Utes top NZ new vehicle sales

Last updated 07:23 13/09/2012
Toyota Hilux

TOP OF THE POPS: The Toyota Hilux was the top selling vehicle in New Zealand during August.

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New Zealand's top two best-selling vehicles in August were utes.

The Toyota Hilux topped the list with 341 registrations, followed by Ford Ranger on 283. Ford Focus was the top passenger vehicle with 282 registrations, ahead of the Toyota Corolla (262 registrations) with the Holden Captiva third (238 registrations).

While new passenger car sales of 5959 for August were only 192 units ahead of the same month last year, this volume was the highest August since 2007 when sales were hitting peak levels pre the global; financial crisis.

New commercial vehicles were a lot stronger with the best August for commercials since 2005 - 2216 registrations, up 30.5 per cent (518 units) on August 2011 (1698).

This was the best August for commercial sales since 2005.

''The volume of new vehicle sales appears to be settling back to the levels we saw in 2007 prior to the GFC,'' said Mr Perry Kerr, chief executive officer of the Motor Industry Association.

''This is positive news for the industry and we are optimistic this will continue for the rest of the year,'' said Mr Kerr.

Toyota remained in number one position for passenger cars with 869 registrations followed by Ford with 712 and Holden in third with 626.

With commercial vehicles again Toyota was in first place with 584 registrations followed by Ford with 346 and Holden 253.

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- Taranaki Daily News

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