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Holden Commodore Tops Autodata’s 2019

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World-leading supplier of technical information for automotive professionals published its fifth consecutive annual report.

Autodata, part of Solera Holdings, Inc., a global leader in risk and asset management data and software solutions for the insurance and automotive industries, announced the publication of its Most Serviced Vehicles 2019 report.

In Australia, the most serviced car was the Holden Commodore (VE) (06-10) which retained its first position for the third report in a row. The Volkswagen Golf VI (5K1) (08-13) moved up to second position from ninth in last year’s report. The Jeep Grand Cherokee (11-) was in third place and this result is particularly noteworthy as the model did not feature in last year’s top ten.

The most serviced Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) was once again the Toyota Hilux (05-15) retaining its position at the top of the list for the third report in a row. The most serviced motorcycle was the Honda CBR.

As well as highlighting the most serviced vehicles, the report indicates some key trends in the automotive aftermarket sector. When all markets are combined, Ford was the overall most serviced manufacturer. However, a notable observation is the continued prominence of Volkswagen which is in first place as the most serviced brand in 55 per cent of the countries surveyed.

In Australia, Toyota replaced Holden as the most serviced brand.

The report also reinforces the dominance of national brands being the most serviced cars within their respective countries. In Germany, all top ten places were attributed to German cars and it was the same for French cars in France. In Italy, Italian cars made up 50 per cent of the top ten and in Sweden, Swedish cars accounted for 70 per cent of the top ten with Volvo models filling the top three positions.

In Australia, Japanese manufacturers continue to dominate the top 10 most serviced Hybrid vehicles filling all ten positions with the Toyota Camry (12-17) retaining its first position from last year’s report. The Tesla Model S (14-) was in first place as the most serviced electric vehicle after having not appeared in either of the last two reports. It was also in second place internationally demonstrating the continued rise in popularity of the Tesla marque across all markets.

Internationally, the Most Serviced Car Report 2019 was topped by Holden’s sister brand under the Opel/Vauxhall name with the Corsa-D. The Ford Focus (model year 2004 & model year 2008) remained in second place and the Nissan Qashqai/ Qashqai +2 (J10) was third. The most serviced Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) was the VW Transporter T5 (04-15) which retained first place for the third report in a row, while the most serviced motorcycle was the Honda CBR.

Over 85,000 workshops subscribe to Autodata’s applications which generate this report. Globally, the top three most accessed Autodata product modules included Engine oil, Technical specifications and Camshaft drive system. In total technicians checked over 47 million pieces of technical information through Autodata.

Top Ten Cars – Australia

  1. Holden Commodore (VE) (06-10)
  2. Volkswagen Golf VI (5K1) (08-13)
  3. Jeep Grand Cherokee (11-)
  4. Toyota Landcruiser (100 Series) (98-07)
  5. Holden Captiva (CG II) (11-18)
  6. Nissan Patrol (Y61) (97-16)
  7. Holden Cruze (JH) (11-17)
  8. Toyota Landcruiser (70 Series) (81-)
  9. Toyota Landcruiser/Prado (150/155 Series) (09-)
  10. Mazda 3 (BL) (09-14)

Rod Williams, Managing Director of Autodata, commented: “Autodata’s continuous evolution of the product enables us to provide customers with increasingly valuable technical resources. Data from our extensive global database allows us to see where the demand for content exists so that we can provide the most in-demand and up-to-date information to workshops.”

If you would like a full copy of the report, please visit www.autodata-group.com/corporate/msv

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