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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.

ED SPEAK

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