Top 10 New Vehicles April 2021

New Passenger Car and commercial vehicle registrations decreased in April 2021 compared to the previous month [1]. Toyota was still the top new vehicle make added to the NZ fleet for passenger cars but dropped to second position in the commercial vehicles list. This blog explores the top 10 new vehicles added to the NZ national fleet in April 2021.

Top 10 new passenger cars in April 2021

Toyota remained in the top position in April. Mitsubishi took back the second position in the list after dropping to number three on list in March. Volkswagen saw a 30% drop in new registrations and dropped to number 8 on the list. Ford and MG are new entrants in the top 10 list for passenger cars.
Top 10 new cars registered by make in April 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 1260 154 (13.9%) 0
MITSUBISHI 1187 169 (16.6%) 1
KIA 1090 36 (3.4%) -1
SUZUKI 653 -62 (-8.7%) 1
MAZDA 618 -168 (-21.4%) -1
HYUNDAI 553 89 (19.2%) 2
NISSAN 444 -25 (-5.3%) 0
VOLKSWAGEN 371 -165 (-30.8%) -2
FORD 257
MG 249

Top 10 new commercial vehicles in April 2021

Toyota dropped to second position in the list. Ford gained 25% in new registrations and climbed to the top of the table in April, and Mitsubishi remained in the third position for a second month. There were no new additions or dropouts from the top 10 list for new commerical vehicles in April 2021.
Top 10 new commercial vehicles registered by make in April 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
FORD 1162 235 (25.4%) 1
TOYOTA 975 -271 (-21.7%) -1
MITSUBISHI 402 -323 (-44.6%) 0
ISUZU 267 -142 (-34.7%) 0
NISSAN 238 -134 (-36.0%) 0
MAZDA 203 -42 (-17.1%) 1
LDV 178 -67 (-27.3%) -1
HYUNDAI 132 -106 (-44.5%) 0
GREAT WALL 131 -16 (-10.9%) 0
VOLKSWAGEN 87 -52 (-37.4%) 0

All new vehicles added in April 2021

In April 2021 8823 new cars and 10136 used cars were added to the New Zealand fleet. New cars made up 46.5% of the total new car registrations. In the same month 4310 new and 567 used commercial vehicles were added to the New Zealand fleet. New commercial vehicles made up 88.4% of the total new commercial vehicle registrations. New vehicle registrations for both passenger and commercial vehicles decreased in April 2021 compared to March 2021.
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