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January 2016 VFACTS new vehicle sales: Industry summary, market analysis, winners and losers

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January 2016 VFACTS new vehicle sales: Industry summary, market analysis, winners and losers

January new vehicle sales figures are in. Coming fresh off an annual record, the Australian market recorded a further 2.7 per cent growth in the first month of the year. VFACTS figures released today by the Federal Chamber show that 84,373 new vehicles were registered in January — the highest figure for the month since 2013...

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New Car Sales Figures January 2016
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New Car Sales Figures January 2016

  The following data are new car sales figures for the month of January 2016. For a detailed analysis, click here...


Top ten passenger, SUV and commercial brands of 2015
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Top ten passenger, SUV and commercial brands of 2015

The results are in, 2015 was a record sales year for the new vehicle market, with about 1.155 million units sold. Read our detailed breakdown with all the data here. But in addition, we thought we’d give a rundown of the top brands across the market’s three main broad sectors — passenger vehicles, SUVs and light commercials, because each list is quite different from the greater overall top ten...


Toyota Camry dominates: VFACTS December sales, Australian-made back on top
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Toyota Camry dominates: VFACTS December sales, Australian-made back on top

An Australian-made vehicle burst back onto the very top of the sales charts for first time in ages in December — the venerable Toyota Camry. In a remarkable result, the Camry’s posted registration figure for the final month of the calendar year was 5321 units — well over double what it managed in December 2014...


VFACTS 2015: Top sellers across every segment, full breakdown
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VFACTS 2015: Top sellers across every segment, full breakdown

As we now know, 2015 was a record-breaking year for the Australian new vehicle market, with VFACTS recording total registrations of 1,155,408 cars, SUVs and commercials. As you can read in full detail here, Toyota finished well clear in first place, with about 18 per cent market share, ahead of Mazda — the first full importer to take silver...


2015 VFACTS winners and losers: All-time Australian new vehicle sales record set - UPDATE
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2015 VFACTS winners and losers: All-time Australian new vehicle sales record set - UPDATE

It’s official: 2015 was the biggest year for the Australian new vehicle market on record. Australians took delivery of 1,155,408 million new cars, SUVs and commercials last year, eclipsing the previous watermark of 1,136,227 set in 2013. This figure represents a climb of 3.8 per cent over the 2014 result, and is the fourth consecutive 1...


Kia Australia's sales on an upward march
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Kia Australia's sales on an upward march

Kia appears to be hitting its stride in Australia in 2015, given its annual growth rate of almost 20 per cent, or five times the market-wide figure. It was up 36 per cent in November alone. The Korean brand, which has been garnering critical respect for a number of years now, has nevertheless stagnated in sales over the past few years while sister company Hyundai has boomed...


Diesel and hybrid passenger car sales keep shrinking
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Diesel and hybrid passenger car sales keep shrinking

When it comes to fuel sources in passenger cars, Australians are straying further and further from the margins. November VFACTS industry vehicle sales figures released last week show that 41,726 passenger cars were sold last month — passenger cars being sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, coupes and convertibles. Of these, an overwhelming 39,152 were petrol-fired vehicles...


New Car Sales Figures November 2015
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New Car Sales Figures November 2015

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


November new vehicle sales : VFACTS winners and losers, market on record pace
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November new vehicle sales : VFACTS winners and losers, market on record pace

New vehicle sales in Australia hit record highs in November, while cumulative annual sales have now well-and-truly eclipsed the magic million mark. VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber this morning shows that 98,639 new vehicles were sold in November, up 6.9 per cent and enough to break the previous record set in 2012...


New Car Sales Figures October 2015
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New Car Sales Figures October 2015

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


VFACTS new car sales October 2015 : Toyota HiLux back on top
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VFACTS new car sales October 2015 : Toyota HiLux back on top

Australian new vehicle sales continued on their record-setting pace in October, but the big news was the return of an old favourite to the top of the individual leaderboard — the Toyota HiLux. According to industry database VFACTS, Australian dealers sold 94,321 cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles last month, up 3...


‘Sports’ car sales plummet in October
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‘Sports’ car sales plummet in October

Sales of dedicated sports cars fell off a cliff last month, with industry database VFACTS recording a 23.6 per cent drop over the same month in 2014. This statistic is a significant outlier, given sports car sales as a whole are down by a comparatively modest 3.8 per cent for the year so far. Naturally, the concept of a ‘sports car’ is a slippery one...


Top 10 fast-growing car brands in Australia
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Top 10 fast-growing car brands in Australia

We’ve crossed the three-quarter-way mark of 2015, so it seems a good time to look at those 10 brands that have grown their sales fastest. Just to be on this list is an impressive achievement. Of the 51 car/SUV/light commercial brands that take part in the VFACTS industry database, most are up this year. The total market is on record pace, and is up 3...


New Car Sales Figures September 2015
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New Car Sales Figures September 2015

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


New vehicle sales September 2015 : Hyundai i30 tops the charts
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New vehicle sales September 2015 : Hyundai i30 tops the charts

The Australian new vehicle market stayed on record pace by posting growth of 6.8 per cent in September — a figure driven once again by the continued boom in SUV sales, though a small Korean hatchback was the real star of the show.  Toyota led the race from Mazda, Holden and Hyundai, but it was the latter that topped the individual model tally, with the Hyundai i30 screaming to the top of the charts for the second time in a few months...


New Car Sales Figures August 2015
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New Car Sales Figures August 2015

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


Passenger car buyers have expensive taste, figures suggest
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Passenger car buyers have expensive taste, figures suggest

It’s no secret that sales of passenger cars — that is to say, vehicles that are neither SUVs, utes or vans — are contracting in market share. But this is not unanimously the case. People are still buying a lot of hatchbacks, sedans, wagons, coupes and convertibles — only an increasing ratio have premium (mostly German) badges affixed to the nose...


Australian cars don’t sell? Bollocks
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Australian cars don’t sell? Bollocks

It’s an oft-repeated line — Aussie cars just don’t sell any more, hence the need for the local brands to shut their local factories and become full importers, something each will have done by the end of 2017. I’m well versed enough on the economic and market-specific headwinds that are said to necessitate the end of Australian car manufacturing...


New vehicle sales August 2015: Winners, losers and trivia
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New vehicle sales August 2015: Winners, losers and trivia

Hyundai overtakes Holden year-to-date, leaps into third Holden Commodore finished August as third-top selling model Two of the top-six selling models were Australian-made (Camry the other) Small Car sales plummet, Small SUV sales boom Ranger and Triton each beat HiLux for the month Fiat Chrysler sales contracting Benz, BMW and Audi sell more passenger cars than Ford, Mitsubishi, Subaru The August VFACTS new vehicle sales figures are in...