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STRUGGLING Australian car makers are producing vehicles consumers do not want, says senior Liberal Joe Hockey.
He blamed their difficulties on a misreading of the market, saying Australians "don't want to buy Australian cars".
And Mr Hockey's comments indicated he thought buyers were looking more favourably at the 60 foreign makes on sale in Australia.
The shadow treasurer's blunt assessment of the local industry's woes came as Ford began forced retrenchments at its Geelong and Broadmedows plants, blaming low sales.
Mr Hockey today was asked on the Seven network for the Coalition's view of subsidies for car makers.
"People are not buying Australian cars, Australian-made cars, because they don't want to buy Australian-made cars," he said.
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