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More jobs, cheaper cars behind SUV bonanza

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January 04, 2018

The Australian motor industry has posted another record year of car sales.

The Australian motor industry has posted another record year of car sales, its fourth such result in the past five years.

And, for the first time in Australia, sales of sports utility vehicles (SUVs) topped standard car sales, according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

Australians bought a total of 1,189,116 vehicles over the past 12 months, a rise of 0.9 per cent on 2016, and that's its fourth record result since 2012.

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