Top 10 New Vehicles March 2021

Passenger Car and commercial vehicle imports remained steady in March 2021 [1]. Toyota was the top new vehicle make added to the NZ fleet for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. This blog explores the top 10 new vehicles added to the NZ national fleet in March 2021.

Top 10 new passenger cars in March 2021

Toyota climbed up one spot to occupy the top of the table, Mitsubishi dropped from top in the previous month to number three in March. Subaru which did not feature in the top 10 last month made it to number 9 on the list.

Top 10 new cars registered by make in March 2021. A new car is classified as an import vehicle that has never been used. A table entry with a dash indicates that the vehicle was not in the top 10 list in the past month. Count and position changes are relative to previous month’s data.
Make Count Count Change Position Change
TOYOTA 1106 48 (4.5%) 1
KIA 1054 -1 (-0.1%) 1
MITSUBISHI 1018 -87 (-7.9%) -2
MAZDA 786 53 (7.2%) 0
SUZUKI 715 145 (25.4%) 0
VOLKSWAGEN 536 209 (63.9%) 4
NISSAN 469 73 (18.4%) 1
HYUNDAI 464 33 (7.7%) -1
SUBARU 464
HONDA 461 92 (24.9%) -1

Top 10 new commercial vehicles in March 2021

Toyota remained in the top position in the list. Ford and Mitsubishi also remained in the second and third positions for a second month. Mazda imports remained at 245 but its position in the table dropped by two. This month has a new addition to the list with Volkswagen making it to number 10 on the list.

Top 10 new commercial vehicles registered by make in March 2021. A new vehicle is classified as an import vehicle that has never been used. A table entry with a dash indicates that the vehicle was not in the top 10 list in the past month. Count and position changes are relative to previous month’s data.
Make Count Count Change Position Change
TOYOTA 1246 254 (25.6%) 0
FORD 927 307 (49.5%) 0
MITSUBISHI 725 211 (41.1%) 0
ISUZU 409 217 (113.0%) 2
NISSAN 372 113 (43.6%) -1
LDV 245 85 (53.1%) 1
MAZDA 245 0 (0.0%) -2
HYUNDAI 238 109 (84.5%) 0
GREAT WALL 147 44 (42.7%) 0
VOLKSWAGEN 139

All new vehicles added in March 2021

In March 2021 10113 new cars and 11012 used cars were added to the New Zealand fleet. New cars made up 47.9% of the total cars.

In the same month 5387 new and 645 used commercial vehicles were added to the New Zealand fleet. New commercial vehicles made up 89.3% of the total commercial vehicles.

It is worth noting that while the number of used and new cars registered in March were roughly equal, in commercial vehicles used imports were only a small fraction compared to new imports.


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