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Australian vehicle sales for March 2020 (VFACTS)

Apr 03, 2020

Well, we all knew it was going to be pretty bad. Australian vehicles sales for March 2020, according to the latest VFACTS figures which count new vehicle registrations, show yet more of the worrying economic...

Kia appoints former BMW designer Jochen Paesen for interior design

Mar 30, 2020

Kia has hired former BMW designer Jochen Paesen to become the company’s vice president of interior design, including overseeing future electrified vehicles. Belgian-born Paesen moves across from his role as senior design director for interior...

2020 Detroit auto show for June cancelled, back in 2021

Mar 29, 2020

Another big auto event has been cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This time it’s the 2020 North American International Auto Show which was supposed to take place in Detroit in June. It was scheduled to...

2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed postponed due to COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020

The iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed has been postponed this year due to restrictions and the potential spread surrounding the COVID-19 virus. It was scheduled to run in July. Organisers say it has followed the...

Ferrari suspends production until March 27 due to COVID-19

Mar 16, 2020

Ferrari, like many carmakers and manufacturers in general, has had to suspend production of its vehicles amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Italian marque, which produces vehicles in Italy only, has just announced it is...

Holden sales already plummeting, placed 15th in February

Mar 04, 2020

Just a couple of weeks after our exclusive report and then GM announcing it is going to close down Holden completely, we see sales are already being impacted. According to VFACTS new vehicle registration figures...

Australian vehicle sales for February 2020 (VFACTS)

Mar 04, 2020

Straight through the second month of the year already. We see, thanks to today’s release of the Australian VFACTS figures for new vehicle registrations for February 2020, the local market is continuing its downward trend....

2020 Geneva motor show cancelled due to coronavirus

Mar 02, 2020

The 2020 Geneva International Motor Show has been cancelled due to new rules in the country relating to events and concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. The Swiss Federal Council announced on February 28...

GM officially confirms it is closing down the Holden brand

Feb 17, 2020

Following our news story yesterday, GM has now officially confirmed it will be closing down the Holden brand. This means all Holden and New Zealand operations, including engineering, design and financial services, will be closed...

Holden brand to be killed off, shift to Chevrolet – UPDATE

Feb 16, 2020

Holden has already confirmed the Astra and Commodore will cease to exist in its dealerships from later this year, and now we hear a rumour that the Holden name will also be axed, potentially in...

Genesis tops 2020 Vehicle Dependability Study, Tesla declined to participate

Feb 13, 2020

Hyundai’s new premium brand, which is now an independent brand as opposed to being a sub-division, has topped the J.D. Power 2020 Vehicle Dependability Study in the US. It was the first year Genesis has...

Ferrari reports 2019 global sales figures, deliveries up 9.5%

Feb 07, 2020

It seems all of the high-end car brands are posting sales increases in 2019, with Ferrari just announcing a 9.5 per cent increase on its global figures for the year. Ferrari delivered 10,131 new vehicles...