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Former Volkswagen exec Oliver Schmidt sentenced to 7 years prison

Dec 07, 2017

Former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the US after he pleaded guilty to two felony charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, and violating the Clean...

Australian vehicle sales for November 2017 (VFACTS)

Dec 05, 2017

It’s down to the pointy end of the year and now we can start to assume the best sellers for 2017 with the release of the Australian VFACTS figures for new vehicle registrations during November...

Australian vehicle sales for October 2017 (VFACTS) – Hyundai i30 takes the lead

Nov 04, 2017

The end of the year is almost here, and now is the exciting time for Australian car sales as the winners and losers start to show their final placing. But we’ve got another couple of...

Tesla reports record loss in 3rd quarter, US$671 million

Nov 02, 2017

Having reported loss after loss, Tesla has just posted another one, this time of US$671 million for the third quarter of this year. This is the biggest loss the company has ever reported. Most of...

Last Holden made in Australia rolls off production line

Oct 20, 2017

That’s it. No more car manufacturing in Australia. Following Ford and then Toyota, Holden finished building its last car today, a Commodore SS, at its production facility in South Australia at 10:45am this morning. This...

Great Wall & BMW to co-develop electric vehicles in China

Oct 16, 2017

Chinese vehicle manufacturer Great Wall Motors and German luxury car manufacturer BMW are set to establish a joint venture in China for the sale and development of electric vehicles. Both parties entered into a confidential...

Editorial: How the Coalition ended car manufacturing in Australia

Oct 05, 2017

Well, here we are at the end of almost a century of car making in Australia, following Ford closing down its local factory in October last year, and Toyota shutting its doors this week, and...

Australian vehicle sales for September 2017 – Ford Ranger climbs to top

Oct 04, 2017

Australian VFACTS figures for new vehicle registrations during September 2017 have been released, with a number of interesting shifts in various market segments taking place, shaking up the market trends. Starting with the best-selling vehicle...

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show highlights – mega gallery

Sep 14, 2017

The Frankfurt motor show is one of the biggest international car shows on the automotive calendar. This is where almost all car manufacturers head to show off their latest and greatest cars, technologies, and future...

Australian vehicle sales for August 2017 – Toyota sets pace for FY18

Sep 05, 2017

Australian VFACTS sales figures for new vehicle registrations for August are in, and it looks like Toyota is pretty much taking over the entire market, with top sales in multiple segments. We also see utes...

Editorial: Could autonomous cars spell the end of SUVs?

Sep 01, 2017

The SUV’s success story is still in full swing and probably isn’t quite near reaching its peak. SUV sales in Australia repeatedly set new benchmarks, especially in the mid-size class. Previously, ‘four wheel drives’ were...

Great Wall interested in Jeep brand, FCA says it has “not been approached”

Aug 22, 2017

Following reports of a Chinese carmaker being interested in acquiring Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, FCA has now released an official statement. It was reported that a Chinese carmaker was in talks with FCA, although details of...

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