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Premium sales to keep booming, but we can't go too far downmarket - BMW Australia boss

BMW Australia managing director Marc-Heinrich Werner believes that sales of premium vehicles will continue to grow at a rate that outpaces the rest of the market. However, he also believes his brand must retain balance and avoid moving too far downmarket...

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Top ten growth vehicles of 2015 so far
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Top ten growth vehicles of 2015 so far

Australia’s total new vehicle market is in a good place. Its growth of 4.2 per cent over the first quarter of this year is a welcome return to positive territory after a flat 2014. Here is a quick wrap of the five biggest drivers of this growth, with five additional 'honourable mentions'...


Online bookmaker backs 2015 sales jump, Corolla to beat Mazda 3
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Online bookmaker backs 2015 sales jump, Corolla to beat Mazda 3

On the back of yesterday’s announcement that a record number of new vehicles were sold across the country in March, online bookmaker Sportsbet is backing this year’s sales tally to surpass that of 2014. Sportsbet has 2015 at $1.35 to register more new vehicle sales than 2014. Official VFACTS data shows that Australians purchased 277,594 new vehicles in the first three months of 2015, up 4...


New Car Sales Figures March 2015
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New Car Sales Figures March 2015

The following data are new car sales figures for the month of March 2015. For a detailed analysis, click here...


Mitsubishi posts a sales record in Q1, 2015
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Mitsubishi posts a sales record in Q1, 2015

Mitsubishi Motors Australia (MMAL) broke its quarter-one import sales record this year. That means that, across the first three months of 2015, it registered more cars than any other year since it became a full importer in 2008 upon the closure of its South Australian factory...


Mercedes-Benz powers on in March
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Mercedes-Benz powers on in March

Mercedes-Benz sales in Australia continue to power on at a rate that its main luxury rivals aren't matching, growing almost 30 per cent in March alone. The Stuttgart marque recorded 3482 deliveries across its passenger, SUV and commercial range last month, enough to finish as the 11th most popular brand overall. As has become the norm, its rivals Audi (1858 sales, up 22...


Subaru Outback posts mammoth March sales - UPDATE
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Subaru Outback posts mammoth March sales - UPDATE

The new Subaru Outback had a momentous and record-breaking month of sales in March, with its maker’s Australian arm registering 1180 units — growth of 410.8 per cent. So strong was the new Outback’s month, it finished third in the big-selling large SUV segment, behind only the Toyota Prado (1483) and Jeep Grand Cherokee (1197)...


Tesla sales top 10,000 in Q1; Elon Musk says Australian sales "surprisingly good"
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Tesla sales top 10,000 in Q1; Elon Musk says Australian sales "surprisingly good"

Tesla shares have surged off the back off record sales in the first quarter of 2015, in which the high-profile electric vehicle company cracked 10,000 sales for a quarter for the first time in its history. Tesla shares traded as high as US$207.75 ($273.75) yesterday following Friday’s announcement that the company delivered 10,030 Model S EVs between January and March...


Holden maintains title as Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle
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Holden maintains title as Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle

Holden was Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle make in 2014, according to the latest data released today from Victoria Police and the Crime Statistics Agency. A mantle it has held consecutively since 2010, Holden led the automotive pack of pinched property ahead of Nissan, Toyota, Ford and Honda, with lion-stamped product comprising 15...


Growth brands of 2015 so far
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Growth brands of 2015 so far

New vehicle sales in Australia have returned to a positive position this year, with registrations over the first two months of the year growing by 2 per cent over a flat 2014. But some brands are punching well above this figure, recording double-digit growth levels that must surely be putting a smile on their collective dials...


New Car Sales Figures February 2015
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New Car Sales Figures February 2015

The following data are new car sales figures for the month of February 2015...


New Car Sales Figures January 2015
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New Car Sales Figures January 2015

The following data are new car sales figures for the month of January 2015...


Worst-selling cars of 2014
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Worst-selling cars of 2014

The first week of every year sends public relations departments of automotive companies into overdrive issuing releases bragging about their sales performances in the previous 12 months. This week was no different, with myriad brands boasting record numbers and massive gains in 2014. (You can read our comprehensive 2014 sales wrap here...


New Car Sales Figures 2014 Total
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New Car Sales Figures 2014 Total

The following data are new car sales figures in Australia for the entirety of 2014...


New Car Sales Figures December 2014
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New Car Sales Figures December 2014

The following data are new car sales figures for the month of December 2014...


New Car Sales Figures November 2014
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New Car Sales Figures November 2014

The following data are new car sales figures for the month of November 2014...


Ford Ranger outsells company's collective passenger line-up in October
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Ford Ranger outsells company's collective passenger line-up in October

The Ford Ranger ute line-up last month outsold the blue oval brand’s entire passenger car range — encompassing the Fiesta, Focus, Mondeo and Falcon — combined.  According to monthly VFACTS figures released today, Ford sold 2405 Rangers, comprising 1940 4x4 versions (up 29.2 per cent) and 465 4x2s (actually down 11...


New Car Sales Figures October 2014
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New Car Sales Figures October 2014

The following data are new car sales figures for the month of October 2014...


Car sales October 2014: winners and losers
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Car sales October 2014: winners and losers

The Toyota Corolla may have delivered the Mazda 3 the knock-out punch that sees it retain its title of Australia’s favourite car for the second consecutive year. The Corolla headed into the final quarter of the year with a lead of just 23 units over the top-selling car of 2011 and 2012, but a strong October, in which it outsold the Mazda 3 by 891 cars (3819 vs 2928), has given it a 914-unit advantage with just two months of 2014 to come...


Car sales September 2014: winners and losers
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Car sales September 2014: winners and losers

The Australian new vehicle market has posted its first positive result of the year, with September sales up 2.5 per cent compared with the same month in 2013. Sales were up in all states expect Tasmania (-5.5 per cent) and Western Australia (-2.7 per cent) last month, with the Northern Territory (+6.1 per cent) and New South Wales (+5...