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BMW M posts record global sales in 2020, Australia key market

Jan 20, 2021

As reported last week, BMW’s global sales were down 8.4 per cent in 2020 and up 0.9 per cent in Australia. The company also confirmed that its M division had its most successful year ever,...

FCA-PSA merger complete, becomes 14-brand ‘Stellantis’ corporation

Jan 19, 2021

The merger between Peugeot-Citroen (Groupe PSA) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been completed, with the formal announcement of the new corporate name Stellantis now in effect. Both companies combine and now have two executive...

Lotus & Alpine co-developing all-new electric sports car

Jan 15, 2021

Renault’s Alpine sports car brand and Lotus have signed a memorandum of understanding, which is set to spawn the joint development of a brand new fully electric sports car of the near future. Alpine and...

Jaguar Land Rover global sales down 23.6% in 2020

Jan 14, 2021

Like many carmakers and even brands in general, Jaguar Land Rover has reported a drop in global sales for 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. But judging by the last quarter results, the British company is...

BMW global sales down 8.4% in 2020, up 0.9% in Australia

Jan 13, 2021

BMW Group has reported its global sales for 2020, and although the tally is down 8.4 per cent on 2019, the outlook looks good judging by the last quarter of the year. The group, which...

Lamborghini global sales down 9.0% in 2020

Jan 12, 2021

Lamborghini has reported its global sales for 2020, with the figure down 9.0 per cent compared with last year. However, that’s in the face of coronavirus, which has so far infected over 2.2 million people...

Porsche global sales in 2020 down 3.0%, Australia up 2.0%

Jan 12, 2021

Global Porsche new vehicle sales were down just 3.0 per in 2020 compared with 2019, despite a hectic year battle through the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The storied German sportscar maker shipped 272,162 new vehicles during...

Australian vehicle sales for December 2020 (VFACTS)

Jan 07, 2021

That’s it, 2020 is done. And we guess it’s good riddance in some senses, no thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But, according to the December 2020 VFACTS figures, which have just been released, it looks...

VFACTS: Top 10 best-selling cars in Australia in 2020

Jan 06, 2021

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries has released the December 2020 VFACTS new vehicle registration figures today, which reveals the best-selling cars of the year in Australia. Before we put together our usual big report,...

White officially the most popular new car colour of 2020

Dec 17, 2020

In news that probably doesn’t surprise anyone, Axalta’s 68th annual Global Automotive Colour Popularity Report has found white to be the most popular new car colour in the world in 2020. Axalta is a global...

Australian vehicle sales for November 2020 (VFACTS)

Dec 03, 2020

Well, after a fairly challenging year, it looks like new vehicle sales are on the mend in Australia. New vehicle registration figures for November 2020, released today in the form of the VFACTS report, reveal...

BMW Australia sees sales jump 3.2% in October, led by X5 & X7

Nov 09, 2020

BMW Australia recorded a 3.2 per cent increase in new vehicle sales in October, despite downward trends caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The luxury carmaker is also leading the way in two different segments, with...