Part of being a motoring writer is predicting trends, having a think about what paths the car market might take in the near-term.
Some trends such as electrification are as clear as day, while others are based on looser hypothesising.
Here we jot down one expectation for 2023 from various team members. Add your two cents in the comments!
China will become Australia’s third-largest source of cars
Sales of cars made in China spiked 55 per cent to the end of November this year, making the country our fourth-biggest source of vehicles behind Japan, Thailand and Korea.
More than 10 per cent of new vehicles sold this year at the time of writing were made in China – either by rapidly growing Chinese brands MG, LDV, GWM, Haval and BYD, or brands that source cars from there such as Tesla, Volvo and Polestar.
All (or most) of those