New Zealand sales hits a new record
New Zealand domestic market registered 9,399 vehicles over the same period last year. Toyota lead the market followed by Holden and Ford.
If in Europe and in the US, the new vehicle markets are gloomy, the other side of the world, New Zealand, recorded a 11% increase over January 2007. Perry Kerr, CEO of the Motor Industry Association, said: "Not only was this the best January in the history of our industry, but it came after a particularly strong finish to the previous year."
The good January follows a great 2007 year. Sales of new vehicles in New Zealand last year cracked the 100,000 miletsone. The final figure of 102,468 was only 980 units behind the 16-year record set in 2005.