Top selling cars in Australia 2013

Kirsten Brent | 7/01/2014 8:24:59 AM

It’s hard to believe that a New Year is upon us already, and here at Fleetcare that means one thing – our annual roundup of the previous year’s car sales figures. As we all know, a lot can change in a year, or even in six months in the automotive world as shown by our mid-year analysis. So which cars appealed to the Australian public in 2013? We take a look at the sales figures and what they mean for the automotive industry heading into 2014. Top 10 best-selling vehicles 20...

The benefits of fleet management reporting

Kirsten Brent | 27/11/2013 12:07:57 PM

When running a large corporate fleet, or even a smaller fleet as part of a small to medium enterprise, it can sometimes be an information overload – fuel receipts, odometer readings, and service logs can all stack up and cost your business time and money. By outsourcing your fleet management services and using a reporting software package, you can keep up to date and in control of your fleet. Reporting can offer countless benefits to your fleet and make your life exponentially easier &n...

Your guide to handling road works

Kirsten Brent | 21/10/2013 12:08:17 PM

We’ve all been there – driving along happily in free flowing traffic, only to see the long line of brake lights approaching. Then you see the lines of witches’ hats, flashing lights screaming out “road works ahead – expect delays” and workers holding “slow” or “stop” signs. You’ve hit the dreaded road works that you are likely to encounter on any trip through any major Australian city. Although being stuck in road works ca...

How to be prepared for any vehicle mishap

Kirsten Brent | 15/10/2013 10:16:25 AM

You know that old boy scout saying, “Always be prepared”? This statement couldn’t ring more true than when discussing vehicles and car travel. Anything from a flat tyre, minor damage to your car, an injury or spill can be a major inconvenience, but can also prove dangerous if you aren’t prepared. Worse still, if you are unlucky enough to be involved in a car accident, planning ahead can prove crucial. This article is all about expecting the unexpected when driving and ...

Top 10 cars series; India’s top selling cars UPDATE 2012 & 2013

Kirsten Brent | 4/10/2013 11:13:04 AM

With over one billion residents, India has the second highest population. With so many people and such a large country (the seventh largest by area), it is hardly surprising that they also have one of the largest automotive sectors in the world. India car sales reached a new high in 2012, up a whopping 14% year-on-year compared to 2011. With the Indian car market growing so rapidly, how do the 2013 sales to July and full 2012 sales compare with previous year’s figures? We did a comp...

Simple ways to extend the life of your vehicle

Kirsten Brent | 25/09/2013 9:48:41 AM

There is nothing quite like the feeling when you drive your new car out of the showroom – owning a shiny, perfect new vehicle certainly has its perks, so it is only natural to want to keep your vehicle in pristine condition for as long as possible. When discussing fleet vehicles it is also important to protect your investment and keep your vehicle on the road and operating at its best. While vehicles have a finite lifespan, there are some very simple things you can do to extend the life...

6 Reasons to offer Novated Leasing to employees

Kirsten Brent | 13/09/2013 1:41:19 PM

Attracting, rewarding and retaining quality staff can be an ongoing challenge for many organisations – how can you offer your existing employees added benefits to encourage them to stay, and entice superstar new recruits to your business? One way to obtain and keep your staff is by setting up a Novated Lease program and offering salary packaged vehicles to employees. There are many benefits for both employees and employers, so we decided to outline a few of the key reasons to set up...

Top ten car series; Chinas top selling cars UPDATE 2013

Kirsten Brent | 16/08/2013 1:10:21 PM

When examining automotive sales in other countries, it is hardly surprising that one of the first countries that come to mind is China – they are the largest country in terms of population after all, with over one billion people. Along with their rapidly industrialising economy and culture also comes an increase in car sales. When comparing the top ten of 2013 so far to the 2010 sales figures it is interesting to see a complete shakeup of the top ten. Because of the drastic changes,...

Top 10 car series Indonesias top selling cars UPDATE 2012 & 2013

Kirsten Brent | 9/08/2013 1:40:15 PM

2012 was a big year for the Indonesian car market – for the first time in history over one million vehicles were registered in a single year. This figure is hardly surprising considering the large jumps in market growth over the last few years – in 2012 car sales were up 25% on 2011 and 46% in 2010. With the country’s vehicle sector growing at such a rapid rate, the top ten is more interesting than ever as we watch car makers compete for a chunk of this massive market. While...

Top 10 car series; Brazil’s top selling cars UPDATE 2012 & 2013

Kirsten Brent | 16/07/2013 2:36:48 PM

In 2011 we took a look at the top ten selling cars in Brazil and marvelled at how their economy was booming in the face of the global economic meltdown. Brazil's economy has gone from strength to strength since our last article. This is even more evident when looking at the countries car sales figures. The new car market in Brazil was up 6% year-on-year in 2012, placing it as the 4th largest car market in the world. The country saw a record breaking 3,634,421 new car registrations, an...

The power of 24/7 Information

Kirsten Brent | 8/07/2013 10:18:38 AM

In today’s global society where everyone is constantly connected by the Internet, the world of business has also become more global in nature than ever before. Because of the differences in time zones and the round-the-clock nature of modern living, resolving issues and spotting problems at any hour is more important than ever. The power of 24/7 information allows business owners to be constantly connected to every aspect of their companies, and fleet management is no exception. The...

The car sales top 10 January to May 2013 – The year so far

Kirsten Brent | 21/06/2013 3:49:03 PM

One year is a long time in the world of the automotive industry – a lot can change in terms of popular models and sales figures. In what has become a tradition here at Fleetcare, midway through the year we examine the sales figures and make predictions about which models will be on top at the end of the year.  How do the 2013 sales figures differ from statistics taken at this time last year? We take a look at the state of play for the year so far and ponder what the sales chart wil...

Holden’s Battle against Cheap Import Cars

Kendall Broun - Marketing & Brand Manager | 7/06/2013 12:35:47 PM

The trend against locally made cars in Australia has been strong for quite some time, with buyers looking more favourably at cheaper imported models and there appears to be no sign of this abating. Australia’s strongest local car brand Holden, owned by General Motors, is finding it increasingly hard to compete with competitors, especially overseas manufacturers.  According to released this year, Australians bought more Hyundai vehicles than Holden in March 2013; something that...

The modern approach to road trip planning

Rory Deegan - Online Marketing Executive | 31/05/2013 11:51:10 AM

The road trip is a sacred ritual carried out by all self-respecting motorists, but is it keeping up with the times? Ask most people how they plan their road trips, and you’ll get a variety of answers from the haphazard to the old school. Only rarely do you find someone who is using the best tool of all, Google maps. Yes, most will use it, along with a sat nav to get some directions and alternative routes, but would you think of using it to learn and discover more about the route itself?...

Budget 2013 for the road users of Australia

Rory Deegan - Online Marketing Executive | 21/05/2013 10:59:57 AM

It’s that time of year again, the days get shorter, the animals find their hiding spots for the winter and the fiscal credibility of the federal government is scrutinised on the merits of the commonwealth budget. This year’s budget was, by most accounts, coloured by the intense election year rivalry which has taken over almost every story coming from the capital. This said, there were still some interesting take always to chew on. As we did last year, this week we take a look at the ...

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