Things are looking up! After all the doom and gloom of the past eighteen months which has had disastrous effects on many markets, including the auto industry, we can finally give you good news this month.
The official industry body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries in Canberra, has reported another record month. April sales are the second highest month on record. Sales have soared 27.3 per cent over the same month last year, and this follows on from a record month in March. Sales so far this year are twenty per cent ahead of 2009.
Looking at the April figures more closely, all States reported increases, and the charge nationwide was led by SUV vehicles with a 38 percent increase over last April, followed by passenger vehicles (up 28.5 per cent), light commercials (up 15.7 per cent), and then heavy commercials boasting a 5.4 per cent increase.
Toyota retained its position at the top of the manufacturers with a 20.5 per cent share of the overall market, followed by Holden (12.2 per cent) and Ford (10.1 per cent).
HOW DOES THIS AFFECT YOU?
It’s all very well bragging about how well the industry is doing, but what does this really mean to you?
Stocks are running low – so think ahead.
|Manufacturers and importers have been very careful not to flood the market, and with bigger-than-expected sales, stocks of new vehicles in the showroom or on their way from overseas are less than normal, and some dealers are already reporting longer delivery dates.
That means that new orders may be subject to delivery delays on some models.
So, if you are thinking of getting a new vehicle (and remember financial year end is almost here), then we earnestly recommend that you act now!
Private Fleet sales consultants are aware of this scenario, and by using all our established contacts we can scour the country to ensure that you get the car of your choice as quickly as humanly possible.