The Tesla Model Y holds 7% of the New Zealand market in November.
New vehicle sales in New Zealand return to negative in November at -4.3% year-on-year to 15,621 units. Note the year-ago comparison base was pretty high as November 2021 was up 37.8% on the year prior. As a result the year-to-date tally tilts back into negative at -0.1% to 153,005. Passenger cars are down -12.4% to 2,659 and 17% share vs. 18.6% a year ago, SUVs are up 4.1% to 8,483 and 54.3% share vs. 49.9% in November 2021 and light commercials drop -15% to 3,716 and 23.8% share vs. 26.8% last year. Year-to-date, passenger cars edge down -0.1% to 26,183 and 17.1% share, unchanged, SUVs gain 4.5% to 81,349 and 53.2% share vs. 50.8% over the same period last year and light commercials skid -10.4% to 38,415 and 25.1% share vs. 28% a year ago.
Once again Toyota (-13.3%) drops faster than the market but remains ultra dominant at 17.3% share. Ford (+0.9%) edges up to 2nd place with 12.5% share vs. 8.9% so far this year, overtaking Mitsubishi (-29.2%) in trouble. Tesla (+235.2%) shoots up 15 spots on October to #4 with 8.7% of the market while Suzuki (+49.2%) is also euphoric at #5. Newcomer BYD is up five ranks on last month to equal its highest ranking and share at #9 and 3% (also hit last August) and break its volume record at 475. Cupra (+113%), Skoda (+94.6%) and BMW (+39%) are among the carmakers defying the negative context below just as Polestar (+680%) celebrates one year in market at #24.
Over in the models charts, the Ford Ranger (0.7%) cements its domination at 9.8% share, with the Tesla Model Y soaring 17 spots on October to land in 2nd place with 7% of the market. The Model Y now ranks #8 year-to-date vs. #12 a month ago. The Toyota Hilux (+39.7%) is very strong in third place while both the Mitsubishi Outlander (-41.1%) and Toyota RAV4 (-21.2%) are down two ranks to #4 and #5 respectively. The BYD Atto 3 equals its ranking record at #6 and the MG ZS (+36.9%) stays at #9 with a splendid year-on-year evolution. Notice also the Nissan X-Trail at #11 (52% are rentals), the Kia Sportage up 684.2% thanks to the new generation and the Ford Everest (+28.8%) at #15.
Full November 2022 Top 70 all brands and Top 20 models below.