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VFACTS 2023 EoY review – heavy commercial vehicles

The Australian heavy commercial vehicle industry marked a record-breaking year in 2023, data from the VFACTS National Report shows. With an impressive 51,772 new vehicles hitting the roads, this sector…

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new brands on growth trajectory as Australian EV market expands 

Electric vehicles are on the rise in Australia. With one month remaining in 2023, we’re at 80,446 electric vehicles sold (vs. 28,326 at the same point last year). Based on…

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VFACTS November 2023 – top tier tussle as Ranger reels in Hilux

Huge numbers in the November VFACTS data, with 112,141 new vehicle sales, making it the second highest month of the year behind the EOFY-backed June. This places the 1.2m yearly…

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VFACTS October new vehicle sales – 1.2m or bust?

Record sales of 106,809 new vehicles in October, putting us over 1m vehicles sold in 2023. Continuing this trend would see the Australian market crack 1.2m vehicles in a single…

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car loyalty in flux as consumers consider new makes and models

The Australian new vehicle sales market is in a state of flux, with brands shifting from franchise to agency models, others considering Direct To Consumer (DTC) sales, ongoing vehicle shortages…

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june 2023 new vehicle sales – tax time winners

June is always a strong month for new vehicles sales, with businesses looking to spend before the closure of the financial year and OEMs running promotions to incentivise consumer buyers…

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sales records set in may, but economic uncertainty looms

May new vehicle sales landed at 105,694, increasing 28% from April (82,137 units), and making it the highest selling May in history (up 2,793 units from the previous record set…

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building brand perceptions over time

The automotive landscape is changing quickly, with existing brands struggling to maintain supply, and new brands entering the Australian market. This can be seen in the sales data, with significant…

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april 2023 new vehicle sales – what happened to the hybrids?

April new vehicle sales landed at 82,137 units, taking a dip from March (97,251 units), but still well up on April 2022 (81,065 units). This result is generally in line…

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the evolving nature of vehicle ownership

“Car ownership is dead! The future is shared!” “No more need for new cars sitting in dealership showrooms with bows on…” We regularly see articles expressing this sentiment, particularly in…

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