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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...

Australian vehicle sales for May 2017 – Mustang goes nuts

Jun 05, 2017

It’s that time of the month again, with the official Australian VFACTS sales figures for new vehicle registrations for May showing some familiar trends, and some interesting changes. Starting with the top-selling vehicle brands, Toyota once...

Opel sale to PSA hits delays, production plans to be sorted

May 31, 2017

The sale of Opel and Vauxhall to PSA has hit a snag, with the employees at Opel’s Development centre in Russelheim, Germany, wanting some 7700 jobs guaranteed. The works council and IG Metall, which is...

Geely acquiring majority stake in Lotus, 49% of Proton

May 24, 2017

The parent company of Volvo, China’s Geely, is set to acquire a majority stake of Lotus Cars as well as its current parent, Malaysia’s Proton. A 49.9 percent share of Proton and a 51 per...

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)....

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