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Australian vehicle sales February 2013 – Ford Territory conquers

Mar 05, 2013

The official VFACTS figures for Australian new vehicle registrations for February 2013 are in, and it’s the Ford Territory that’s a clear highlight, overtaking the popular Toyota Prado in the SUV segment. The Toyota 86...

Fiat-Chrysler worldwide sales increase 12.7 per cent in January

Feb 22, 2013

The new Fiat-Chrysler alliance is certainly taking off, with new pricing and competitive products, the vehicles on offer are more desirable than ever. As a result, overall worldwide sales between the brands increased by 12.7...

Lotus F1 owners Genii Capital invest in Ruf Automobile

Feb 15, 2013

Genii Capital, the current owners of the Lotus F1 team, have become strategic partners with renowned Porsche tuner and vehicle manufacturer RUF Automobile GmbH. The deal is expected to see expansions not only in market...

Lexus tops J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, again

Feb 14, 2013

Lexus has done it again. For the second year in a row, the highly regarded J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study has put the luxury Japanese brand at the top. The survey was undertaken by consumers...

Australian vehicles sales for January 2013 – Toyota 86 shines

Feb 05, 2013

The official VFACTS figures for Australian new vehicle registrations for January 2013 are in, and although overall sales did drop for the first month of the year compared with December, we saw a few interesting...

Sergio Marchionne gives inspirational speech at Walsh College

Feb 04, 2013

It’s not everyday that a very prominent automotive executive addresses a large group of students during a commencement ceremony. Sergio Marchionne, however, did just that last weekend. If you haven’t heard of Marchionne, he is...

2013 World Car of the Year finalists announced

Feb 02, 2013

It’s that time of the year again, the World Car of the Year awards. A collection of 66 motoring experts and journalists from around the world will again judge and assess all of the current...

Toyota takes worldwide sales crown for 2012

Jan 29, 2013

Toyota has outsold the leading carmakers for the 2012 worldwide overall sales crown. Statistics from the company have just been released, putting it ahead of top-sellers General Motors and Volkswagen Group. Toyota, including Lexus, Hino...

BMW retains US luxury sales lead, helped by new 3 Series

Jan 08, 2013

With 2012 now well and truly gone, the sales stats of vehicles all around the world are starting to come through. And for the popular premium segment in the US between BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz,...

Aston Martin to use AMG powertrains via Investindustrial – report

Dec 18, 2012

Aston Martin vehicles could soon be powered by AMG engines, according to the latest reports. Investindustrial, a company with close ties to Mercedes-Benz and AMG, recently bought 37.5 per cent of Aston Martin. Investindustrial is a...

US Volkswagen owners offered $1000 if they buy a Fiat-Chrysler

Dec 10, 2012

Fiat has only been in the US for a short period, but after buying Chrysler earlier in the year it seems the paired company is really pushing to increase its fan base. So much so...

Aston Martin sells 37.5 per cent stake to Investindustrial

Dec 08, 2012

It’s official, 37.5 per cent of Aston Martin has been sold to Investindustrial for 150 million pounds (approximately AU$230 million). The new deal is set to assist with developing new model vehicles and sustainable long-term...