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Nissan strengthens Alliance with acquisition of 34% stake in Mit

Nissan completes 34% stake in Mitsubishi, largest shareholder

Oct 21, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors has officially become part of the Renault-Nissan alliance after a $2.3 billion deal was finalised overnight. While news of the acquisition had been around for a while, the details have taken some time...


Engine downsizing trend to flip, larger engines more efficient in real world – report

Oct 17, 2016

Reuters is reporting that the trend of downsizing and turbocharging engines is about to come to an end, to meet new, more realistic fuel consumption and emissions testing in the wake of Volkswagen’s dieselgate scandal....


Toyota & Suzuki forge partnership, focus on future technologies

Oct 13, 2016

Toyota has teamed up with a lot of other carmakers lately, most notably BMW. The automotive giant is now in talks with Suzuki, who has admitted that it “is increasingly feeling a sense of uncertainty”...


Obama on autonomous cars; “The technology is essentially here”

Oct 13, 2016

US president Barack Obama has talked in-depth on the topic of autonomous vehicles in a recent interview with US publication Wired. While the 44th President of the United States’ tenure is set to end in...


Mitsubishi to be absorbed into Renault-Nissan Alliance

Oct 11, 2016

Mitsubishi’s future under Nissan stewardship has become clearer as Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has outlined his intentions to fully integrate the triple-diamond brand into the alliance. Renault-Nissan purchased a 34 per cent stake in the...


Toyota remains most valuable car brand in the world

Oct 11, 2016

Toyota has remained atop the automotive world’s rich list once again, taking out Interbrand’s survey of global brand value for the 13th consecutive year. Interbrand’s survey, in its 17th year, features US$178.1 billion Apple, Google,...


Germany proposes ban on combustion-engine cars by 2030 – report

Oct 10, 2016

German officials are pushing a for a Europe-wide mandate on the production of electric vehicles only post 2030, according to a report. German publication Der Spiegel is reporting that in order to comply with emissions...


Australian Holden Cruze production comes to an end

Oct 07, 2016

Not to miss out on the limelight beamed on Ford Australia today, production of the Holden Cruze in Australia stops today as well, at Holden’s Elizabeth plant in Adelaide. This brings an end to local...


Diesel engine production to slow, more work on EVs

Oct 03, 2016

The production of diesel engines is set to decrease significantly in the next few years, particularly in small cars, according to executives from some of the world’s biggest manufacturers. Speaking with press shortly after the...

Mercedes-Benz GLC

Mercedes-Benz overtakes BMW in global luxury car sales race

Aug 12, 2016

The global sales race between the big three luxury vehicle brands is getting very tight this year, with Mercedes-Benz overtaking usual front-running BMW through the first seven months of this year. So far this year...

Telsa showroom

Tesla reports 13th straight quarterly loss, more pressure on production

Aug 04, 2016

Tesla Motors Inc. overnight reported its 13th straight quarterly loss, with its intensive business expansion model, nicknamed the “Master Plan:Part Deux”, being the hopeful saviour. Tesla also warned investors that the company will continue to...

2015 Toyota Corolla SX hatch

Australian vehicle sales for July 2016 – Corolla returns to form

Aug 03, 2016

The Australian Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries has released the national VFACTS new vehicle registration figures for July 2016, with most brands experiencing a drop in figures compared with June, likely due to the start...

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