Used light commercials steady

The number of used light commercials registered in New Zealand last month came in at 948 resulting in 1,972 being sold so far this year. This represented an increase of 2.4 per cent against the year-to-date total for 2017, which was 1,626.

Once again, the Toyota Hiace was the top used commercial model.

Last month, there were 300 used Toyota Hiaces registered. Two Nissans took out second and third – the Caravan on 74 and NV200 with 41.

Toyota secured a market share of 42.9 per cent with 407 registrations. It was followed by Nissan with 203 and 21.4 per cent, and Mazda on 41 and 4.3 per cent.

The Toyota Hiace remained the dominant model, with a 32.6 per cent market share and sales of 300 last month. This was more than 200 ahead of the Nissan Caravan and Nissan NV200, who had sales of 74 units and 41 units, respectively. 

Comparing February 2018 with the same month of last year, Blenheim had an increase in sales of used commercial vehicles of 350 per cent – up from 2 a year ago to 9 last month.

Rotorua experienced a 75 per cent increasing to 28 units last month up from 16 in February 2017.

The third biggest percentage gain was recorded in Invercargill – a jump of 40 per cent on the back of 14 registrations.

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