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Toyota Australia Posts $236 Million Profit Despite Costs Of Factory Shut-down

Toyota Australia Posts $236 Million Profit Despite Costs Of 'Restructuring'

Toyota Australia managed a profit of $236 million after tax for the 2015/16 Japanese financial year, which ended on Marc...

Jun 20, 2016 (6 days ago)
Mitsubishi President And Vice President Announce Resignations Over Fuel Economy Scandal

Mitsubishi President And Vice President Announce Resignations Over Fuel Economy Scandal

The fallout from Mitsubishi’s admitted fuel consumption testing irregularities continues in Japan, with both the P...

May 19, 2016 (1 month ago)
Toyota And Honda Halt Production Following Japan Earthquakes

Japan Earthquake - Toyota And Honda Halt Production

The twin earthquakes that rocked southern Japan on the weekend, one a 7.3-magnitude, have claimed their first automotive...

Apr 19, 2016 (2 months ago)
Australia’s Mike Simcoe Named New GM Design Chief

Australia’s Mike Simcoe Named New GM Design Chief

Australia’s Mike Simcoe has climbed to the top of the tree with his employer, General Motors, having just been nam...

Apr 8, 2016 (3 months ago)
Holden Cruze Manufacturing To Cease In October - 400 Jobs To go

Holden Cruze Manufacturing To Cease In October - 400 Jobs To go

Holden has announced that the ‘beginning of the end’ is nigh, with the Cruze to be the first model discontin...

Feb 27, 2016 (4 months ago)
Car Dealers On Notice As Vehicle Import Restrictions To Be Lifted

Car Dealers On Notice As Vehicle Import Restrictions To Be Lifted

In a move described as "a big win for consumers", the Federal Government has announced it will lift personal i...

Feb 10, 2016 (5 months ago)
Toyota Axes Scion Brand After 13 Years

Toyota Axes Scion Brand After 13 Years

After a relatively short 13 years of existence, Toyota has announced it will kill off its youth-oriented Scion sub-...

Feb 4, 2016 (5 months ago)
GM Aiming To Cut Platforms, Increase Lifespans To Cut Investment Costs

GM Aiming To Cut Platforms, Increase Lifespans To Cut Investment Costs

Searching for ways to reduce engineering and model development costs over the next generation of vehicles...

Feb 1, 2016 (5 months ago)
Uber Declared Legal In NSW, WA To Follow, VIC In

Uber Declared Legal In NSW, WA To Follow, VIC In "No Rush"

Popular ride-sharing service Uber has been declared legal in New South Wales, with the state Government announcing refor...

Dec 18, 2015 (6 months ago)
Australian Car Companies – Who Paid Tax FY 2013-2014, And Who Didn’t

Australian Car Companies – Who Paid Tax FY 2013-2014, And Who Didn’t

Commenting on matters of tax is like throwing stones inside a glass house. It is a practice best avoided (lest the tax b...

Dec 18, 2015 (6 months ago)
Toyota And Mazda Join Honda In Ending Takata Contracts - Mitsubishi, Nissan, And Subaru Likely To Follow

Toyota And Mazda Join Honda In Ending Takata Contracts - Mitsubishi, Nissan, And Subaru Likely To Follow

Embattled airbag manufacturer Takata has been dealt another blow as more manufacturers announce that they will no longer...

Nov 9, 2015 (8 months ago)
Lexus Says No To Chinese Manufacturing On Quality Grounds

Lexus Says No To Chinese Manufacturing On Quality Grounds

Despite huge import tariffs that put imported vehicles at a disadvantage in the Chinese market, Lexus has declared that ...

Nov 6, 2015 (8 months ago)
New Car Sales October - Hilux Jumps Into Top Spot In A Top Ten Filled With Familiar Faces

New Car Sales October - Hilux Jumps Into Top Spot In A Top Ten Filled With Familiar Faces

VFACTS new car sales figures for the month of October have been released, and will have Toyota jumping with glee; the ne...

Nov 5, 2015 (8 months ago)
Maserati To Halt Production As Ghibli Sales Slow

Maserati To Halt Production As Ghibli Sales Slow

Maserati will send its workers on an enforced one week vacation in November as the carmaker looks to match supply with d...

Oct 10, 2015 (9 months ago)
New Car Sales, VFACTS September: Nothing To See Here… Oh, Maybe EV And Hybrid Sales

New Car Sales, VFACTS September: Nothing To See Here… Oh, Maybe EV And Hybrid Sales

I met Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the AFL Grand Final on Saturday. There was a crush near a door (I was in the &l...

Oct 6, 2015 (9 months ago)
Volkswagen’s Nightmare: No ‘Fix’, A Legal Apocalypse And A Busted Future

Volkswagen’s Nightmare - No ‘Fix’, A Legal Apocalypse And A Busted Future

While Volkswagen has said that it will recall “and repair” the 11 million cars fitted with the fraudulent &l...

Oct 5, 2015 (9 months ago)
Audi Australia - Emissions Defeat Software May Be “Inactive” In Australian-delivered Audis

Audi Australia Emissions Defeat Software Possibly Inactive

Audi Australia says it has yet to determine precisely how many locally-sold cars, and which models, are equipped with th...

Sep 30, 2015 (9 months ago)
Audi Models Affected By VW Emissions Scandal, Skoda Also Involved

Diesel Emissions Scandal - Audi And Skoda Models Caught In The Net

Roughly 2.1 million Audi models worldwide are involved in the on-going Volkswagen emissions scandal, with the company&nb...

Sep 29, 2015 (9 months ago)
VW Dieselgate Deepens - Reports Bosch Warning Ignored

VW Dieselgate Deepens - Reports Bosch Warning Ignored

According to reports in the German press, Volkswagen deliberately ignored warnings from German parts maker Bosch in 2007...

Sep 28, 2015 (9 months ago)
Volkswagen Names Matthias Muller As New CEO

Volkswagen Names Matthias Muller As New CEO In Wake Of Diesel Scandal

The Volkswagen Group has named current Porsche chief Matthias Müller as the new CEO of Volkswagen AG, who face...

Sep 26, 2015 (9 months ago)
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