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Sequence Name Type Description Units Codes Values
1 ALTERNATIVE_MOTIVE_POWER Text (Categorical) Identifies any alternative or secondary fuel source that powers the vehicle 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 PETROL | DIESEL | CNG | LPG | ELECTRIC | OTHER | PETROL HYBRID | DIESEL HYBRID | PETROL ELECTRIC HYBRID | DIESEL ELECTRIC HYBRID | PLUGIN PETROL HYBRID | PLUGIN DIESEL HYBRID | ELECTRIC [PETROL EXTENDED] | ELECTRIC [DIESEL EXTENDED] | ELECTRIC FUEL CELL HYDROGEN | ELECTRIC FUEL CELL OTHER
2 BASIC_COLOUR Text (Categorical) The predominant colour of the vehicle BLACK | BLUE | BROWN | CREAM | GOLD | GREEN | GREY | ORANGE | PINK | PURPLE | RED | SILVER | WHITE | YELLOW BLACK | BLUE | BROWN | CREAM | GOLD | GREEN | GREY | ORANGE | PINK | PURPLE | RED | SILVER | WHITE | YELLOW
3 BODY_TYPE Text (Categorical) Identifies the vehicle's body shape MC | TB | TC | TD | TF |TO | TA | OR | OR | MM | CV | HA | HV | LV | SL | SP | SW | UT | AT | CC | FT | LV | OT | HB | LB | HB | SC | OR MOTORCYCLE | BOAT TRAILER | CARAVAN | DOMESTIC TRAILER | FLAT-DECK TRAILER | OTHER COMMERCIAL TRAILER | TRACTOR | AG MACHINE – OTHER | NON HIGHWAY TRAILER-OTHER | MOBILE MACHINE | CONVERTIBLE | HATCHBACK | HEAVY VAN | LIGHT VAN | SALOON | SPORTS CAR | STATION WAGON | UTILITY | ARTICULATED TRUCK | CAB AND CHASSIS ONLY | FLAT-DECK TRUCK | OTHER TRUCK | SERVICE COACH | MINIBUS | HEAVY BUS | SELF PROPELLED CARAVAN | OTHER AGRICULTURAL
4 CC_RATING Integer Total volume in cubic centimetres of the displacement of all cylinders of the vehicle's engine cc
5 CHASSIS7 Text (Free) First 7 characters of the Chassis Number
6 CLASS Text (Categorical) Vehicle equipment standard classification LA | LB | LC | LD | LE | MA | MB | MC | MD1 | MD2 | MD3 | MD4 | ME | NA | NB | NC | OTH | TA | TB | TC |TD 2 WHEEL MOPED MAX SPEED 50 KPH | 3 WHEEL MOPED | MOTOR CYCLE | MOTOR CYCLE PLUS SIDECAR | MOTOR TRI-CYCLE | MOTOR CAR <= 9 SEATS | FWD CONTROL PASSENGER VEHICLE | 4 X 4 CAR OR VAN | BUS 10 - 12 SEATS & GVM <= 3.5 T | BUS > 12 OCCUPANTS & GVM <= 3.5 T | BUS GVM > 3.5 TONNE & GVM <= 4.5 T | BUS GVM > 4.5 T & GVM <= 5.O T | BUS GVM > 5.0 T | GOODS VEHICLE GVM <= 3.5 T | GOODS VEHICLE GVM > 3.5T & <= 12 T | GOODS VEHICLE GVM > 12 T | OTHER - VEHICLES NOT HAVING A CLASS | TRAILER GVM <=0.75T, SINGLE AXLE | TRAILER GVM >0.75 T & <= 3.5 T | TRAILER GVM > 3.5 T & <= 10.0 T | TRAILER GVM > 10.0 T
7 ENGINE_NUMBER Text (Free) All characters of the Engine Number
8 FIRST_NZ_REGISTRATION_YEAR Integer The year the vehicle was first registered in New Zealand
9 FIRST_NZ_REGISTRATION_MONTH Integer The month the vehicle was first registered in New Zealand
10 GROSS_VEHICLE_MASS Integer The maximum permitted mass of the vehicle in kilograms kg
11 HEIGHT Integer The height of the vehicle measured from the base of the wheel to the top of the vehicle structure mm
12 IMPORT_STATUS Text (Categorical) The status of a vehicle as it arrives into New Zealand N|R|S|U NEW|RE-REG|SCRATCH|USED
13 INDUSTRY_CLASS Text (Categorical) The class of industry a vehicle is associated with 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 99 PRIVATE | MINING/QUARRYING | MANUFACTURING | CONSTRUCTION | VEHICLE TRADER | TRANSPORT NON ROAD | AGRICULTURE/FORESTRY/FISHING | ELECTRICITY/GAS/WATER | WHOLESALE/RETAIL/TRADE | TOURISM/LEISURE | BUSINESS/FINANCIAL | COMMUNITY SERVICES | COMMERCIAL ROAD TRANSPORT | UNKNOWN
