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VFACTS 2020: Chinese brands MG, LDV, Great Wall, Haval post big gains 

Amid an overall market slump Australians bought a record number of Chinese cars for the second year in a row in 2020, according to official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. A total of 30,696 cars made in China were reported as sold in Australia last year, an increase of 70...

2021 Haval new cars

It was a case of steady as it goes for SUV brand, Haval, in 2020. No new models arrived last year, though the very tail end of 2019 saw an update to the H2 small SUV filter into showrooms. H2 sales more than doubled during 2020, and the brand as a whole grew sales by almost 90 per cent over the year. The pace is set to pick up in the new year...

Big Dog and Tank 300: Haval and Great Wall consider Jeep rivals for Australia

Great Wall Motors (now rebranded as GWM) – and its subsidiary Haval – are considering two new rugged-looking mid-sized SUVs for the Australian market. An email sent to potential Australian car buyers – a copy of which has been obtained by CarAdvice – shows two new models in particular that the manufacturer is actively considering...

2021 Haval H6 ready to roll at Beijing motor show, Australian launch under consideration

With this year's Beijing motor show, the 2021 Haval H6 is preparing for its international debut, following its domestic market launch at the Chengdu show in July. Parent company, Great Wall Motor, is using the motor show to remake itself as a “global technology travel company” but for now, the Haval H6 looks to follow a fairly traditional medium SUV format...

Chinese car sales up nearly 50 per cent in shrinking Australian market

Sales of Chinese cars in Australia have rise by an average of 48.2 per cent in the first seven months of this year – as the overall market slowed by by 19.2 per cent. Four Chinese brands are currently offered to consumers in Australia – namely MG, LDV, Great Wall and Haval. Figures compiled by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show MG sales grew by 55...

How big is the boot? Every SUV in Australia, ranked smallest to biggest

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...

Sales of Chinese cars hit top gear: MG, LDV, Haval post record month

Emerging Chinese brands MG, LDV and Haval posted significant sales gains in June 2020, as the overall market fell by 6.4 per cent. MG cars and SUVs reported 1348 vehicles as sold (an increase of 33 per cent compared to the same month last year), while LDV delivered 1052 utes, vans and SUVs (an increase of 31 per cent)...

Chinese cars buck the sales trend, up 36 per cent

Chinese car makers continue to defy the downward trend in Australia’s new-car market, with latest figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries showing a 36 per cent increase in the first five months of this year versus the same period in 2019. That’s bucking the current trend where new car sales have taken a hammering thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting recession...

The car names you've probably been mispronouncing this whole time

Fancy yourself a car enthusiast? While being an enthusiastic car owner and a good driver are both part of your overall street cred, a lot of it comes down to being able to talk the torque. And where many of us can come undone when showing off our automotive prowess is butchering the pronunciation of brand or model names as badly as Kim from Kath & Kim used to pronounce 'chardonnay' (she said 'kar-don-aye', for the record)...

So, which car brands are growing in Australia?

As you can read in much more detail here, overall new vehicle sales fell nearly 8 per cent in Australia year to their lowest level since 2011. Just one of the top 10 car makers managed to grow its sales - that would be Kia - and some fell away by double digits. Moreover, almost every segment (passenger, SUV and commercial) went backwards...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...