Australians’ changes in transport preference are set to benefit the auto industry as the nation begins to rebound from the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Last week carsales revealed the findings of its latest onsite consumer survey during its weekly webinar for Australian dealers, automakers and industry stakeholders. The survey, conducted April 18-27 with responses from almost 3000 Australians, suggests that car ownership is set to rise post-COVID-19 with preferences on transport impacted by the pandemic.
In a potential boost for car dealers, 58.8% of non-car owner respondents to the survey responded that they are now more likely to consider buying a car, with 38% of those ‘definitely’ likely to consider buying a car ‘right now’.
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