VFACTS: Subaru Outback topples Isuzu MU-X as both set segment records | CarAdvice

The Subaru Outback has shot to the top of the sales charts within its off-road wagon segment as both it and the Isuzu MU-X record their best months of all time. Recreational off-road wagons continue to set sales records as an increasing number of Australians plan to holiday at home Continue Reading

VFACTS: Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton and Isuzu D-Max make the Top 10 | CarAdvice

Our love affair with utes shows no signs of slowing as Aussies prepare to holiday at home in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. The Toyota HiLux posted its strongest March result of all time last month, as it got a head-start on its run to becoming the nation’s favourite Continue Reading

VFACTS March 2021: New-car sales results, market recovery slowed by severe stock shortages | CarAdvice

New-car sales continued to rebound in March – for the fifth month in a row – but the numbers could have been higher if dealers could get more stock. Demand for new cars continued their recovery across Australia for the fifth month in a row, with official March results released Continue Reading

VFACTS: Utes and vans outsell passenger cars in February 2021 | CarAdvice

SUVs have outsold passenger cars for the past four years, now utes are vans are getting ready to overtake them. Australians bought more new utes and vans last month than hatchbacks, sedans and wagons – or, as the industry defines it, light commercial vehicles outsold passenger cars. It means utes Continue Reading

VFACTS February 2021: New-car sales recovery continues despite stock shortages | CarAdvice

New-car sales increased for the fourth month in a row during February 2021, following a historic 31 month decline. Australian new-car sales have surged for the fourth month in a row, despite ongoing stock shortages due to production delays caused by the coronavirus crisis. Official figures released today by the Continue Reading

VFACTS: Hyundai first to register hydrogen car fleet in Australia | CarAdvice

Hyundai appears to have beaten Toyota in being the first to register a fleet of hydrogen cars in Australia. The race to a hydrogen future appears to have been won by Hyundai after registering its first fleet of hydrogen cars in Australia last month. The Korean car maker and its Japanese Continue Reading

VFACTS January 2021: New-car sales surge for third month in a row | CarAdvice

New-car sales continued to show signs of recovery in January 2021 as travel restrictions eased and back orders were delivered. New-car sales posted their third month in a row in positive territory as COVID-19 travel restrictions eased and dealers continued to fill backorders in January 2021. Former favourite Holden also Continue Reading

VFACTS 2020: Headline models from Peugeot and Renault have big wins | CarAdvice

Results are in and there are some wins from French brands Renault and Peugeot. 2020 will always be known as a year like no other – and Australia’s new-car sales results are in to back that up. The last two months of the year showed signs of recovery, but for Continue Reading

VFACTS 2020: Country of Origin | CarAdvice

Where our cars actually came from in 2020. It’s easy to think a car’s country of origin is the nation where the manufacturer is headquartered. All Toyotas come from Japan, all BMWs from Germany, for instance. Not so. According to data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), Continue Reading

VFACTS 2020 WRAP: New-car sales recovered in December, amid lowest year since 2003  | CarAdvice

Australians spent $26 billion on overseas travel in 2019. In 2020 they started spending some of that money on new cars to explore their own back yard. Australian new-car sales surged in the last two months of 2020 as the nation came out of COVID-19 lockdowns – and the automotive Continue Reading