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July 17, 2019

Heat off NZ sales in winter darkness

It's the middle of southern hemisphere winter and the heat came off the New Zealand new vehicle market in June, according to the local Motor Industry Association (MIA).

By Olly Wehring

It’s the middle of southern hemisphere winter and the heat came off the New Zealand new vehicle market in June, according to the local Motor Industry Association (mia ).

“Fewer new vehicles were sold in June compared to the same month last year confirming that the overall market for the year will be down on 2018,” it said in a statement.

Chief executive David Crawford said sales were 8% lower year on year at 13,952.

Year to date 2019 sales were off 5.5% to 75,759.

“The trend is downward though we have seen some lumpy results in the first half of this year. Two months of registrations were stronger compared to 2018 whereas the other four months were weaker.

“However, we need to remember that we are coming off five year on year records for new vehicle sales in New Zealand. In this context, while 2019 is looking to be a more pedestrian year compared to the last two years, the expected outturn is likely to be better than in 2016.”

Registrations of 8,748 passenger and SUVs for June 2019 were down 10% on June 2018 volume while commercial vehicle registrations of 5,204 were down 4.5%.

The top three models for the month of June were utes [pickup trucks] with the Ford Ranger continuing its hold on the top spot (1,057 units) followed by the Toyota Hilux (719) and Holden Colorado (677).

Toyota remained overall market leader with an 18% share (2,534 units), followed by Ford (11%, 1,474) and Holden (9%, 1,222).

Toyota was market leader in passenger and SUV registrations with 18% share (1,561) followed by Hyundai (11%, 926) and Mazda (9%, 790).

The top selling passenger and SUV models for the month were the Toyota Corolla (464 ), RAV4 (405) and Hyundai Tucson (338).

Ford retained commercial vehicle lead with 22% share (1,148) followed by Toyota (19%, 973) and Holden (13%, 682).

The Ford Ranger remained best selling commercial with a 20% share (1,057) followed by the Hilux (14%, 719) and Holden Colorado (13%, 677). 

The top three segments in June were SUV medium vehicles (19%), Pick Up/Chassis Cab 4×4 (18%) and SUV Compact (13%).

Year-to-date, utes continue to dominate the Kiwi market. The Ranger is top with 5,077 sales followed by the Hilux (3,505), Mitsubishi Triton (3,046), Colorado (2,662) and Toyota Corolla (2,073).

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