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AUTO MARKET WATCH

EDITION 11

Offer made

Stephanie, Fremantle, WA 6160

VFACTS ANALYSIS DIGITAL LANDSCAPE ANCAP TO ASSESS OLD MODELS

Offer made

Mark, Gold Coast, QLD 4217

Enquiry received Alice, Parramatta, NSW 2150

BUYERS BEYOND BORDERS

Interactive analysis: Discover where buyers are sending their enquiries.

DRIVERLESS VEHICLES DECADES AWAY? IAG predicts almost zero take up before 2030.

Enquiry received Tom, Mt Gambier, SA 5290


Edition 11 at a glance

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Australian market review

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ANCAP to reassess old models against new safety standards

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Top 20 most searched models

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Top 10 news articles, reviews and videos

Buyers beyond borders

Auto market landscape

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Driverless vehicles decades away, says IAG

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Australia’s hottest used cars

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Introduction include autonomous vehicles. Fully autonomous vehicles and the associated infrastructure required are still many, many years away but there is no doubt electric vehicles are already a reality and will make up a worthwhile percentage of local sales sooner rather than later.

Welcome to the latest edition of the Auto Market Watch, our unique deep dive into the ever-changing Australian automotive market. The market has had a strong start to 2018. That said, the health of the Australian auto marketplace is not consistent. Across the country, the retail auto industry is, in effect, a three-speed economy. Victoria and New South Wales are in excellent health. Queensland and South Australia are just doing enough to stay healthy but both states could easily ‘catch a cold’ while in Western Australia, the auto industry remains in a postresource boom recovery phase.

Finally, I would like to congratulate the Alfa Romeo team for the Giulia QV taking out the honours as Australia’s Best Driver’s Car. I hope you enjoy this bumper edition of the AMW and wish you a successful end to this financial year and a great start to FY19.

As we race to the end of the financial year and the ever so important EOFY sales, we look at the increasing practice of buyers looking beyond state borders to find the right car at the right price. Savvy buyers are making use of technology to find the best deals, meaning that dealerships are no longer just local businesses—they are now national in their reach.

Kind regards,

Cameron McIntyre CEO & Managing Director carsales.com Ltd

Whilst this is all about the here and now, we also must keep an eye on the future and that future will

Australia’s Best Driver’s Car 2018 has been run and won.

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Buyers beyond borders The 2018 digital buyer is prepared to travel great distances or purchase sight unseen – but just how far and where?

It’s no secret that buyers are more discerning than ever before and the latest carsales insights uncover the true extent they’re prepared to go to secure their ideal set of wheels. One of the effects of digitising much of the search process is that buyers are now more willing to travel great distances to visit a dealership that offered a better price, value for money or had the perfect purchase option in stock.

BY DAVID TOSCANO, TRADE MARKETING, CARSALES.COM LTD

What is the main reason for travelling distance to visit a dealership?

25%

They had the exact model I wanted in stock

Lower price/better value for money

Exploring past local areas The median distance travelled by buyers to dealerships for new and used vehicles between $20,000–$100,000, is now 44.26km, as revealed by the latest carsales data.

14%

Dealer reputation

12%

This evolution in buyer behaviour and blurring of market areas opens up significant selling opportunities and has implications for the way dealerships and OEMs best market and list their stock.

23%

Convenient with my routine

17%

In 2017, purchase intenders surveyed in The Journey to Vehicle Ownership research whitepaper revealed that they would be happy to travel up to 70 km to visit a dealership.

Tellingly, the more expensive the vehicle, the greater the buyer’s willingness to travel. The median distance travelled for vehicles with a sticker price in excess of $100,000 was more than 3x greater than those enquiring on vehicles in the $20,000– $30,000 price band.

Bought from there before

Source: The Journey to Vehicle Ownership, 2018.

Median distance travelled by buyer to dealership Type

$10,000$19,999

$20,000$29,999

$30,000$39,999

$40,000$69,999

$70,000$99,999

$100,000+

Brand New and Demo

29.4km

32.2km

41.6km

51.2km

53.5km

116.3km

Used

37.9km

41.3km

47.4km

49.8km

66km

249.2km

Source: carsales Internal Data April 2017–March 2018. carsales.com.au

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Extending the search interstate

Again, higher price bands experienced a higher percentage of interstate enquiries.

Australian car dealerships can now consider themselves national businesses, as it’s clear that even state borders don’t intimidate buyers from hunting down the car they want.

In New South Wales and Victoria, over 40% of enquiries from buyers on vehicles priced $100,000plus were placed on interstate vehicles. In Queensland and Western Australia, over 60% of enquiries in this price band were placed on interstate vehicles, while over 80% was recorded in South Australia. In Tasmania, over 95% of enquiries in this price band were placed on vehicles located on the mainland, with Victoria receiving more than 35% of these enquiries.

carsales data between April 2017–March 2018 uncovered that 18.75% of enquiries placed on dealership stock items priced between $20,000– $100,000, were placed by buyers in a different state or territory.

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Below is just a taste! Click the map, select a state and price band and discover where buyers are enquiring.

91.7%

31%

of enquiries from buyers in WA on cars priced $50K to $75K were placed on interstate stock.

of enquiries from buyers in NT on cars priced $20K to $30K were placed on interstate stock.

26.3%

of enquiries from buyers in QLD on cars priced $40K to $50K were placed on interstate stock.

42.3%

of enquiries from buyers in SA on cars priced $30K to $40K were placed on interstate stock.

33%

of enquiries from buyers in VIC on cars priced $75K to $100K were placed on interstate stock.

26.4% 52.3%

of enquiries from buyers in TAS on cars priced $20K to $30K were placed on interstate stock.

Source: carsales Internal Data April 2017–March 2018. carsales.com.au

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of enquiries from buyers in NSW on cars priced $50K to $75K were placed on interstate stock.


Six tips to maximise conversion of interstate enquiries

1. Professional photos and insightful comments

5. Add extended warranty Stock listed with a warranty can appear as a more trustworthy and easier purchase proposition, as buyers can feel greater peace of mind knowing they are protected from mechanical breakdown for a specified time.

Professional photography and video helps buyers make a more confident enquiry or purchase decision, drawing attention to key details about your stock item that differentiate it from other listings.

Adding a warranty to your stock items also has reputational benefits by clearly communicating your confidence in the quality and reliability of your stock.

Ensure that you complement your professional photography with comments that highlight services that facilitate an interstate purchase, such as Australia wide trade-ins and delivery.

6. Timely customer contact

2. Certified Pre-Owned stock

Enquiries convert when buyers are contacted quickly and equipped with everything they need to make an informed purchase decision.

Buyers that understand the benefits of Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) stock items have a higher perception of dealerships that offer these vehicles for sale.1 As a consequence, buyers may be more comfortable in purchasing their next vehicle sight unseen if it is marked as CPO.

34.1% of enquiries on carsales converted to sale at the dealership – on the actual vehicle or another with the same dealership – within 14 days, underlining the importance of identifying customer needs and providing timely service.2

CPO stock items can be quickly activated in AutoGate. Contact your Performance Manager for more information.

3. Detailed inspection report With a credible inspection report, interstate buyers can make an informed decision to purchase a vehicle safe in the knowledge that it has been given the all-clear by an independent specialist mechanic.

4. Transparent history report Vehicle history reports tick the boxes that concern buyers including a written off check, stolen check, warranty check, odometer check and more.

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With a comprehensive history report, buyers can be assured about the true origins of the vehicle.

Sources: 1 The Rise of CPO, 2017. 2carsales internal post-enquiry survey data. 1 January 2015–22 November 2017 (N>452,000). carsales.com.au

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AUTO MARKET LANDSCAPE carsales is Australia’s #1 auto classifieds website

AVERAGE DAILY UNIQUE AUDIENCE (UNDUPLICATED, ACROSS DEVICES)1 500,000

carsales’ audience is larger by:

400,000

1.5x

300,000

10x

4.5x

200,000 100,000 0

CARSALES

GUMTREE AUTO

CARSGUIDE

DRIVE

AVERAGE SESSION DURATION2 CARSALES

5 mins 58 secs

carsales’ sessions are longer by: CARSGUIDE DRIVE

USED DEALER ENQUIRIES BY SOURCE4

of the traffic to carsales was via mobile.

