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August Vehicle Registration Figures Released

5 September 2002

August Vehicle Registration Figures Released

August vehicle registration figures released today by the Land Transport Safety Authority show a 1.5 percent increase from August 2001 for all vehicles, but a 2.5 percent decrease in car registrations.

There were 21,767 first-time registrations of new and used imported vehicles this August, compared with 21,446 in August 2001.

Total first-time car registrations were down from 16,965 in August 2001 to 16,541 this year. New car registrations were up 7.5 percent from 4,957 to 5,330, while used import registrations fell 6.6 percent from 12,008 to 11,211.

The market share leader for new car registrations last month was Ford with 16.5 percent, ahead of Holden with 14.4 percent and Toyota with 12.8 percent. Toyota retains the overall market share lead for new cars registered in the year to date with 16.41 percent, marginally ahead of Holden on 16.40 percent, with Ford at 15.27 percent.

The three most popular new car models for the month were the Holden VX Commodore, Ford Falcon and Toyota Corolla.

Truck registrations were up 21.5 percent, from 2,136 in August 2001 to 2,595 this year. Trailer registrations were up 8.3 percent, from 1,500 to 1625, while motorcycle registrations (over 60cc) jumped 41.1 percent, from 226 to 319. Tractor registrations rose from 243 to 267, while bus registrations were up from 82 to 120.

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