New Zealand Vehicles Sales in Q1 2016 kept momentum. Subaru shines

New Zealand Vehicles Sales in Q1 2016 Subaru-XV-2016

New Zealand Vehicles Sales in Q1 2016 kept momentum with the record volume again improving over 7% from the previous year record. Ford Ranger led the ranking while Subaru scored an impressive +286%.

Market Outlook

After the third annual record in a row of the last year, the first quarter of 2016 confirmed the outstanding trend taken by the market.

Indeed, according to data released by the M.I.A., the Motor Industry Association of New Zealand, this year started with January light vehicles sales at 12.040 (+5.6%), followed by February at 10.662 (+7.9%) and March at 12.710 (+8.1%).

The total new vehicles sold in the Q1 2016 had been 35.412, up 7.2% from the same period in the 2015.

Competitive Arena

Market leader in the first quarter was again Toyota with 5.652 (-1.7%) with market share at 16.0%, followed by Ford with 3.971 units (+29.2%), Holden with 3.030 sales (-16.8%), Mazda with 2.762 (+12.9%) and Mitsubishi with 2.110 (-4.5%). In sixth place arrived Nissan with 2.041 sales (-4.3%), followed by Subaru with 2.034 (+286.0%).

Toyota dominated the performance by group with market share at 16.8%, followed by Ford with 11.2%, Hyundai-Kia with 8.6% like General Motors and Mazda with 7.8%.

The Ford Ranger ranked in first position among the best-selling models with 1.904 (+45.1%) followed by the Toyota Hilux with 1.345 (+30.5%), the Toyota Corolla  with 1.251 (-9.7%),  the Mitsubishi Triton with 941 (+59.0%) and the Toyota Rav4 with 788 (-7.5%).

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 Mar Rank Q1 Brand Mar Q1 Mar Var Q1 Var Mar% Q1%
1 1 Toyota 1.850 5.652 3,5% -1,7% 14,6% 16,0%
2 2 Ford 1.261 3.971 15,7% 29,2% 9,9% 11,2%
3 5 Mitsubishi 1.029 2.110 9,8% -4,5% 8,1% 6,0%
4 4 Mazda 967 2.762 13,1% 12,9% 7,6% 7,8%
5 3 Holden 892 3.030 -22,5% -16,8% 7,0% 8,6%
6 7 Subaru 834 2.034 249,0% 286,0% 6,6% 5,7%
7 8 Hyundai 807 1.975 6,9% -14,8% 6,4% 5,6%
8 9 Suzuki 618 1.331 22,6% 16,9% 4,9% 3,8%
9 6 Nissan 612 2.041 -14,3% -4,3% 4,8% 5,8%
10 11 Honda 468 1.101 7,8% 5,7% 3,7% 3,1%
11 10 Volkswagen 428 1.302 -23,0% -14,5% 3,4% 3,7%
12 12 Kia 407 1.079 33,0% 42,0% 3,2% 3,1%
13 13 Isuzu 341 817 32,7% 23,8% 2,7% 2,3%
14 14 Mercedes 324 729 24,1% 8,3% 2,6% 2,1%
15 15 BMW 199 593 20,6% 17,0% 1,6% 1,7%
16 16 SsangYong 182 557 9,0% 10,3% 1,4% 1,6%
17 17 Audi 181 455 0,0% -5,2% 1,4% 1,3%
18 18 Land Rover 167 433 32,5% 36,2% 1,3% 1,2%
19 19 Skoda 127 329 41,1% 29,5% 1,0% 0,9%
20 21 Jeep 107 303 -17,1% -16,1% 0,8% 0,9%
21 24 Foton 85 187 66,7% 39,6% 0,7% 0,5%
22 20 Fiat 74 314 -26,7% 9,0% 0,6% 0,9%
23 26 Lexus 60 168 -4,8% -1,8% 0,5% 0,5%
24 27 Volvo 58 157 75,8% 36,5% 0,5% 0,4%
25 22 Peugeot 54 208 -19,4% -15,1% 0,4% 0,6%
26 31 Mitsubishi Fuso 50 102 -13,8% -22,7% 0,4% 0,3%
26 25 Mini 50 172 -21,9% -5,5% 0,4% 0,5%
27 29 Hino 48 118 -2,0% -19,7% 0,4% 0,3%
28 30 Dodge 47 116 -14,5% -10,8% 0,4% 0,3%
28 23 LDV 47 199 74,1% 145,7% 0,4% 0,6%
29 33 Volvo Truck 45 81 181,3% 68,8% 0,4% 0,2%
30 28 Porsche 37 141 -19,6% -6,0% 0,3% 0,4%
31 32 Jaguar 23 99 91,7% 115,2% 0,2% 0,3%
31 35 Chery 23 62 -25,8% 1,6% 0,2% 0,2%
32 37 UD Trucks 19 57 -5,0% -5,0% 0,1% 0,2%
32 34 Kenworth 19 63 26,7% 53,7% 0,1% 0,2%
33 41 MAN 17 42 -15,0% -30,0% 0,1% 0,1%
34 42 Iveco 15 40 25,0% 37,9% 0,1% 0,1%
35 38 Alfa Romeo 13 56 44,4% 133,3% 0,1% 0,2%
35 40 Citroen 13 45 -7,1% -38,4% 0,1% 0,1%
35 44 Yamaha 13 26 44,4% -3,7% 0,1% 0,1%
36 39 Renault 12 51 -57,1% -29,2% 0,1% 0,1%
36 36 DAF 12 59 -36,8% 3,5% 0,1% 0,2%
37 43 Mahindra 11 29 -67,6% -63,8% 0,1% 0,1%
38 48 Great Wall 8 15 -80,0% -90,4% 0,1% 0,0%
39 47 Mack 7 19 40,0% 26,7% 0,1% 0,1%
39 45 Maserati 7 25 133,3% 56,3% 0,1% 0,1%
39 46 Freightliner 7 22 -41,7% -38,9% 0,1% 0,1%
40 50 Alexander Dennis 5 10
41 54 Western Star 4 5 100,0% -16,7%
41 51 Chrysler 4 9 -55,6% -40,0%
41 49 Can-Am 4 13 33,3% 85,7%
42 51 Bentley 3 9 0,0% -10,0%
43 54 Tesla 2 5 100,0% 66,7%
43 56 Jac 2 2
43 54 Lamborghini 2 5 0,0% 25,0%
44 52 Aston Martin 1 8 -75,0% -42,9%
44 57 ZX Auto 1 1
44 53 McLaren 1 6
44 57 Rolls-Royce 1 1

