The number of new vehicles sold in the past 12 months to August was an all-time record.
More than +98,000 new cars and more than +42,000 commercial vehicles were added to our roads in that 12 months, both records.
And that does not count the +144,000 used imports in the same period (not a record, but the highest in over ten years).
Of new vehicles sold in August, SUVs now represent 38% of registrations followed by passenger cars with 32% and the light commercial vehicles with a 25% share.
Toyota remains the most popular brand for both cars and SUVs, but the most popular individual vehicle is the Ford Ranger, a reflection of the booming construction industry.
The Ford Ranger is followed by the Toyota Corolla, the Toyota Hilux, the Holden Colorado and the Toyota RAV4.
Toyota has a 20% overall new vehicle market share, followed by Holden's 10%, Ford's 10% and Mazda's 8% market share.
Sales into the rental car market also remain strong, accounting for about 5% of all sales of new cars.
This data is from NZTA's new vehicle registration records. The Used Import data will be available early next week.