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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...

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...

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