11%

30%

32%

27%

ANDROID APP

MOBILE SITE

3x

1 min 46 secs

TRAFFIC BY CHANNEL 3

73%

2x

2 mins 55 secs

17% SMS

51% EMAIL

IOS APP

32%

PHONE CALL

DESKTOP

Sources: 1. Nielsen Digital Content Ratings, April 2018. 2. Nielsen Market Intelligence, April 2018. 3. carsales internal data (Google Analytics), April 2018. 4. carsales internal data, April 2018.


carsales has been ranked number 7 in Australia's most innovative companies on the ASX 200. Source: AFR, June 2018.

DEALER ENQUIRIES BY HOUR 5 Is your phone on 24/7?

DEALERSHIP BUSINESS HOURS (9am–5pm)

55.9% of dealer stock enquiries

REST OF DAY

were outside of business hours in April 2018.

12am 1am

2am

3am

4am

5am

6am

7am

8am

9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm

2pm

3pm

4pm

5pm

6pm

7pm

8pm

9pm 10pm 11pm

BRAND HEALTH SCORECARD (AUTO-INTENDERS AND WIDE MARKET) 6 carsales continues to be the most preferred online auto classifieds website for Australian consumers, with a clear lead over Gumtree, CarsGuide and Drive across Brand Awareness, Active Consideration and Preference metrics.

CARSALES

GUMTREE

CARSGUIDE

DRIVE

BRAND AWARENESS (SPONTANEOUS)

BRAND AWARENESS (PROMPTED)

ACTIVE CONSIDERATION

PREFERENCE

Top of mind (not prompted)

Aware when shown list of places/sites

Only place I’d ever use / first place I’d go to / one of many places I would use

Brand preferred based on those aware of

54%

80%

62%

40%

45% 9%

5%

71%

30% 18%

40%

12%

21%

3%

12%

2%

Sources: 5. carsales internal data (Google Analytics), April 2018. 6. Nature Research, research commissioned by carsales, April 2018.


Australian market review VFACTS: March–May 2018

MAR

APR

MAY

A record March result of 106,988 sales delivered strong 4.4% first quarter growth. Small SUVs climbed 32.8% year-on-year, while medium SUVs increased sales by 10.1%.

Sales totalled 82,930, down 0.2% year-on-year. Small SUVs rose 33.3%, medium SUVs climbed 12.8%, large SUVs lifted 3.7% and upper large SUVs surged 20.6% year-onyear.

SUV sales were up 8.4% yearon-year, despite an overall 2.1% market decline for the month. Micro was the only car segment to show growth, with passenger cars down 15.6% on the same month last year.

Total sales as of May 2018: Kia Rio

VS

2,8 0 8

TO

Honda Civic

VS

5,9 1 9

TO

Ford Mondeo

VS

918

TO

BMW 3 Series

VS

1,2 0 9

TO

Mazda2

Mitsubishi ASX

4,6 1 5

7,8 4 6

Subaru Impreza

Hyundai Tucson

4,2 9 4

8,2 8 0

Mazda6

1,2 7 0 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2,6 4 1

Source: FCAI VFACTS March–May 2018. carsales.com.au

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VS

TO

VS

Subaru XV

5,9 3 1 Mazda CX-5

TO

1 0,7 1 1

Ford Ranger 4x4

VS

Toyota HiLux 4x4

1 4,9 8 0

TO

1 5,2 0 5

Ford Everest

VS

2,2 6 5

TO

Isuzu Ute MU-X

3,3 2 9


Top 50 models by sales

Click to expand our sales report.

