The Motor Industry Association of New Zealand (Inc) represents the interests of official New Zealand distributors for new cars, trucks and motorbikes.

We are the voice of the new vehicle industry, set up to provide a unified point of view and drive progress on issues that concern the sector - such as vehicle safety, emissions, fuel economy, consumer standards and codes of practice.

Covid-19

From Thursday 14 May, Distributors of new vehicles and their franchised dealerships carefully re-opened for business under Alert Level 2 rules.

 

In a Covid-19 constrained world, operating at Level 2 while more open than under alert level 3 will still not quite be business as usual. It is a step towards re-opening businesses that have put in place adequate measures to limit the transmission of Covid-19. This will require operating in a Covid-19 free safe working environment for employees and customers.

 

Distributors and their franchised dealer network will be operating their businesses in a manner to:

  • Operate their workshops with the necessary sanitation, distancing, and other health requirements
  • Retail new vehicles throughout the sale and delivery process to ensure vehicles are properly sanitised, customers can be traced and physical distancing requirements are met.

 

The Motor Industry Association endorsed the Government’s position that New Zealand needed to shut down to save lives, and that operating under Levels 4 and 3 was a necessarily constrained way of operating our businesses. Getting these businesses operating again in a safe way is vital to allowing New Zealand’s economy to begin to recover.

 

We are pleased that we can now re-open our businesses in a safe working environment. We ask that customers continue to respect the need for physical distancing, sanitation and contact tracing.

 

To see our latest press release on new vehicle sales use this link.

 
April
Year to Date
Total Market
2020
2019
2020
2019
Passenger (Cars and SUVs)
707
6778
23102
32671
Commercial (Light and Heavy)
332
3862
10725
16803
Total
1039
10640
33827
49474