Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


New vehicle market tops 100,000 sales in 2012

Media Release

3rd January 2013

New vehicle market tops 100,000 sales in 2012

DOWNLOAD PRELIMINARY MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION DATA FOR FULL YEAR 2012
Microsoft .XLS file - 123kb


“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).


ENDS.

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

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: Wheeler Downplays Scope For ‘Large’ Rates Fall

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler says some market commentators are predicting further declines in interest rates that would only make sense for an economy in recession, although some easing is likely to be needed to maintain New Zealand’s economic growth. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha Dam: Consent Conditions Could Mean Reduced Intensity

Legal advice sought by the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council on the Ruataniwha Dam consent conditions has confirmed that farmers who sign up to take water from the dam could be required to reduce the intensity of their farming operation to meet the catchment’s strict nitrogen limit. More>>

Health And Safety: Bill Now Sees Rules Relaxed For Small Businesses

Health and safety law reform sparked by the Pike River coalmine disaster has been reported back from the industrial relations select committee with weakened requirements on small businesses to appoint health and safety representatives and committees. More>>

ALSO:

Bearing Fruit: Annual Fruit Exports Hit $2 Billion For First Time

The value of fruit exported rose 20 percent (up $330 million) for the June 2015 year when compared with the year ended June 2014. Both higher prices and a greater quantity of exports (up 9.0 percent) contributed to the overall rise. More>>

ALSO:

Interest Rates: NZ Dollar Jumps After RBNZ Trims OCR

The New Zealand dollar jumped more than half a US cent after Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler cut the official cash rate by a quarter-point and said the currency needs to be lower, while dropping a reference to criteria that justified intervention. More>>

ALSO:

Drones: New 'World-Class' Framework For UAVs

The rules, which come into effect on 1 August, recognise the changing environment and create a world-class framework that accommodates ongoing development while still ensuring the safety of the public, property and other airspace users. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news