Nissan Navara among Most Popular Cars in NZ for July

Long line of cars on a highway

Sales of the Nissan Navara vehicles in July helped boost the total number of transactions in New Zealand, as registrations rose 0.5 per cent year over year, according to the Motor Industry Association (MIA).

The increase represented 11,631 registrations for new cars in the month. The figures vary by segment as passenger and SUV registrations dropped 1 per cent to 7,605 vehicles. On the other hand, new registrations for commercial vehicles increased 4.3 per cent to 4,026 units.

Popularity Game

New Zealand’s love affair with pickup trucks continued to be evident in July, as several of the top new-vehicle brands for the month comprised those from the ute segment.

Nissan Navara sales consisted of 228 units, while the Ford Ranger emerged at the top of the list. Some dealers in the country offer different brands for consumers who prefer sedans or compact cars, though. Furthermore, buying a second-hand vehicle is ideal for those who wish to buy another car but don’t want to pay full price.

For instance, you can buy used Nissan Skyline car parts from suppliers if you only wish to overhaul your car, without spending a fortune.

Modest Growth

MIA CEO David Crawford said that the increase in July followed a record figure in June, although the growth in the former month occurred at a modest pace. Some factors that affected the increase in new registrations involved a continually strong net immigration, a stable currency and local economy.

Year-to-date, the number of new vehicles reached 10,033 units, up 12.6 per cent with 90,737 vehicles registered against 80,704 unit as of July 30, 2016.

Whether you plan to buy a new car or a second-hand unit or simply want to acquire spare parts for a vehicle upgrade, you should only transact with reputable dealers to get the best value for your money.