Industry

2019 World Car of the Year awards announced: Jaguar I-PACE wins

Apr 18, 2019

Following a long marking process, the Jaguar I-PACE has been given the overall 2019 World Car of the Year award. The stunning new electric crossover fended off some very tough competitors for the award this...

Australian vehicle sales for March 2019 (VFACTS)

Apr 03, 2019

The Australia vehicle sales figures for March 2019 have been released, in the form of national VFACTS data, and it looks like small hatchbacks could be making a comeback. Overall industry sales continue to decline...

Nissan Australia announces 5-year/unlimited km warranty

Apr 01, 2019

Nissan Australia has jumped on board the 5-year warranty plan, announcing today that all of its new vehicles purchased by private buyers will receive the coverage. The coverage is extended from the outgoing 3-year/100,000km warranty,...

BMW & Mercedes-Benz to co-develop future platforms – report

Mar 18, 2019

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler and BMW are reportedly considering a co-development partnership which could see the two German auto giants team up to create next-gen vehicle platforms. The news stems from German reports, including from...

Australian vehicle sales for February 2019 (VFACTS)

Mar 06, 2019

Vehicle sales in Australia are continuing on a decline, according to the national VFACTS figures for new vehicle registrations for February 2019. But the year is off to a good start for some brands and...

2019 World Car of the Year finalists announced

Feb 07, 2019

The 2019 World Car of the Year finalists have been announced, as judges narrow down on the best cars of the year before the final crowns are handed out during the New York auto show...

Australian vehicle sales for January 2019 (VFACTS)

Feb 05, 2019

It’s the start of a brand new year and everyone is settling back into the rhythm and routine. Are people buying cars? The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries has just released the national VFACTS figures...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi best-selling carmaker in 2018

Jan 31, 2019

The three-brand alliance managed to sell 10.76 million vehicles in 2018, which is more than any other car manufacturer or auto group in the passenger vehicle sector. This is the second year running the group...

Porsche sets another annual sales record, 2018 figures up 4%

Jan 11, 2019

Porsche set a new record for annual sales in 2018, exceeding 250,000 units for the first time in the company’s history. The record came thanks to strong growth of Panamera and 911. The iconic German...

Volvo sets record global sales in 2018, up 12.4%

Jan 07, 2019

Following a stellar year of sales around the world, Volvo Cars set a new global sales record in 2018. It broke the 600,000-unit milestone for the first time in the company’s history. Volvo Cars sold...

Australian vehicle sales for December 2018 (VFACTS) – best of the year

Jan 07, 2019

The New Year is well and truly under way, which means it’s time to look back at 2018 to see what vehicles and what brands were the most popular for the year. National VFACTS figures...

Volkswagen sells thousands of illegal vehicles, issues recall – report

Dec 13, 2018

Volkswagen is in strife again for taking part in illegal activity. This time it seems the company may have sold up to around 17,000 pre-production vehicles to customers which were not approved by authorities for...

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