VEHICLE INDUSTRY RECOVERS

In News, June 20211 MinuteBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 3, 2021

This year, more new vehicles were sold in April than in any other year, with sales up 8.3% over the first four months of 2021 compared with the same period in 2018 – the previous record.

The numbers came in part as shipments delayed by Covid-19 arrived and deliveries caught up, with both passenger and commercial sales higher.

The nation’s favourite light-commercial vehicle in the year- to-end April was Toyota’s Hilux (3351 units), followed by Ford’s Ranger (3348) and Mitsubishi’s Triton (1941 – just 41 behind the top-selling passenger car). Toyota’s Hiace was the top-selling van in the same period (650 units), followed by Hyundai’s iLoad and Ford’s Transit.