The best selling cars of 2018 (so far) have been revealed.
Utes continue to occupy most of the spots on the list (five), with three SUVs and two small cars rounding out the list.
The Ford Ranger is still holding its own at the number one spot at 2,360 units. The Toyota Hilux not too far behind on 2,251 units. With the recent restructuring of Toyota, it will be interesting to see if this will help give it the edge with its vehicle sales.
The gulf between first, second and everyone else is enormous. 1,501 Toyota Corollas were sold, more than 700 units behind the front runners. In fact, total sales of the Ranger and Hilux outperform the total sales of the Navara, Rav4, Cx-5, Swift and Sportage combined.
It was not surprising to see the Suzuki Swift surge into the number 9 spot list. The new model Swift has really gone up a level and continues to push the Toyota Corolla as New Zealand’s hottest small car.
While the Kia Sportage rounds out the top 10, down three spots. With a TV campaign and plenty of digital marketing on the go, they’ll be pushed hard to maintain their place.
Here is the Top 10
- Ford Ranger (2,360 units)
- Toyota Hilux (2,251 units)
- Toyota Corolla (1,501 units)
- Holden Colorado (1,164 units)
- Mitsubishi Triton (1,068 units)
- Nissan Navara (980 units)
- Toyota Rav4 (893 units)
- Mazda CX-5 (883 units)
- Suzuki Swift (825 units)
- Kia Sportage (795 units)
Compare that against what we thought would be the 10 best sellers back in January.
- Ford Ranger
- Toyota Hilux
- Holden Colorado
- Toyota Corolla
- Kia Sportage
- Mitsubishi Triton
- Mazda CX-5
- Nissan Navara
- Toyota Rav4
- Toyota Hiace
There is still quite a bit of time to go before the year is out. So it will be interesting to see how the list changes between now and December 31st. With all the new car launches and innovative marketing, anything can happen.