Kia (+68.2%), MG (+56.9%) stand out in market off -8.1% – Best Selling Cars Blog

The Kia Stonic is up to #4 in New Zealand in May.

13,337 new vehicles hit New Zealand roads in May, a -8.1% year-on-year decline. The year-to-date tally is now 70,116, still marginally up at +1% over the same period in 2021. For the fourth month in a row Passenger Cars are up at +3.4% to 2,581 in May and up 13.6% year-to-date to 12,354. SUVs gain 6.9% to 7,975 but are down -5.3% year-to-date to 34,335. Light Commercials are again almost entirely the cause of the market drop this month at -45.9% to 2,176 due to new pollution laws in place since April. Year-to-date, LCV remain up at +4.1% to 20,486. The rest of the market is held by Heavy Commercials.

Over in the brands ranking, Toyota (+28.6%) repeats at #1 with 23% share vs. 15.3% year-to-date, above Mitsubishi (+7.4%) at 13.9% but 16.8% YTD where it remains above Toyota for now. Kia (+68.2%) secures the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 13 and climbs four spots on last month to land on the third step of the podium. It passes Suzuki (-3.9%) and Hyundai (+16.2%). MG (+56.9%) also shines in the remainder of the Top 10 and progresses to #7, a new ranking record for the brand, eclipsing its previous best of #8 hit last November. All remaining Top 10 carmakers fare worse than the market with double-digit drops: Honda (-21.7%), Ford (-44.5%), Mazda (-50.1%) and Volkswagen (-52.7%) all rather forget their scores for May. Below, notice Peugeot (+94.2%) and Land Rover (+23.5%) posting significant upticks.

Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux (+18.5%) shoots back up to #1 for the first time since March 2021 with 7.1% share vs. 5.7% year-to-date. The Toyota RAV4 (+48.9%) follows ahead of last month’s leader the Mitsubishi Outlander (+102.5%). Note 44.5% of RAV4 and 34.7% of Outlander registered this month are to rental companies. The Kia Stonic (+76.8%) also impresses at #4 (43.1% rentals) above the Mitsubishi ASX (-23.4%) and Ford Ranger (-55.7%) both struggling although the latter holds onto its YTD pole position for now The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is down four spots on April to #7 while the Kia Sportage (+113.8%) accelerates 7 ranks to break into the Top 10 at #9. The Toyota Corolla (+13.2%) remains in the Top 10 for the second straight month and earns a spot inside the YTD Top 20 as a result at #19, which is still way lower than the 7th rank it held over the Full Year 2021. The Kia Sorento signs its first Top 20 finish at #15 although 42.8% of its volume goes to rental companies.

Previous month: New Zealand April 2022: Market dives -25.6% due to LCV crunch, Mitsubishi Outlander best-seller

One year ago: New Zealand May 2021: Market up 18.9% on two years ago, Mitsubishi, Nissan and VW shine

Full May 2022 Top 70 All-brands and Top 20 models below.

New Zealand May 2022 – brands:

