Aussies cannot get enough of SUVs

By Mozo ·

Australia's love for spots utility vehicles (SUVs) is stronger than ever and the cars continue to fly out of show rooms down under.

Despite the fact that fuel prices are sky-high and household budgets are tight, Aussies are still keen to get their hands on a new motor.

New figures compiled by VFACTS and released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) showed that a total of 67,616 vehicles were sold in March 2012.

Car insurance firms are encountering increased demand for policies that cover SUVs, as this type of vehicle accounts for 28 per cent of all new cars sold across the country.

FCAI chief executive Ian Chalmers believes that people's choice of vehicle is reflecting the rapidly changing lifestyle of an Australian family.

"Yet again, the VFACTS data give us an overarching message – Australians will buy the cars that best meet their varied lifestyles, expectations and hip pockets," he remarked.

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