March–May 2018

Model Toyota Corolla

3,120

Toyota Hilux 4X4

3,185 2,586

Mazda3

1,725

1,444

1,952

1,816

1,601

2,063

Toyota RAV4

1,839 1,476

2,504

1,103 1,322

1,843

Kia Cerato

1,546

Holden Colorado 4X4

1,300

1,251

Hyundai Accent

1,551

930

Mazda CX-3

1,274

1,683 1,276

1,262

1,368

Toyota Landcruiser Wagon

1,295 1,416

1,160

1,342

Honda CR-V

1,659

1,114

1,451

Toyota Camry

1,713

1,326

1,951

Volkswagen Golf

1,677

1,699

1,712

Toyota Prado Nissan X-Trail

2,337 2,788

1,055

1,783

Hyundai Tucson

1,172

1,356

Subaru XV

1,223

1,139

Mitsubishi Outlander

1,275

1,003

Kia Sportage

1,267

1,093

1,161

Toyota Kluger

1,271

1,063

1,144

1,222

809

Toyota Hilux 4X2

1,200

937

953

Nissan Qashqai

625

938

789

1,110

Volkswagen Tiguan Subaru Outback

903

Nissan Navara 4X4

841

Holden Commodore

1,040 868 812

1,107 1,260 872

756 587

990 947

791 715

664

Subaru Impreza

956

867 565

1,028

Mazda2

1,497 1,207

862

Toyota Landcruiser PU/CC

Subaru Forester

1,124 1,464

800

1,041

Honda HR-V

1,416 1,433

1,233

Isuzu Ute D-Max 4X4 Honda Civic

1,027 1,036

850

835

883

559

Toyota Yaris

861

665

748

Mazda BT-50 4X4

849

685

728

Volkswagen Amarok 4X4

796

Isuzu Ute MU-X Holden Astra

423

833

557

805

493

661

Mazda CX-9

2,261

1,706

2,029

Mitsubishi ASX Mitsubishi Triton 4X4

2,719

1,903

2,382

Mazda CX-5

3,467 2,780

2,261

2,779

Hyundai i30

3,224

2,347

3,176

Ford Ranger 4X4

3,218

2,979 2,659

906

497

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

550

494

610

May 2018

Hyundai Santa Fe

520

520

582

April 2018

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

475

332

Ford Mustang 267 381 Holden Captiva 370 Holden Trax

466

521 398

0

773

March 2018

705 452 403 1K

2K

3K

4K

5K

6K

7K

Sales this month

Source: FCAI VFACTS March–May 2018.

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9K


Driverless vehicles decades away, says IAG Australia to lag behind US

Insurance Australia Group predicts almost zero take up of autonomous vehicles in Australia until at least 2030.

Many automakers have touted 2025 as the year by which there will be widespread take-up of ride-sharing and autonomous vehicles, which the industry categorises as Level 1 (vehicles with driverassist features like active lane-keeping, cruise control and low-speed braking, which has now even hit the ute market), Level 2 (hands/feet-off), Level 3 (eyesoff), Level 4 (brain off) and Level 5 (fully auto).

BY MARTON PETTENDY, EDITORIAL, CARSALES.COM LTD Insurance Australia Group (IAG) is the latest automotive industry player to predict the widespread deployment of self-driving vehicles is a lot further away than the public has been led to believe.

But IAG researchers—who defined self-driving vehicles as ‘assisted’, ‘mainly driverless’ and ‘driverless’—have forecast the penetration of mainly driverless cars within Australia’s vehicle fleet (currently 18 million) to reach just 20 per cent by 2035.

According to a research study overseen by IAG’s group executive of strategy and corporate development David Harrington and first reported by the Australian Financial Review, autonomous vehicles of any kind will remain almost non-existent in Australia until at least 2030.

By 2040, IAG expects mainly driverless vehicles to account for 48 per cent of cars on our roads, and for fully driverless vehicles to comprise 14 per cent.

Source: Reuters, January 2018. carsales.com.au

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By 2040, IAG expects mainly driverless vehicles to account for 48 per cent of cars on our roads, and for fully driverless vehicles to comprise 14 per cent.

In contrast, US research insists that 53 per cent of the North American vehicle fleet will be mainly driverless and 22 per cent fully driverless by 2040. Based on the fact that human error causes 90 per cent of all road vehicle collisions, it’s been forecast that autonomous vehicles could reduce the number of global road fatalities by 50 per cent. Harrington said the shift to autonomous vehicles will have significant economic impacts, since motor vehicles are estimated to cost the economy about $40 billion annually Down Under.

So far autonomous vehicle trials are legal only in South Australia and Victoria, where Eastlink’s Mullum Mullum tunnel has just been LIDAR-mapped by a Telstra aerial drone in preparation for self-driving car testing.