14 INDUSTRY_MODEL_CODE Text (Free) Non-validated field used by vehicle manufacturers to describe model code on IMPORTED USED VEHICLES particularly from Japan
15 MAKE Text (Free) The manufacturer of the vehicle
16 MODEL Text (Free) The model of vehicle as assigned by the manufacturer
17 MOTIVE_POWER Text (Categorical) Identifies the primary fuel source that powers the vehicle 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 PETROL | DIESEL | CNG | LPG|ELECTRIC | OTHER | PETROL HYBRID | DIESEL HYBRID | PETROL ELECTRIC HYBRID | DIESEL ELECTRIC HYBRID | PLUGIN PETROL HYBRID | PLUGIN DIESEL HYBRID | ELECTRIC [PETROL EXTENDED] | ELECTRIC [DIESEL EXTENDED] | ELECTRIC FUEL CELL HYDROGEN | ELECTRIC FUEL CELL OTHER
18 MVMA_MODEL_CODE Text (Free) Model code is assigned by the manufacturer at the time of VIN allocation to NZ-new vehicles
19 NUMBER_OF_AXLES Integer Records the number of axles the vehicle has
20 NUMBER_OF_SEATS Integer Records the number of seats in a vehicle
21 NZ_ASSEMBLED Text (Categorical) Indicates where the vehicle was assembled 1|2|9 IMPORTED BUILT-UP | NZ ASSEMBLED/BUILT | UNKNOWN
22 ORIGINAL_COUNTRY Text (Categorical) The country where the vehicle (or kit) was principally manufactured ARGENTINA | AUSTRALIA | AUSTRIA | BELGIUM | BRAZIL | CANADA | CHINA | CZECH REPUBLIC | DENMARK | FRANCE | GERMANY | GREECE | HONG KONG | HUNGARY | INDIA | INDONESIA | ITALY | JAPAN | MALAYSIA | MEXICO | NETHERLANDS | NEW ZEALAND | NORWAY | NOT KNOWN | OTHER | PHILIPPINES | POLAND | SINGAPORE | SLOVAKIA | SOUTH AFRICA | SOUTH KOREA | SPAIN | SWEDEN | SWITZERLAND | TAIWAN | THAILAND | TURKEY | UNITED KINGDOM | UNITED STATES | USSR - RUSSIA | YUGOSLAVIA
23 POWER_RATING Integer The power rating of the vehicle kW
24 PREVIOUS_COUNTRY Text (Categorical) The country where a used imported vehicle was registered immediately prior to its arrival in New Zealand ARGENTINA | AUSTRALIA | AUSTRIA | BELGIUM | BRAZIL | CANADA | CHINA | CZECH REPUBLIC | DENMARK | FRANCE | GERMANY | GREECE | HONG KONG | HUNGARY | INDIA | INDONESIA | ITALY | JAPAN | MALAYSIA | MEXICO | NETHERLANDS | NEW ZEALAND | NORWAY | NOT KNOWN | OTHER | PHILIPPINES | POLAND | SINGAPORE | SLOVAKIA | SOUTH AFRICA | SOUTH KOREA | SPAIN | SWEDEN | SWITZERLAND | TAIWAN | THAILAND | TURKEY | UNITED KINGDOM | UNITED STATES | USSR - RUSSIA | YUGOSLAVIA
25 ROAD_TRANSPORT_CODE Text (Categorical) For vehicles with industry class recorded as "commercial road transport" this shows the type of road transport the vehicle is used for BULK CARTAGE - LIQUIDS | BULK CARTAGE - SOLIDS | BUS SERVICE - INTER URBAN | BUS SERVICE - SCHOOL | BUS SERVICE - URBAN | COURIER - RURAL & INTER URBAN | COURIER - URBAN | FURNITURE REMOVALS | GENERAL GOODS - LINE HAULAGE | GENERAL GOODS - LOCAL | HEAVY HAULAGE | LIMOUSINE | LOG HAULAGE | REFRIG. HAULAGE | SHUTTLE - INTER URBAN | SHUTTLE - URBAN | STOCK CARTAGE | TAXI | TOUR & CHARTER | VEHICLE RECOVERY
26 SUBMODEL Text (Free) The sub model of the vehicle as assigned by the manufacturer
