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How the SUV came to reign supreme Down Under
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12th Jan 2021
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How the SUV came to reign supreme Down Under

SUVs outsold passenger cars by approximately 204 per cent throughout 2020, according to the most recent figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). Over the course of the year just two of the top 10 best-selling vehicles were passenger cars, with these being the Hyundai i30 and Toyota Corolla. Conversely, six SUVs made the list – these were the Toyota RAV4, Toyota Prado, Toyota LandCruiser, Mazda CX-5, Nissan X-Trail, and the Hyundai Kona.
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William Davis
VFACTS 2020: Toyota Camry top-selling mid-size sedan for 27th year
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6th Jan 2021
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VFACTS 2020: Toyota Camry top-selling mid-size sedan for 27th year

The Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon may have been consigned to the history books, however the Toyota Camry has outlasted them and gone from strength to strength, becoming the top-selling medium-size sedan in Australia for the 27th year in a row. Even at the height of their powers, the longest winning streak for the Holden Commodore or Ford Falcon was 15 years – when the Commodore led the market until 2011. In the decades prior, both brands swapped the lead every few years or so.
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Joshua Dowling
VFACTS 2020: Record year for hybrids, electric cars 0.2 per cent of sales
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6th Jan 2021
3 min read

VFACTS 2020: Record year for hybrids, electric cars 0.2 per cent of sales

A record number of hybrid cars were sold in Australia in 2020 – almost twice as many as the year prior – as electric vehicles continued to represent just 0.2 per cent of the market. Official 2020 new-car sales figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show 60,417 hybrid vehicles were reported as sold last year, an increase of 93.7 per cent on the 2019 tally of 31,191.
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Joshua Dowling
The all-new models of 2020 – and how they're selling so far
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13th Dec 2020
5 min read

The all-new models of 2020 – and how they're selling so far

The young up-starts, the fresh faces, the newcomers – whatever you want to call them, we've had a raft of new model arrivals in Australia over the course of 2020. But in a year that hasn't been kind to established models – prompting the shock departures of several well-loved nameplates – how have these debutante cars fared in the new-car sales stakes?
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Susannah Guthrie
VFACTS November 2020: New-car sales show first recovery in 31 months, as Australians prepare to holiday at home
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3rd Dec 2020
7 min read

VFACTS November 2020: New-car sales show first recovery in 31 months, as Australians prepare to holiday at home

Australians gorged themselves on new cars after coming out of COVID-19 lockdowns, with November the first monthly sales gain in 31 months – ending the longest market slump since the Global Financial Crisis a decade ago. The Toyota HiLux ute extended its unassailable lead and is well on the way to becoming Australia’s top-selling vehicle outright for the fifth year in a row, ahead of the arch rival Ford Ranger ute for the fourth year in a row.
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Joshua Dowling