Car sale figures for July 2020

Suzuki Baleno GLX, will feature the 1.4 litre engine, replacing the current 1.0 litre turbo.

June sales figures showed some recovery declining by only 6.4%, a figure consistent with a long-term trend not the catastrophic impact of COVID-19.

The Australia market, however, has stumbled again in July with a decline of nearly 13%.

In the top ten brands, third placed Hyundai had a big decline of 34% but on the positive side sixth place Kia and seventh place Volkswagen had actual growth over last year’s July figures.

Cars import here having been made in China are up 52% on last year although they are still only 3% of our total market.

The big segment winners were small and very small SUVs and light commercial vans all showing positive growth.

Hybrids sales are rocketing especially with SUVs.  Sales of hybrid SUVs have increased by nearly 280%. That’s more than three and three quarters times the sales from last year.

Im David Brown

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto