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New vehicle market tops 100,000 sales in 2012

Media Release

3rd January 2013

New vehicle market tops 100,000 sales in 2012

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“Preliminary industry registration data shows total new vehicle sales for 2012 topped 100,000 units,” said Perry Kerr, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association (MIA). “The 19.0 % increase is overall sales was an outstanding result in an apparently depressed economy. We are delighted with this result”

“MIA data for December saw a total of 7,750 registrations for the month. This combined with previous months gave the industry a total of 100,794 sales for the year, broken down by passenger cars 76,870, up 20.7 % ( 12,851 units) and commercial vehicles of 23,924 which were up 16 % (3,303 units) on 2012. This is only the third time since 1990 new vehicle sales have broken the 100,000 mark” said Mr Kerr

For the year Toyota continued its now 25 year dominance of the New Zealand new vehicle market topping in both passenger cars (14,992) and commercial vehicle (6,628) sales giving them a total of 21,620 registrations for the year. This was an all-time record yearly sales for Toyota.

Ford was in second place with 11,132 registrations and Holden third with 9,446 registrations. In the luxury car market BMW finished in first position with sales of 1,646 ahead of Audi (1,540) and Mercedes Benz (1,094).

The top selling passenger car models for the year were the Toyota Corolla (5,324), followed by the Suzuki Swift (3,321) and the Holden Captiva ( 2,506). In the commercial segment the Toyota Hilux retained first position (4,182) followed by the Ford Ranger (2,815) and the Nissan Navara ( 2,586).


A more detailed monthly analysis will be released next week post the NZTA tables which we anticipate receiving on Tuesday 8th January.

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