THE Federal Government’s investment allowance could add 40,000 vehicles to this year’s showroom total, Nissan says. But it also created huge ‘‘pullforward’’ in June as customers rushed to do deals, and this could affect sales until December next year.
‘‘We sold a lot of cars in June that we couldn’t deliver. It’s going to take until September to get it right, then in November we’re expecting another surge,’’ Dan Thompson says.
He believes 22,000 extra vehicles were sold before the end of the financial year because of the government stimulus, and another spike is coming by December.
Thompson says the outcome is too difficult to predict.
‘‘We’re still very, very cautious that what we saw in May and June wasn’t the full incremental upswing. From July 1 we’ve seen a massive fall-off,’’ he says.