Pos Brand May-22 % /21 Apr 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Toyota 3,072 23.0% 28.6% 1 10,719 15.3% -5.9% 2 1
2 Mitsubishi 1,848 13.9% 7.4% 2 11,773 16.8% 45.2% 1 2
3 Kia 1,709 12.8% 68.2% 7 4,692 6.7% -15.7% 4 4
4 Suzuki 747 5.6% -3.9% 3 3,134 4.5% -8.9% 7 8
5 Hyundai 719 5.4% 16.2% 4 3,765 5.4% 16.0% 5 7
6 Ford  681 5.1% -44.5% 8 6,074 8.7% -6.0% 3 3
7 MG 455 3.4% 56.9% 9 2,285 3.3% 69.5% 8 12
8 Mazda 450 3.4% -50.1% 6 3,164 4.5% -33.6% 6 5
9 Volkswagen 311 2.3% -52.7% 10 1,573 2.2% -40.3% 12 9
10 Honda 300 2.2% -21.7% 5 2,072 3.0% 15.3% 10 10
11 Nissan 225 1.7% -73.1% 12 2,230 3.2% -38.3% 9 6
12 Audi 225 1.7% 9.2% 15 811 1.2% -1.5% 19 20
13 Subaru 224 1.7% -38.1% 14 1,072 1.5% -27.2% 17 15
14 Peugeot 200 1.5% 94.2% 23 672 1.0% 8.2% 21 21
15 Mercedes 189 1.4% -34.6% 13 1,368 2.0% 8.4% 14 14
16 Skoda 183 1.4% 4.0% 11 833 1.2% 18.8% 18 19
17 Haval 159 1.2% -28.7% 41 1,091 1.6% 68.1% 16 17
18 BMW 152 1.1% -17.4% 17 774 1.1% -10.6% 20 18
19 Isuzu 148 1.1% -57.6% 18 1,776 2.5% 8.3% 11 11
20 Land Rover 121 0.9% 23.5% 28 624 0.9% -5.3% 22 25
21 Fuso 109 0.8% 36.3% 19 486 0.7% 35.4% 25 26
22 Hino 102 0.8% 78.9% 24 398 0.6% 45.3% 27 30
23 Lexus 87 0.7% 14.5% 21 517 0.7% 11.4% 24 27
24 Porsche 87 0.7% 17.6% 20 353 0.5% 13.5% 31 33
25 Polestar 77 0.6% new 22 314 0.4% new 32 56
26 Mini 71 0.5% -29.0% 16 359 0.5% -10.0% 30 29
27 Volvo 69 0.5% 76.9% 27 390 0.6% 11.7% 28 31
28 SsangYong 52 0.4% -39.5% 43 558 0.8% -11.4% 23 23
29 Citroen 50 0.4% 66.7% 26 173 0.2% 21.8% 37 38
30 LDV 44 0.3% -85.9% 47 1,405 2.0% 23.8% 13 16
31 Scania 37 0.3% -14.0% 30 160 0.2% 20.3% 39 34
32 Iveco 35 0.3% 2.9% 32 165 0.2% 11.5% 38 35
33 Fiat 33 0.2% -56.6% 25 303 0.4% -29.5% 33 28
34 Foton 33 0.2% 560.0% 33 123 0.2% 127.8% 41 44
35 Jaguar 29 0.2% -14.7% 39 210 0.3% -4.5% 35 36
36 Chevrolet 29 0.2% 70.6% 36 85 0.1% 11.8% 45 39
37 Jeep 26 0.2% -83.8% 49 389 0.6% -44.6% 29 24
38 UD Trucks 25 0.2% 56.3% 31 107 0.2% 50.7% 44 42
39 Renault 24 0.2% -57.9% 29 256 0.4% 0.8% 34 32
40 Ram 22 0.2% -18.5% 37 182 0.3% 56.9% 36 37
41 MAN 19 0.1% 26.7% 42 77 0.1% 32.8% 46 49
42 Volvo Trucks 18 0.1% 5.9% 40 57 0.1% -49.6% 48 45
43 Kenworth 16 0.1% 14.3% 35 114 0.2% 8.6% 42 40
44 DAF 13 0.1% -18.8% 44 69 0.1% 13.1% 47 46
45 Great Wall 12 0.1% -92.6%  – 428 0.6% -32.6% 26 22
46 CRRC 10 0.1% new  – 26 0.0% new 53 62
47 Bentley 7 0.1% 16.7% 48 26 0.0% -29.7% 52 53
48 Alfa Romeo 6 0.0% -50.0% 50 36 0.1% -30.8% 50 50
49 Aston Martin 5 0.0% 0.0% 54 16 0.0% -50.0% 57 51
50 Lotus 5 0.0% #DIV/0! 51 14 0.0% #DIV/0! 59 72
51 Cupra 4 0.0% -73.3% 34 112 0.2% 273.3% 43 48
52 Can-Am 4 0.0% -55.6% 46 38 0.1% 15.2% 49 52
53 Maserati 4 0.0% -20.0% 58 36 0.1% 50.0% 51 57
54 Lamborghini 4 0.0% 33.3%  – 15 0.0% 36.4% 58 64
55 Rolls-Royce 3 0.0% 200.0% 61 10 0.0% 25.0% 63 66
56 Piaggio 3 0.0% n/a  – 5 0.0% 400.0% 67 73
57 Mahindra 2 0.0% -91.3% 57 152 0.2% 40.7% 40 41
58 Seat 2 0.0% -81.8% 38 23 0.0% -74.7% 54 43
59 Sinotruk 2 0.0% 100.0% 59 23 0.0% 27.8% 55 55
60 Freightliner 2 0.0% 100.0% 60 13 0.0% -27.8% 60 58
61 Ferrari 2 0.0% -33.3%  – 12 0.0% -45.5% 61 59
62 International 2 0.0% -60.0% 55 10 0.0% -16.7% 62 61
63 McLaren 2 0.0% 100.0%  – 9 0.0% -40.0% 65 63
64 Oshkosh 2 0.0% new  – 2 0.0% new 75  –
65 Mack 1 0.0% 0.0% 53 9 0.0% 12.5% 64 60
66 Morgan 1 0.0% n/a  – 3 0.0% 200.0% 68 82
67 Western Star 1 0.0% 0.0%  – 2 0.0% -71.4% 73 68
68 Tesla 0 0.0% -100.0% 56 1,301 1.9% 165.0% 15 13
69 Yamaha 0 0.0% -100.0% 45 23 0.0% -14.8% 56 54
70 Liebherr 0 0.0% -100.0% 52 8 0.0% 100.0% 66 67