27 TLA Text (Categorical) The Territorial Authority that the registered owner of the vehicle resides in (one of 67 Districts, Cities, Territories or the Auckland Unitary Authority) ASHBURTON DISTRICT | AUCKLAND | BULLER DISTRICT | CARTERTON DISTRICT | CENTRAL HAWKE'S BAY DISTRICT | CENTRAL OTAGO DISTRICT | CHATHAM ISLANDS TERRITORY | CHRISTCHURCH CITY | CLUTHA DISTRICT | DUNEDIN CITY | FAR NORTH DISTRICT | GISBORNE DISTRICT | GORE DISTRICT | GREY DISTRICT | HAMILTON CITY | HASTINGS DISTRICT | HAURAKI DISTRICT | HOROWHENUA DISTRICT | HURUNUI DISTRICT | INVERCARGILL CITY | KAIKOURA DISTRICT | KAIPARA DISTRICT | KAPITI COAST DISTRICT | KAWERAU DISTRICT | LOWER HUTT CITY | MACKENZIE DISTRICT | MANAWATU DISTRICT | MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT | MASTERTON DISTRICT | MATAMATA-PIAKO DISTRICT | NAPIER CITY | NELSON CITY | NEW PLYMOUTH DISTRICT | OPOTIKI DISTRICT | OTOROHANGA DISTRICT | PALMERSTON NORTH CITY | PORIRUA CITY | QUEENSTOWN-LAKES DISTRICT | RANGITIKEI DISTRICT | ROTORUA DISTRICT | RUAPEHU DISTRICT | SELWYN DISTRICT | SOUTH TARANAKI DISTRICT | SOUTH WAIKATO DISTRICT | SOUTH WAIRARAPA DISTRICT | SOUTHLAND DISTRICT | STRATFORD DISTRICT | TARARUA DISTRICT | TASMAN DISTRICT | TAUPO DISTRICT | TAURANGA CITY | THAMES-COROMANDEL DISTRICT | TIMARU DISTRICT | UPPER HUTT CITY | WAIKATO DISTRICT | WAIMAKARIRI DISTRICT | WAIMATE DISTRICT | WAIPA DISTRICT | WAIROA DISTRICT | WAITAKI DISTRICT | WAITOMO DISTRICT | WELLINGTON CITY | WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY DISTRICT | WESTLAND DISTRICT | WHAKATANE DISTRICT | WHANGANUI DISTRICT | WHANGAREI DISTRICT
28 TRANSMISSION_TYPE Text (Categorical) The gearing system the vehicle has (e.g. automatic or manual). Please note that this is infrequently recorded 3A | 3M | 4A | 4M | 5A | 5M | 6A | 6M | 7A | 7M | 8A | 8M | 9A | 9M | 10A | 10M | 11A | 11M | 12A | 12M | 13A | 13M | 14A | 14M | 15A | 15M | 16A | 16M | 17M | 18M | CV | OT 3-GEAR AUTO | 4-GEAR AUTO | 4-GEAR MANUAL | 5-GEAR AUTO | 5-GEAR MANUAL | 6-GEAR AUTO | 6-GEAR MANUAL | 7-GEAR AUTO | 7-GEAR MANUAL | 8-GEAR AUTO | 8-GEAR MANUAL | 9-GEAR AUTO | 9-GEAR MANUAL | 10-GEAR MANUAL | 11-GEAR MANUAL | 12-GEAR AUTO | 12-GEAR MANUAL | 13-GEAR MANUAL | 14-GEAR MANUAL | 15-GEAR MANUAL | 16-GEAR AUTO | 16-GEAR MANUAL | 18-GEAR MANUAL | CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE | OTHER
29 VDAM_WEIGHT Integer The maximum allowable laden weight for the vehicle on the road as determined by the NZ Transport Agency kg
30 VEHICLE_TYPE Text (Categorical) The type of vehicle e.g. motorcycle, passenger car/van, bus etc. Some special purpose and agricultural vehicles have been combined. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 23 AGRICULTURAL MACHINE | ATV | BUS | GOODS VAN/TRUCK/UTILITY | HIGH SPEED AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE | MOBILE MACHINE | MOPED | MOTOR CARAVAN | MOTORCYCLE | PASSENGER CAR/VAN | SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLE | TRACTOR | TRAILER NOT DESIGNED FOR H/WAY USE | TRAILER/CARAVAN
31 VEHICLE_USAGE Text (Categorical) Classification of how a vehicle is used. This field groups several more detailed usage types. PRIVATE PASSENGER | TAXI COMMERCIAL PASSENGER | TRANSPORT LICENSED GOODS | OTHER GOODS | OTHER | EMERGENCY | AGRICULTURAL | RENTAL
32 VEHICLE_YEAR Integer Year of manufacture or model year - if unknown, year of first registration
33 VIN11 Text (Free) First 11 characters of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
34 WIDTH Integer The width of the vehicle mm

