South Australian passenger vehicles have an average age of 11.6 years, with just over 27% of cars made prior 2003. Only Tasmania has a higher average of 12.4 years. The national average is 9.9 years. The rest of the states and territories range from 9.4 to 10.7 years, source ABS Motor vehicle census 2019.
South Australians love their SUVs
South Australians love their SUVs, getting out and having fun with family and friends, some joining 4WD clubs and watching dedicated programs like 4WD TV which educates new and current owners of SUVs showing how easy it is to have a family holiday experience to get out and explore South Australia. The latest ABS seasonally adjusted figures show there was an increase in the total new vehicle registrations (Source: 9314.0 – Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jun 2014). The seasonally adjusted figures for South Australia show a total of 6089 vehicles registered, which was a 5.85 % increase from May 2014 and a 5.6% increase from June 2013. From June 2011 we can see an upward trend in the seasonally adjusted registrations for SUVs and other vehicles which resulted in an upward overall trend for total new vehicles registered in SA. Passenger vehicles seem to be trending downward for the last 10 years, if this continues and the SUVs upward trend continues, will we see new SUV registrations over take Passenger vehicle registrations in about 4 years time ?