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


November 2018 New Vehicle Registrations Steady as She Goes

David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says, “Registration of 14,359 vehicles for the month of November while marginally down on November 2017 (235 units/ -1.6%) reflects a steady as she goes market. Year to date the market remains marginally ahead of 2017 up 1.4% (2066 units).”

Toyota retained the overall market lead with 22% % market share (3,099 units) followed by Ford with 10% (1,437 units) and Holden also with 10% market share (1,397 units).

Toyota retained the market lead for passenger and SUV registrations with 22% share of the market (2,076 units), followed by Holden with 10% (965 units) and Hyundai with 9% market share (877 units).

In the commercial sector, Ford took out the top spot with 22% market share (1,064 units) followed by Toyota with 21% (1,023 units) and Mitsubishi third with 10% market share (487 units).

The Ford Ranger regained the top commercial model for November and the top overall model for the month with 944 units followed by the Toyota Hilux with 741 units and then the Toyota Corolla in third with 739 units. Year to date the Ford Ranger strengthens it hold the top model spot with 9,300 units followed by the Toyota Hilux with 7.499 units and the Toyota Corolla with 6,568 units.

The top three segments for the month were the SUV medium segment retaining its lead with 16% market share, followed by the Pick Up/Chassis 4x4 segment also with 16% share and the SUV compact in third with 13% market share.

“While growth in the new vehicle market remains only marginally up on 2017, the outturn year to date is encouraging” said Mr Crawford.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Up 0.5% In June Quarter: Services Lead GDP Growth

“Service industries, which represent about two-thirds of the economy, were the main contributor to GDP growth in the quarter, rising 0.7 percent off the back of a subdued result in the March 2019 quarter.” More>>


Pickers: Letter To Immigration Minister From Early Harvesting Growers

A group of horticultural growers are frustrated by many months of inaction by the Minister who has failed to announce additional immigrant workers from overseas will be allowed into New Zealand to assist with harvesting early stage crops such as asparagus and strawberries. More>>


Non-Giant Fossil Disoveries: Scientists Discover One Of World’s Oldest Bird Species

At 62 million-years-old, the newly-discovered Protodontopteryx ruthae, is one of the oldest named bird species in the world. It lived in New Zealand soon after the dinosaurs died out. More>>

Rural Employers Keen, Migrants Iffy: Employment Visa Changes Announced

“We are committed to ensuring that businesses are able to get the workers they need to fill critical skills shortages, while encouraging employers and regions to work together on long term workforce planning including supporting New Zealanders with the training they need to fill the gaps,” says Iain Lees-Galloway. More>>


Marsden Pipeline Rupture: Report Calls For Supply Improvements, Backs Digger Blame

The report makes several recommendations on how the sector can better prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from an incident. In particular, we consider it essential that government and industry work together to put in place and regularly practise sector-wide response plans, to improve the response to any future incident… More>>