Industry

BMW retains global sales lead over Audi & Mercedes-Benz

Jul 09, 2013

BMW posted impressive increases in global sales in June, helping it to retain its lead over the two other German giants; Audi and Mercedes-Benz. BMW sales were up nine per cent in June, overshadowing the...

Australian vehicle sales for June 2013 – Toyota and BMW shine

Jul 04, 2013

The official VFACTS figures for Australian new vehicle registrations for June 2013 have been released, and once again it's Toyota that's clearly the country's most popular vehicle brand....

GM and Honda to co-develop hydrogen fuel cell technologies

Jul 02, 2013

General Motors and Honda have announced they will be joining forces to co-develop new hydrogen fuel cell technologies for future vehicles. The long-term agreement hopes to see the technologies made available on the market by...

Aston Martin continues engine deal with Ford – rumour

Jun 25, 2013

Aston Martin has apparently signed an engine deal with Ford, which could mean the existing engines will continue to roll out. Currently, Aston Martin V8 and V12 engines are built at a Ford facility in...

2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality survey: Porsche, Lexus, Infiniti on top

Jun 22, 2013

The 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study results are out, and it’s Porsche, Lexus, and Infiniti that have come out on top. At the other end, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Fiat have been rated as the...

Lamborghini Aventador production hits 2000 milestone

Jun 10, 2013

Production of the scorching V12 Lamborghini Aventador has hit 2000 in just over two years. This makes it considerably more successful than the Murcielago (predecessor), which took over fours years to reach the same milestone....

2013 International Engine of the Year winners announced

Jun 06, 2013

It’s that time of year again. The 2013 International Engine of the Year Awards have been announced, with some of last year’s winners carrying over various crowns, and some newcomers making their mark. Taking home...

2014 Holden VF Commodore production begins in SA (video)

May 20, 2013

It was only last week that we saw production of the VE Commodore come to an end, however, Holden has wasted no time in beginning work on the VE’s successor, the VF Commodore. Production of...

Nurburgring now on the market, details announced

May 17, 2013

Nurburgring GmbH, including the Nordschleife (north loop), the F1 Grand Prix circuit and two hotels, are all up for sale. There’s been plenty of rumours circulating about a possible restructuring of the famous facility, however,...

Ferrari plans to reduce sales this year, increase exclusivity

May 13, 2013

Although it’s usually the other way around, Ferrari is hoping to decrease sales this year in a bid to increase exclusivity. During 2012, 7318 Ferrari supercars were sold globally. That figure is set to be...

BMW ranked as most powerful car brand by Forbes

May 11, 2013

According to data collected by Forbes in the US, BMW is ranked as the most powerful car brand. The list takes into account various company’s revenue and branding values. Sitting at the top of the...

$1.3 billion Audi plant in Mexico to help overtake BMW sales

May 06, 2013

To help bolster Volkswagen Group sales, and to help in the effort to take down BMW as the global number one premium vehicle brand, Audi is planning to build a US$1.3 billion production facility in...