Ford Ranger ute sets record of New Zealand car sales year

by SpeedLux
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It’s official that Kiwis truly like pickup. The Ford Ranger slipped by the Toyota Corolla to end up being New Zealand’s top-selling new vehicle for 2015.

It was additionally a record year on the whole, states David Crawford, president of the Motor Industry Association.

“Last enrollment data verifies a strong finish to the end of a document 2015, with 134,041 enrollments, an increase of 6862 vehicles (5.4 per cent) over 2014.”

“It’s the highest ever before degree of new car registrations in NZ’s history and the very first time brand-new registrations have actually broken through the 130,000 barrier.”

Commercial registrations of 39,077 units improved previous strong years in 2013 as well as 2014, to again establish a brand-new yearly record up 2415 (6.6 percent) on 2014. Passenger car registrations of 94,964 units were up 4447 (4.9 percent).

The Ranger clocked up 6818 purchases for 2015, making it the ideal car total with a market share of 5 per cent. Next was Corolla on 6520, with one more ute in 3rd spot: Toyota’s Hilux with 5623. Most of those Hilux sales are represented by the outward bound version, with Toyota New Zealand launching a brand new variation in November.

Number-two automobile behind Corolla was an additional Toyota, the RAV4 with 3519 enrollments. Next was the Holden Commodore, which accomplished 2710 sales for the year. That’s a strong performance from the Aussie big-six, given that it stands for a category of automobile that public opinion suggests is all-but-obsolete (production of this, the last Australian Commodore, ends next year).

The fight between the big 3 luxury brand names was better than ever in 2015. Mercedes-Benz finished its transformation from also-ran to throne-dweller, thanks to a completely renewed model line and also significantly increased array of SUVs, to come to be primary costs brand with 2095 sales. BMW and also Audi were close behind with 1952 as well as 1765 enrollments specifically.

The top 15 for new vehicle registrations in 2015 (passenger and commercial) were:

Toyota = 26,330

Holden = 14,001

Ford = 13,808

Mazda = 10,078

Hyundai = 8329

Mitsubishi = 8149

Nissan = 7869

Volkswagen = 5045

Suzuki = 4501

Honda = 3609

Kia = 3290

Mercedes-Benz = 2975

Subaru = 2268

Ssangyong = 2219

BMW = 1952

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