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New Zealand August 2015: Market up 10%, on track for all-time record

Ford Ranger New Zealand August 2015. Picture courtesy Ford Ranger remains the #1 vehicle in New Zealand so far in 2015.

* See the Top 25 models and Top 63 All-brands by clicking on the title *

The New Zealand new car market continues on its record run with sales up another 10% in August to 11.193, lifting the year-to-date total to 87.212 units year-to-date, up 10% on 2014. Passenger cars register their strongest August since 1986 at 7.752 sales, and the market is on track to break the annual 130.000 unit barrier for the first time ever. Toyota is head and shoulders above the competition with sales up 24% to 2.302 and 20.6% share above Ford at 11% (+8%), Holden at 9.1% (-8%) and Mazda at 7.5% (+33%).

The Top 8 best-selling models all frankly outperform the market: the Ford Ranger remains the best-selling vehicle in NZ thanks to sales up 34% to 735 and is followed by the Toyota Corolla (+33%), Hilux (+32%), Holden Colorado (+20%), Toyota RAV4 (+53%), Mazda3 (+58%), Mazda CX-5 (+46%) and Toyota Yaris (+36%). The Toyota Highlander up to #11 vs. #18 YTD makes it six Toyotas in the Top 11, the Nissan Navara is up 73%, the Mitsubishi Triton up 69%, Isuzu D-Max up 87%, the Subaru Outback is up 4 spots on last month to #23 and the Ssangyong Tivioli breaks into the NZ Top 25 for the very first time at #24 and 1.1% share.

Previous month: New Zealand July 2015: Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux fight for #1

One year ago: New Zealand August 2014: Honda Jazz now inside Top 5

Full August 2015 Top 25 models and Top 63 All-brands below.

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