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VFACTS: January 2019 sales wrap

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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...

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Holden and Ford post lowest sales since 1960s
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Holden and Ford post lowest sales since 1960s

Holden and Ford have wound back the clock more than half a century, posting their lowest sales since 1961 and 1966 respectively, according to official figures for 2018 released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries...


Why 2019 will bring new-car bargains
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Why 2019 will bring new-car bargains

The end of the calendar year and the start of a new one is a good time to buy a new car because dealers are trying to clear old stock. But the bargains are likely to be sharper this time around because new-car sales are on track to hit the brakes for the ninth month in a row, dealers are overstocked, and the forecast for next year is gloomy...


HelloCars goes it alone to shake up online used-car shopping and selling
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HelloCars goes it alone to shake up online used-car shopping and selling

A new online used-car dealership, dubbed HelloCars, joins a growing collection of businesses looking to revolutionise the sometimes frightening world of used-car shopping. HelloCars enters a segment occupied most notably by SellMyCar and Carzoos – owned, respectively, by the massive new-and-used dealership groups Cox Automotive and AP Eagers...


VFACTS: Industry claims annual record for 2017
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VFACTS: Industry claims annual record for 2017

The Australian motoring industry is claiming an all-time sales record for 2017, with its representative body the FCAI registering 1,189,116 new cars, SUVs and commercials in its annual VFACTS report. This claimed figure is 0.9 per cent higher than 2016’s previous high-water mark, and becomes the market’s fourth record inside the past five years...


VFACTS 2017, January to June: New vehicle sales on record pace
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VFACTS 2017, January to June: New vehicle sales on record pace

Australia’s new vehicle market is now on track to grow over last year’s all-time annual record tally of 1,178,133 units. The blistering June 2017 result of 134,171 units (up 4.4 per cent) propelled cumulative half-year (H1) sales to 599,552, a number that is 1412 units (or 0.2 per cent) higher than the market stood at the same time last year...


Top 25 makes and models this year so far
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Top 25 makes and models this year so far

New vehicle sales in March may have hit an all-time high, but the market as a whole was actually a little down over the first quarter of 2017. Sales from January 1 to March 31 sit at 279,345 units. according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries’ VFACTS data provided by manufacturers, which is 2...


February 2017 new vehicle sales in Australia
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February 2017 new vehicle sales in Australia

The Australian new vehicle market declined 7.7 per cent in February, pulling cumulative annual sales to below their record 2016 levels two months in. According to VFACTS data supplied by car makers and compiled by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, the number of new cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles registered fell to 89,025 units, the lowest February figure since 2014...


January 2017 new vehicle sales in Australia
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January 2017 new vehicle sales in Australia

The first month of this new year has been and gone, and, compared to last year's all-time record, the market is already ahead of pace. According to VFACTS data supplied by car-makers and compiled by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, the number of new cars, SUVs and commercials registered climbed 0.6 per cent over January 2016's figure, to 84,910 units...


CarAdvice News Desk
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CarAdvice News Desk

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson usually presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. This week it's Matt Campbell, because Tegan's not in...


September 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales numbers, winners and losers detailed
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September 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales numbers, winners and losers detailed

New vehicle sales in Australia grew 1.3 per cent in September to 102,696 units, keeping the market bubbling along at record pace with only a quarter of the year left. Nine months into 2016, and a remarkable 887,076 new cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles have been counted as ‘sold’ by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries...


Lamborghini thrilled with Australian sales, not so thrilled with Aventador SV pricing
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Lamborghini thrilled with Australian sales, not so thrilled with Aventador SV pricing

With a range of vehicles starting from $378,900 (plus on-road costs), Lamborghini is thrilled with its Australian sales results, with numbers up by over 60 per cent. Andrea Baldi, head of Lamborghini Asia Pacific, spoke with CarAdvice last week at a Lamborghini event in Japan, saying that he is amazed with the numbers, especially when it came to the brand's most expensive models, the Lamborghini Aventador SV and SV Roadster...


Exotic sports-car sales growth triples market average
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Exotic sports-car sales growth triples market average

Sales of the market’s most expensive and exotic sports cars are growing at more than triple the overall market average in 2016. According to monthly VFACTS figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive industries this week, the 'sports car over $200,000' class grew 19.9 per cent in August, and is up 10.6 per cent year-to-date (YTD) to 1163 units...


August 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales numbers, winners and losers detailed
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August 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales numbers, winners and losers detailed

New vehicles sales grew by a solid 4.6 per cent in August, keeping the market on track for an all-time annual record. VFACTS figures released this morning show that 94,909 new cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold last month, taking the year-to-date (YTD) figure to 784,380...


Light car sales will recover, predicts Honda
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Light car sales will recover, predicts Honda

Light car sales are in the doldrums right now, but key market player Honda is convinced things will turn around — it’s just not quite sure when it’ll happen, and why it’s happening in the first place. Sales of light vehicles are in relative freefall this year, down 16 per cent within a total market up three per cent...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


The fastest-growing car brands in 2016
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The fastest-growing car brands in 2016

New vehicle sales are on track for an all-time record in 2016, up 2.8 per cent at the end of July to 689,471 units. But there are some brands doing better than others. Here we want to mention those that have grown the most, and the fastest. This constitutes two metrics: volume growth and percentage growth...


Seven cars Australians should buy more of: 2016 mid-year report
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Seven cars Australians should buy more of: 2016 mid-year report

You may have seen our hugely popular list of cars that Aussies should be buying, but aren’t. And while it hasn’t done anything to improve the fortunes of the Peugeot 308 – despite our vehement insistence that it is one of the cars that should get small car purchasers through the door – the response was excellent...


New vehicle sales at record highs: Australian market year-to-date wrap, winners and losers
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New vehicle sales at record highs: Australian market year-to-date wrap, winners and losers

We have hit the half-way point of 2016, and new vehicle sales logged in offical VFACTS data remain at record highs on the back of a booming business fleet market. Another huge month in June (belying a speculated downturn resulting from an interminable election cycle) has put half-yearly sales at 598,140 units, up 3.4 per cent...


June 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers, biggest month ever
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June 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers, biggest month ever

The interminable federal election campaign failed to put a dampener on new vehicle sales last month, with a new all-time record figure set. During June, traditionally the year’s biggest selling month, sales grew by 2.2 per cent to 128,569 to an all-time record high, with SUVs and commercials counterbalancing the 4.5 per cent reduction in passenger cars...