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The below table is based on all of the data (including pre 1990) up until 30 June 2021. Showing only the top 500 makes and models of passenger vehicles.
This shows all the vehicles that were registered from pre 1990 up until 30 June 2021 (only counted data for items classified as PASSENGER CAR/VAN & GOODS VAN/TRUCK/UTILITY).


Count Make Model Count Make Model Count Make Model Count Make Model
173,336TOYOTA COROLLA 146,552TOYOTA HILUX 95,769SUZUKI SWIFT 81,389FORD RANGER
81,047HOLDEN COMMODORE 78,738TOYOTA HIACE 76,428TOYOTA RAV4 62,507FORD FALCON
59,000MAZDA AXELA 58,070TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 56,680NISSAN NAVARA 53,430SUBARU LEGACY
53,348MAZDA DEMIO 51,420NISSAN TIIDA 50,927MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER 49,310VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
43,832HONDA FIT 38,732TOYOTA CAMRY 38,524MITSUBISHI TRITON 37,395HONDA CIVIC
35,360HOLDEN COLORADO 34,881HONDA CRV 34,164MAZDA ATENZA 34,060TOYOTA VITZ
33,793SUBARU IMPREZA 33,632HONDA ACCORD 32,082NISSAN X-TRAIL 32,033MAZDA CX-5
31,761MAZDA MAZDA3 30,803MITSUBISHI LANCER 28,498TOYOTA PRIUS 28,360TOYOTA YARIS
28,055FORD FOCUS 26,426HONDA ODYSSEY 25,769TOYOTA WISH 24,798TOYOTA ESTIMA
24,577HONDA JAZZ 24,466KIA SPORTAGE 22,700HYUNDAI SANTA FE 22,395MAZDA MAZDA6
22,122FORD MONDEO 21,998TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 21,612MAZDA BT-50 21,321HOLDEN CAPTIVA
20,755SUBARU OUTBACK 20,507NISSAN BLUEBIRD 20,024NISSAN SKYLINE 19,854NISSAN PULSAR
19,543FORD COURIER 18,776MAZDA PREMACY 18,761MITSUBISHI ASX 18,711MAZDA MPV
18,500SUBARU FORESTER 18,480NISSAN QASHQAI 18,368TOYOTA CALDINA 17,756MITSUBISHI PAJERO
17,240NISSAN PRIMERA 16,518NISSAN NOTE 16,331HYUNDAI TUCSON 16,284MITSUBISHI COLT
15,839NISSAN MARCH 15,712ISUZU D-MAX 15,256BMW 320 15,117VOLKSWAGEN POLO
14,982HYUNDAI I30 14,925SUZUKI SX4 14,924FORD TERRITORY 14,771MAZDA MAZDA2
14,259TOYOTA AQUA 14,134NISSAN DUALIS 14,093HONDA STREAM 13,801MAZDA FAMILIA
13,755HOLDEN RODEO 13,649NISSAN WINGROAD 13,552VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN 13,384TOYOTA AURIS
13,363FORD TRANSIT 13,138TOYOTA STARLET 12,896NISSAN LEAF 12,799HOLDEN CRUZE
12,785AUDI A4 12,610TOYOTA MARKX 12,372TOYOTA IST 12,365NISSAN TERRANO
12,260TOYOTA BLADE 12,001MITSUBISHI GALANT 11,907FORD MUSTANG 11,588NISSAN MURANO
11,555HOLDEN BARINA 11,143AUDI A3 10,870FORD FIESTA 10,691FORD LASER
10,502ISUZU ELF 10,464MITSUBISHI L300 10,457MITSUBISHI MIRAGE 10,156FORD ESCAPE
10,147TOYOTA AVENSIS 10,013NISSAN MAXIMA 9,932HOLDEN ASTRA 9,878NISSAN CARAVAN
9,834KIA RIO 9,585MITSUBISHI L200 9,407TOYOTA CORONA 9,357SUZUKI VITARA
9,159TOYOTA ALTEZZA 9,070TOYOTA IPSUM 8,893VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 8,724BMW X5
8,704NISSAN SERENA 8,440HOLDEN KINGSWOOD 8,119HYUNDAI IX35 8,077HONDA HR-V
8,070JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 8,046FORD ESCORT 8,010MAZDA CX-3 7,939MAZDA VERISA
7,866NISSAN SAFARI 7,761TOYOTA RACTIS 7,759BMW 318 7,603NISSAN ELGRAND
7,582ISUZU BIGHORN 7,573NISSAN TEANA 7,525NISSAN JUKE 7,520TOYOTA DYNA
7,463SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 7,400SUZUKI ESCUDO 7,366VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK 7,311HYUNDAI GETZ
7,276HOLDEN TRAX 7,142MITSUBISHI CANTER 7,123SUBARU XV 7,066TOYOTA VANGUARD
7,028KIA SORENTO 6,993HYUNDAI ILOAD 6,946KIA CERATO 6,794DAIHATSU SIRION
6,756MAZDA BOUNTY 6,733FORD FAIRMONT 6,483HYUNDAI ACCENT 6,393TOYOTA ECHO
