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New Zealand March 2018: Hilux #1, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in Top 20

The Toyota Hilux snaps its first NZ victory in seven months.

* See the Top 70 All-brands and Top 30 models by clicking on the title *

The New Zealand new car market resumes its growth in March with sales up 1.3% to 14.028 units – a new record for the month – lifting the Q1 volume up 2.4% to a record 40.356 registrations after three months in 2018. Toyota comfortably keeps the brands lead, beating the market at +5% to 17.3% share and distancing Ford (+2%) like in the YTD order while Mitsubishi replicates its historic Australian performance with a third place (+1%) only four sales above Holden with Mazda (-7%) rounding up the Top 5. Once again repeating its success in Australia, Honda (+23%) is the fastest-growing brand in the NZ Top 10 with Nissan also strong at +9%. Further down, Tesla (+156%), Peugeot (+82%), Chinese LDV (+72%), Jeep (+52%), Subaru (+20%), BMW (+18%) and Mini (+12%) impress whereas Volkswagen (-49%), Fiat (-32%), Land Rover (-24%), Hyundai (-22%) and Mercedes (-19%) disappoint.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is already inside the NZ Top 20.

Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Hilux soars 24% year-on-year to snap the pole position for the first time since last August but its tiny advantage over the Ford Ranger at #2 (three lonely sales) means the latter comfortably hangs onto the YTD top spot for now. The Holden Colorado (+12%), Mitsubishi Triton (+5%) and Nissan Navara (+9%) make the NZ Top Five 100% pickup trucks for the second month in a row. Surprise in 6th place: the new generation Holden Commodore (+85%) is the best-selling passenger car above the Mazda CX-5 (+22%) and Toyota Corolla (-28%). The Suzuki Swift (+37%) and Honda CR-V (#15) also shine while the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross breaks into the Top 20 for its 2nd month in market and the Hyundai Kona is down 11 spots on last month to #28. Finally, note the LDV T60 pickup recording its first three-figure sales mont at 107.

Previous month: New Zealand February 2018: 5 pickups in Top 5, market down 2%

Previous year: New Zealand Full Year 2017: Ranger #1, 3 Toyotas in Top 4, record market

Full March 2018 Top 70 All-brands and Top 30 models below.

New Zealand March 2018 – brands:

PosBrandMar-18%/17Feb2018%/17PosFY17
1Toyota2,42117.3%5%17,65019.0%20%11
2Ford1,55211.1%2%24,38910.9%-1%22
3Mitsubishi1,1047.9%1%52,9057.2%1%55
4Holden1,1007.8%0%33,2308.0%-17%33
5Mazda1,0177.2%-7%43,1567.8%6%44
6Nissan6864.9%9%62,0465.1%-1%67
7Honda6364.5%23%111,5723.9%21%1011
8Hyundai6314.5%-22%81,8014.5%-15%86
9Kia6174.4%-1%91,8914.7%9%79
10Suzuki6094.3%-17%71,7854.4%-15%98
11Volkswagen5013.6%-49%101,4183.5%-29%1110
12Isuzu3512.5%-2%129652.4%6%1212
13Subaru2912.1%20%157902.0%1%1314
14Mercedes2731.9%-19%137321.8%-18%1413
15BMW2321.7%18%165631.4%2%1516
16LDV2011.4%72%204611.1%48%1718
17Audi1931.4%-5%145401.3%1%1615
18Skoda1641.2%128%194081.0%45%1920
19Jeep1431.0%52%173670.9%122%2021
20SsangYong1230.9%-17%184261.1%-3%1817
21Peugeot1040.7%82%212840.7%55%2124
22Fuso1010.7%63%272170.5%90%2423
23Land Rover830.6%-24%222320.6%-26%2322
24Fiat760.5%-32%232600.6%-6%2219
25Lexus710.5%8%252020.5%10%2625
26Mini660.5%12%242130.5%20%2527
27Hino550.4%4%261690.4%21%2728
28Volvo530.4%-16%291570.4%1%2929
29Foton510.4%9%281640.4%-9%2826
30Tesla460.3%156%43810.2%93%3539
31Haval410.3%new311080.3%new3147
32Volvo Trucks410.3%-37%39780.2%-35%3631
33DAF400.3%135%32880.2%96%3337
34Porsche370.3%9%301260.3%11%3032
35Jaguar370.3%-3%33830.2%-19%3433
36Renault360.3%13%34910.2%-13%3230
37Mahindra260.2%117%40500.1%79%4144
38Iveco230.2%21%37670.2%37%3834
39Citroen180.1%20%36630.2%19%3940
40Great Wall170.1%31%48410.1%17%4243
41Kenworth160.1%-41%35680.2%21%3741
42UD Trucks160.1%-11%38550.1%0%4036
43Maserati120.1%-29%46330.1%-47%4545
44Scania110.1%-15%45390.1%-29%4338
45MAN90.1%-67%44340.1%-31%4442
46Yamaha90.1%-36%41320.1%60%4648
47Seat70.0%new42290.1%new4766
48Alfa Romeo60.0%-45%51230.1%10%4846
49Mack60.0%0%49210.1%40%4950
50Can-Am60.0%50%61100.0%-9%5655
51International60.0%200% –90.0%80%5862
52Ferrari50.0%67%52180.0%64%5060
53Freightliner50.0%0%47180.0%50%5149
54Dodge40.0%-93%54150.0%-84%5435
55McLaren40.0%100%55110.0%10%5557
56Western Star40.0%0%5780.0%60%6061
57Sunlong40.0%new –40.0%new63 –
58Aston Martin30.0%-67%53160.0%-33%5251
59Bentley30.0%-40%50160.0%23%5356
60Ram30.0%-57%5680.0%-38%5952
61Alexander Dennis20.0%-33% –90.0%125%5759
62Lamborghini20.0%0%5850.0%-38%6164
63Yutong20.0%n/a –30.0%n/a6871
64Sinotruk10.0%0%5940.0%-43%6258
65Chrysler10.0%-50%6230.0%-57%6463
66Morgan10.0%n/a6030.0%n/a6686
67Rewaco10.0%0%6520.0%100%7073
68Infiniti10.0%-90% –10.0%-97%7453
69JAC10.0%n/a –10.0%n/a7585

