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October vehicle registrations up on last year

For immediate release
6 November 2001

October vehicle registrations up on last year

Vehicle registration statistics released today by the Land Transport Safety Authority show a significant increase in the total number of new and used imported vehicles registered in October 2001 compared with the same month last year.

There were 21,899 first-time vehicle registrations last month, a 17.8 percent increase on October 2000, when 18,585 vehicles were registered. Registrations were also up from September this year when 19,439 vehicles were registered for the first time.

Car registrations rose 17.3 percent from 14,373 in October 2000 to 16,863 last month. The number of car registrations was up from September this year when 15,112 cars were registered.

Of the 16,863 first-time car registrations last month, 5,763 were new and 11,100 were used, compared with 5,867 new and 8,506 used in October 2000.

The market share leader for new car registrations last month was Toyota with 22.5 percent, ahead of Holden with 18.2 percent and Ford with 15.7 percent. The three most popular models for the month were the Holden VX Commodore, the Toyota Corolla and the Ford Falcon.

Truck registrations for October were up 10.8 percent, from 1,744 last year to 1,933 this year. This was an increase of 1.3 percent from the 1,908 trucks registered in September this year. Motorcycle registrations (over 60cc) were up from 315 in October 2000 to 351 last month (271 in September), while trailers were up from 1,643 to 1,895 (1,486 in September). Tractor registrations rose from 206 to 381 (258 in September), while bus registrations were up from 58 to 84 (62 in September).

For more information, please contact:

Andy Knackstedt - LTSA Media Manager

Ph 04 494 8751

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