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VFACTS: February 2020 new car sales
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4th Mar 2020
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VFACTS: February 2020 new car sales

New vehicle sales in Australia fell double digits yet again in February, to 79,940 units (a reduction of 10.3 per cent over the same month in 2019). It’s now been 23 successive months of fewer sales than the corresponding month in the previous year, and sales are now the lowest they’ve been since 2011 when the Global Financial Crisis was intimately shaping purchasing behaviour.
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Mike Costello
Skoda posts strong January ahead of 'biggest ever product year'
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5th Feb 2020
2 min read

Skoda posts strong January ahead of 'biggest ever product year'

Skoda has enjoyed a strong start to 2020, as it prepares to launch a raft of new and updated models. Despite a decline of 12.5 per cent in reported sales for January, the Czech brand grew its sales more than 30 per cent on the back of a strong month for the Octavia sedan and wagon. Sales of the Honda Civic rival jumped more than 120 per cent, while the compact Rapid hatchback doubled its tally from January 2019. The compact Karoq SUV and seven-seat Kodiaq also grew their sales.
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Scott Collie
Isuzu MU-X outsells direct rivals again
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16th Jan 2020
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Isuzu MU-X outsells direct rivals again

One of the most commonly asked questions accompnying each month's VFACTS sales report centres around which brand is winning the ute-based SUV sales race. These rugged body-on-frame, towing-ready offerings clearly have a dedicated following. For the sake of one argument, we do not include Toyota's pricier Prado in this sub-segment, but you could argue the case either way.
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Mike Costello
VFACTS: 2019 new car sales results
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6th Jan 2020
4 min read

VFACTS: 2019 new car sales results

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Mike Costello
News
6th Jan 2020
4 min read

VFACTS: 2019 new car sales results

2020
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Mike Costello
Kia the only brand inside the Top 10 to post a sales increase in 2019
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6th Jan 2020
2 min read

Kia the only brand inside the Top 10 to post a sales increase in 2019

Hyundai’s sister brand Kia was the only brand inside the Top 10 to report sales growth in 2019 – the slowest new-car market since 2011 – after posting its fifth record result in a row and tripling its sales in 10 years. Kia wasn’t even in the Top 10 until 2004 and 2005 – when it scraped into 10th place – when the Korean cars were imported by an independent distributor.
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Joshua Dowling
Holden hits new record low, Toyota HiLux under attack, car sales slow for 20th month in a row
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2nd Dec 2019
3 min read

Holden hits new record low, Toyota HiLux under attack, car sales slow for 20th month in a row

EXCLUSIVE The true depth of Holden’s sales disaster will be exposed 24 hours from now, with official figures expected to show the former top-selling brand sold just 2665 cars in November – half what it sold at the same time last year and its weakest monthly result since the company was established 71 years ago. It is the sixth record low for Holden in 11 months. The figure is so low that each of the top three selling cars outsold the entire Holden line-up last month (see tables below).
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Joshua Dowling
Popular small car sales plummet
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6th Nov 2019
3 min read

Popular small car sales plummet

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Mike Costello
News
6th Nov 2019
3 min read

Popular small car sales plummet

2019
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Mike Costello