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Car sales hit the brakes in February 2019
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1st Mar 2019
2 min read

Car sales hit the brakes in February 2019

DEALERS are likely to be desperate to do a sharp price on a new car in March – traditionally the second-biggest month of the year for sales – after figures for February revealed the biggest market slowdown since the Global Financial Crisis. It is now 11 months in a row sales have fallen short of the same month the previous year — and even market leader Toyota has been hit hard.
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Joshua Dowling
VFACTS: January 2019 sales wrap
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5th Feb 2019
4 min read

VFACTS: January 2019 sales wrap

Claimed new vehicle sales continued their downward trajectory in Australia over January, with the market down 7.4 per cent over the same month in 2018, to 88,851 units. This follows the trend from last year, when new vehicle sales went backwards for the first time in a few years after a strong start, and in which 10 of 12 months showed negative growth.
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Mike Costello
VFACTS: Six brands that managed bumper 2018 sales
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14th Jan 2019
4 min read

VFACTS: Six brands that managed bumper 2018 sales

Much of the talk around Australia’s 2018 new vehicle sales results centred around the 3 per cent decline in volume over 2017’s record tally. However, it’s not all doom and gloom out there despite regulations in the financial sector, the ongoing drought, and reduced house prices in major population centres.
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Mike Costello
VFACTS: November 2018 new vehicle sales
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5th Dec 2018
3 min read

VFACTS: November 2018 new vehicle sales

New vehicle registrations last month shrunk by 7.4 per cent compared to the equivalent month in 2017, for eight consecutive months of declining sales. UPDATE: An earlier version of this story wasn't displaying below the 'brands' section. The issue has been rectified, and all the data is officially there! Enjoy.
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Scott Collie
VFACTS August: Alfa Romeo, Infiniti and Volvo defy luxury slump
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10th Sep 2018
2 min read

VFACTS August: Alfa Romeo, Infiniti and Volvo defy luxury slump

Three smaller challengers to the perennial German luxury leaders all grew in a cooling luxury market in August, with Alfa Romeo, Infiniti and Volvo all posting meaningful increases over their 2017 results. We'll start with Volvo, which shifted 689 cars and held a 0.7 per cent market share, for 83.7 per cent growth over the same month last year. The XC40 was its best-seller with 266 registrations, followed by the XC60 (252) and XC90 (108).
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Scott Collie