New Zealand: 2012 car market boomed 18% in 8 months.

In spite of the not favorable economic environment, the car market in New Zealand is recovering all the volume lost since the 2008, with robust monthly growth. Full year 2012 volume is projected at 95.000 units, up to focus2move.com, and will be very close to the all-time record.

Toyota was leading the market, posting at August 8.527 sales with a share of 16.9%, down 1.5 points of share from last year and in August posted the worst share of the year, at 14.6%. Toyota holds the two best-selling models in the market, with Hilux 1st and Corolla 2nd.

The GM Australian brand, Holden, was second, with 5.300 sales and a share of 10.6%, really stable month after month and only 0.1 points up from last year. Holden posted three models in the Top 10, Captiva, Commodore and Cruze.

Ford in August was 2nd, with 712 sales, keeping the third position year-to-date, outpacing Hyundai and posting 4.985 sales year-to-date with a share of 9.9%, up 0.7 points from last year. Ford best-selling model is the Ranger, 4th in the year-to-date ranking.

Hyundai was growing, but slower than Ford. In 8 months it sold 4.971 units with a share of 9.9%, up 0.5 points. The best-selling model was the i30, in 9th position.

Suzuki was 5th, one spot ahead of last year, with 3.562 sales YTD and a share of 7.1%, down 0.3 points, followed by Mazda, with 3.519 sales and a share of 7.0%, down 0.6 points.

Behind, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Kia and Honda, confirming the Asian domination of the market, with only Ford able to take space in the Top 10 brands.

In the table below, the Top 20 brands ranked for the year-to-date position:

Rank

Brand

Aug

Ytd Aug

2011

Q1

Q2

I Half

Jul

Aug

Ytd Aug

1

Toyota

869

8.527

18,4%

17,9%

16,4%

17,2%

17,7%

14,6%

16,9%

2

Holden

626

5.300

10,4%

10,5%

10,2%

10,3%

11,8%

10,5%

10,5%

3

Ford

712

4.985

9,2%

9,2%

9,9%

9,6%

10,1%

11,9%

9,9%

4

Hyundai

588

4.971

9,5%

10,6%

9,4%

10,0%

9,2%

9,9%

9,9%

5

Suzuki

359

3.562

7,4%

7,4%

7,2%

7,3%

6,7%

6,0%

7,1%

6

Mazda

392

3.519

7,6%

7,0%

7,4%

7,2%

6,2%

6,6%

7,0%

7

Nissan

268

2.462

4,4%

4,8%

5,4%

5,1%

4,1%

4,5%

4,9%

8

Mitsubishi

248

2.192

4,8%

4,8%

4,2%

4,5%

3,6%

4,2%

4,4%

9

Kia

245

2.046

3,7%

4,0%

4,2%

4,1%

4,1%

4,1%

4,1%

10

Honda

283

1.990

4,1%

2,7%

4,1%

3,4%

6,7%

4,7%

4,0%

11

Volkswagen

252

1.934

4,0%

3,8%

4,0%

3,9%

3,1%

4,2%

3,8%

12

Subaru

138

1.150

2,3%

2,2%

2,5%

2,3%

1,9%

2,3%

2,3%

13

BMW

127

1.109

1,9%

2,3%

2,1%

2,2%

2,1%

2,1%

2,2%

14

Audi

112

1.033

2,1%

2,0%

2,2%

2,1%

1,9%

1,9%

2,1%

15

Mercedes

114

765

1,5%

1,3%

1,7%

1,5%

1,5%

1,9%

1,5%

16

Peugeot

101

704

1,2%

1,2%

1,4%

1,3%

1,6%

1,7%

1,4%

17

Dodge

71

472

0,9%

1,1%

0,7%

0,9%

1,1%

1,2%

0,9%

18

Jeep

59

425

0,6%

0,7%

1,0%

0,8%

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

19

Skoda

45

389

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

20

Lexus

38

333

0,8%

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

1,1%

0,6%

0,7%

Looking at single models, the leader was the Toyota Hilux, with 2.843 sales in 8 months and a share of 5.7%, followed by the Corolla, with 2.438 sales and a share of 4.8% and by the Suzuki Swift, with 2.148 sales and a share of 4.3%.

