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Why Toyota HiLux vs Ford Ranger is the new Commodore vs Falcon battle
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24th May 2020
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Why Toyota HiLux vs Ford Ranger is the new Commodore vs Falcon battle

The Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger have been our top two selling vehicles outright for the past three years in a row, as Australians continue to embrace utes in huge numbers. And the Toyota HiLux has held the number one spot for four consecutive years, since 2016 when it became the first ute in Australian automotive history to top the charts. The shift to double-cab utes comes as they have become safer, roomier, better equipped, and more like an SUV to drive.
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Joshua Dowling
Surprise winners in April 2020: not all car sales went backwards in record low month
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5th May 2020
2 min read

Surprise winners in April 2020: not all car sales went backwards in record low month

Sales of US-style Ram pick-ups increased in April 2020 as the rest of the car market slammed the brakes due to coronavirus lockdowns. Industry analysts believe the Federal Government’s $150,000 instant asset write-off is behind the surge, which saw Ram pick-up sales increase by 14.1 per cent in April (from 156 to 178) in a market that was down by 48.5 per cent.
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Joshua Dowling
India sold zero cars in April, Italy down 98 per cent, France had 89 per cent decline
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4th May 2020
3 min read

India sold zero cars in April, Italy down 98 per cent, France had 89 per cent decline

The coronavirus crisis slammed the brakes on new-car sales around the world in April, as many factories stopped production and showrooms in some countries were forced to close. Preliminary reports out of India showed zero new cars were delivered, while Italy experienced a 98 per cent decline and France reported an 89 per cent drop.
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Coronavirus accelerates shift to virtual showrooms, video links and online sales
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8th Apr 2020
3 min read

Coronavirus accelerates shift to virtual showrooms, video links and online sales

Hundreds of car dealers across Australia have rolled out “contactless” technology for sales, quotes and finance applications – in some cases connecting to customers via video demonstrations. The initial take-up of the technology has been so successful many dealers contacted by CarAdvice say they will continue to offer the service even after the coronavirus lockdown periods are over.
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Joshua Dowling
Toyota sales surge in March, other brands hit the brakes in “toughest month in memory”
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1st Apr 2020
3 min read

Toyota sales surge in March, other brands hit the brakes in “toughest month in memory”

Market leader Toyota has defied the odds by posting a sales increase in what has been described by industry insiders as “the toughest month in memory” – as the market experienced its biggest slowdown since the Global Financial Crisis a decade ago. Confidential preliminary figures show Toyota increased sales in March by 1.6 per cent compared to the same month the prior year, while most other Top 10 brands dropped by between 30 and 40 per cent in the industry's 24th month in a row of decline.
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