But he said key barriers to autonomous vehicle acceptance in Australia, which was recently named one of the most sceptical nations when it comes to self-driving cars, were cost and legislation. The first Level 2-capable cars – led by Audi’s new A8 limousine – are now on the road in in the US and Europe, but continue to be prevented from employing their full suite of autonomous technologies due to local laws.

LIDAR is a digital surveying technology that uses a rapidly pulsing laser light to build up an accurate 3-D map, which along with real-time LIDAR-scanning is employed by most self-driving prototypes. “Trials of fully self-driving car prototypes need to be conducted under controlled conditions on Australian roads to test their safe operation in Australian environments, including our urban streets, arterial roads, freeways and tunnels,” said EastLink corporate affairs and marketing manager Doug Spencer-Roy.

Implementation of driverless vehicle legislation has been slow in Australia, due in part to the ethical and legal questions around the responsibility for potential damage, injuries and deaths – such as the high-profile case that recently led Uber to halt autonomous vehicle testing in the US.

Significant legislative change required

“To enable these trials, the trial sites first need to be mapped in high resolution.”

Vehicle and infrastructure costs aside, IAG says the single most important barrier to autonomous vehicles in Australia is the list of 700-odd separate state and federal laws that need to be changed to make them legal.

Harrington said that while most Australians drive a private vehicle, the use of public transport is expected to fall from about 12 per cent this year to 10 per cent in 2040 because of the economies of scale from large fleets of shared vehicles.

Private vehicles still cheaper than sharing Importantly for vehicle insurers, he said the Australian motor insurance market will grow through to 2030 and beyond On a personal level, IAG research found it costs between 60¢ and $1 per kilometre to travel by private vehicle – much less than ride-hailing ($3), ride-sharing ($1.50) and car-sharing ($1.20), but slightly more than its estimate for sharing an autonomous vehicle (between 50¢ and 60¢).

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We made

Model

160 million

Dealer

behavioural observations of

1 million

VFACTS Segments

Make Used

carsales.com.au users New

Price

Age Household Composition

Vehicles in Household

Income

Education

We merged those observations with ABS data from

8.3 million Aussie households to create

Home Ownership

Suburbanites

carsales.com.au

Employment

Auent Suburbanites

Inner City

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Older Outer Suburbs

Metro


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The Battlers

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ANCAP to reassess old models against new safety standards Stakeholders want to re-assess passenger vehicles every six years.

ANCAP chief executive James Goodwin would like to see the legacy rating rule abolished to ensure the safest cars on the market are rewarded.

BY SAM CHARLWOOD, EDITORIAL, CARSALES.COM LTD

“In the past few years we’ve been concentrating on the brand new vehicles and I think we’ve lost sight on the entire fleet,” he conceded. “The age of vehicles involved in fatalities is rising.

Australia’s peak crash safety organisation has unveiled plans to apply new rating standards to ageing cars, after figures showed older models were overrepresented in road fatalities.

“We just introduced a six-year expiry date on new safety ratings… should that be applied retrospectively now? That’s something that we need to consider; previous protocols developed many years ago meant that legacy ratings would stay in place. Now we should perhaps look at whether we need to look at re-applying the current rating to oldnew cars.”

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) wants to adapt the same six-year date stamp to older models that it recently mandated for all new models released in 2018. Under the current regime, vehicles released before 2018 maintain the same star safety rating they received when new, regardless of age. It means that some vehicles—take the Fiat 500 released in 2008, for example—continue to boast the same five-star score as newer products despite not being tested against the latest safety equipment and crash structure regimes.

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ANCAP believes ‘date-stamping’ vehicles can lead to confusion at a consumer level over the safety credentials of a new car. Moreover, it would like to see incentives in place to ensure Australia’s car fleet is as modern and safe as possible. “We need to look at some incentives to make modern vehicles more affordable and encourage people to

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seriously overrepresented in serious crashes,” he said.

get into the newest cars that suit their needs and the newest ones they can afford,” Goodwin said.

“I’m not talking about classic cars here, I’m talking about very average 1990s to 2000 models that are still on the road in extremely high numbers. The fundamental structure of those vehicles are not likely to protect people very well.

