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New Zealand 2016. Rocking economy pulled market at new record

New Zealand Auto Sales 2016 Ford Ranger 2016

New Zealand Auto Sales 2016 at the fourth All Time Record in a row thanks to a roaring local economy and huge demand on SUV, for the very first time over 50% of car passengers sold. Kia shine.

Market Outlook

The latest data confirm that the New Zealand economy continues to outperform most of its OECD peers. Indicators from the fourth quarter of 2016 suggest that the economy remained rock solid and on track to grow at a strong annual rate for the full year. FocusEconomics panelists surveyed this month expect the economy to expand 3.1% in 2017, which is up 0.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast.

Following the moderate increase of the previous year, the domestic vehicles market in 2016 showed a brilliant double-digit performance posting the new all time record with It was the fourth consecutive annual record and one of the best growth since 2010.

Indeed, according to data released by the M.I.A., the Motor Industry Association of New Zealand, the total vehicles sales 147.743 were (+11.7%).

Actually the New Zealand’s ranks as World’s 48th market, up 1 spot.

Competitive Arena

Confirming the leadership Toyota sold 26.792 units (+1.8%) keeping a safe gap over the immediate followers, Ford, second with 16.771 sales (+21.5%) and Holden with 14.347 (+2.5%).

The year was really brilliant for Kia (+60.5%), Volvo (+2.4%) and, overall, Jaguar (+113.7%).

The best-selling model was the Ford Ranger with 8.478 sales (+24.3%) followed by the Toyota Corolla with 6.274 (-3.7%) and the Toyota Hilux with 6.187 (+10.0%).

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will report year to date data updated.

Rank Dec Rank 2016 BRAND Sales December Sales 2016 FY Variation December Variation 2016 FY Share December Share 2016
1 1 Toyota 2.917 26.792 32,2% 1,8% 26,2% 18,3%
3 2 Ford 965 16.771 -16,7% 21,5% 8,7% 11,5%
2 3 Holden 1.030 14.347 -2,8% 2,5% 9,3% 9,8%
4 4 Mazda 848 11.229 25,6% 11,4% 7,6% 7,7%
6 5 Mitsubishi 729 9.255 10,1% 13,4% 6,5% 6,3%
5 6 Nissan 768 8.629 18,0% 10,9% 6,9% 5,9%
7 7 Hyundai 599 8.380 40,3% 0,6% 5,4% 5,7%
8 8 Suzuki 340 5.313 -22,2% 17,9% 3,1% 3,6%
12 9 Kia 218 5.290 -11,0% 60,5% 2,0% 3,6%
9 10 Volkswagen 320 5.095 10,7% 0,8% 2,9% 3,5%
13 11 Honda 211 3.958 41,6% 9,5% 1,9% 2,7%
10 12 Isuzu 307 3.896 13,7% 29,0% 2,8% 2,7%
11 13 Mercedes 276 3.438 -18,8% 15,6% 2,5% 2,3%
15 14 Subaru 175 2.661 75,0% 17,3% 1,6% 1,8%
19 15 SsangYong 109 2.363 -6,8% 6,4% 1,0% 1,6%
17 16 BMW 124 1.864 -6,1% -4,6% 1,1% 1,3%
16 17 Audi 135 1.830 104,5% 3,6% 1,2% 1,3%
14 18 Jeep 200 1.558 96,1% 8,3% 1,8% 1,1%
24 19 Land Rover 46 1.246 -31,3% 20,6% 0,4% 0,9%
24 20 Skoda 46 1.209 17,9% 20,1% 0,4% 0,8%
20 21 Fiat 73 1.105 -47,9% -24,5% 0,7% 0,8%
18 22 LDV 119 1.032 -32,4% 118,2% 1,1% 0,7%
29 23 Peugeot 30 805 -11,8% -0,1% 0,3% 0,6%
21 24 Lexus 65 720 6,6% 12,3% 0,6% 0,5%
29 25 Hino 30 641 -47,4% -2,9% 0,3% 0,4%
25 26 Volvo 42 608 -32,3% 20,4% 0,4% 0,4%
28 27 Mini 31 600 10,7% -2,4% 0,3% 0,4%
27 28 Foton 34 571 -37,0% 6,9% 0,3% 0,4%
31 29 Mitsubishi Fuso 24 509 -81,3% -32,4% 0,2% 0,3%
34 30 Porsche 16 460 128,6% 3,6% 0,1% 0,3%
22 31 Renault 56 429 -39,1% 28,8% 0,5% 0,3%
33 32 Jaguar 17 374 70,0% 113,7% 0,2% 0,3%
23 33 Dodge 49 349 22,5% -44,4% 0,4% 0,2%
36 34 Volvo Trucks 9 248 -86,6% 2,1% 0,1% 0,2%
30 35 UD Trucks 29 247 11,5% -5,4% 0,3% 0,2%
38 36 Citroen 7 245 -46,2% 9,9% 0,1% 0,2%
35 37 Man 11 242 22,2% 40,7% 0,1% 0,2%
26 38 Mahindra 40 232 300,0% 21,5% 0,4% 0,2%
32 39 Iveco 23 208 43,8% 61,2% 0,2% 0,1%
38 40 DAF 7 198 -187,5% -1,5% 0,1% 0,1%
37 41 Scania 8 178 -50,0% -5,8% 0,1% 0,1%
40 42 Kenworth 5 153 -66,7% -16,8% 0,0% 0,1%
45 43 Chery 118 -100,0% -41,3% 0,0% 0,1%
43 44 Alfa Romeo 2 106 -77,8% 1,0% 0,0% 0,1%
39 45 Freightliner 6 87 0,0% -25,6% 0,1% 0,1%
41 46 Yamaha 4 78 -55,6% -27,8% 0,0% 0,1%

