Industry

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...

Australian vehicle sales for January 2020 (VFACTS)

Feb 05, 2020

Can you believe we’re already into the second month of the year? The Australian VFACTS figures for new vehicle registrations for January 2020 are already out, giving us a clear look at what new cars...

Lexus reports global sales record in 2019, up 10%

Feb 03, 2020

Lexus has reported its global annual sales figures for 2019, with record numbers coming through once again. Sales were up an impressive 10 per cent on 2018 figures. The luxury Toyota-owned brand sold 765,330 vehicles...

Lamborghini posts another global sales record, 2019 up 43%

Jan 14, 2020

Lamborghini is yet another manufacturer to report increasing sales for 2019, but its global figure is up an amazing 43 per cent compared with 2018 sales. This, as you can probably guess, has been another...

Porsche global sales up 10% in 2019, new record year

Jan 14, 2020

Porsche has posted its global sales figures for 2019, with sales up an impressive 10 per cent on 2018 efforts. That’s another new yearly sales record for the company, following its record effort in 2018....

Volvo posts another yearly sales record, up 9.8% in 2019

Jan 08, 2020

Volvo Cars posted its sixth consecutive global yearly sales record in 2019, selling more than 700,000 vehicles for the first time in the company’s 93-year history. The Swedish company, owned by Chinese holding firm Geely,...

Rolls-Royce posts all-time record global sales in 2019

Jan 07, 2020

Rolls-Royce has handed out its global annual sales figures for 2019, becoming one of the first carmakers to do so. And it’s all positives for the storied and opulent English brand. BMW, current Rolls-Royce owner,...

Top 10 best-selling SUVs in Australia in 2019

Jan 07, 2020

It goes so fast, doesn’t it? 2019 is done and dusted, and now we’re already into 2020. And as we found out with the December VFACTS report, utes and SUVs dominated the sales charts in...

Australian vehicle sales for December 2019 (VFACTS) – best of the year

Jan 06, 2020

What were the best-selling cars in 2019? The National VFACTS figures for new vehicle registrations in December for in Australia have just been handed out, revealing the market trends and all of the figures. For...