Industry

Australian vehicle sales for November 2012 – new Corolla leads the way

Dec 05, 2012

The official VFACTS figures for Australian new vehicle registrations for November 2012 are out, and it’s the new Toyota Corolla that has blown every car out of the water. The new Corolla has been on...

Australia’s Best Cars Awards for 2012 – results

Nov 27, 2012

The official Australia’s Best Cars results are out for 2012, and it’s a tie between BMW and Hyundai for the manufacturer that has picked up the most awards. Australia’s Best Cars Awards is an annual...

Aston Martin receives bids from Mahindra and investment group

Nov 26, 2012

A few weeks ago it was reported Aston Martin could be up for sale, or at least partially up for sale. Now there’s word the British marque has received bids from a large investment group,...

Former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking focusing on pizza

Nov 20, 2012

From 1993 until 2009, Wendelin Wiedeking was the president and CEO of perhaps one of the most iconic sports car manufacturers in the world; Porsche. Since being fired from the helm at Porsche, Wiedeking has...

Aston Martin up for sale? Mahindra and Toyota could be interested

Nov 11, 2012

Aston Martin’s biggest shareholder is reportedly looking to sell off its 64 per cent stake in the British marque. Two companies that are apparently interested in buying the stake include Mahindra & Mahindra, and Japanese...

Nine-speed auto transmission is the limit, says ZF CEO

Nov 09, 2012

How many gears is too many? It seems nine is the limit according to renowned transmission manufacturer, ZF. The CEO recently spoke about the number of gears a transmission could have before it becomes excessive....

Australian vehicle sales for October 2012 – Toyota and Lexus dominate

Nov 05, 2012

The official VFACTS figures for Australian new vehicle registrations for October 2012 are out, and there’s quite a number of interesting changes to the top runners. Overall, the Toyota HiLux was the best-selling vehicle, overtaking...

BMW maintains global sales lead ahead Audi and Mercedes-Benz

Oct 11, 2012

Mercedes-Benz is struggling to keep pace with BMW and Audi in terms of global luxury German vehicle sales. And the gaps are widening. During the first nine months of 2012, BMW managed to sell 1,109,900...

Australian vehicle sales for September 2012 – Mazda dominates

Oct 07, 2012

The official VFACTS figures for Australian new vehicle registrations for September 2012 have been released, and it’s Mazda that dominated overall, with the Mazda3 going to a record 4276 consumers. Mazda also topped sales in...

Ford and GM co-developing 9- and 10-speed transmissions

Sep 30, 2012

A seven-speed automatic is fairly common these days, while some companies like BMW and Lexus are even using eight-speed transmissions. It seems Ford and GM are now co-developing a range of nine- and 10-speed automatic...

Porsche Boxster now produced at Volkswagen plant

Sep 20, 2012

Due to increasing demands for Porsche’s other vehicles, production of the new Porsche Boxster has been shifted from the company’s Stuttgart-based Zuffenhausen plant to Volkswagen’s Osnabruck plant. The previous generation Porsche Boxster was built at...

Australian vehicle sales for August 2012 – Falcon clawing back

Sep 05, 2012

The official VFACTS figures for Australian new vehicle registrations for August 2012 are out, and it’s the Toyota HiLux that stands out as the clear favourite once again. In the popular battles, the Toyota 86...