It’s official! You can now bet on anything. Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has priced the Tesla 3 at $7.00 to win the News Corp award. Volkswagen Polo ($11) is second pick ahead of 2017 winner Skoda Kodiaq ($12). Aussie icon, the Holden Commodore is at $46.
The Skoda Kodiaq won the News Corp Car of the Year award in 2017 as an outsider beating an impressive field of contenders. Judge and News Corp journalist Joshua Dowling said, “It’s the Swiss Army knife of cars. I love it”.
Skoda has been a relatively unknown brand in the Australian market but has been around since 2007. The range and vehicle quality has changed since the initial models entered a crowded market dominated by local manufacturers. Winning the award in 2017 would have changed opinion of many motoring enthusiasts and put the Kodiaq on the shopping list for novated or fleet buyer looking for a seven seat family vehicle.
It’s hard to believe that electric car manufacturer Tesla is favourite to take 2018 Car of the Year honours with their new Model 3 when right-hand drive models won’t be produced until 2019 according to the Tesla website.
The popular fleet vehicle the Toyota Hilux heads betting at $4.20 to be the highest selling car in Australia next year. Toyota Corolla and Ford Ranger share the second line ($4.50) with the Mazda 3, popular with novated leases, at $7.50.
“By all reports the Tesla 3 is pretty impressive, but production is slow. Getting one will be the problem, but we’re sure the judging panel will all get a chance to flick the switch and power it up,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
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