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Upper Hutt Leader : May 11th 2011
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Overall sales in April of 5610 units were down 2650 units (32 per cent) compared to March 2011. The Motor Trade Association says that while such a reduction was not unexpected, it was not uniform across all segments. New car sales of 4258 were down by 327 units (7 per cent), while com- mercial vehicles sales of 1352 units were up 248 units (22 per cent). Registration data just released by the NZ Transport Agency shows the overall new vehicle market was down just 1 per cent compared to April 2010. For the year to date, overall sales are still ahead of 2010 by 11 per cent. April is always something of a comedown from March, being the start of the financial year for many companies. While there are expectations of a slowdown due to impending stock shortages, this has not really materialised yet and it may be another month or so before we can accurately gauge the affect of that,'' says MTA spokesperson Ian Stronach. In an tightly contested race, Toyota kept hold of the lead spot in passenger car sales with 561 units -- 13 per cent share of the market, followed by Ford with 451 units -- 10.6 per cent share, and Hyundai, who maintained its strong start to the year, in third place with sales of 433 units -- 10.1 per cent share. The race for individual passen- ger car leadership was also close, although Corolla retained top spot with sales of 248 units ahead of Suzuki Swift with sales of 149 units, followed by Commodore with 139 units, just edging out Hyundai i30 with 124 units and Mazda3 on 122 units. The competition in terms of individual model success was quite compressed in April. There was the obvious trend towards smaller vehicles that's been happening for a while now, but aside from Corolla, things were very tight between the other leading contenders. It's likely that availability of supply later this year will be the final determinant of the eventual outcome of this contest'. It will be an intriguing battle to see if traditional patterns can be maintained,'' Mr Stronach says. In the light commercial seg- ment, HiLux with sales of 210 units just edged out Ford Ranger with 207 units, with Toyota HiAce well back in third, with sales of 113 units. Compared to March 2011, April sales of used import passenger cars of 6156 units were down 12 per cent, and were down 13 per cent compared to the April 2010. For the year to date so far, sales of used import cars are down 6 per cent. The motorcycle sector was unable to maintain the strong results seen in March, and at 560 units, was down 27 per cent com- pared to March and 4 per cent compared to April 2010. Fuel prices however, are still having an affect, with sales of 261 scooters -- motorcycles of 60cc or less -- during April being 23 per cent ahead of April 2010. For the year to date, motorcycle sales are still behind 2010 by 366 units or 13 per cent. Law gets tougher to hold back young drivers Geoff Dangerfield The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is preparing to introduce the key provisions for improving young driver safety included in the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, passed by Parliament last week. NZTA chief executive Geoff Dangerfield said young drivers were over-represented in crashes. The changes introduced by the bill would address the key factors which put them at increased risk. Too many of our young people are dying or being badly injured in crashes on our roads. Raising the minimum driving age to 16, bringing in a zero alcohol limit for drivers under 20 and allowing the NZTA to make the restricted licence practical test more diffi- cult will all help to improve the poor safety record of young drivers in New Zealand.'' Mr Dangerfield said the changes were some of the first actions to be implemented as part of the Safer Journeys'' road safety strategy. The strategy aims to improve all parts of the system over time: Roads and roadsides, speeds, vehicles and people. The minimum driving age will increase to 16 on August 1. An exemption application pro- cess will be available for those currently holding a learner licence as at August 1, who, when they turn 16, wish to prog- ress to a restricted licence, if they meet certain conditions. The introduction of the zero alcohol limit for drivers under 20 will come into force 90 days after the bill receives royal assent. To encourage 120 hours of supervised driving in the learner licence stage, restricted licence on-road driving tests will be made more difficult. Young drivers are most at risk when they first drive without supervision. Supervised driving practice in the learner licence phase reduces this risk by helping young drivers gain experience in com- mon situations. Research suggests crash rates among young drivers who have completed around 120 hours of supervised driving practice may be up to 40 per cent lower than for young drivers who have com- pleted around 50 hours once they start driving solo. The new tests are likely to be implemented in February 2012. Further information on the bill can be found at transport.govt.nz/ legislation/bills/landtransport amendmentbill2010.
May 18th 2011