As we move into the second half of 2019, it's a good point to reflect on YTD new car sales, assessing the overall health of the market, as well as seeing how recent trends are continuing to evolve.
With overall sales continuing to fall, we can see that this is still largely driven by declining interest in passenger vehicles (at the expense of SUVs and utes). We also see a growing trend towards alternative power trains, with hybrids and EVs both almost doubling their sales volumes year on year.
At a brand level, Mitsubishi and Kia remain the only OEMs in the top ten to grow sales year on year, continuing to outperform the market. At the other end of the spectrum however, Holden has fallen to 10th, losing a quarter of its H1 2018 sales volumes.
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