Used commercials up
In total, 848 used commercial vehicles were sold in April – a 2.4 per cent increase on April 2018’s total when 828 were registered in New Zealand. However, last month’s result represents a decrease of 16 per cent on March 2019’s total of 1,009.
April’s result brought the year-to-date total to 3,794, an increase of 19 units compared to the first four months in 2018.
Toyota remained on top with 381 registrations for a market share of 44.9 per cent. Its Hiace claimed the biggest market share of all models with 34.1 per cent thanks to 289 registrations.
Nissan came second on the marques ladder with 209 units for a market share of 24.6 per cent, while Mazda finished third with 44 units and 5.2 per cent.
The Nissan Caravan, pictured, was runner-up in the models’ chart with 65 sales for a 7.7 per cent share of the overall total, while its NV200 came third with 47 registrations for a 5.5 per cent market share.
It was a mixed bag of results in the regions last month compared with April 2018. Blenheim led the way with a 71.4 per cent fall – from seven registrations in the same month of last year to two last month. It was followed by Masterton and Nelson, which showed decreases of 44.4 and 29.4 per cent respectively.
Despite this, Timaru had a big month – up 114.3 per cent from seven registrations in April 2018 to 15 last month. Invercargill also performed well – up 53.8 per cent from 13 to 20 units.