New Zealand May 2022 – models:

Pos Model May-22 % /21 Apr 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Toyota Hilux 942 7.1% 18.5% n/a 4,015 5.7% -3.2% 3 2
2 Toyota RAV4 923 6.9% 48.9% 2 2,495 3.6% 14.6% 5 4
3 Mitsubishi Outlander 824 6.2% 102.5% 1 4,011 5.7% 67.9% 4 3
4 Kia Stonic 564 4.2% 76.8% n/a 1,247 1.8% -7.3% 11 13
5 Mitsubishi ASX 402 3.0% -23.4% n/a 994 1.4% -48.3% 17 5
6 Ford Ranger  388 2.9% -55.7% 6 4,670 6.7% 10.6% 1 1
7 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 386 2.9% n/a 3 1,582 2.3% n/a 6 22
8 Suzuki Swift 327 2.5% 9.4% 5 1,507 2.1% 8.9% 7 11
9 Kia Sportage 325 2.4% 113.8% 16 1,060 1.5% -20.2% 16 19
10 Toyota Corolla 308 2.3% 13.2% 8 806 1.1% -35.6% 19 7
11 Kia Seltos 305 2.3% 4.5% n/a 753 1.1% -40.0% 20 18
12 MG ZS 273 2.0% 33.8% 10 1,410 2.0% 49.5% 8 12
13 Honda Jazz 221 1.7% -25.1% 4 1,265 1.8% n/a 10 n/a
14 Toyota Hiace 203 1.5% 10.3% n/a 823 1.2% -1.3% 18 16
15 Kia Sorento 201 1.5% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
16 Mazda CX-5 199 1.5% -33.4% 7 1,125 1.6% -28.2% 15 10
17 Hyundai Kona 184 1.4% 7.0% 12 1,195 1.7% 62.8% 13 17
18 Hyundai Ioniq 184 1.4% n/a 9 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
n/a Nissan Navara 121 0.9% -64.3% n/a 1,169 1.7% -21.4% 14 8
n/a Mitsubishi Triton 114 0.9% -76.8% n/a 4,362 6.2% 79.4% 2 6
n/a Isuzu D-Max 54 0.4% -74.6% n/a 1,203 1.7% 10.9% 12 15
n/a Nissan X-Trail 53 0.4% -71.7% n/a 676 1.0% -31.4% 21 14
n/a Mitsubishi Express 49 0.4% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
n/a Mercedes Sprinter 38 0.3% n/a n/a 280 0.4% n/a n/a n/a
n/a Hyundai Staria Load 31 0.2% new n/a 290 0.4% new n/a n/a
n/a Ford Transit 30 0.2% -46.4% n/a 216 0.3% -50.5% n/a n/a
n/a Fiat Ducato 18 0.1% -73.9% n/a 229 0.3% -40.4% n/a n/a
n/a Great Wall GWM Cannon 12 0.1% -89.7%  – 429 0.6% -11.0% n/a n/a
n/a LDV G10 12 0.1% -87.1%  – 299 0.4% -5.4% n/a n/a
n/a LDV Deliver 9 10 0.1% new n/a 351 0.5% new n/a n/a
n/a Mazda BT-50 4 0.0% -97.6% n/a 446 0.6% -58.9% n/a 20
n/a LDV T60 2 0.0% -97.8%  – 345 0.5% -6.3% n/a n/a
n/a Tesla Model 3 0 0.0% n/a n/a 1,302 1.9% n/a 9 9

Source: MIA