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India sold zero cars in April, Italy down 98 per cent, France had 89 per cent decline
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4th May 2020
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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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Joshua Dowling
Ford Australia says car sales won't move solely online after COVID-19
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19th Apr 2020
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Ford Australia says car sales won't move solely online after COVID-19

Ford Australia does not believe there will be a permanent shift to online sales for the majority of new car purchases following the COVID-19 pandemic – despite Ford representatives in Detroit forecasting the change will become more permanent.
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Liam Murphy
Car sales slowdown in March to bring mega deals in April
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31st Mar 2020
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Car sales slowdown in March to bring mega deals in April

Industry analysts have forecast the biggest fall in new-car sales since the Global Financial Crisis in the US, as Australian dealers report the toughest conditions in memory – however the sharp declines are likely to drive mega deals in April. New-car showrooms across Australia remain open – although some have reduced hours – as the industry has switched to a “contactless” sales model.
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Joshua Dowling
Increased stamp duty on luxury cars to be challenged in the High Court
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16th Jun 2019
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Increased stamp duty on luxury cars to be challenged in the High Court

EXCLUSIVE Australia’s peak car dealer body is planning a High Court challenge against increased stamp duties on motor vehicles priced over $100,000 – as exclusive figures published by CarAdvice show Toyota customers pay more in Luxury Car Tax than do buyers of most prestige brands.
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Joshua Dowling
Q&A: Talking with Australia's peak body for car dealers
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23rd Feb 2019
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Q&A: Talking with Australia's peak body for car dealers

Our focus is to inform people about new cars, and in so doing we generally deal directly with carmakers and their representatives, plus representative body the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.
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Mike Costello
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