In 4th there was the Ford Ranger, followed by the Nissan Navarra. Three of the Top 5 models were pick-ups.

In the table below, the Top 30 models ranked for year to date position:

Rank

Model

Aug

Ytd Aug

Q1

Q2

I Half

Jul

Aug

Ytd Aug

1

Toyota Hilux

341

2.843

3,2%

8,4%

5,7%

5,3%

5,7%

5,7%

2

Toyota Corolla

262

2.438

6,6%

3,5%

5,1%

3,8%

4,4%

4,8%

3

Suzuki Swift

195

2.148

4,8%

4,2%

4,5%

3,9%

3,3%

4,3%

4

Ford Ranger

283

2.053

2,1%

5,5%

3,8%

5,3%

4,7%

4,1%

5

Nissan Navara

159

1.800

2,9%

4,7%

3,8%

3,2%

2,7%

3,6%

6

Holden Captiva

238

1.676

2,8%

3,4%

3,1%

4,2%

4,0%

3,3%

7

Holden Commodore

184

1.551

3,0%

3,2%

3,1%

3,1%

3,1%

3,1%

8

Toyota Hiace

231

1.477

2,4%

3,1%

2,8%

3,1%

3,9%

2,9%

9

Hyundai i30

109

1.434

3,7%

2,8%

3,3%

1,3%

1,8%

2,9%

10

Holden Cruze

148

1.354

3,4%

2,2%

2,8%

2,4%

2,5%

2,7%

11

Ford Focus

282

1.332

2,2%

2,6%

2,4%

2,4%

4,7%

2,6%

12

Toyota Yaris

131

1.318

2,6%

3,0%

2,8%

1,9%

2,2%

2,6%

13

Toyota Highlander

97

1.145

1,7%

2,9%

2,3%

2,8%

1,6%

2,3%

14

Mazda3

137

1.140

2,9%

1,8%

2,4%

1,7%

2,3%

2,3%

15

Ford Mondeo

129

1.028

2,1%

1,9%

2,0%

2,1%

2,2%

2,0%

16

Toyota RAV4

85

1.023

2,3%

2,3%

2,3%

1,2%

1,4%

2,0%

17

Hyundai Santa Fe

134

992

1,7%

1,8%

1,8%

2,9%

2,2%

2,0%

18

Ford Territory

121

987

1,8%

2,1%

1,9%

2,2%

2,0%

2,0%

19

Toyota Camry

75

976

2,3%

1,5%

1,9%

2,8%

1,3%

1,9%

20

Mitsubishi Lancer

91

938

2,1%

2,0%

2,0%

1,2%

1,5%

1,9%

21

Holden Colorado

229

917

1,0%

1,8%

1,4%

2,6%

3,8%

1,8%

22

Mitsubishi Triton

99

812

1,0%

2,1%

1,5%

2,2%

1,7%

1,6%

23

Ford Falcon

75

805

1,6%

1,6%

1,6%

2,1%

1,3%

1,6%

24

Nissan Qashqai

75

751

1,6%

1,5%

1,6%

1,2%

1,3%

1,5%

25

Hyundai ix35

91

711

1,6%

1,3%

1,4%

1,2%

1,5%

1,4%

26

Volkswagen Golf

90

695

1,6%

1,2%

1,4%

1,2%

1,5%

1,4%

27

Toyota Prado

75

680

1,0%

1,7%

1,3%

1,5%

1,3%

1,4%

28

Honda Civic

75

676

1,0%

1,6%

1,3%

1,6%

1,3%

1,3%

29

Hyundai i20

75

668

1,4%

1,3%

1,4%

1,2%

1,3%

1,3%

30

Mazda BT-50

137

668

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

1,8%

2,3%

1,3%

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