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VFACTS June 2021: Ram and Chevrolet US pick-ups set sales record in Australia
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5th Jul 2021
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VFACTS June 2021: Ram and Chevrolet US pick-ups set sales record in Australia

Sales of US pick-ups from Ram and Chevrolet reached a new high in June 2021, with almost 900 examples reported as sold across both brands. The Ram tally of 581 sales in June 2021 was the second highest result for the brand, falling just shy of its record of 604 sales set in June 2020. However, when sales of Ram and Chevrolet are combined, both brands elevated US pick-ups in to a new high.
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Joshua Dowling
VFACTS May 2021: Ford Mustang gets a sales boost from limited-edition Mach 1
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7th Jun 2021
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VFACTS May 2021: Ford Mustang gets a sales boost from limited-edition Mach 1

The Ford Mustang has had a brief reprieve from its sustained sales slide, with the Mach 1 limited-edition contributing to a momentary spike. Sales have largely been in freefall after reaching a peak in Australia four years ago. But limited editions such as the Bullitt, R-Spec and, now, the Mach 1, have helped drive a modest recovery. Sports cars and muscle cars tend to have a short shelf life and demand tapers after the initial hype subsides.
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Emma Notarfrancesco
Holden’s shock departure prompts new laws to give car buyers peace of mind in future
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1st Jun 2021
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Holden’s shock departure prompts new laws to give car buyers peace of mind in future

Australians may still be in shock over the sudden axing of the Holden brand – and the closure of more than 200 Holden dealerships – but overhauls to franchise laws announced today will make it harder for multinational car companies to close local showrooms and service centres. The changes – which come into force from 1 July 2021 – mean new-car buyers can shop with certainty knowing their local car showroom and service centre can only be shut down in special circumstances.
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Joshua Dowling
VFACTS April 2021: New-car sales results, record month despite semiconductor shortages
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5th May 2021
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VFACTS April 2021: New-car sales results, record month despite semiconductor shortages

New-car sales across Australia have bounced back from the worst April on record – during the peak of coronavirus lockdowns – to deliver the best April on record. And the Ford Ranger has topped the monthly sales charts for only the third time in its history, displacing the Toyota HiLux which maintains its lead in the year-to-date tally and is on-track for its sixth annual win in a row.
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Joshua Dowling
All-electric Porsche Taycan becomes Australia’s best-selling luxury sedan
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7th Apr 2021
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All-electric Porsche Taycan becomes Australia’s best-selling luxury sedan

The electric 2021 Porsche Taycan is now Australia’s best-selling large luxury sedan, according to the latest sales figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. The ‘Large Car over $70,000’ category has long been dominated by the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series, with the top spot almost exclusively held between the two of them every month since 2000.
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William Davis