6,362HYUNDAI KONA 6,326FORD CORTINA 6,321LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 6,315NISSAN ATLAS
6,268BMW 116I 6,257MAZDA 323 6,251FORD KUGA 6,182MAZDA CX-9
6,132VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 6,099NISSAN VANETTE 6,077VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG 6,029LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER
5,779TOYOTA ALPHARD 5,549MAZDA CX-7 5,518TOYOTA SPACIO 5,480NISSAN PRESAGE
5,450MAZDA BONGO 5,443MITSUBISHI DIAMANTE 5,433HYUNDAI LANTRA 5,348NISSAN SENTRA
5,245MITSUBISHI DELICA 5,221SUZUKI JIMNY 5,198ISUZU N SERIES 5,158MINI COOPER
5,096BMW X3 5,060BMW MINI 5,039NISSAN PATHFINDER 5,009NISSAN CEFIRO
4,946ISUZU F SERIES 4,940NISSAN SUNNY 4,934NISSAN FUGA 4,900TOYOTA CELICA
4,862TOYOTA AURION 4,841SSANGYONG KORANDO 4,805AUDI Q7 4,708BMW 325I
4,646NISSAN LAFESTA 4,610MITSUBISHI RVR 4,570TOYOTA FUNCARGO 4,500HOLDEN SPARK
4,484KIA SELTOS 4,406TOYOTA ALLEX 4,379MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS 4,324CHEVROLET CORVETTE
4,318TOYOTA C-HR 4,300SSANGYONG ACTYON SPORT 4,294TOYOTA TOYOACE 4,206CHEVROLET CAMARO
4,186NISSAN DATSUN 4,186SKODA OCTAVIA 4,152HYUNDAI SONATA 4,148HYUNDAI I20
4,112CHRYSLER VALIANT 4,106MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS 4,098MERCEDES-BENZ C 4,075HONDA INTEGRA
4,049NISSAN CUBE 4,020TOYOTA PASSO 4,000TOYOTA REGIUS 3,983TOYOTA PLATZ
3,904HOLDEN UTE 3,899TOYOTA RAUM 3,890MAZDA TITAN 3,872MORRIS MINOR
3,850SUZUKI IGNIS 3,828TOYOTA SPRINTER 3,797PEUGEOT 307 3,777TOYOTA HARRIER
3,767LEXUS IS250 3,764MITSUBISHI CHALLENGER 3,742MAZDA 626 3,684CHEVROLET IMPALA
3,658FORD EXPLORER 3,635SUZUKI BALENO 3,630TOYOTA PREVIA 3,615MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER
3,603NISSAN MICRA 3,600AUDI A6 3,590ISUZU FORWARD 3,563BMW 323
3,544HONDA AIRWAVE 3,518HONDA INSIGHT 3,498JEEP CHEROKEE 3,452DODGE JOURNEY
3,381FORD FAIRLANE 3,368BMW X1 3,336PEUGEOT 308 3,320HOLDEN BERLINA
3,303MAZDA CAPELLA 3,258MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS 3,245FORD EVEREST 3,223NISSAN PATROL
3,222AUDI Q5 3,174NISSAN FAIRLADY 3,170TOYOTA TOWNACE 3,157HOLDEN EQUINOX
3,137HONDA LOGO 3,102TOYOTA VOXY 3,087JEEP WRANGLER 3,053TOYOTA ALLION
3,051BMW 120I 3,046MITSUBISHI AIRTREK 2,999HINO 500 2,960VOLVO XC90
2,929NISSAN NV200 2,911KIA PICANTO 2,853FORD TELSTAR 2,843HONDA EDIX
2,830NISSAN SILVIA 2,821KIA CARNIVAL 2,764TOYOTA CARIB 2,732MAZDA ROADSTER
2,716TOYOTA FORTUNER 2,697LDV V80 2,693HOLDEN MONARO 2,678SUZUKI ALTO
2,673HYUNDAI H1 2,665TOYOTA ISIS 2,647MITSUBISHI GRANDIS 2,609FORD CAPRI
2,574FORD ZEPHYR 2,574AUDI A1 2,569MORRIS MINI 2,560SUBARU EXIGA
2,531BMW 525I 2,507LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT 2,503FOTON TUNLAND 2,502LDV G10
2,501HONDA INSPIRE 2,499PEUGEOT 3008 2,483MERCEDES-BENZ E 2,478MAZDA TRIBUTE
2,452FORD ECOSPORT 2,438AUDI TT 2,424MERCEDES-BENZ C20 2,394HINO RANGER
2,387MAZDA EUNOS 2,386AUSTIN MINI 2,386HOLDEN VECTRA 2,375CHEVROLET BELAIR
2,365DAIHATSU TERIOS 2,338NISSAN MISTRAL 2,326PORSCHE 911 2,316MINI HATCH
2,304MITSUBISHI FUSO CANTER 2,299TOYOTA CROWN 2,282VOLVO XC60 2,279TOYOTA LITEACE
2,275HINO 300 2,274MERCEDES-BENZ ML 2,270TOYOTA FIELDER 2,236HONDA CROSSROAD
2,230MITSUBISHI FUSO 2,228TOYOTA GRANVIA 2,215SSANGYONG REXTON 2,208TOYOTA MR2
2,206LDV T60 2,205JEEP COMPASS 2,187PORSCHE CAYENNE 2,179PEUGEOT 206
2,171NISSAN LAUREL 2,159TOYOTA BB 2,157GREAT WALL V240 2,152FORD ECONOVAN
2,117TOYOTA SIENTA 2,106AUDI Q3 2,091BMW 330I 2,089NISSAN CONDOR
2,080JAGUAR XF 2,077FORD FESTIVA 2,072SKODA KODIAQ 2,064ISUZU MU
2,059SUZUKI SPLASH 2,057HOLDEN HSV 2,052HOLDEN CREWMAN 2,046TOYOTA NOAH
