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Holden hits new record low, Toyota HiLux under attack, car sales slow for 20th month in a row
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2nd Dec 2019
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Holden hits new record low, Toyota HiLux under attack, car sales slow for 20th month in a row

EXCLUSIVE The true depth of Holden’s sales disaster will be exposed 24 hours from now, with official figures expected to show the former top-selling brand sold just 2665 cars in November – half what it sold at the same time last year and its weakest monthly result since the company was established 71 years ago. It is the sixth record low for Holden in 11 months. The figure is so low that each of the top three selling cars outsold the entire Holden line-up last month (see tables below).
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Joshua Dowling
VFACTS: August 2019 new car sales detailed
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4th Sep 2019
4 min read

VFACTS: August 2019 new car sales detailed

Australians purchased on average 358 fewer new cars every selling day throughout the August just gone, compared to the same month in 2018. VFACTS data compiled by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) and released today showed August 2019 was the 17th successive month where sales fell relative to the corresponding month in the previous year.
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Mike Costello
VFACTS: June 2019 sales figures
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3rd Jul 2019
5 min read

VFACTS: June 2019 sales figures

Sales of new vehicles in Australia fell almost 10 per cent in June compared to the same month in 2018, making it 15 successive months of decline. The June tally of 117,817 vehicles was 9.6 per cent less than the 130,300 sold in June 2018. It’s also the worst June tally since 2012. At the halfway point of the year, sales across the six months sit at 554,466 units, which is 8.4 per cent fewer (equating to 51,056 units) than the same period in 2018.
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Mike Costello
Takata: BMW Australia campaign 40 per cent complete
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12th Sep 2018
2 min read

Takata: BMW Australia campaign 40 per cent complete

BMW has completed 42 per cent of its Takata inflator replacements, with affected vehicles including the 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, X3, X5 and X6 sold between 2001 and 2016. As of August 31, 2018, the company had changed 42 per cent of dodgy inflators overall. The most dangerous alpha inflators are sitting at a 75 per cent completion rate, with 887 outstanding. Of that 887, around 350 cars aren't registered or have been written off.
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Scott Collie
Greens propose 2030 sales ban on petrol and diesel cars
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13th Mar 2018
4 min read

Greens propose 2030 sales ban on petrol and diesel cars

The Greens have proposed aggressive measures to encourage electric vehicle adoption, including a heavier Luxury Car Tax on internal-combustion vehicles and free registration for battery-powered buyers, ahead of a total ban on petrol and diesel cars by 2030. The policy proposal has five main elements:
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Scott Collie