Tuesday, October 16, 2018

New Zealand September 2018

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Hyundai Kona BEV on the rise

Plugins are a hot item in New Zealand, last month, 167 units were sold in New Zealand, up 86% YoY, and pulling the year result to 1,152 units, placing the 2018 PEV Share at a record 1.5%, while the September share was even better, hitting 1.8%.

Looking at the models ranking, the 2018 leadership is in the hands wheels of the usual Best Seller, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, that thanks to the arrival of the revised MY 2019 version, scored its best result ever in this market, with 54 deliveries (And second best performance for a single model, only behind the 83 units achieved by the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, in October '17).

Last month result allowed the Japanese SUV to gain a significant advantage over the #2 Hyundai Ioniq Electric, while the last place of the podium has two Teslas and the VW e-Golf running for it, with the Model X being the new Bronze bearer, after surpassing the German nameplate last month.

But lately, the big news was the landing of the Hyundai Kona BEV, that was #4 last month, with 15 deliveries, while YTD it is already #10, but at this pace it should end at least in Seventh.

Elsewhere, the Audi A3 e-Tron had a good month, delivering 10 units, its best result in 10 months, while we salute a new face here, with the LDV Maxus EV80 electric van reaching the Top 20, in #18. 

In the Manufacturers ranking, Hyundai is the surprise leader, with 24% share, placing three models in the Top 10, while the seven times Best Selling Manufacturer Mitsubishi is in Second Place (20%), and Tesla (18%) is Third, while Volkswagen (9%) is a distant Fourth. 


  1. Jose,

    Regarding China September 2018:

    It looks reasonably likely that the BYD Tang PHEV will have total annual sales of more than 36,000 in 2018. And that it will be in the top 10 in China at the end of 2018.

    The BYD Yuan EV might also reach an annual sales total of 36,000 in 2018, and a place in the top 10 in China as well.


  2. If Hyundai is able to produce the Kona BEV in large numbers, then it will be quite high on the boards because it is a remarkable electric small SUV!

  3. Jose,

    The NIO ES8 seems to be a solid EV model. Sales numbers in China will increase substantially in 2019. It will be in the top 20 in China as from January 2019. The Tesla Model X seems to have some good competition in China.