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VFACTS, July 2020: Toyota RAV4 top seller for first time ever, market hits 18-year low 
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5th Aug 2020
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VFACTS, July 2020: Toyota RAV4 top seller for first time ever, market hits 18-year low 

Australia, we have a new winner: the Toyota RAV4 topped the monthly sales charts for the first time ever in July, as buyers continue to shift towards SUVs and shun passenger cars. It is the first time in the 26-year history of the Toyota RAV4 nameplate that it has led the Australian new-car market in the monthly sales charts.
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Joshua Dowling
Life of luxury: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus sales spike 
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3rd Jul 2020
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Life of luxury: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus sales spike 

Popular luxury brands Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Lexus ended a two-year sales slump in June, posting massive gains as the overall market remained in decline. Mercedes posted its best monthly sales result in its history in Australia – reporting 4437 cars as sold, an increase of 31.4 per cent compared to the same month last year.
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Joshua Dowling
Car industry reports a surprising boom in June
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28th Jun 2020
4 min read

Car industry reports a surprising boom in June

Car dealers are running low on new vehicles to sell after being caught short due to an unexpected increase in demand in June – compounded by factory shutdowns during the coronavirus crisis – however industry insiders say the market is still a long way from a full recovery. Preliminary figures for new-car sales in June have industry insiders predicting it will be the second month in a row of growth after the market posted a 30-year low in April and a 23-year low in May.
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Joshua Dowling
VFACTS: May 2020 new car sales, the complete report
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3rd Jun 2020
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VFACTS: May 2020 new car sales, the complete report

Buyers appear to be returning to showrooms as COVID-19 restrictions are eased, according to official new-car sales figures for May 2020. After new-car sales dropped by 48.5 per cent in April – the biggest decline in at least 30 years – the slowdown of 35.3 per cent in May is being viewed as a sign the worst could be over. Figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show a total of 59,894 vehicles were reported as sold in May 2020, versus 92,961 for the same month last year.
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Ben Zachariah
Why Toyota HiLux vs Ford Ranger is the new Commodore vs Falcon battle
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24th May 2020
5 min read

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