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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...

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VFACTS: October 2018 new vehicle sales

New vehicle sales contracted in Australia for the seventh consecutive month in October, compared to figures from the corresponding months in 2017. The market declined 5.3 per cent in October to 90,718 units, the lion’s share of the drop coming from New South Wales and Victoria, down 9.2 and 4.2 per cent respectively...


VFACTS: Five things from September figures
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VFACTS: Five things from September figures

The Australian new car market has been softening most of this year. It's not panic stations, but sales have been declining since April, and the year-to-date (YTD) figure is down 0.9 per cent over last year's record haul, to 881,005 units. You can read all about September's haul in intense detail here, where we talk about the top brands, top models, and break down sales by segments...


VFACTS: September 2018 new vehicle sales
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VFACTS: September 2018 new vehicle sales

New vehicle sales dropped 5.5 percent on the same month in 2017, with a total of 94,711 registrations recorded. Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia and Victoria all saw increases on last year, while the rest of the nation was down, led by a 4.4 per cent dive in New South Wales. September follows two months of slow sales, leaving the  market 0...


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

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VFACTS: Small SUV sales boom detailed
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VFACTS: Small SUV sales boom detailed

Small SUVs, high-riding hatchbacks, little crossovers. Not matter what you call them, sales in this part of the market are absolutely booming, pinching sales from the depleting Small Car and Light Car segments. While the overall new vehicle market has cooled by 0.3% over last year’s record (to the end of August), sales in the ‘Small SUV’ segment have leapt up by almost 25%, to 93,415 units...


VFACTS: Five interesting things from August sales race
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VFACTS: Five interesting things from August sales race

The Australian new vehicle market has cooled off this year, down ever so slightly to 786,294 units as of the end of August. While you can read our latest monthly wrap in all its detail here, here are five smaller factoids that grabbed this writer’s eye from the year’s eighth month. Segment dominators: Sales figures, called VFACTS, break the market up into various segments of similar vehicles...


VFACTS: August 2018 new vehicle sales
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VFACTS: August 2018 new vehicle sales

New vehicle sales in Australia dropped 1.5 per cent on the same month in 2017, with new registrations totalling 95,221 units. Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria all recorded increases, while the rest of the nation – led by a 9.7 per cent drop for the Northern Territory – was down. Coming on the back of a July in which sales dipped 7...


Ford F-150, Toyota Corolla lead global sales during first half of 2018
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Ford F-150, Toyota Corolla lead global sales during first half of 2018

JATO Dynamics says global car sales totalled 44 million during the first six months of 2018, up 3.6 per cent on the same time last year, with SUV sales up 14 per cent to at least 14.95 million units. Analysts from the firm crunched the numbers from 57 markets, including 29 countries in Europe, China, the USA, Canada, Russia, Japan, South Korea, India, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific...


VFACTS: Five interesting developments in 2018
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VFACTS: Five interesting developments in 2018

Every month our breakdown of the self-reported VFACTS car industry sales data yields huge interest. Here’s a look at five interesting developments that have taken place over the course of 2018. Passenger car struggles The overall market is down 0.2 per cent this year after a record-setting 2017, but it's passenger cars that are really battling...


VFACTS: July 2018 new vehicle sales
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VFACTS: July 2018 new vehicle sales

New vehicles in Australia fell 7.8 per cent in July over the same month last year, to 85,551 units. Every state and territory dipped, with the sole exception of Tasmania (up 5.9 per cent). The poor showing in July — generally a hangover month after June’s end-of-financial-year promotional campaigns — means the annual tally for 2018 is now 0...


VFACTS 2018: Winners and losers, January to June
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VFACTS 2018: Winners and losers, January to June

The Australian new vehicle market remains on record pace, with half-yearly sales tracking 1.0 per cent up over 2017's high-water mark. VFACTS industry data compiled by the car companies' peak body, the FCAI, shows that 605,522 new vehicles were sold over H1. SUVs grabbed 42.7 per cent market share, stretching the lead over passenger cars (33...


Peugeot sales up nearly a quarter in 2018
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Peugeot sales up nearly a quarter in 2018

Peugeot is among the fastest-growing brands in Australia this year, recording a 24.1 per cent sales bump during the first half of 2018. Alright, it's coming off a low base, but bear with us here. The brand has 1333 sales so far this year, up on the 1074 it managed to the same point in 2017...


Volvo sales up 26 per cent year-to-date
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Volvo sales up 26 per cent year-to-date

Volvo Car Australia is growing fast this year, with the Swedish luxury brand posting 3026 registrations as of 30 June, an increase of 26 per cent year-to-date (YTD). A strong result in June (643 units, +14.4 per cent compared to 2017) bolstered Volvo's steady growth this year, spearheaded by the new XC60 SUV, which is the brand's top-selling model currently...


Small SUVs the fastest growing segment in 2018
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Small SUVs the fastest growing segment in 2018

Small SUV sales have bounced back after a quiet 2017. This segment of jacked-up hatchbacks was the fastest-growing across the market to the end of June, up 30.4 per cent. Small SUVs own 11.9 per cent market share, equating to 72,269 sales across 24 brands competing for audience attention and money...


Honda Australia is 2018's most improved brand so far
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Honda Australia is 2018's most improved brand so far

Honda Australia's momentum continued in June, with the company setting a new monthly record of 7013 units, up 34 per cent over the same month in 2017. The result is a milestone in the company's 49-year history here, and was driven for the most part by its two SUVs, the HR-V and CR-V...


Utes dominate the June sales charts
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Utes dominate the June sales charts

Australia’s three most popular new vehicles in June - perennially the biggest sales month of the year - were all pickups/utes. Clearly there were a lot of buyers taking advantage of end of financial year deals and incentives, and perhaps capitalising on certain tax breaks (such as fringe-benefit claims)...


VFACTS: June 2018 new vehicle sales
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VFACTS: June 2018 new vehicle sales

Australia’s new vehicle sales in June this year couldn’t quite match the record tally over the same month in 2017, but 130,300 units over 26 selling days is nothing to sneeze at. The June haul takes annual sales at the half-year mark of 2018 to 605,522 units, up 1 per cent on last year’s high-water mark...


Volkswagen Golf, Tiguan and Amarok selling up a storm
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Volkswagen Golf, Tiguan and Amarok selling up a storm

A supply-constrained Volkswagen Australia has issued a release celebrating strong sales for its top three models in June, even though its overall tally dipped slightly over the same month last year. Still, credit where it's due: the Golf, Tiguan and Amarok all claimed records during the year's busiest month, a period where the whole industry goes into overdrive for end of financial year...


Kia hits 500,000 sales in Australia
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Kia hits 500,000 sales in Australia

Kia Australia is celebrating 500,000 sales Down Under, three decades after the first Kia-badged cars landed here under a private import deal. In 1988, just 60 people bought a 'Kia' – a jeep model developed off the Korean Army's car and sold there as the Asia Rocsta. In its first run here, privately imported, today's Kia Australia insists it wore a Kia badge...