Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Motor Vehicle Dealers industry has driven along a bumpy road over the past five years, despite rebounding strongly following the global financial crisis. High fuel prices have been the main reason for the industry's revenue decline, as consumers have shifted their preference towards more fuel-efficient small cars, which have cheaper price tags. Dealerships have been selling higher volumes of cheaper small cars and lower volumes of more expensive large cars, resulting in per-unit revenue declining. The combination of strong price competition, improved production efficiencies overseas, a reduction in the motor vehicle tariff and a high Australian dollar has forced overall prices down... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry's product segmentation reflects vehicles sold by motor vehicle dealers, and thus does not include vehicle servicing or the sale of parts and accessories. The segmentation is based on all vehicle sales, which includes both new and used cars. The industry has been divided according to the types of vehicles sold by motor vehicle dealers, excluding commercial and heavy-duty trucks.
Sports utility vehicles
Sports utility vehicles (SUVs) feature a wagon-style body, high ground clearance and a light-truck chassis, and can have up to 12 cylinders of engine power. Despite a shift towards smaller cars and away from large cars that burn large amounts of fuel, SUVs have remained stable as a share of revenue over the past five years... purchase to read more