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CSIRO & Deakin University team up for carbon manufacturing

Feb 21, 2017

With Ford having already ceased production last October, and Holden, Toyota set to do the same a year on, the Australian motor-manufacturing industry is by-and-large condemned for the scrapheap. That hasn’t stopped the vast supplier...

Last Ford Falcons sold at auction, Sprint fetches over $120,000

Oct 15, 2016

The final Ford Falcon FG X models have been sold at auction, with the highest bid going to the XR6 Sprint special edition. Ford’s last-ever Falcon models rolled off the production line last week. Although...

Australian Holden Cruze production comes to an end

Oct 07, 2016

Not to miss out on the limelight beamed on Ford Australia today, production of the Holden Cruze in Australia stops today as well, at Holden’s Elizabeth plant in Adelaide. This brings an end to local...

Ford Australia signs off auto manufacturing after 91 years

Oct 07, 2016

A poignant moment in Australia’s manufacturing history as the last ever Ford Falcon completes production, drawing the Broadmeadows and Geelong manufacturing facilities to a halt for the first time in 57 and 91 years, respectively....

Last Ford Falcon & Territory roll closer to extinction

Oct 07, 2016

Another image of the final ever Ford Falcon has emerged on a Facebook fan page, joined ominously by its Territory SUV brother. The final cars will apparently finish assembly by 9:30am Friday morning, October 7....

Ford Australia produces last I6 & V8 engines

Sep 26, 2016

Pictures of the last 5.0-litre ‘Miami’ supercharged V8 and last ‘Barra’ 4.0-litre inline six ever to be built at Ford’s Geelong plant are circulating social media, ahead of the planned October 7 shutdown date. This...

Saying goodbye to LPG with Falcon/Commodore – why isn’t it a popular fuel?

Sep 15, 2016

LPG is a locally-sourced fuel which is dwindling into insignificance now that the abolition of government incentives and subsidies has condemned it to sales extinction. A cursory look over the sales charts reveals total LPG...

Porsche Australia supports Northern Territory’s unrestricted speed zones

Sep 14, 2016

Porsche has entered the discourse surrounding the Northern Territory’s hotly-debated open speed limits, accusing the NT government of taking a “nanny state approach”, according to the company’s local public relations boss. The comments came following...

Pagani Huayra BC making Australian debut at World Time Attack

Aug 16, 2016

The mighty Pagani Huayra BC will make its Australian debut in October, during the World Time Attack Challenge event. If that’s not exciting enough, the car will be piloted by drifting legend Keiichi Tsuchiya for...

New Suzuki Vitara & Kia Optima awarded 5-star ANCAP safety

Jul 14, 2016

Independent vehicle safety authority ANCAP has announced its market coverage has grown to 93 per cent, following the addition of several previously untested Suzuki and Kia models. “We’ve today awarded the maximum 5 star ANCAP...

Election 2016: What lies ahead for the Australian auto sector?

Jun 29, 2016

The 2016 Australian election result is less than a week away. One area which hasn’t received much coverage is the automotive industry, and its component supplier sectors. Could this be because the public by-and-large accepts...

Authorities seize big shipmment of Chinese counterfeit parts heading to Australia

May 31, 2016

Chinese authorities have seized a massive haul of counterfeit Toyota parts, headed for sale here in Australia. Authorities acted on information provided by Toyota Australia in relation with dealings in the south-east Chinese city of...

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