New car registrations were flat in November at 5869, compared with 5866 in October, but up 30.8 per cent on a year ago, Land Transport NZ says.

Used car registrations - generally imported used cars - totalled 7811 last month, 12.3 per cent ahead of October and 18.4 per cent up on a year ago.

New commercial vehicle registrations were 1366, up from 1253 in October and up 15.2 per cent on a year ago.

The top selling make for the month was Toyota with 1421 new cars. Ford followed with 748.