No sign of improvement in car sales

03/02/2016 - 10:33

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Western Australia started 2016 on the wrong foot with the number of new cars sold in the state already tailing the national average in January.

New car sales were down 3 per cent in WA in January. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Western Australia started 2016 on the wrong foot with the number of new cars sold in the state already tailing the national average in January.

About 7,800 new cars were sold in WA last month, down 3 per cent on January last year, while over 84,000 sales were made nationally, up 2.7 per cent.

Toyota continued its run on the top podium with the most number of cars sold in WA with 1,444 sales, followed by Hyundai with 837 sales and Mazda with 775 sales.

Toyota’s result was 7.2 per cent lower compared to the previous corresponding period, while Mazda sales improved by 14.1 per cent.

Holden sold 637 new cars, down 22.3 per cent, while Ford sales were down 5.1 per cent to 545 for January.

Ferrari and Lamborghini both improved with three new cars sold each, while Porsche sales were up 32.3 per cent to 41.

BMW sales were down 4 per cent to 119 while Aston Martin sales were unchanged with one sale.

Mercedes-Benz sales were up 28.7 per cent with 224 new cars sold last month.

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