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Sales up again
I don’t know where it’s going to end, but heck, who cares, as once more New Zealand car buyers broke another record, with new vehicle sales of 13,132 for May, and the figures as a whole a massive 14 percent higher than the same period last year – which was itself a record.
Passenger car and SUV registrations of 8,387 units were up a decent 11.8 percent (885 units) on May 2016. There were 4,745 commercial vehicle registrations for the month of May, up by a massive 29 percent (1,067 units) on May 2016. Toyota remains the overall market leader with 18 percent share followed by Ford with 11 percent and Mazda, Holden, and Mitsubishi all with eight percent.
Utes dominated the sales ladder, with the top three sellers overall the Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux, and Mitsubishi Triton.