Monday, 29 May 2017

New Zealand Car Sales By Brand : 1995-99

The Ford Falcon was the best selling car in 1999

New Zealand new car sales were subdued during this period while used imports flourished. The economic reforms stalled somewhat due to external forces and that kept things muted. This was a time that the assembly industry ended. Ford and Mazda stopped it's operation in 1997, joined in 1998 by Mazda, Mitsubishi, Honda, Nissan and Toyota.

Was it good that NZ lost it's assembly industry? Well it was only ever from CKD kits and not real manufacturing so it wasn't cost effective. It could therefore only survive with protection and the government was removing that. It was only a matter of time.

Japanese brands seemed to consolidate their position even more, with only Ford and Holden offering much resistance. MG Rover and Land Rover were doing well and if combined exceeded the thousand mark. A few of the larger brands also did well in this time such as GM Holden, Nissan, Hyundai , Daewoo and Suzuki. In 1999, the top selling models were the Ford Falcon (4,311), Holden Commodore (3,511) and the Toyota Corolla (3,475).


Make19951996199719981999

Toyota13,41111,7429,8258,1268,932

Ford13,23710,8528,9918,1518,897

GM7,6567,1485,7406,1816,282

Nissan5,5205,5495,5985,2226,071

Mitsubishi6,7456,1335,4785,3705,889

Hyundai1,4893,1973,9563,3023,631

Honda6,2987,2617,0764,4913,038

Daewoo2031,0978851,6891,819

Suzuki1,0991,1771,1531,5581,806

Subaru1,5321,1319171,3661,684

Mazda2,7852,4892,2101,9441,625

Daihatsu5885939871,2981,128

BMW962910797740893

Kia
120277241687

Mercedes357323395440653

VW312355249350641

Peugeot884684612597593

MG Rover212506559524562

Land Rover234436320457521

Chrysler12604745419520

Audi415475440341448

Volvo123140167150313

Renault481308485252

Citroen303184151270199

Alfa Romeo113219128137189

Jaguar1388810785171

Saab24119993123145

Fiat414376250169136

Lexus654512095117

Others284251248233262

Total65,68064,41458,55854,15458,104

Used Imports80,976111,76997,04199,937131,118

Picture Source: Wiki/Jonathan Rabbitt.
Date source: MIA.

1990-94 can be accessed here.
2000-04 is found by clicking here.

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