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New Zealand April 2018: Ford Ranger towers over market down 2%

The Ford Ranger holds over 7% of the New Zealand market in April.

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

New car sales in New Zealand lodge their second year-on-year decline in the past three months at -2% in April to 10.423 units, yet the year-to-date volume remains in positive territory, up 1.4% to hit an all-time record at 50.744 registrations after four months. Toyota freefalls 26% year-on-year due to a new fixed-price sales model but remains in the brand lead at 12.6% share vs. 17.7% YTD. Ford (-12%) is also hit hard but manages to stay in 2nd place at 10.7%, distancing Mazda (+7%), Holden (-2%) and Mitsubishi (+2%). Suzuki (+6%) and Kia (+3%) shine in the remainder of the Top 10 whereas Hyundai (-32%), Nissan (-17%) and Volkswagen (-8%) struggle. Further down, notice Tesla (+500%), Jaguar (+200%), Renault (+157%), Peugeot (+153%), Honda (+114%), Subaru (+97%), LDV (+69%), Lexus (+61%) all Mercedes (+26%) posting spectacular gains while newcomer Haval breaks into the Top 30 brands in NZ for the first time at #28. Note Mazda (+7%) is the best-selling brand in the passenger car segment, overtaking Toyota (-26%) to hit 11.1% share vs. 10.4%.

Toyota’s weakness this month enables the Ford Ranger (+7%) to comfortably reclaim the #1 models spot it holds year-to-date with 7.1% share vs. 6.1% so far in 2018. The Toyota Hilux drops 20% to #2 ahead of the Mazda CX-5 up 20% to #3, the Holden Colorado (-2%), Nissan Navara (+2%) and Mitsubishi Triton (-13%), making it five pickup trucks in the Top 6 while the Isuzu D-Max post its first Top 10 finish since last June at #9. The Suzuki Swift soars 81% to #7, the Holden Captiva is up 45% to #11, the Nissan Qashqai up 32% to #11 and both the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (#16) and Hyundai Kona (#19) end the month inside the Top 20. Other great performers include the Honda Jazz (#13), Subaru Outback (#15) and Subaru XV (#17).

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

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

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

New Zealand April 2018 – brands:

PosBrandApr-18%/17Mar2018%/17PosFY17
1Toyota1,31012.6%-26%18,96017.7%10%11
2Ford1,11510.7%-12%25,50410.8%-3%22
3Mazda8938.6%7%54,0498.0%6%44
4Holden8528.2%-2%44,0828.0%-14%33
5Mitsubishi7447.1%2%33,6497.2%1%55
6Nissan6226.0%-17%62,6685.3%-6%67
7Suzuki5435.2%6%102,3284.6%-11%88
8Kia5114.9%3%92,4024.7%7%79
9Hyundai4424.2%-32%82,2434.4%-19%96
10Volkswagen3803.6%-8%111,7983.5%-26%1110
11Subaru3733.6%97%131,1632.3%20%1314
12Honda3173.0%114%71,8893.7%31%1011
13Isuzu3012.9%-2%121,2662.5%4%1212
14Mercedes2842.7%26%141,0162.0%-9%1413
15LDV1501.4%69%166111.2%52%1718
16Audi1401.3%4%176801.3%2%1615
17BMW1261.2%-14%156891.4%-2%1516
18Skoda1161.1%35%185241.0%42%1820
19Peugeot910.9%153%213750.7%71%2124
20Jeep880.8%-32%194550.9%55%2021
21SsangYong700.7%-33%204961.0%-8%1917
22Fiat670.6%-14%243270.6%-8%2219
23Lexus610.6%61%252630.5%19%2525
24Land Rover600.6%-31%232920.6%-27%2322
25Hino540.5%13%272230.4%19%2728
26Volvo510.5%16%282080.4%5%2829
27Fuso470.5%-13%222640.5%57%2423
28Haval470.5%new311550.3%new3047
29Mini460.4%0%262590.5%16%2627
30Foton410.4%8%292050.4%-6%2926
31Renault360.3%157%361270.3%7%3230
32Jaguar330.3%200%351160.2%3%3333
33Tesla300.3%500%301110.2%136%3439
34Volvo Trucks300.3%-23%321080.2%-32%3531
35Kenworth280.3%100%41960.2%37%3741
36Iveco280.3%75%38950.2%46%3834
37Mahindra270.3%238%37770.2%114%4044
38Citroen250.2%127%39880.2%38%3940
39Porsche200.2%-31%341460.3%2%3132
40Scania200.2%25%44590.1%-17%4238
41DAF180.2%0%331060.2%68%3637
42MAN180.2%38%45520.1%-16%4442
43UD Trucks170.2%-15%42720.1%-4%4136
44Great Wall140.1%8%40550.1%15%4343
45Mack130.1%117%49340.1%62%4850
46Maserati100.1%0%43430.1%-40%4545
47Seat80.1%new47370.1%new4666
48Alfa Romeo80.1%167%48310.1%29%4946
49Dodge80.1%-38%54230.0%-78%5135
50Ferrari60.1%500%52240.0%100%5060
51Sinotruk60.1%200%64100.0%11%6058
52Yamaha50.0%-44%46370.1%28%4748
53Freightliner40.0%0%53220.0%38%5249
54Aston Martin40.0%-33%58200.0%-33%5351
55Bentley40.0%100%59200.0%33%5456
56Can-Am40.0%33%50140.0%0%5555
57McLaren30.0%200%55140.0%27%5657
58Ram30.0%-40%60110.0%-39%5852
59Western Star30.0%n/a56110.0%120%5961
60International20.0%0%51110.0%57%5762
61Morgan20.0%n/a6650.0%n/a6386
62Rewaco20.0%100%6740.0%100%6473
63MG20.0%n/a –30.0%200%6867
64Grove20.0%n/a –20.0%100%7374
65Terex20.0%n/a –20.0%n/a7587
66Lamborghini10.0%-67%6260.0%-45%6264
67Liebherr10.0%n/a –30.0%200%6770
68Chevrolet10.0%n/a –20.0%-50%7277
69JAC10.0%n/a6920.0%n/a7485
70Cadillac10.0%0% –10.0%-50%7778

