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Market insight: Private car buyers shun diesel
Hybrid sales edge ahead of diesel as private passenger car buyers come clean
22 Oct 2018
PRIVATE passenger car customers are buying more hybrids than diesels for the first time in Australia, underscoring the slipping popularity of oil-burning engines in traditional sedans, hatchbacks and sportscars.
Petrol-powered cars still account for 96 per cent of the 153,696 passenger vehicles sold to private buyers in the first nine months of 2018, but petrol-electric hybrids have made inroads at the fringes, seemingly at the expense of diesels.
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