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    VFACTS March 2019 Mitsubishi hits Boost, Holden Left in Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by AceRimmer View Post
    Vfacts March 2019:

    Market leader Toyota was down by 8.0 per cent, reflecting the rate of slowdown across the entire car market.

    Mitsubishi toppled Mazda for second place outright for the first time ever — with its best March and its second-best month of all time. Mitsubishi was buoyed by the new Triton selling alongside the runout model, as well as strong demand for the ASX and Outlander SUVs.

    Both Holden (down 25 per cent) and Subaru (down by 42 per cent) had especially tough months, with Subaru pushed out of the Top 10 for the first time in memory due to an interruption to production at its Japanese factories earlier this year.

    Holden’s result is fewer than 10 sales away from its all-time monthly low posted in February and its lowest March tally since 1948. As with February, the Toyota HiLux outsold the entire Holden brand in March – and the Ford Ranger came with 112 sales of outselling Holden outright as well.

    Part of Holden’s decline can be attributed to the axing of the Spark and Barina small cars; sales of Colorado (up 16 per cent), Equinox (up 22 per cent) and Trailblazer (up 10 per cent) were bright spots amid the grim overall number.

    However, the Ford Mustang again outsold the Holden Commodore, albeit by about 10 sales.

    Our favourite cars remain utes, with the Toyota HiLux leading the Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi Triton, which again filled the top three spots.

    1) Toyota 17,300 – down 8.3 per cent
    2) Mitsubishi 10,190 – up 15.6 per cent
    3) Mazda 9620 – down 1.0 per cent
    4) Hyundai 7730 – down 8.4 per cent
    5) Ford 6160 – down 7.8 per cent
    6) Kia 5300 – up 4.3 per cent
    7) Nissan 5115 – down 17 per cent
    8) Volkswagen 4680 – down 8.8 per cent
    9) Honda 4330 – down 22.4 per cent
    10) Holden 3830 – down 25 per cent
    11) Subaru 3020 – down 42 per cent

    Top 10 sellers in March 2019:

    1) Toyota HiLux – 4525
    2) Ford Ranger – 3720
    3) Mitsubishi Triton – 2665
    4) Mazda3 – 2640
    5) Toyota Corolla — 2500
    6) Mazda CX-5 – 2415
    7) Hyundai i30 – 2400
    8) Mitsubishi ASX – 2235
    9) Mitsubishi Outlander – 2070
    10) Kia Cerato – 1875

    More at link:

    https://www.caradvice.com.au/742372/...er-record-low/

    https://www.motoring.com.au/vfacts-m...r-cent-117801/

    mikmak note: Mitsubishi also ended local production but 10 years earlier than Holden. This month they are 2nd. #justsaying


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    Re: VFACTS March 2019 Mitsubishi hits Boost, Holden Left in Dust

    https://www.news.com.au/technology/i...50dbb4df0ad95d


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    Re: VFACTS March 2019 Mitsubishi hits Boost, Holden Left in Dust

    Australia will buy Holden again, if it can get great North American product. how is Acadia doing?

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    Re: VFACTS March 2019 Mitsubishi hits Boost, Holden Left in Dust

    As long as the vehicles aren't too large then Australians will buy them. Of course a certain number will have a need for the larger vehicles but it is getting to the stage where they don't fit in our car parks and are a pain in the butt to get past when parked on our streets.

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    Re: VFACTS March 2019 Mitsubishi hits Boost, Holden Left in Dust

    We can't get stock of Acadia, some sort of supplier issue is mentioned. We've got cars that were supposed to be built in February that are still not built. They were to fulfill customer orders for April delivery..... It might be lucky if they arrive by July at this rate.

    Holden wonders why our conversion rate is so low on Acadia inquiries! It might be because we can't give any sort of indication as to delivery timing, unless they want one of the 2 or 3 cars we have in stock.

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    Re: VFACTS March 2019 Mitsubishi hits Boost, Holden Left in Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by timandhayley View Post
    We can't get stock of Acadia, some sort of supplier issue is mentioned. We've got cars that were supposed to be built in February that are still not built. They were to fulfill customer orders for April delivery..... It might be lucky if they arrive by July at this rate.

