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New Zealand February 2022: Ford Ranger reclaims top spot in market edging up 0.7%

The Ford Ranger is the best-selling vehicle in New Zealand in February.

The New Zealand new vehicle market edges up 0.7% year-on-year in February to 12,551 sales, leading to a year-to-date volume down -1.1% to 26,050. Passenger Cars are up 7.5% to 2156 units, SUVs are unusually down -17.3% to 5,498 and Light Commercials up 27.8% to 4,292. Year-to-date, Passenger Cars slide down -1.9% to 4.097, SUVs drop -11.8% to 12,470 and Light Commercials rise 17.8% to 8,397.

In the brands ranking, Toyota (-3.9%) reclaims the top spot off Mitsubishi (+18.8%) but the latter remains #1 year-to-date thanks to a fantastic performance in January. Ford (+32.2%) is bumped down to #3 despite a solid year-on-year gain. Kia (-29.5%) struggles at #4 but sister brand Hyundai (+14.1%) shines. MG (+96.5%) is up one spot on January to #9 while Tesla (+307%) quadruples its sales year-on-year and is up 54 ranks on last month to #10. Haval (+203.1%), Isuzu (+54.9%), Lexus (+48.2%) and Subaru (+41.9%) also impress further down.

Model-wise, the Ford Ranger (+102.4%) spectacularly returns to the pole position it held over the Full Year 2021, also claiming the #1 spot year-to-date. The Toyota Hilux (+10.7%) is back up to #2 ahead of the Mitsubishi Triton (+80.4%) making the podium 100% pickup trucks. Hero of last month, the Mitsubishi Outlander (-8.2%) falls to #4 this month but remains the best-selling SUV in the country by far. As the end of quarter approaches, Tesla sales jump up and the Model 3 is up to #5 this month. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (+111.3%) and MG ZS (+72.7%) stand out in the remainder of the Top 10.

Previous month: New Zealand January 2022: Mitsubishi best-selling brand, breaks all records in market dipping -3.3%

Full February 2022 Top 70 All-brands and Top 20 models below.

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