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New Zealand November 2021: Mitsubishi (+82.9%) excels in very dynamic market (+37.8%)

The Mitsubishi Outlander ranks #2 in New Zealand this month.

New vehicle sales in New Zealand gain a very sturdy 37.8% year-on-year in November to 16,351 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 38% to 153,212 units. Note November 2021 is up 18.4% on pre-pandemic November 2019 and the YTD volume is up 6.9% on that of 2019. Passenger Cars shoot up 79% year-on-year to 3,039 and 18.6% share vs. 14.3% a year ago, SUVs are up 29.5% to 8,163 and 49.9% share vs. 53.1% last year and Light Commercials gain 31.6% to 4,378 and 26.8% share vs. 28% in November 2020.

Toyota (+34.6%) easily remains the most popular carmaker in the country with 19.1% share vs. 17.5% so far this year while Mitsubishi (+82.9%) surges to 14.1% share vs. 12.1% YTD, displacing Ford (+27.5%) at 11.9%. Kia (+55.8%) and Hyundai (+49.5%) both outpace the market to round out the Top 5. MG (+82.9%) improves to a record 8th place and scores a fourth Top 10 finish in the past 5 months. Tesla (+20200%!), Honda (+243.9%), Peugeot (+225.6%), Haval (+182.4%), LDV (+115.3%) and Skoda (+110.1%) impress further down.

Over in the models ranking, the Ford Ranger (+52.9%) solidly holds onto the top spot with 9.4% share vs. 7.7% so far this year. This month the Mitsubishi Outlander (+158.1%) is up to 2nd place overall and tops the SUV charts (23% are rentals). The Toyota Corolla (+185.6%) also rises fast but a whopping 69% of its sales are rentals this month. The Toyota RAV4 (+42.1%) is down two ranks on last month to #4 but still outraces the market. The Toyota Hilux (+4.1%) is a lot shyer and remains stuck in 5th place vs. #2 year-to-date. The Mitsubishi ASX (+63.7%), Nissan Navara (+55.8%), Tesla Model 3 (#8 overall) and Kia Seltos (+101.7%) also shine in the remainder of the Top 10.

Previous month: New Zealand October 2021: Ford Ranger smashes share record in market up 18.2%

Previous year: New Zealand Full Year 2020: Kia (+12.7%) island of growth in market down -22.6%

Full November 2021 Top 65 All-brands and Top 20 models below.

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