2,026HOLDEN TORANA 2,026MAZDA RX-8 2,023LAND ROVER DEFENDER 2,023BMW 335I
2,022HOLDEN PREMIER 1,996DAF CF 1,991NISSAN AVENIR 1,963MERCEDES-BENZ 500
1,948BMW 530I 1,930MAZDA RX7 1,914MITSUBISHI LEGNUM 1,912NISSAN NV350
1,894LEXUS RX450H 1,891HINO DUTRO 1,886LAND ROVER FREELANDER 1,881BMW 118I
1,878BMW 328I 1,870DAIHATSU CHARADE 1,864HONDA CITY 1,856TESLA MODEL 3
1,847HOLDEN CALAIS 1,843HYUNDAI I45 1,838ISUZU MU-X 1,834VOLKSWAGEN CADDY
1,834HYUNDAI IMAX 1,833TOYOTA KLUGER 1,833HAVAL H2 1,832KIA STONIC
1,826SUZUKI AERIO 1,814HOLDEN TRAILBLAZER 1,808LEYLAND MINI 1,804VOLKSWAGEN T6
1,801MITSUBISHI FIGHTER 1,799MITSUBISHI CHARIOT 1,792TOYOTA LUCIDA 1,784NISSAN STAGEA
1,784VOLVO FM 1,775HONDA ELYSION 1,772SKODA SUPERB 1,759HOLDEN ACADIA
1,757MITSUBISHI FUSO FIGHTER 1,741PEUGEOT 207 1,740TOYOTA VELLFIRE 1,740VOLKSWAGEN T5
1,732CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1,730FORD MODEL A 1,717HONDA TORNEO 1,686HYUNDAI I40
1,677SKODA FABIA 1,662HONDA PRELUDE 1,654FORD ANGLIA 1,648JAGUAR XJ6
1,648BMW 3 SERIES 1,643SSANGYONG TIVOLI 1,640LEXUS RX350 1,637MERCEDES-BENZ 230
1,635HOLDEN VIVA 1,606TOYOTA CORSA 1,603MG ZS 1,601MERCEDES-BENZ SLK
1,588ISUZU WIZARD 1,584AUDI A5 1,570CHRYSLER PT CRUISER 1,551AUDI S4
1,547TOYOTA LEVIN 1,538VOLVO V50 1,496NISSAN LUCINO 1,477BMW Z3
1,475NISSAN AD 1,464HONDA STEPWAGON 1,462FIAT PUNTO 1,458VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER
1,456FORD F100 1,453HOLDEN STATESMAN 1,452MAZDA BIANTE 1,439SUZUKI KIZASHI
1,431MINI COUNTRYMAN 1,429KENWORTH T 1,426TOYOTA RUSH 1,425FIAT 500
1,420TOYOTA RUNX 1,418TOYOTA OPA 1,416PEUGEOT 407 1,408BEDFORD CF
1,408VOLKSWAGEN 1500 1,406MITSUBISHI 380 1,394MERCEDES-BENZ CLK 1,388MERCEDES-BENZ E350
1,387BMW 1 SERIES 1,387NISSAN TINO 1,384CHRYSLER 300 1,384MERCEDES-BENZ C180
1,369GREAT WALL STEED 1,352MERCEDES-BENZ GLC 1,346HYUNDAI TB 1,343LEXUS IS350
1,340TOYOTA WILL 1,335HYUNDAI IONIQ 1,332JAGUAR X-TYPE 1,328HOLDEN EPICA
1,328MERCEDES-BENZ VITO 1,327TOYOTA CYNOS 1,322FORD GALAXIE 1,320MERCEDES-BENZ 320
1,314SUZUKI CARRY 1,295MAZDA RX-7 1,290KENWORTH K 1,280FORD THUNDERBIRD
1,277KIA NIRO 1,274PORSCHE MACAN 1,269FORD V8 1,264DODGE RAM
1,257ISUZU NPR 1,247MAZDA CX-8 1,240TOYOTA SUPRA 1,238HOLDEN MALIBU
1,232MAZDA MX5 1,232LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SPORT 1,223TOYOTA SAI 1,222TOYOTA 86
1,218CITROEN C3 1,208MORRIS 1000 1,204VOLVO V40 1,203ISUZU C SERIES
1,196MAZDA PROCEED 1,195JAGUAR S-TYPE 1,185FORD F150 1,172CITROEN C4
1,171LEXUS CT200H 1,171HOLDEN VU UTILITY 1,165NISSAN DIESEL 1,161AUDI Q2
1,156HOLDEN BELMONT 1,152LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 1,145MAZDA B2000 1,129SSANGYONG RHINO
1,129MAZDA CX-30 1,127TOYOTA PREMIO 1,112DODGE CHALLENGER 1,110SCANIA R
1,098VOLVO S60 1,094BMW Z4 1,092SUZUKI LIANA 1,091HINO 700
1,091MERCEDES-BENZ ACTROS 1,089HOLDEN ADVENTRA 1,087HONDA ORTHIA 1,078MAZDA B1600
1,064FORD COUPE 1,060CHRYSLER JEEP CHEROKEE 1,059CHEVROLET 1,052FORD ZODIAC
1,051MERCEDES-BENZ A 1,049AUDI ALLROAD 1,043MERCEDES-BENZ A180 1,040BMW 528I
1,040FIAT DUCATO 1,029MITSUBISHI SHOGUN 1,019BMW M3 1,019MERCEDES-BENZ X-CLASS
1,011PEUGEOT 208 1,009AUDI S3 1,008TOYOTA TRUENO 1,007KIA SOUL
1,007RENAULT KOLEOS 1,004KIA OPTIMA 996MITSUBISHI GTO 996MG 3
989DODGE NITRO 979TRIUMPH HERALD 978ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA 976PEUGEOT 2008
972FORD ENDURA 971MERCEDES-BENZ CLS 969MINI COOPER S 968TOYOTA MARK II
963HONDA LEGEND 959BMW 2 SERIES 950VOLKSWAGEN KOMBI 941VOLVO S40
937MAZDA E2000 933CHEVROLET C10 932MITSUBISHI FUSO SHOGUN 925VOLKSWAGEN TOURAN

