Japan increases its market share as more used cars come into country.
August’s Covid-19 restrictions put brakes on recovery.
Registrations of new vehicles tumbled by 15.8 per cent last month.
Growing populations blamed for pollution from cars increasing.
Sales figures continue steady climb since the Covid-19 lockdown, but latest monthly tally is below last July’s results.
Second-hand vehicle figures climb for the third consecutive month.
‘Returning cashed-up Kiwis ... thought to be behind July’s result’ – David Crawford
Dealers enjoy increasing demand since end of Covid-19 restrictions.