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The New Zealand new car market goes from strength to strength this year and even reaches all-time record heights in June as far as commercial vehicle sales are concerned. At 12,519 registrations, the overall market is up 17% year-on-year, bringing the year-to-date total to 62,213 units, up 14% on 2013. Commercial vehicles break the 4,000 monthly sales mark in any month for the first time since records began in 1981! That’s a 26% year-on-year increase while passenger cars are up 13% to 8,517. Toyota has a particularly strong month at 20.4% share vs. 17.5% year-to-date, ahead of Ford (10.9%) and Holden (10.7%) while Hyundai is up two spots on May to #4 and 8.2% above Mitsubishi (7.2%), Mazda (5.6%) and Volkswagen (4.5%).
Model-wise, we have a third year-to-date leader in as many months: after the Toyota Corolla led all the way through April and the Ford Ranger overtook it in May, the Toyota Hilux, strengthened by a very robust June score (847 sales and 6.8% share), takes the lead halfway through the year with sales adding up to 2,916 and 4.7% share. The Ford Ranger follows at 4.6% in June and 4.4% year-to-date, while the Toyota RAV4 is the best-selling passenger car this month, brilliantly gaining 5 spots on May to #3 above the Toyota Corolla (#5) and Highlander up an even more impressive 13 ranks to #6 overall. Notice also the Holden Colorado very strong again in 4th place and the Ford Focus up 10 spots to #14.
Previous month: New Zealand May 2014: Ford Ranger now #1 year-to-date
Full June 2014 Top 30 models and Top 57 All-brands Ranking Tables below.