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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
Full March 2013 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.