VFACTS: 2003 a sales record smasher
Leader again: The Toyota range was the most popular seller in Australia in 2003.
AUSTRALIANS bought more new motor vehicles in 2003 than ever before, according to sales figures released yesterday. Industry statistician VFACTS says a total of 909,811 cars, trucks and buses were sold last year, easily surpassing the previous record set in 2002 by 85,502 or 10.4 per cent. Such was the strength of the year that sales records were set in every month. It was the first time Australian automotive sales have ever passed the 900,000 mark in a calendar year. ...continued