New Zealand Car Market rose 6% in January 2013.Holden Cruze jumped in second.

In January the light passenger vehicles sales were 9.028, up 6.2%, posting the 14th year-on-year increase in a string. The market is almost healthy maintaining the momentum started in November 2011 which moved the market at all-time record in the 2011.

Looking at the best brands performances:

Toyota confirmed the leadership selling 1.935 units with a share of 21.4%, down at a usual level, following the stellar performance posted in December. However, December data was altered by huge sales in the rental segment, mainly on Corolla.

Holden advanced in 2nd place with 1.092 sales and a share of 12.1%, up 4.4 points of share from the previous month and 2.7 points from full year 2012. Protagonist of this fast start was the Cruze, jumped in second position with over 4% of market share.

Ford was 3rd with 804 sales and a share of 8.9%, down 0.5 points of share from the previous month and 2.2 points from full year 2012. The best-selling model was the Ranger, 9th this month.

Hyundai was 4th selling 725 units with a share of 8.0%, up 2.8 points from the previous month and 0.4 points from full year 2012. The top model was the Santa Fe surged in 6th place.

Mazda ranked 5th with 614 units with a share of 6.8%, up 1.3 points from the previous month and 0.5 points from full year 2012. The top model was the Mazda 3 in 10th, while the Mazda CX-5 was stable in 14th.

Nissan was 6th selling 574 units with a share of 6.4%, down 0.5 points from the previous month while up 0.1 points from full year 2012. The best model was the X-Trail, surged in 20th place from the 40th.

Suzuki was 7th selling 445 units with a share of 4.9%, down 0.6 points from the previous month and 0.5 from full year 2012. The Swift confirmed its momentum, standing in third place, again.

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

Rank

Brand

2012

Jan

I Half

Q3

Q4

2012

Dec

Jan

1

Toyota

21.622

1.936

20,3%

19,6%

27,5%

21,5%

35,7%

21,4%

2

Holden

9.446

1.092

8,9%

11,2%

9,3%

9,4%

7,7%

12,1%

3

Ford

11.132

804

11,1%

12,1%

10,9%

11,1%

9,4%

8,9%

4

Hyundai

7.616

725

8,5%

7,4%

6,6%

7,6%

5,2%

8,0%

5

Mazda

6.312

614

6,7%

6,4%

5,9%

6,3%

5,5%

6,8%

6

Nissan

6.379

574

7,0%

5,6%

6,3%

6,3%

6,9%

6,4%

7

Suzuki

5.429

445

5,8%

5,4%

5,0%

5,4%

5,5%

4,9%

8

Volkswagen

3.905

403

4,1%

3,7%

3,9%

3,9%

3,3%

4,5%

9

Mitsubishi

5.187

385

5,6%

5,5%

4,4%

5,2%

4,6%

4,3%

10

Honda

3.013

331

2,6%

4,1%

2,8%

3,0%

1,8%

3,7%

11

Kia

2.954

232

3,2%

3,1%

2,5%

2,9%

2,2%

2,6%

12

BMW

1.646

176

1,7%

1,6%

1,6%

1,6%

1,0%

1,9%

13

Mercedes

1.512

173

1,5%

1,6%

1,6%

1,5%

1,4%

1,9%

14

Audi

1.540

161

1,6%

1,6%

1,4%

1,5%

0,7%

1,8%

15

Subaru

1.729

160

1,8%

1,7%

1,7%

1,7%

1,7%

1,8%

16

Skoda

581

77

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

0,5%

0,9%

17

Peugeot

999

76

1,0%

1,1%

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

18

SsangYong

756

72

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

19

Great Wall

999

62

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

0,7%

20

Land Rover

458

59

0,6%

0,5%

0,2%

0,5%

0,2%

0,7%

21

Mini

430

57

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,3%

0,6%

22

Dodge

635

56

0,7%

0,7%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

23

Isuzu

888

53

0,8%

1,1%

0,9%

0,9%

0,6%

0,6%

24

Jeep

665

49

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,5%

25

Chery

227

40

0,2%

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

0,5%

0,4%

Toyota Corolla stands on top of the model list with 658 sales and a share dropped at the “normal” 7.3%, down of 7.6 points from the previous month.

