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Ford CEO Mark Fields retires, James Hackett appointed

May 22, 2017

Heads are rolling at Dearborn as Ford Motor Company undergoes a management reshuffle. CEO Mark Fields is retiring, according to Ford, as he makes way for head of Smart Mobility, James Hackett, to come in...

Pininfarina & Iranian Khodro to co-develop cars

May 13, 2017

A Memorandum of Understanding between Iran’s premier auto manufacturer and Pininfarina has been signed to develop the next generation of cars for the Iran Khodro (IKCO) brand. The storied Italian design house is renowned for...

Australian Federal Budget adds Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund

May 12, 2017

As a part of the 2017-2018 Federal Budget, an Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund has been allocated for the manufacturing sector. This is to ease the pain to the components and manufacturing industries once Holden and...

Fiat India to supply engines for Tata, Maruti Suzuki

May 04, 2017

An agreement between Fiat India and Tata Motors, as well as Maruti Suzuki, has shed light on upcoming models for the brands. According to Economic Times, Fiat will supply 220,000 engines to the companies, with...

Top 10 biggest losers in Australia so far in 2017: April car sales

May 03, 2017

While the best-selling cars and car brands get all the spotlight every month with the release of the national VFACTS report/new vehicle registration figures, the losers of the industry hide in the shadows. Here’s a...

Australian vehicle sales for April 2017 – utes continue charge

May 03, 2017

The Australian VFACTS sales figures for new vehicle registrations for April, 2017, show SUVs and utes are a continued trend in the market, with two utes making up the top two spots on the best-selling...

Editorial: How to Resurrect the Australian Car

Apr 12, 2017

Once Holden and Toyota shutter their Australian production facilities this coming August and October, the Australian-built motorcar is dead, taking with it tens of thousands of jobs in the component sector. Australia will be the...

Australian vehicle sales for March 2017 – HiLux storms ahead

Apr 05, 2017

The Australian VFACTS sales figures for new vehicle registrations for March, 2017, have been released. And for the second month in a row, total SUV sales have overtaken total passenger car sales (includes sports cars)....

Apple Car ‘Project Titan’ EV going ahead, 1000km range

Apr 01, 2017

A secret industry source has confirmed that Apple’s will-they, won’t-they car project is back in full swing, after the company found a cohesive strategy and a Chinese partner to build the vehicle. After the announcement...

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...

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