How many vehicles were registered in NZ in the year 2020?

In the year 2020 there were 313,750 vehicles of all types that were registered for the first time.


Which area has the most registered vehicles in NZ?

The below table is based on all of the data (including pre 1990) up until 30 June 2021. Showing number of registered vehicles for all of NZ for all types of vehicles - including motorbikes, caravans etc.
Full list of vehicle classfications:
• AGRICULTURAL MACHINE • ATV • BUS • GOODS VAN/TRUCK/UTILITY • HIGH SPEED AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE • MOBILE MACHINE • MOPED • MOTOR CARAVAN • MOTORCYCLE • PASSENGER CAR/VAN • SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLE • TRACTOR • TRAILER NOT DESIGNED FOR H/WAY USE • TRAILER/CARAVAN


Count Area Count Area Count Area Count Area
1,633,998AUCKLAND 487,604CHRISTCHURCH CITY 214,856HAMILTON CITY 197,430TAURANGA CITY
175,569WELLINGTON CITY 157,852DUNEDIN CITY 128,327WHANGAREI DISTRICT 117,299PALMERSTON NORTH CITY
108,627NEW PLYMOUTH DISTRICT 103,523LOWER HUTT CITY 99,548HASTINGS DISTRICT 98,413WAIMAKARIRI DISTRICT
96,737TASMAN DISTRICT 95,874INVERCARGILL CITY 92,435FAR NORTH DISTRICT 89,992ROTORUA DISTRICT
84,451TIMARU DISTRICT 83,639NAPIER CITY 82,704SELWYN DISTRICT 80,594MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT
77,654WAIPA DISTRICT 74,023WAIKATO DISTRICT 71,773NELSON CITY 64,413ASHBURTON DISTRICT
64,098QUEENSTOWN-LAKES DISTRICT 63,543KAPITI COAST DISTRICT 61,792GISBORNE DISTRICT 60,613WHANGANUI DISTRICT
57,238WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY DISTRICT 55,606MATAMATA-PIAKO DISTRICT 54,272TAUPO DISTRICT 52,371PORIRUA CITY
52,337SOUTHLAND DISTRICT 51,600THAMES-COROMANDEL DISTRICT 47,417HOROWHENUA DISTRICT 47,397WHAKATANE DISTRICT
46,926UPPER HUTT CITY 45,253CENTRAL OTAGO DISTRICT 43,362WAITAKI DISTRICT 41,298MASTERTON DISTRICT
38,494SOUTH TARANAKI DISTRICT 37,470KAIPARA DISTRICT 35,065MANAWATU DISTRICT 32,841CLUTHA DISTRICT
31,798SOUTH WAIKATO DISTRICT 30,109GORE DISTRICT 29,920HAURAKI DISTRICT 29,434TARARUA DISTRICT
25,338HURUNUI DISTRICT 23,381RANGITIKEI DISTRICT 22,839GREY DISTRICT 22,453CENTRAL HAWKE'S BAY DISTRICT
19,647RUAPEHU DISTRICT 17,284BULLER DISTRICT 17,052SOUTH WAIRARAPA DISTRICT 15,706WESTLAND DISTRICT
15,447WAIMATE DISTRICT 13,540CARTERTON DISTRICT 13,396WAITOMO DISTRICT 13,167OPOTIKI DISTRICT
12,108OTOROHANGA DISTRICT 11,361WAIROA DISTRICT 11,052MACKENZIE DISTRICT 8,390KAIKOURA DISTRICT
7,916KAWERAU DISTRICT 136STRATFORD DISTRICT 115CHATHAM ISLANDS TERRITORY

