Toyota sold more vehicles in New Zealand than any other franchise in 2000 and confirmed its market leadership for the 13th consecutive year, writes Dave Moore. Final year 2000 sales figures just released show 73,963 new vehicles were sold in New Zealand last year, a 2.4 percent rise on 1999. Japanese brand Toyota accounted for 17.6 percent of total sales, with 13,046 units sold, while Ford was second with 12,198 units for a 16.5 percent market share.