MIA chief executive David Crawford said the increase showed the sector was still performing "above market expectations".
First on the hit list will be traditional coupes and convertibles, which have always had limited customer appeal and are unpopular in the Chinese market.
For some years now the evidence has been overwhelming that SUVs (both of the smaller “crossover” and medium-sized variety) have been the car du jour for the majority of the new vehicle-buying public.
The Intelligent Business Network Series: Corporate Reputation: Reputation hard to build, easy to lose
The Intelligent Business Network (IBN) represents New Zealand's corporate fraternity of individuals striving to operate businesses with greater efficiency, profit and strength. This is the latest iteration of the Intelligence Business Network Series looking deeper into the world of the business. This week NBR draws back the curtain on corporate reputation.