However, the huge surprise arrived from the Holden Cruze, jumped in 2nd place from the previous 22nd. Stable in third, the Suzuki Swift, with 254 sales in January, followed by the Toyota Hilux, 4th with 252 units.

Others two Holden posted a great month, with the Commodore surged in 5th from the 11th and the Santa Fe, in 6th from the 14th.

Behind, Toyota Yaris dropped from 4th to 7th with 224 sales. Navarra confirmed the 8th place, while the Ranger was 9th from the 13th and the Mazda 3 advanced in 19th position from the 17th.

Remarkable performances for Ford Falcon, 16th from 33rd, Honda CR-V in 17th from 34th and Ford Territory in 23rd from 45th.

In the table below, the Top 25 models ranked for last month position:

Rank Jan

Rank Dec

Rank 2012

Model

Jan

I Half

Q3

Q4

2012

Nov

Dec

Jan

1

1

1

Toyota Corolla

658

4,0%

3,9%

9,7%

5,3%

5,5%

14,9%

7,3%

2

22

13

Holden Cruze

367

2,2%

1,9%

1,3%

1,8%

1,0%

1,1%

4,1%

3

3

3

Suzuki Swift

254

3,5%

3,2%

3,2%

3,3%

3,0%

3,2%

2,8%

4

2

2

Toyota Hilux

252

4,5%

4,1%

4,0%

4,2%

4,2%

4,2%

2,8%

5

11

7

Holden Commodore

246

2,4%

2,7%

2,4%

2,4%

2,0%

1,8%

2,7%

6

15

16

Hyundai Santa Fe

228

1,4%

1,9%

2,0%

1,6%

3,1%

1,5%

2,5%

7

4

9

Toyota Yaris

224

2,2%

2,0%

2,6%

2,2%

3,2%

3,0%

2,5%

8

8

5

Nissan Navara

220

3,0%

2,1%

2,5%

2,6%

3,0%

2,4%

2,4%

9

13

4

Ford Ranger

217

3,0%

3,5%

2,0%

2,8%

2,2%

1,7%

2,4%

10

17

15

Mazda3

215

1,8%

1,8%

1,5%

1,7%

1,8%

1,3%

2,4%

11

5

19

Toyota Camry

192

1,5%

1,3%

1,8%

1,5%

1,6%

3,0%

2,1%

12

19

18

Toyota RAV4

191

1,8%

1,0%

1,9%

1,6%

1,1%

1,3%

2,1%

13

20

20

Holden Colorado

173

1,1%

2,4%

1,2%

1,4%

2,0%

1,3%

1,9%

14

14

25

Mazda CX-5

151

1,0%

1,4%

1,4%

1,2%

1,7%

1,6%

1,7%

15

9

6

Holden Captiva

147

2,4%

2,7%

2,7%

2,5%

3,8%

2,4%

1,6%

16

33

26

Ford Falcon

143

1,2%

1,3%

1,0%

1,2%

0,5%

0,5%

1,6%

17

34

34

Honda CR-V

129

0,9%

1,1%

0,7%

0,9%

0,5%

0,5%

1,4%

18

10

8

Toyota Hiace

127

2,2%

2,4%

2,3%

2,2%

2,4%

1,9%

1,4%

19

 

11

Hyundai i30

122

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

1,9%

0,0%

0,0%

1,4%

20

40

40

Nissan X-Trail

112

0,9%

0,8%

0,6%

0,8%

0,5%

0,4%

1,2%

21

12

24

Nissan Qashqai

111

1,2%

1,0%

1,4%

1,2%

1,3%

1,8%

1,2%

22

21

30

Ford Fiesta

103

0,9%

1,1%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

1,2%

1,1%

23

45

21

Ford Territory

101

1,5%

1,5%

1,0%

1,3%

1,6%

0,4%

1,1%

24

39

39

Hyundai Accent

101

0,7%

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

0,5%

0,4%

1,1%

25

16

23

Mitsubishi Triton

94

1,2%

1,4%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

1,4%

1,0%

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