Rank Mar Rank Q1 Group Mar Q1 Mar Var Q1 Var Mar% Q1%
1 1 Toyota 1.958 5.938 3,1% -2,1% 15,4% 16,8%
2 2 Ford 1.261 3.971 15,7% 29,2% 9,9% 11,2%
3 3 Hyundai-Kia 1.214 3.054 14,4% -0,7% 9,6% 8,6%
4 7 Mitsubishi 1.079 2.212 8,4% -5,6% 8,5% 6,2%
5 5 Mazda 967 2.762 13,1% 12,9% 7,6% 7,8%
6 4 General Motors 892 3.030 -22,5% -16,8% 7,0% 8,6%
7 9 Fuji Heavy Industries 834 2.034 249,0% 286,0% 6,6% 5,7%
8 6 Volkswagen 778 2.241 -11,4% -7,4% 6,1% 6,3%
9 8 Renault-Nissan 624 2.092 -15,9% -5,1% 4,9% 5,9%
10 10 Suzuki 618 1.331 22,6% 16,9% 4,9% 3,8%

Rank Mar Rank Q1 Model Mar Q1 Mar Var Q1 Var Mar% Q1%
1 1 Ford Ranger 661 1.904 28,6% 45,1% 6,0% 5,7%
2 2 Toyota Hilux 601 1.345 58,2% 30,5% 5,4% 4,0%
5 3 Toyota Corolla 302 1.251 3,8% -9,7% 2,7% 3,7%
3 4 Mitsubishi Triton 462 941 61,0% 59,0% 4,2% 2,8%
15 5 Toyota RAV4 183 788 -14,5% -7,5% 1,7% 2,3%
6 6 Holden Colorado 263 758 -24,0% -0,8% 2,4% 2,3%
7 7 Mazda CX-5 242 721 3,9% 16,5% 2,2% 2,1%
9 8 Nissan Navara 234 685 -16,4% -14,4% 2,1% 2,0%
4 9 Suzuki Swift 304 683 10,9% 15,8% 2,7% 2,0%
21 10 Holden Commodore 136 668 -30,3% -20,9% 1,2% 2,0%
12 11 Mazda3 201 640 4,1% -9,1% 1,8% 1,9%
8 12 Toyota Hiace 235 576 12,5% -8,1% 2,1% 1,7%
13 13 Hyundai Santa fe 198 562 8,2% 13,5% 1,8% 1,7%
11 14 Kia Sportage 206 532 194,3% 153,3% 1,9% 1,6%
10 15 Honda Jazz 225 527 -5,5% -14,3% 2,0% 1,6%
29 16 Holden Cruze 90 518 -40,8% -10,7% 0,8% 1,5%
19 17 Toyota Yaris 158 504 -23,3% -23,3% 1,4% 1,5%
14 17 Isuzu D-Max 190 504 31,9% 19,4% 1,7% 1,5%
29 18 Hyundai ix35 90 494 -48,6% -14,7% 0,8% 1,5%
17 19 Nissan Qashqai 169 476 23,4% 3,3% 1,5% 1,4%
23 20 Toyota Highlander 127 450 154,0% 69,8% 1,1% 1,3%

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