Australian motorists are snapping up cheap Chinese vehicles with sales overtaking German, American and British brands for the first time ever

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Australian motorists are snapping up cheap Chinese vehicles with sales overtaking German, American and British brands for the first time ever.

Low prices are driving the record buying rates with China now the fourth-largest auto importer into Australia despite growing political tension between the two nations.

Although Japan, Thailand, and South Korea are still ahead of Chinese brands like MG, Great Wall Motors, and LDV, they are quickly gaining ground.

Australian motorists are snapping up cheap Chinese vehicles with sales overtaking Germany, the US and the UK for the first time ever. Pictured: MG dealership in Sydney

Australian motorists are snapping up cheap Chinese vehicles with sales overtaking Germany, the US and the UK for the first time ever. Pictured: MG dealership in Sydney

Australian motorists are snapping up cheap Chinese vehicles with sales overtaking Germany, the US and the UK for the first time ever.

Pictured: asia sbobet MG dealership in Sydney

Low prices are driving the record buying rates with China now the fourth-largest auto importer into Australia despite growing political tension between the two nations over trade. Pictured: A GWM ute

Low prices are driving the record buying rates with China now the fourth-largest auto importer into Australia despite growing political tension between the two nations over trade. Pictured: A GWM ute

Low prices are driving the record buying rates with China now the fourth-largest auto importer into Australia despite growing political tension between the two nations over trade.

Pictured: A GWM ute

There were 30,696 Chinese-built vehicles sold Down Under in 2020 and the car industry expects that figure to double in 2021.

Official new-car sales figures for the first four months of this year by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show China brought in 20,909 cars to Australia, behind South Korea with 48,869, Thailand with 77,226 and Japan 129,295.

In most cases motorists are attracted by the rock-bottom prices.

Anthony Conias told the  he bought a GWM Cannon because it was ‘significantly less’ than an equivalent Ford or Toyota.

‘I told myself I’m not buying another Chinese truck, but I test drove the Cannon and it changed my mind completely,’ he said. 

Chinese-owned MG is now the 10th largest seller of new cars in Australia

Chinese-owned MG is now the 10th largest seller of new cars in Australia

Chinese-owned MG is now the 10th largest seller of new cars in Australia

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