Car Sales show the value of a new models

2020 was a tough year but it did not undermine the value of car companies releasing new models.

Nissan had a poor 2020 with sales down 24% when the market was down 14%. But they launched new versions of two of their SUVs.  The new small Duke was released in May and resulted in a total year’s sales increase of 44%. So far this year the sales are up over eight times the same period last year.


The upgraded, large Nissan Patrol arrived in November; in December their sales were double the year before.

Kia launched a new model of their large SUV, the Sorento. So far this year sales are up 2 and half times.

The people mover market nearly halved in 2020 but market leader Kia launched an all-new Carnival in January 2021. In February Carnival sales were up 57%

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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