    Holden wonders why our conversion rate is so low on Acadia inquiries! It might be because we can't give any sort of indication as to delivery timing, unless they want one of the 2 or 3 cars we have in stock.
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    Re: VFACTS March 2019 Mitsubishi hits Boost, Holden Left in Dust

    I'll knock this up as a review this weekend, but in the mean time: #SSAcadia P.S. Look China, I actually measured the load space for you. 1100 square between the arches.
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    Re: VFACTS March 2019 Mitsubishi hits Boost, Holden Left in Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by chinamonty View Post
    As long as the vehicles aren't too large then Australians will buy them. Of course a certain number will have a need for the larger vehicles but it is getting to the stage where they don't fit in our car parks and are a pain in the butt to get past when parked on our streets.
    Ironically one of the criticism's the local dealer told me of the Acadia with potential customers was it wasn't wide enough in the back seat for 3 baby seats.

    They just can't take a trick atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holdlion View Post
    Ironically one of the criticism's the local dealer told me of the Acadia with potential customers was it wasn't wide enough in the back seat for 3 baby seats.

    They just can't take a trick atm.
    The strange part is that Acadia is very close to Toyota Kluger with internal dimensions
    save for one, rear seat hip room - 53.3" versus 57.1" in Kluger and 56.3" in Hyundai Santa Fe.

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    Re: VFACTS March 2019 Mitsubishi hits Boost, Holden Left in Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Australia will buy Holden again, if it can get great North American product. how is Acadia doing?
    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    The strange part is that Acadia is very close to Toyota Kluger with internal dimensions
    save for one, rear seat hip room - 53.3" versus 57.1" in Kluger and 56.3" in Hyundai Santa Fe.
    In both sales and by design it appears your "great North American product" is actually an NA-manufactured Toyota Kluger with 57.1" of rear hip room. Acadia not so much.
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    Re: VFACTS March 2019 Mitsubishi hits Boost, Holden Left in Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    The strange part is that Acadia is very close to Toyota Kluger with internal dimensions
    save for one, rear seat hip room - 53.3" versus 57.1" in Kluger and 56.3" in Hyundai Santa Fe.
    That is surprising. It looks larger on the outside.

    If that is the case, we have three boys so I would rule it out based on that (and I personally think the front is ugly).

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    Re: VFACTS March 2019 Mitsubishi hits Boost, Holden Left in Dust

    Added the cool bar charts etc. Car Advice link to the OP.
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    Re: VFACTS March 2019 Mitsubishi hits Boost, Holden Left in Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by Holdlion View Post
    Ironically one of the criticism's the local dealer told me of the Acadia with potential customers was it wasn't wide enough in the back seat for 3 baby seats.

    They just can't take a trick atm.
    Probably - very important for that segment. Have to say the VE was one of the best in that department - arguably better than a 200 Landcruiser (yup!).

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    The strange part is that Acadia is very close to Toyota Kluger with internal dimensions
    save for one, rear seat hip room - 53.3" versus 57.1" in Kluger and 56.3" in Hyundai Santa Fe.

    I drove a Kluger for a few weeks around 2012 (it was new at the time) and one thing that struck me was the lack of baby seat room across the back seat. No idea how it compares to today.

    Quote Originally Posted by AceRimmer View Post
    That is surprising. It looks larger on the outside.

    If that is the case, we have three boys so I would rule it out based on that (and I personally think the front is ugly).
    The one thing I have noticed with large vehicles is how poor they are internally relatively speaking. Possibly the worst was my old GQ Patrol back in the day, particularly side to side. 200 wasn't great, nor was the above Kluga. The good old Commodore was up with the best.

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    Re: VFACTS March 2019 Mitsubishi hits Boost, Holden Left in Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by AceRimmer View Post
    That is surprising. It looks larger on the outside.

    If that is the case, we have three boys so I would rule it out based on that (and I personally think the front is ugly).
    And even crazier, the Endura's rear hip width is a healthy 57.5" so very roomy as well
    but the only let down is the smaller luggage compartment of a hatchback Vs SUV 'wagon rear.

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    Ford Numbers -

    Ford EcoSport- 38
    Ford Endura- 216
    Ford Escape- 342
    Ford Everest- 437
    Ford Falcon- 0
    Ford Fiesta- 0
    Ford Focus- 536
    Ford Mondeo- 98
    Ford Mustang- 434
    Ford Ranger 4X2- 381
    Ford Ranger 4X4- 3,340
    Ford Territory- 0
    Ford Transit Custom- 229
    Ford Transit Heavy- 109
    Ford Total- 6,160

    New Focus has already lifted numbers even though the starting price is mid $20Ks
    same goes for Endura starting in the high $40Ks, Ford really has its money on these things.
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