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Market Insight: Luxury passenger cars stay afloat

Large deal: The Mercedes-Benz E-Class (below) and BMW 5 Series (left) are the two biggest sellers in the large premium passenger car segment.

Premium large and upper-large SUV sales take a dip as sedans remain steady

14 May 2018

- While buyers have been steadily abandoning large mainstream passenger cars in favour of high-riding SUVs, industry sales figures paint a different story in the premium segment where big sedans have remained relatively steady over the past decade.
- Luxury SUVs have been popular among Australian buyers for more than a decade now, thanks in part to pioneers including the BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne, Land Rover Discovery and, more recently, the Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class/GLE.

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