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New Zealand Car Market climbs 14% in March 2013. Mitsubishi up.

Posting the 15th year-on-year increase in a string, in March the light passenger vehicles sales were 9.505, up 14.3%, posting the 16th year-on-year increase in a string. Year-to-date sales were 26.479, up 11.0%.

Commercial vehicles registrations of 2.705 units were up 33.3% (676 units) on March 2012 and were the strongest March sales volumes since 1985. Passenger car registrations of 6.800 were up 301 units (4.6%) on March 2012, the third strongest monthly passenger car sales since 1990.

Toyota in 1st partially recovered from the February underperformance selling 1.845 units with a share of 19.4%, up 1.0 points of share from the previous month. First quarter 2013 sales were 5.246 with a share of 19.8%, down 7.7 points from the previous, when seasonal renting sales had been strong. Corolla and Hilux were stable on top of model list.

Ford confirmed it 2nd place selling 928 units with a share of 9.8%, up 0.3 points of share from the previous month. In first quarter it was third, but close to Holden, selling 2.487 units with a share of 9.4%, down 1.5 points from the previous quarter. This was the worst quarter in last five.

Holden was 3rd with 812 sales and a share of 8.5%, up 0.7 points from the previous month. In first quarter it was second with 2.524 sales and 9.5% of share, up 0.2 points from Q4 2012. As in Australia, the Commodore came out of the Top 10.

Nissan slipped in 4th place selling 775 units with a share of 8.2%, up 0.3 points of share from the previous month. First quarter sales were 1.974 with a share of 7.5%, up 1.2 points from Q4 2012. The top model, the pick-up Navarra, soared in 4th place.

Mitsubishi was the “winner of the month” advancing in 5th place with 676 units and 7.1% of share, up 1.7 points. In first quarter it was 7th with 1.493 sales and 5.6% of share, up 1.2 from Q4 2012.

Mazda was 6th selling 604 units with a share of 6.4%, down 0.5 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 1.768 with a share of 6.7%, up 0.8 points from Q4 2012.

Hyundai was the “loser of the month”, landing in 7th (5th year-to-date) selling 512 units with a share of 5.4%, down 2.4 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 1.857 with a share of 7.0%, up 0.4 points from Q4 2012.

In the table below, the Top 25 brands ranked for the year-to-date position:

Rank Ytd

Mar

Ytd Mar

Q1 2012

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Feb

Mar

Ytd Mar

1

Toyota

1.845

5.246

19,5%

20,9%

19,6%

27,5%

18,4%

19,4%

19,8%

2

Holden

812

2.524

9,2%

8,6%

11,2%

9,3%

7,8%

8,5%

9,5%

3

Ford

928

2.487

10,1%

12,1%

12,1%

10,9%

9,5%

9,8%

9,4%

4

Nissan

775

1.974

6,5%

7,6%

5,6%

6,3%

7,9%

8,2%

7,5%

5

Hyundai

512

1.857

9,4%

7,6%

7,4%

6,6%

7,8%

5,4%

7,0%

6

Mazda

604

1.768

6,9%

6,5%

6,4%

5,9%

6,9%

6,4%

6,7%

7

Mitsubishi

676

1.493

5,9%

5,3%

5,5%

4,4%

5,4%

7,1%

5,6%

8

Suzuki

506

1.389

6,2%

5,4%

5,4%

5,0%

5,5%

5,3%

5,2%

9

Volkswagen

419

1.263

4,2%

4,0%

3,7%

3,9%

5,5%

4,4%

4,8%

10

Honda

200

759

2,2%

3,1%

4,1%

2,8%

2,9%

2,1%

2,9%

11

Kia

257

728

3,3%

3,1%

3,1%

2,5%

3,0%

2,7%

2,7%

12

BMW

182

507

1,9%

1,6%

1,6%

1,6%

1,9%

1,9%

1,9%

13

Audi

154

476

1,7%

1,6%

1,6%

1,4%

2,0%

1,6%

1,8%

14

Mercedes

147

473

1,4%

1,6%

1,6%

1,6%

1,9%

1,5%

1,8%

15

Subaru

168

454

1,8%

1,8%

1,7%

1,7%

1,6%

1,8%

1,7%

16

Isuzu

126

281

0,8%

0,8%

1,1%

0,9%

1,3%

1,3%

1,1%

17

SsangYong

102

255

0,8%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

18

Peugeot

100

242

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

0,9%

0,8%

1,1%

0,9%

19

Great Wall

106

229

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

1,0%

0,8%

1,1%

0,9%

20

Skoda

61

203

0,6%

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

0,8%

0,6%

0,8%

21

Jeep

56

159

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

22

Dodge

39

147

0,9%

0,5%

0,7%

0,5%

0,7%

0,4%

0,6%

23

Land Rover

46

145

0,7%

0,5%

0,5%

0,2%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

24

Mini

30

131

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,6%

0,3%

0,5%

25

Lexus

47

118

0,4%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

In the table below the Top 25 models:

Rank Mar

Rank 2012

Model

Mar

Ytd Mar

Q1 2012

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Feb

Mar

Ytd Mar

1

1

Toyota Corolla

429

1.453

5,4%

2,6%

3,9%

9,7%

4,6%

4,5%

5,5%

2

2

Toyota Hilux

389

906

2,6%

6,2%

4,1%

4,0%

3,3%

4,1%

3,4%

3

4

Ford Ranger

368

676

1,7%

4,1%

3,5%

2,0%

2,3%

3,9%

2,6%

4

5

Nissan Navara

300

648

2,4%

3,5%

2,1%

2,5%

1,6%

3,2%

2,4%

5

3

Suzuki Swift

270

785

3,9%

3,1%

3,2%

3,2%

3,8%

2,8%

3,0%

6

8

Toyota Hiace

239

448

2,0%

2,3%

2,4%

2,3%

1,2%

2,5%

1,7%

7

15

Mazda3

232

525

2,4%

1,3%

1,8%

1,5%

1,5%

2,4%

2,0%

8

20

Holden Colorado

232

527

0,8%

1,3%

2,4%

1,2%

1,3%

2,4%

2,0%

9

6

Holden Captiva

220

536

2,3%

2,5%

2,7%

2,7%

1,3%

2,3%

2,0%

10

18

Toyota RAV4

207

497

1,9%

1,7%

1,0%

1,9%

1,8%

2,2%

1,9%

11

9

Toyota Yaris

205

571

2,2%

2,2%

2,0%

2,6%

1,7%

2,2%

2,2%

12

16

Hyundai Santa Fe

189

692

1,4%

1,4%

1,9%

2,0%

1,7%

2,0%

2,6%

13

32

Mitsubishi Outlander

183

348

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

1,2%

1,1%

1,9%

1,3%

14

7

Holden Commodore

163

618

2,4%

2,4%

2,7%

2,4%

3,0%

1,7%

2,3%

15

25

Mazda CX-5

163

443

0,0%

2,0%

1,4%

1,4%

1,6%

1,7%

1,7%

16

24

Nissan Qashqai

148

345

1,3%

1,1%

1,0%

1,4%

1,1%

1,6%

1,3%

17

13

Holden Cruze

136

726

2,8%

1,6%

1,9%

1,3%

4,3%

1,4%

2,7%

18

21

Ford Territory

127

354

1,4%

1,5%

1,5%

1,0%

1,1%

1,3%

1,3%

19

40

Nissan X-Trail

124

372

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

0,6%

1,6%

1,3%

1,4%

20

27

Mazda BT-50

119

215

0,9%

0,8%

1,4%

1,0%

0,6%

1,3%

0,8%

21

30

Ford Fiesta

116

304

0,9%

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

1,2%

1,1%

22

28

Volkswagen Golf

106

282

1,3%

0,9%

1,0%

1,0%

1,6%

1,1%

1,1%

23

 

Mazda 2

93

253

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

24

38

Mazda6

90

186

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

0,6%

0,9%

0,7%

25

41

Kia Rio

90

186

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

0,6%

0,6%

0,9%

0,7%

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