Australian new car sales in 2018 were down on both 2016 and 2017 numbers with sales in December falling 14.3 percent. Toyota HiLux finished the year as the country’s best-selling vehicle.
The new car market might have softened in October but sales of SUVs has continued to strengthen at the expense of passenger car sales, according to figures from VFACTS.
Australian new car sales slowed in June compared to the same period last year, dropping 2.9%…light commercials top-three best-sellers in June.
Australian new car sales in 2017 set a new sales record, rising 0.9% over sales in 2016.
Australia new car sales have realised growth of 2% on 2015 to set a record of 1,178,133 cars sold in 2016.
SUVs experienced the largest growth in October new car sales, despite the market falling by 1.5% when compared with October 2013.
Australian new car sales fell in August 2014 by 5402 sales, compared with August 2013, with 88,157 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles sold.
July 2014 new car sales have fallen just 0.4% (368 cars) shy of July 2013’s record with Australians purchasing 89,867 new passenger cars.
Australian new car sales for June 2014 are up, which has the FCAI suggesting car sales in this country have bounced back from recent declines.