Australians Have Bought More SUVs and Utes than Sedans

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As of March 2017, the Australians love affair with SUVs and Utes was not in doubt. Out of the 105,410 vehicles sold about 60% of them were sport utility vehicles and light commercial vehicles.

Even better, the top 5 cars sold were utes. The top cars were Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, and Mitsubishi Triton in that order.

The cars that followed this top 3 included Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3 which topped out as the most favourite passenger vehicles.

SUVs Outpaced Sedans in Sales

By February 2017, the SUV sales outpaced passenger vehicles such as sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, sports cars, and people movers.

In March and the subsequent months and years SUVs have continued to dominate the market.

As of today, SUVs make up 39.4 % of all cars sold, passenger cars constitute 37% and commercial vehicles have 20.9% of the market share.

The most popular SUV in Australia is Mazda Cx-5. apparently, one out of seven SUVs sold in Australia is Toyota.

Miss trend is sim even in other markets including America, Europe, and China.

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What is the International SUV Sales Trend?

In America and Europe, the vehicles decor crossovers have increased by 58% in sales compared to a decline of 7.8% in total car sales.

By the first quarter of 2017, crossovers made 1/3 of all vehicles sold in America.

The British also love SUVs since the year cells of compact SUVs are higher than any other vehicle sold in 2017.

While there is no explainable reason why SUVs are taking over the car market, 1 reason that can be deduced is that the petrol prices have gone down.

Since the petrol prices are so volatile, you will need technology that can help you save fuel when the prices are up.

GOFAR can help save on fuel costs by altering the driver’s behaviour.

So, if you can’t find the cheapest bowser then you can at least save up to 30% by using GOFAR.

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