03/08/2016 - 13:18

More disappointment for WA car sales

03/08/2016 - 13:18

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Car sales in Western Australia remain stalled, according to the latest figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

Car sales in Western Australia remain stalled, with the latest figures showing no improvement in the market.

About 8,200 new cars were sold in WA in July, down 1.3 per cent on the previous corresponding period, the chamber found.

In the year date, sales are down 3.9 per cent in the state, while nationally new car sales have risen 2.8 per cent.

Toyota was again the top performer in WA, selling 1,722 new cars in July, which was a slight 0.9 per cent improvement on July 2015 figures, but still down 2.1 per cent in the year to date.

Ford outperformed Holden last month with 655 new cars sold against Holden’s 611 result, and was a 12.7 per cent improvement on the previous corresponding period, while Holden’s result was 12.7 per cent lower.

SUV and 4WD specialist Jeep had another poor month with 86 new cars sold, down 42.3 per cent on July 2015 and down 58 per cent in the year to date.

Porsche had a bad month, with 14 sales representing a 60 per cent slide on the previous corresponding period, while Jaguar improved 160 per cent with 13 new sales last month.

No Lamborghinis were sold last month, two Ferraris were driven away and one Bentley was sold.

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