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Market Insight: Lights dim for nation’s smallest cars

Let there be light: Suzuki has a lot riding on the new Swift unveiled in Geneva this month, with the current model’s sales down 23.3 per cent last year (and 56.9 per cent YTD) which is symptomatic of the segment as a whole.

Light and micro passenger cars overrun by economic and market forces in Australia

Market Insight logo27 Mar 2017

- THE smallest cars in the marketplace have gone from packing one of the biggest punches to staggering against the ropes.

- Only a handful of years ago, light-sized cars formed a formidable segment in the Australian new-vehicle market, second only to small cars as the biggest-selling class with a 13 per cent share and more than 130,000 sales a year.

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