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BMW & FCA sign deal to co-develop autonomous platform

Aug 16, 2017

BMW and FCA have signed a partnership deal to co-develop an autonomous vehicle platform, the companies have confirmed. They’re joining forces with Intel and Mobileye. According to a BMW press release, the platform in specific...

Chinese carmaker makes bid on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – report

Aug 14, 2017

An offer from a Chinese automaker has reportedly been submitted with intent to purchase Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which is said to be the first serious offer. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is apparently of interest to other...

Jaguar Land Rover sales keep soaring, led by F-Pace SUV

Aug 12, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover is celebrating impressive sales across all brands during the first financial quarter of 2017-2018 (April-June, UK), with figures up 3.5 per cent year-to-date led by the recent major product onslaught. The Tata-owned...

Toyota & Mazda sign partnership; co-develop EVs, produce vehicles in US

Aug 08, 2017

Toyota and Mazda are teaming up to co-develop future mobility and electric vehicle technology, and will establish a production plant that will allow both companies to produce vehicles in the US. This has been two...

Top 10 worst-performing car brands in Australia: first half 2017 sales

Aug 07, 2017

We know the likes of Toyota, Mazda and Hyundai are doing great things in terms of sales numbers and popularity in Australia, but what car brands are Aussies moving away from? Here’s a rundown of...

Australian vehicle sales for July 2017 – HiLux dominates again

Aug 03, 2017

Australian VFACTS sales figures for new vehicle registrations for July have been handed out, and we see typical drops in sales in most areas with the start of the new financial year. Starting with the...

Exclusive: Plans for Australian-built electric cars pushing ahead

Jul 31, 2017

Although Toyota and Holden are only two months away from closing their Australian manufacturing operations, one company in South Australia is determined to bring a new Australian electric vehicle to market. PerformanceDrive spoke with Paul...

Porsche tops 2017 J.D. Power APEAL study – Jeep, Fiat, Mitsubishi at bottom

Jul 28, 2017

Renowned statistics and market analysis group J.D. Power has released results of its U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout study (APEAL), with a few surprises making up the leaderboard. Porsche has come in at number...

France to ban sale of internal combustion engine cars after 2040

Jul 10, 2017

The French government has announced a plan to ban sales of internal combustion engine cars after 2040, to meet Paris Climate accord targets. French president Emmanuel Macron announced the initiative a day after Swedish carmaker...

Geely acquires flying car maker Terrafugia

Jul 10, 2017

Chinese company Zhejian Geely has surprised investors with the acquisition of fledgeling flying car company Terrafugia, which is based in the USA. Terrafugia joins Swedish safety and luxury car brand Volvo as well as more...

Australian vehicle sales for June 2017 – Tucson best-selling SUV

Jul 05, 2017

The official Australian VFACTS sales figures for new vehicle registrations for June are in, and what a month it’s been for utes and mid-size SUVs. The top-selling HiLux and Ranger sold in huge numbers, while...

Lamborghini Huracan production hits 8000 milestone

Jun 06, 2017

Lamborghini is celebrating yet another milestone, surpassing 8000 units of the Huracan supercar produced at the company’s headquarters in Bologna, Italy. The Huracan is on track to take the crown for being the best-selling Lamborghini...

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