Swift2283.2%41,1693.7%2
4Toyota Corolla2183.1%91,5064.8%1
5Nissan Navara2143.0%27892.5%6
6Mazda CX-51792.5% –1790.6%n/a
7Holden Commodore1762.5%127602.4%6
8Toyota Yaris1642.3%7n/an/an/a
9Holden Captiva1592.3%107112.3%9
10Honda Civic1542.2%n/an/an/an/a
11Hyundai Santa Fe1452.1%16n/an/an/a
12Toyota Hiace1301.8%56101.9%10
13Hyundai i301261.8%68532.7%4
14Mitsubishi Lancer1261.8%13n/an/an/a
15Ford Territory1261.8%244711.5%13
16Ford Mondeo1081.5%175221.7%11
17Holden Cruze1051.5%37632.4%4
18Ford Fiesta971.4%18n/an/an/a
20Toyota RAV4931.3%27n/an/an/a
21Hyundai i20861.2%n/an/an/an/a
22Mitsubishi Triton831.2%192700.9%n/a
23Toyota Camry821.2%11n/an/an/a
24Ford Focus811.1%n/an/an/an/a


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