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New car sales in New Zealand fell 4.3 percent from the same period last year as 15,621 registrations were recorded in November. Year-to-date, the new car market is down 0.2 percent according to the latest report from the Motor Industry Association (MIA).  

Passenger Vehicles  

This month, 11,167 passenger vehicles were sold in New Zealand.  

Leading the passenger car/SUV market by brand is Toyota with 1654 vehicles sold (15 percent share), followed by Tesla with 1365 units sold (12 percent), Mitsubishi at 1306 vehicles sold (12 percent market share), Suzuki with 928 vehicles sold (8 percent), and then by Kia at 830 units sold (7 percent share). 

Meanwhile, the top five passenger/SUV models for the month are the Tesla Model Y (1099 units), Mitsubishi Outlander (599 units), Toyota RAV4 (572 units), BYD Atto 3 (475 units), and the Suzuki Swift (438 units). 

Commercial Vehicles 

 On the side of commercial vehicles, a total of 4446 were registered this month. 

The leading brand under this segment is Ford with 1572 units sold (35 percent market share), followed by Toyota with 1055 vehicles sold (24 percent market share), Mitsubishi with 333 units sold (7 percent market share), LDV with 180 units sold (4 percent market share), and Nissan with 147 units sold (3 percent market share). 

The most popular model for this segment is the Ford Ranger (1527 units sold), followed by the Toyota HiLux (925 units sold), Mitsubishi Triton (313 units), Nissan Navara (147 units), and the Toyota HiAce (99 units sold). 

Electric Vehicles 

 In November 2553 battery electric light vehicles and 23 battery electric heavy vehicles were registered. The top-selling model is the Tesla Model Y (1099 units), BYD Atto 3 (475 units), and Tesla Model 3 (266 units). 

Meanwhile, 542 plug-in hybrids were sold in November. Of these, 202 units were the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV, 164 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs (pictured), and 42 MG HS variants. 

As for petrol-electric hybrids, 1704 units were sold. The top-selling units were the Toyota RAV4 (380 units), Honda Jazz (189 units), and Toyota Corolla Cross (160 units). 

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