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Five fastest-growing vehicle segments in 2016

The Australian new vehicle market is running at an all-time high five months into the 2016 calendar year, up 3.8 per cent over last year, to a tick under 470,000 units...

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Top-selling utes and vans: Deep-dive into Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and beyond
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Top-selling utes and vans: Deep-dive into Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and beyond

Light commercial vehicles nailed it in May, recording 10.6 per cent growth year-on-year and managing overall market share of exactly 20 per cent. That means one in every five new vehicles purchases last month was a ute, van or light bus of some variety...


May 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers
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May 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers

The Australian new vehicle market grew again in May, up 3.6 per cent year-on-year with 96,672 sales, and thereby stayed on all-time record pace. However, with private sales going backwards, it was larger-scale business and fleet sales that kept things flying. Familiar patterns remained largely that in May. Passenger car sales sank and SUVs were up across the board (nabbing 37...


New car sales figures May 2016
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New car sales figures May 2016

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


April 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers
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April 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers

Australia’s new vehicle sales remained on record pace in April, with VFACTS claiming 87,571 national sales for the month, an increase of 7.2 per cent. The Hyundai i30 was the top-selling car in the market for the second month in succession thanks to strong campaign pricing, ahead of the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3...


New car sales figures April 2016
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New car sales figures April 2016

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


Ford outsells Holden for first time since 1999
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Ford outsells Holden for first time since 1999

The Australian car market went back to 1999 in April, with Ford Australia beating arch nemesis Holden for what appears to be the first time since ‘Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)’ topped the singles charts. According to VFACTS figures for last month, Ford nabbed 6842 sales, representing growth of 18.2 per cent. Holden fell 5.1 per cent to 6710 units...


Market analysis: the precipitous fall of light cars
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Market analysis: the precipitous fall of light cars

No new-vehicle market segment shed more sales over the first quarter of 2016 against the same period last year than Light Cars, home to the Mazda 2, Hyundai Accent and Toyota Yaris. In what constitutes a sharp decline, light car sales over the period of January 1 to March 31 dipped 13.9 per cent, from 29,399 units over the period last year to 25,316 units in 2016...


Ford Australia the fast riser in 2016 sales race
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Ford Australia the fast riser in 2016 sales race

Ford Australia grew its sales over the first quarter of 2016 more than any other brand, March VFACTS industry sales figures have revealed. The Blue Oval brand’s local arm sold 18,641 units between January and March, up 13.7 per cent. This is also 2239 more vehicles than it sold over the same period in 2015, a differential matched by no other brand...


January-March 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, ups and downs of the first quarter
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January-March 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, ups and downs of the first quarter

We’re now into the second quarter of 2016, meaning we are able to deduce some Australian car industry trends for the year-to-date (YTD). Leading the pack in the sales race is the Mazda 3, which is a nose ahead of the Toyota Corolla, though sales of both of these small cars are down. Rounding out the top five were the Toyota HiLux, Hyundai i30 and Ford Ranger...


March 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers
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March 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers

Australian new vehicle sales were down slightly in March 2016 over last year’s mammoth tally, with 104,512 units registered meaning a drop of 0.5 per cent. March sales are usually high because it’s the end of the Japanese financial year. However, the top-selling car in March was Korean — the Hyundai i30, skating to first thanks to strong factory drive-away deals...


Market analysis: February SUV sales
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Market analysis: February SUV sales

The fact that SUV registrations are steaming along is not exactly going under-reported, but here is a more detailed breakdown from the month of February. SUVs achieved a market share in February (VFACTS) of 38.2 per cent, not far shy of the share of passenger cars (41). This is half the differential of just one year ago...


Ford Australia sales back on the rise
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Ford Australia sales back on the rise

Ford Australia’s sales volumes are showing some welcome signs of recovery in 2016, with growth of 17.2 per cent across the first two months of the year. Vitally, the turnaround is happening thanks not just to incremental volume gains from brand new model lines, the Everest SUV and sold-out-for-2016 Mustang sports car, but good growth from various existing brand staples such as the Mondeo, Kuga and Ranger...


February 2016 VFACTS new vehicle sales
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February 2016 VFACTS new vehicle sales

The Australian new vehicle market underwent strong growth in February this year over the same (albeit one-day shorter) month in 2015 with 96,443 registrations recorded, up 6.7 per cent. The VFACTS figures released this morning by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show that last month was Australia’s highest February on record...


New car sales figures February 2016
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New car sales figures February 2016

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


SUVs almost outsold passenger cars in January
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SUVs almost outsold passenger cars in January

The day when SUVs become the new default vehicle appears more imminent than ever after a quick scan of January’s VFACTS registration data. According to the figures, passenger cars made up 35,214 of the total market’s 84,373 sales, enough for 41.7 per cent market share. This represents a fall, compared to January 2015, of 6.7 market share percentage points...


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...


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...