New Zealand April 2018 – models:

PosModelApr-18%/17Mar2018%/17PosFY17
1Ford Ranger7457.1%7%23,1046.1%7%11
2Toyota Hilux4574.4%-20%12,7075.3%18%22
3Mazda CX-53173.0%20%71,2002.4%30%78
4Holden Colorado3062.9%-2%31,4672.9%5%45
5Nissan Navara2682.6%2%51,2432.4%6%69
6Mitsubishi Triton2582.5%-13%41,3252.6%14%56
7Suzuki Swift2452.4%81%91,0702.1%26%815
8Kia Sportage2202.1%-12%131,0142.0%-17%97
9Isuzu D-Max2052.0%-1%148041.6%2%1113
10Holden Captiva1991.9%45%n/a6121.2%-29%2018
11Nissan Qashqai1861.8%32%177211.4%139%1421
12Toyota Corolla1701.6%-19%81,6713.3%8%33
13Honda Jazz1611.5%n/a305951.2%n/a23n/a
14Mazda31601.5%37%257071.4%108%1722
15Subaru Outback1451.4%n/a23n/an/an/an/an/a
16Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross1421.4%new204650.9%newn/a –
17Subaru XV1411.4%n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
18Mitsubishi Outlander1401.3%-33%117711.5%-15%1311
19Hyundai Kona1341.3%new285991.2%new22n/a
20Mazda BT-501331.3%4%216331.2%-4%1817
21VW Tiguan1261.2%-27%22n/an/an/an/a23
22Toyota Hiace1201.2%-42%127151.4%-26%1610
23Nissan X-Trail1101.1%-15%274050.8%214%n/a24
24Hyundai Santa Fe1101.1%-7%n/an/an/an/an/a26
25Toyota RAV41071.0%-55%101,0002.0%-17%104
26Holden Commodore1071.0%-34%67181.4%-8%1519
27Mazda2960.9%n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
28Hyundai Tucson940.9%-44%19n/an/an/an/a16
n/aFord Focus800.8%-34%326211.2%129%1927
n/aLDV T60760.7%newn/a2780.5%newn/an/a
n/aToyota Highlander670.6%n/a187991.6%133%1212
n/aFiat Ducato600.6%n/an/a2890.6%n/an/an/a
n/aFord Transit580.6%n/a293410.7%n/an/an/a
n/aVW Amarok580.6%n/an/a3170.6%n/an/an/a
n/aHonda CR-V540.5%n/a156031.2%n/a21n/a
n/aHyundai iLoad430.4%n/an/a2430.5%n/an/an/a
n/aSsangYong Actyon Sport280.3%n/an/a2490.5%n/an/an/a

Source: MIA, Autotalk

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