At the wheel of a Mitsubishi, one of the bestselling cars in New Zealand

2022 Best Sellers

We are a country of car lovers. Despite having a population of just over 5 million, current records report that New Zealand had just under 4.5 million cars in 2020, a figure that has continued to rise. Can we just take a moment to appreciate that that’s more than one car per legal driver?

Car sales continue to soar with 2021 being a record year for car sales, with over 165,000 new cars registered, and 2022 shows little signs of slowing down.

As we enter the 4th month of the year, we explore the top 10 best-selling cars in New Zealand for 2022 so far. The trends that have dominated NZ over the past few years continue to be popular as Kiwis opt for bigger cars that can take them further afield. A reflection, of course, of the pandemic, staying local and travelling throughout our own country. There has been a rush on SUV and Ute sales over the past few months due to the changes in the clean car rebate which came in on April 1st and sees an increase of fees for cars with higher emissions. Whilst SUVs dominate the best-selling car list, the position of the Tesla Model 3 this year reflects the increased demand for electric vehicles and their rise in popularity as we work towards achieving a greener New Zealand.

So, which vehicles are currently flying off the car forecourt?

1. Mitsubishi Outlander

The medium-sized SUV that's spacious, safe and perfect for families. with the ability to carry everyone and everything easily and safely, Outlander is the SUV you'd design for your family.

2. Tesla Model 3

The Model 3 is built for safety, whilst being completely electric. With a near ideal blend of performance, driving range, and accessible pricing, the 2022 Tesla Model 3 is an electric vehicle that lives up to the hype.

3. Suzuki Swift

The new Swift raises the safety whilst upping the style and maximising pure driving enjoyment. A combination of dynamic performance and outstanding fuel efficiency gives you the ability to navigate your life with ease.

4. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

With sporty new styling inside and out, the new Eclipse Cross is ready for action. Eclipse Cross fuses bold design, the latest technology and exceptional safety in an SUV. Every aspect of Eclipse Cross is designed to stand out.

5. Toyota Rav4

Explore the newly designed Rav4 range, with petrol and hybrid options. The Toyota RAV4 is the ideal vehicle for anyone who enjoys an active life, and likes a bit of adventure every now and then.

6. MG ZS

MG ZS combines practicality with style to create the ultimate compact SUV. It features a unique new exterior and is loaded with technology.

7. Hyundai Kona

From front to back, Kona Series II has been extensively enhanced to meet the needs of those who lead active lifestyles.

8. Kia Stonic

The small SUV for a bigger life. Stonic takes the compact SUV into new territory. Its spacious interior and cargo flexibility make it easy to set out on adventures, and get more done throughout the day.

9. Honda Jazz

Thoughtfully designed with a unique personality and an exciting new level of comfort and style. The next generation 2021 Jazz boasts a stunning new design alongside an impressive list of upgrades in everything from comfort and driver enjoyment through to economy and sustainability.

10. Haval H6

The future of the mid-sized SUV. Built on a progressive global lightweight modular platform, the HAVAL H6 and All-New H6 Hybrid deliver smart technology and outstanding safety.


Seen something you like? If any of these vehicles are on your wish list, Blue Sky Finance are on hand to help make them yours. Give our friendly team a call on 0800 258 375 or you can contact us here to get the wheels rolling.