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Audi SUV sales set to make up for half overall sales

Mar 28, 2017

There’s no denying the success of the SUV at the moment, with most car brands offering at least one or in the process of introducing one. As such, Audi could see its SUV sales make...

FCA boss Marchionne keen to chat to Volkswagen on possible partnership

Mar 23, 2017

Talks of will-they, won’t-they mergers or partnerships between FCA and Volkswagen have been circulating for years now. Everything from VW coveting CEO Sergio Marchionne’s Alfa Romeo marque, both sides stubbornly refusing at various stages to...

Lexus tops 2017 J.D. Power U.S. Customer Service study, Fiat at bottom

Mar 20, 2017

Another day and another customer survey study Lexus has topped. J.D. Power’s 2017 U.S. Customer Service Index results have been released, with some surprises at the top and some regulars near the bottom. The survey...

PSA acquires Opel / Vauxhall from GM in €2.2 billion deal

Mar 07, 2017

It’s been confirmed, PSA Peugeot-Citroen is buying Opel/Vauxhall from GM in a deal worth €1.3 billion, excluding the purchase of GM Financial’s European operation for €0.9 billion. There have been plenty of reports floating about...

PSA to buy Opel from GM, agreement reached – report

Mar 05, 2017

Recent talks and speculation that Opel is going to be sold by General Motors to French PSA which owns Peugeot, Citroen and DS, has culminated in a confirmed sale that will go ahead, according to...

Australian vehicle sales for February 2017 – SUVs overtake passenger cars

Mar 03, 2017

The Australian VFACTS sales figures for new vehicle registrations in February, 2017, have been released. And it looks like SUV sales have overtaken passenger cars for the first time. According to the stats, Australians purchased...

Beijing wants all taxis to be EVs, help control air pollution

Mar 03, 2017

Beijing in China is notorious for it’s air pollution problem, with air quality often so bad that people are advised not to go outside, or wear respirators if they do. With this in mind, a...

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn stands down, focus on alliance expansion

Feb 23, 2017

Long-time Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn will be standing down as chief of the brand as of April 1, while resuming as CEO of Renault and chairman of the board for the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Under the...

Tata & Volkswagen working partnership deal; platform sharing, new sub-brand

Feb 23, 2017

Indian company Tata Motors is about to unleash a major product onslaught, with a new modular platform, a sports sub-brand (Tamo), and an expected platform-sharing deal with Volkswagen set to be announced at the Geneva...

PSA Peugeot-Citroen interested in acquiring Opel from GM

Feb 17, 2017

French company PSA Groupe, which consists of Peugeot and Citroen, seems to be on something of an acquisition spree at the moment. Rumours abound the company may procure Opel from General Motors in coming days...

Volvo sets new global sales record in 2016, profits up 66 per cent

Feb 13, 2017

Volvo has reported its annual sales figures for 2016, setting a new record globally in terms of units shifted and profits made. The Chinese-owned Swedish company sold 534,332 vehicles around the world during 2016, up...

Australian vehicle sales for January 2017 – Mazda3 leads into New Year

Feb 03, 2017

Australian VFACTS figures for new vehicle registrations have been released, covering January 2017. And in the first month of the year most brands saw some big drops in sales compared with December, understandably. Starting with...

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