Industry

UK vehicle production falls 44.6% in August, Nissan Qashqai big drop in Australia

Sep 26, 2020

Vehicle production in the UK has plummeted 44.6 per cent in August as another wave of COVID-19 rips through the country. Recent efforts to ramp up production have stalled due to the virus, with car...

Australian vehicle sales for August 2020 (VFACTS)

Sep 04, 2020

August 2020 VFACTS figures show there is no sign of recovery yet, with new vehicle registrations down an alarming 20.4 per cent year-to-date (YTD). The start of the new financial year usually sees some decline,...

Volvo tops 2020 JD Power Tech Experience Index Study

Aug 24, 2020

Results from the recent 2020 JD Power Tech Experience Index Study in the US have revealed which car manufacturers are doing best in the field of technology, and the brands that could need some improvement,...

VFACTS: How different car segments, states / territories are performing

Aug 07, 2020

We’ve already seen how the market is shaping up in new vehicle sales across July thanks to VFACTS figures, but we thought it might be interesting to take a look at how different car segments...

Australian vehicle sales for July 2020 (VFACTS)

Aug 06, 2020

As expected new car sales are down considerably compared with June as we enter the new financial year, according to July 2020 VFACTS figures. The coronavirus pandemic looks like it is continuing to contribute as...

Andrew Birkic becomes new Ford Australia boss

Aug 03, 2020

Ford of Australia and New Zealand has appointed its Ranger and Everest chief, Andrew Birkic, as its new president and CEO. His predecessor, Kay Hart, takes up a global position at Ford in Europe. Birkic...

FCAI announces new CO2 Emissions Standard for Australia, target 2030

Jul 24, 2020

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has announced the implementation of a new voluntary CO2 Emissions Standard in Australia, as the industry contributes to the Paris Agreement goals across a ten-year period to 2030....

Goodwood Speedweek to replace Festival and Revival events this year

Jul 20, 2020

In place of the cancelled Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, due to coronavirus, event organisers have come up with Goodwood Speedweek. It’ll be a ‘behind closed doors’ event, broadcast around the world. Organisers say...

‘Stellantis’ announced as corporate name for FCA-PSA merger

Jul 16, 2020

You may remember Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Groupe PSA are intending to merge, pending final approval from European regulators and shareholders. However, when they merge they will be known as the Stellantis group. Yep,...

Australian vehicle sales for June 2020 (VFACTS)

Jul 03, 2020

Well it looks like the automotive industry is on its way to recovery following the initial coronavirus outbreak. New vehicle registration figures (VFACTS) for June 2020 have just been handed out, revealing some promising numbers....

UK auto manufacturing down 95% in May, worst since 1946

Jun 30, 2020

Motor vehicle production in the UK fell an alarming 95 per cent in May amid closures and restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Various production facilities are starting to reopen this month, however, there is...

Top Google searched car brand 2019

BMW most Google-searched car brand in the world

Jun 16, 2020

Ever wondered what the most Google-searched car brand in the world is? According to some research and Google data covering the past 12 months, more internet users punched BMW into the Google search bar than...