How many vehicles registered of different types?

For all the data (including pre 1990) up until 30 June 2021


Count Vehicle Type
3,677,138PASSENGER CAR/VAN
988,505TRAILER/CARAVAN
866,810GOODS VAN/TRUCK/UTILITY
200,668MOTORCYCLE
59,081MOTOR CARAVAN
55,945TRACTOR
35,929MOPED
34,804BUS
25,767MOBILE MACHINE
8,441ATV
4,288SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLE
3,227AGRICULTURAL MACHINE
1,118TRAILER NOT DESIGNED FOR H/WAY USE
147HIGH SPEED AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE

Which country has the most exported used vehicles to NZ?

This data shows how many vehicles (of all types - cars, vans, motorbikes, tractors etc.) were previously registered in other countries.


Count Country
3,785,877NONE
1,840,145JAPAN
113,919NEW ZEALAND
66,370UNITED STATES
64,537UNITED KINGDOM
52,190AUSTRALIA
20,636SINGAPORE
3,794OTHER
3,041GERMANY
2,827SOUTH AFRICA
1,768CANADA
1,374ITALY
979NETHERLANDS
779HONG KONG
702CHINA
574SOUTH KOREA
485FRANCE
270SWEDEN
248INDIA
211SWITZERLAND
121AUSTRIA
113MALAYSIA
112BELGIUM
103SPAIN
84TAIWAN
79ARGENTINA
63CZECH REPUBLIC
59INDONESIA
57DENMARK
52NORWAY
52THAILAND
36MEXICO
34IRELAND
31BRAZIL
30USSR - RUSSIA
30PHILIPPINES
24GREECE
18POLAND
18TURKEY
12VIET NAM
5RUSSIAN FEDERA
4YUGOSLAVIA
3HUNGARY
2SLOVAKIA

What is the most popular make year for all vehicles in NZ?

This data shows the top 50 make year of all vehicles registered in NZ for the whole data set up to 30 June 2021


Count Make Year of Vehicles
302,0192007
298,6792005
293,8322006
261,8312008
237,8512004
214,6872018
212,8472017
207,0212019
200,7612016
199,0572015
197,0132014
186,5952013
183,9052010
182,8782009
181,2562012
173,2292020
164,7162011
136,6832003
130,8702002
120,3822001
114,3041996
114,2882000
112,0142021
104,2911997
95,0381998
94,9471999
77,4931995
67,2681989
66,8761994
52,0481988
48,5131993
46,9741990
46,1711992
45,1481985
45,0221987
42,5941986
40,5511991
39,3001980
35,5801984
33,5701974
33,3841978
33,1941975
32,8701976
31,6961979
30,5601973
30,0781977
29,2121982
28,3681983
27,1141981
26,2981972

In what year were most vehicles registered?

This data shows how many vehicles were registered for the given years (top 50 shown)


Count Year
385,6142017
378,7742018
371,2492019
346,6902016
319,0132015
313,7502020
289,8572014
238,9242013
200,2532007
197,9262012
187,4652021
186,9762008
182,4892005
181,4502006
173,6802011
169,5272010
165,5382004
145,6642003
142,2032009
116,0102002
92,9512001
82,3982000
77,9331999
63,9211998
61,5921997
60,8681996
51,9961995
46,2111994
43,1651989
35,7561987
35,7351993
34,9621988
34,9221990
30,9201986
30,2751992
29,1871991
27,6421985
25,2901984
23,8561974
22,6241979
22,2731980
22,2081978
21,9711977
21,9681976
21,9341973
21,5641982
21,3471981
21,0771975
21,0541983
17,9681972


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