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The small car segment dominated May sales with the Suzuki Swift taking the top honours

May car sales figures were released yesterday, showing the New Zealand new car market is in line with overseas trends, which seems to be turning a corner.

Perry Kerr, CEO of the Motor Industry Association says, “Despite the sharp reversals of the last few months, May’s new car sales were up on April registrations which is an encouraging sign.”

3979 new cars were registered in May, a 12.9% lift on April’s result, while the new commercial vehicle tally of 1314 represented a 9.1% increase on April.

Year to date, the new vehicle market is running at approximately two-thirds the level of the same period last year, but recent trends would suggest that this is as low as it will go.

Toyota remains in control of the market share stakes for both passenger and commercial vehicles, helped by an impressive performance in the commercial vehicle market.

The small car segment dominated May sales with the Suzuki Swift taking the honours, followed by Toyota Corolla, Mazda3 and Hyundai Getz. Year to date Corolla has opened up a lead over Commodore.

Top 15 new car models sold in May:

1 Suzuki Swift
2 Toyota Corolla
3 Mazda Mazda3
4 Hyundai Getz
5 Holden Commodore
6 Ford Falcon
7 Ford Mondeo
8 Mazda Mazda6
9 Ford Focus
10 Toyota Yaris
11 Honda Jazz
12 Honda Accord
13 Hyundai i30
14 Nissan Tiida
15 Toyota Highlander


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