Rank Dec Rank 2016 GROUP Sales December Sales 2016 FY Variation December Variation 2016 FY Share December Share 2016 FY
1 1 Toyota 3.012 28.153 29,5% 1,9% 27,1% 19,2%
3 2 Ford 965 16.771 -16,7% 21,5% 8,7% 11,5%
2 3 General Motors 1.030 14.350 -3,0% 2,4% 9,3% 9,8%
6 4 Hyundai-Kia 817 13.670 21,6% 17,6% 7,3% 9,3%
4 5 Mazda 848 11.229 25,6% 11,4% 7,6% 7,7%
7 6 Mitsubishi 753 9.764 -4,7% 9,6% 6,8% 6,7%
8 7 Volkswagen 536 9.073 25,8% 4,6% 4,8% 6,2%
5 8 Renault-Nissan 824 9.058 10,9% 11,6% 7,4% 6,2%
10 9 Suzuki 340 5.313 -22,2% 17,9% 3,1% 3,6%
13 10 Honda 211 3.958 41,6% 9,5% 1,9% 2,7%

Rank Dec Rank 2016 Model Sales December Sales 2016 Variation December Variation 2016
3 1 Ford Ranger 531 8.478 -10,6% 24,3%
1 2 Toyota Corolla 905 6.274 96,3% -3,7%
4 3 Toyota Hilux 406 6.187 -24,8% 10,0%
10 4 Holden Colorado 247 3.739 -21,1% 4,3%
2 5 Toyota RAV4 568 3.612 24,8% 2,6%
9 6 Mitsubishi Triton 254 3.182 56,8% 31,0%
10 7 Nissan Navara 247 3.093 17,6% -1,7%
24 8 Kia Sportage 132 3.061 0,0% 171,4%
20 9 Mazda CX-5 150 2.841 -18,0% 10,2%
12 10 Hyundai Tucson 212 2.650
18 11 Toyota Hiace 155 2.598 -21,7% 4,1%
16 12 Suzuki Swift 179 2.570 -31,2% 8,3%
11 13 Mazda3 226 2.472 61,4% -1,4%
22 14 Holden Commodore 136 2.455 0,0% -9,4%
17 15 Isuzu D-Max 172 2.386 -25,5% 40,7%
6 16 Toyota Yaris 298 2.376 66,5% -5,0%
13 17 Holden Captiva 211 2.288 31,9% -6,6%
21 18 Hyundai Santa fe 145 2.062 74,7% 1,0%
8 19 Nissan X-Trail 268 2.059 121,5% 32,4%
14 20 Mitsubishi Outlander 208 2.019 131,1% 13,0%
5 21 Toyota Highlander 349 1.989 -9,6% -21,7%
23 22 Mazda BT-50 134 1.814 71,8% 31,4%
25 23 Nissan Qashqai 123 1.790 -10,2% 13,9%
26 24 Holden Cruze 118 1.710 -23,9% 10,0%
32 25 Honda Jazz 83 1.670 0,0% -11,7%
41 26 Mitsubishi ASX 65 1.591 0,0% 1,3%
7 27 Jeep Grand Cherokee 272 1.533 137,2% 11,4%
38 28 Toyota Camry 72 1.386 0,0% 60,2%
33 29 Mazda2 77 1.353 0,0% -9,2%
27 30 Mazda CX-3 112 1.310 0,0% 35,1%
41 31 Volkswagen Golf 65 1.291 0,0% -6,5%
30 32 Ford Kuga 92 1.258 0,0% 4,9%
190 33 Ssangyong Tivoli 1.187 -7,2%
15 34 Holden Barina 185 1.159 0,0% 0,0%
59 35 Holden Trax 48 1.135 0,0% 25,0%
55 36 Subaru Outback 53 1.127 0,0% -4,2%
19 37 Ford Focus 153 1.115 0,0% 7,4%
28 38 Mitsubishi Lancer 96 1.110 0,0% -4,0%
81 39 Suzuki Vitara 28 1.062 0,0% 215,2%
31 40 Hyundai i30 85 1.025 0,0% 0,0%

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