The 2017 and 2018 calendar years have presented a challenging,
yet exciting time for the automotive industry in Australia. The conclusion of domestic manufacturing signals the end

of an era; however, the industry’s commitment to the Australian market remains stronger than ever.

Brands which once relied on a manufacturing base have now made the transition to full importer business models and offer a full line-up of passenger, SUV and light commercial vehicles.

Australia is one of the most competitive markets in the world for automotive organisations. The presence of 68 brands offering 380 models gives Australian consumers a wide range of choice, and given there are only 1.2 million vehicles sold every year, these vehicles are available at very competitive prices.