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German SUVs take charge

High 5: The BMW X5 continues to lead the premium large SUV segment, 16 years after the first-generation model launched in Australia.

Audi, BMW, Mercedes SUVs on the rise and look set to overtake passenger car sales

9 May 2016

- SUV sales are powering prestige brands to record monthly results in Australia, with high-riding wagons expected to overtake passenger cars as the body style of choice for the three top German luxury marques in the next two to three years.

- The rise of SUVs has put this genre of vehicle within striking distance of passenger cars in the overall market – covering both mainstream and premium brands – with less than 15,000 units separating them to the end of April this year.

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