Industry

Top 10 best-selling SUVs in Australia during first half of 2019

Jul 29, 2019

It’s been a quick year, as ever, but now we can start to put together what vehicles are the most popular for 2019 thanks to the June VFACTS report. While sales for the industry are...

BMW posts record global sales in 2019 first-half, up 1.6%

Jul 11, 2019

BMW has reported its best-ever global sales figures for June, and a record total for the brand for the first half of the year. BMW Group sales also rose by 0.8 per cent year-to-date. Demand...

Kogan Cars launches as new online car buying service

Jul 04, 2019

Kogan.com has teamed up with Eclipx Group to offer a new online car buying service called Kogan Cars. The service aims to secure new cars at competitive prices for Kogan customers, tapping into Eclipx Group’s...

Australian vehicle sales for June 2019 (VFACTS)

Jul 03, 2019

The Australian vehicle sales figures have been released in the form of the June 2019 VFACTS charts. Sales continue a downward trend as we cross the mid point of the year, with total sales down...

Toyota Australia reports $206 million profit for FY19

Jun 21, 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation Australia, which includes Lexus, has reported an after-tax profit of AU$206 million for the financial year ending March 31 (FY19). This is up from $137 million during FY2018. The just-passed period was...

Genesis tops 2019 JD Power Initial Quality Study, Land Rover most improved

Jun 20, 2019

Genesis has topped the 2019 JD Power Initial Quality Study for a second year running, while the lower end is made up of some familiar faces. Interestingly, the top three were made up of Hyundai...

Holden, Mazda top Australian JD Power Sales Satisfaction survey, BMW leads premium

Jun 17, 2019

The results of the Australian 2018 JD Power Sales Satisfaction survey have been released, with Mazda and Holden tying for top position, and BMW taking the top ranking for luxury brands. Results were actually published...

Jaguar Land Rover & BMW teaming up to co-develop electric drive units

Jun 05, 2019

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW have confirmed they are teaming up to co-develop next-generation electric drive units (EDU), as part of a joint investment in research and development of electric vehicles. Described as a “strategic...

Australian vehicle sales for May 2019 (VFACTS)

Jun 05, 2019

Australia vehicle VFACTS sales figures for May 2019 have been released, revealing some interesting trends as we make our way to the mid point of the year. Overall market sales are still slumping compared with...

FCA proposes merger with Groupe Renault

May 27, 2019

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has confirmed it has put forward a non-binding letter to the Board of Groupe Renault, proposing a 50-50 merger. It follows reports from the last few months that suggested the two were...

Ford cutting 7000 jobs globally, works towards increased profit margins

May 21, 2019

Ford is cutting 7000 jobs around the world as part of a “smart redesign” of the company, with positions to be cut in South America, China, Europe and the US by the end of August....

Toyota tops 2019 Trusted Brands Survey, ahead Mazda and BMW

May 08, 2019

Toyota has been ranked as the most trusted car brand in Australia, according to the results of the 20th Trusted Brand Survey published by Reader’s Digest. The carmaker edged out ahead of Mazda and BMW,...