SUV sales bounce back in August

Peter Terlato 15 September 2016

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Australian car sales ticked up slightly in August 2016.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed minor gains (0.1%) in overall vehicle sales nationwide, despite falls in the sale of passenger cars (-0.5%) and other vehicles (-0.1%).

A few months back we reported sports utility vehicle (SUV) sales had been negative since January, signalling an end to Australia's love affair with SUVs.

However, the latest data shows a modest rise in the sale of SUVs, up 0.9% month-on-month in August.

In 2015 SUVs made up more than a third (35.4%) of total market sales.

Most states and territories witnessed moderate monthly gains in overall vehicle sales during August, aside from the ACT (-1.49%), Northern Territory (-0.87%), NSW (-0.33%) and South Australia (-0.03%).

A report released earlier this week exposed Australian car dealers selling expensive, poor value add-ons that provide little to no benefit for consumers.

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