North Shore Times : February 14th 2013
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The stand-out sector though was used imported vehicles, aided by the strength of the New Zealand dollar and growing availability of qualifying' stock. While a comparatively small market, used imported commercial vehicles showed an even greater improvement than their New Zealand new counterparts. The 429 sales recorded in January was up 184 units compared to a year ago, and was the best single month for sales since December 2009. Used imported passen- ger car sales of 7397 were up 1022 units com- pared to 2012 with Mazda's Demio the most popular individual model. Used imported passenger car sales were 12 units ahead of their New Zealand new coun- terparts for the month. MTA spokesman Ian Stronach says: This con- test -- between brand new and New Zealand new -- is shaping up as an intriguing one in the months ahead. It will be interesting to observe the progress of the used imported market, in light of the recent improvement in the cross-rate of the Kiwi dollar against the Yen.'' The sales count exceeded arrival' numbers by a consider- able margin in January and more stock will need to arrive if sales volumes are to be maintained at current levels.'' Total new vehicles sales of 9293 were 612 units ahead of 2012. Toyota led the new vehicle market with 1936 sales for a 21 per cent market share. New passenger vehicle sales of 7385 were down 114 units compared to 2012. On road motorcycle sales remained subdued in January. Total sales of 717 units was down by 31 units compared to 2012. While all segments were down, used imported sales were par- ticularly soft, down 9 per cent. Suzuki led the way in new sales with 110 units, followed by Honda with 72 sales and Harley Davidson who recorded 56 sales. Kia goes carbon neutral Going green: Kia Motors has moved to become carbon zero in New Zealand. Kia Motors, is taking active measures in New Zealand to reduce its car- bon footprint. Going beyond simply purchasing carbon credits to offset business activities that harm the environment, the New Zealand arm of Kia Motors has devised a plan aimed at reducing its total emissions foot- print, in addition to off- setting. That plan includes making reductions in freighting its new vehi- cles to dealers around the country, cutting staff travel and reducing fuel used by the company's vehicles. These steps are all part of a programme that has seen Kia Motors NZ successfully gain carbo NZeroCert certification from carboNZero Hold- ings Limited, one of the leading certifying agen- cies for businesses and organisations wanting to make a positive change to their environment- affecting activities. Todd McDonald, gen- eral manager of Kia Motors New Zealand, says the company takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously around the world. We have been encour- aged by the way various parts of the Kia Motors global family have made meaningful changes to lower their environ- mental emissions and cut wastage and we were determined to play our part in New Zealand in a way that would involve more than just offsetting our carbon footprint,'' he says. When we sat down with carboNZero Hold- ings, we wanted to know what actions we could take to make reductions that can be measured.'' That process included verifying every facet of the Kia Motors NZ oper- ation for 2011 by carboN- Zero Holdings' auditors to establish exactly how much carbon is used in the everyday activities of the company to provide a benchmark for future reductions and miti- gation. The study showed that 87 per cent of emissions by Kia Motors NZ were due to freighting vehicles and parts to New Zea- land and within its local network. Around 8 per cent of its carbon foot- print was due to inter- national and domestic travel by staff members. Mr McDonald says the fact that Kia relies on shipping vehicles from factories in Asia and Europe and then dis- tributing these to dealer- ships around the country for its business presents a challenge, but the com- pany is working with its local suppliers on how to consolidate shipments to reduce movements. As well as targeting freight for carbon reduction, Kia Motors NZ is also focusing on reducing staff travel and fuel consumption and educating staff and sup- pliers in how to make savings. Kia says it will be able to meet fuel reduction targets because new vehicles being intro- duced over the next three years will use less petrol and diesel. To become completely carbon neutral, Kia Motors NZ says it will also need to offset unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions created from its business through purchase of car- bon credits. The current carboN- Zero certification is valid until the end of 2015, when it will be re- assessed.
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