New Zealand March 2018 – models:

PosModelMar-18%/17Feb2018%/17PosFY17
1Toyota Hilux9156.5%24%22,2515.6%31%22
2Ford Ranger9126.5%13%12,3605.8%7%11
3Holden Colorado4273.0%12%51,1642.9%7%45
4Mitsubishi Triton3822.7%5%41,0682.6%23%56
5Nissan Navara3152.2%9%39802.4%7%69
6Holden Commodore3102.2%85%106111.5%-1%1319
7Mazda CX-53032.2%22%78832.2%34%88
8Toyota Corolla2872.0%-28%81,5013.7%12%33
9Suzuki Swift2762.0%37%68252.0%15%915
10Toyota RAV42671.9%2%128932.2%-7%74
11Mitsubishi Outlander2641.9%-8%146311.6%-10%1211
12Toyota Hiace2611.9%-22%115951.5%-22%1510
13Kia Sportage2581.8%-26%97952.0%-18%107
14Isuzu D-Max2151.5%-3%136001.5%4%1413
15Honda CR-V2141.5%n/a165491.4%n/a16n/a
16Honda HR-V1831.3%-5%n/an/an/an/an/an/a
17Nissan Qashqai1781.3%11%185351.3%232%1921
18Toyota Highlander1771.3%n/a247321.8%113%1112
19Hyundai Tucson1621.2%-32%19n/an/an/an/a16
20Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross1611.1%newn/a3230.8%new27 –
21Mazda BT-501591.1%-16%155001.2%-6%2017
22VW Tiguan1591.1%-20%22n/an/an/an/a23
23Subaru Outback1531.1%n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
24Mazda CX-31511.1%-12%20n/an/an/an/a28
25Mazda31501.1%-33%235471.4%145%1722
26Mitsubishi ASX1391.0%-25%264101.0%-24%2514
27Nissan X-Trail1391.0%n/an/a2950.7%n/a2824
28Hyundai Kona1381.0%new174671.2%new21n/a
29Ford Transit1351.0%n/an/a2830.7%n/a29n/a
30Honda Jazz1300.9%-23%294341.1%158%22n/a
31Toyota Yaris1230.9%n/a214171.0%n/a2420
32Ford Focus1200.9%-20%305411.3%261%1827
n/aFord Escape1110.8%n/a254321.1%24%2325
n/aLDV T601070.8%newn/a2020.5%newn/an/a
n/aVW Amarok850.6%n/an/a2590.6%n/a30n/a
n/aHyundai iLoad760.5%-38%n/a2000.5%n/an/an/a
n/aFiat Ducato690.5%n/an/a2290.6%n/an/an/a
n/aSsangYong Actyon Sport640.5%n/an/a2210.5%n/an/an/a

Source: MIA, Autotalk

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