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Vehicle registrations up for September

Vehicle registrations up for September

Vehicle registrations for September were up nearly 15 percent on last year, according to figures released by the Land Transport Safety Authority.

There were 22,285 first-time registrations of new and used imported vehicles this September, compared with 19,439 in September 2001 - an increase of 14.6 percent.

Total first-time car registrations were up 11.5 percent, from 15,112 in September 2001 to 16,852 last month.

New car registrations were up 23.4 percent from 4,872 to 6,014, while used import registrations rose 5.8 percent from 10,240 to 10,838.

The market share leader for new car registrations last month was Toyota with 20.4 percent, ahead of Ford with 16.6 percent and Holden with 14.4 percent.

Toyota retains the overall market share lead for new cars registered in the year to date with 16.9 percent, ahead of Holden with 16.1 percent and Ford with 15.4 percent.

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

Truck registrations were up 35.4 percent, from 1,908 in September 2001 to 2,583 this year.

Trailer registrations were up 13.4 percent, from 1,501 to 1,702, while motorcycle registrations (over 60cc) jumped from 265 to 362.

Tractor registrations were also up sharply from 258 to 353, while bus registrations jumped from 62 to 113.

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