In a submission to the Ministerial Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy this year, ANCAP collated figures on the average age of Australia’s passenger fleet against the average age of vehicles involved in fatality crashes.

“It’s not as though those vehicles are likely to be involved in more crashes, it’s more around the survivability. If someone else takes you out and you’re driving one of those older cars then your chances of survival are much lower.

“In 2016, vehicles 15 years or older represented 20 per cent of the registered passenger vehicle and SUV fleet, yet were involved in 36 per cent of fatalities. In contrast, vehicles aged five years or less represented 31 per cent of the registered fleet, yet were involved in 12 per cent of fatalities,” the submission said.

“There’s an equality issue here at play… the younger people are generally driving the oldest cars. At the other end we have the oldest people driving the oldest cars as well. Their ability to be able to upgrade is limited and they are likely to be more fragile in the event of a crash.”

“Over the period 2014 to 2016, the average age of the passenger vehicle fleet remained constant at 9.8 years, yet the average age of passenger vehicles involved in occupant fatality crashes increased consistently from 12.5 years in 2014, to 12.9 years in 2015 and 13.1 years in 2016.”

Goodwin’s remarks come as figures show the national road toll is rising despite the advent of safer cars.

Goodwin said buying incentives would ultimately assist the most at-risk user groups in the event of an accident.

Along with more fatalities, the AAA Benchmarking Report revealed a 19 per cent increase in severe road injuries compared with the same period in 2013. Cyclist deaths also increased 104 per cent in the corresponding 12 months.

“What we’re seeing is that the age of the Australian car fleet is becoming a problem. Older cars are

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Top 20 most searched models Discover which models attracted the most buyer searches on carsales in April 2018.

NEW 1

6 Hyundai Tucson

11 Isuzu D-Max

16 Mazda CX-5

2 Volkswagen Golf

7 Ford Focus

12 Volkswagen Tiguan

17 Range Rover Velar

3 Ford Mustang

8 Kia Stinger

13 Nissan Navara

18 Subaru XV

4 Hyundai i30

9 Volkswagen Amarok

14 Hyundai Accent

19 Kia Sportage

15 Mazda3

20 Ford Everest

6 Volkswagen Golf

11 Holden Colorado

16 Ford Focus

2 Holden Commodore

7 Ford Falcon

12 Mercedes-Benz C63

17 Toyota RAV4

3 Toyota HiLux

8 Mazda3

13 Range Rover Sport

18 Mitsubishi Lancer

4 Ford Ranger

9 Nissan Navara

14 Mitsubishi Triton

19 Toyota Kluger

5 Toyota LandCruiser Prado

10 Toyota Corolla

15 Nissan Patrol

20 Subaru Impreza

Ford Ranger

5 Holden Commodore 10 Subaru Impreza

USED 1

Toyota LandCruiser

Source: carsales internal data (Google Analytics), April 2018. carsales.com.au

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Top 10: News articles and reviews Discover the most popular news articles and reviews read on motoring.com.au between February–April 2018. Click on an image to read the story.

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Subaru unveils 2019 WRX STI — maybe →

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New Car Calendar 2018 →

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What’s the difference between 4WD and AWD? →

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Holden Colorado SportsCat by HSV 2018 Review →

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The Verdict: 2017 Dual-Cab Ute Comparison →

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Holden Commodore VXR 2018 Review →

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Ford Ranger Raptor pricing revealed →

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Is your car affected by the deadly Takata airbag recall? →

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Range Rover’s wild Chinese stunt – how did it get down? →

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Kia Stinger pursuit cars close in →

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Top 10: Videos Check out the most popular videos watched on motoring.com.au between February–April 2018. Click on an image to watch the video.

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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe: Model Preview →

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Ford debuts Ranger Raptor in Bangkok →

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Holden Commodore VXR 2018 Review →

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Haval H9 v Toyota LandCruiser Prado 2018 Comparison →

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Holden Commodore v Mazda 6 v Toyota Camry 2018 Comparison →

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Holden Commodore 2018: Video Review →

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed FWD: 2018 Video Review →

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Honda CR-V v Mazda CX-5: 2017 Comparison Video →

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class 2018: Video Review →

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Holden Commodore VXR v Kia Stinger GT: 2018 Comparison Video →

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