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07 sales: more of the same

 

Most senior industry executives predict new-vehicle sales this year will be much the same as the 2006 total of 99,986. The count was just over three per cent less than 2005’s record 103,448.

Most senior industry executives predict new-vehicle sales this year will be much the same as the 2006 total of 99,986. The count was just over three per cent less than 2005’s record 103,448.
Backgrounding the predictions are economists’ warnings that 2007 will see below-normal growth of about half a per cent a quarter.
“After five years of solid growth in new vehicle sales, a levelling out was inevitable,” said the Motor Industry Association of 2006. “The industry is in good heart and sales volumes have settled at a vastly healthier level than we were experiencing at the end of the 1990s.”
Toyota again took total market leadership by more than 4700 units from Ford. At the same time Corolla almost caught Commodore for best selling model, finishing just 79 behind. Corolla is also number two in Australia, bumping Ford Falcon. Commodore’s again top over there, for the 12th consecutive year.

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