Monday, 29 May 2017

New Zealand Car Sales By Brand : 1985-89

Car assembly plant Petone, Wellington, NZ.
Hillman then Mitsubishi cars were assembled there.

Things were changing in the 1980's for the NZ car industry. Import duty on new cars started to be progressively removed and there was a relaxing of restrictions on used cars being imported. The bottom of the chart below shows used import numbers starting to impact on the market. The used cars were mainly from Japan who drive on the same side of the road.

Toyota muscled itself into top spot past both Ford and Mitsubishi. European makes started to make a bit of a comeback as fully built up tariffs were slowly being removed. Assemblers started to assess their operations and GM closed its plants in 1984 and 1990. Lada benefited with a deal between the NZ dairy board and Russia. Butter and meat was exchanged for vehicles. Peugeot was just about in the top 10 by 1989 and Fiat was close behind.


Brand19851986198719881989

Toyota12,36411,66810,08712,42615,826

Ford17,26015,34514,47613,14513,399

Mitsubishi13,27210,52810,0959,86612,666

GM/Holden9,8139,00813,3429,0039,678

Nissan6,1575,9976,3175,8038,625

Honda9,9467,4766,5286,0016,369

Mazda4,9045,1713,8554,0554,491

Lada2104249611,3871,843

Hyundai1879641,6161,5821,699

Subaru2,3192,4432,2151,2761,463

Peugeot49681634701,157

Daihatsu1,0989989378381,136

Fiat2508101,3329811,108

Suzuki1,4511,464925785859

BMW513909877631678

Rover Group188396713593504

Alfa Romeo128392414326274

Isuzu15147130231273

Citroen103204195170263

Renault243338389188256

Audi211288321258247

Mercedes229458306179133

Volvo170320263149132

Lancia76575273125

Proton

7690117

Jaguar96129202150104

Others128173712562437

Total81,51676,07577,49971,21883,862

Used Imports2,9183,94612,12917,37150,966

Data source: MIA.

For the start of the series, simply click here for 1975-84.
1990-94 can be accessed here.

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