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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 (2 days 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 days 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 (2 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 (2 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 months ago)
Google Appoints Ex-Hyundai US Boss To Head Autonomous Car Program

Google Appoints Ex-Hyundai US Boss To Head Autonomous Car Program

Google has taken another step toward becoming a fully-fledged carmaker in its own right, with the appointment of John Kr...

Sep 18, 2015 (5 months ago)
Holden MD Mark Bernhard - 24 New Models, A Rear-Drive Performance Model, Big SUVs And Other

Holden MD Mark Bernhard - 24 New Models, A Rear-Drive Performance Model, Big SUVs And Other "Known Knowns"

New-to-the-chair Holden MD, Mark Barnhard, last night outlined Holden's plans for "transitioning" to an im...

Sep 13, 2015 (5 months ago)
Ford Australia To Shut Down Falcon And Territory Production October 7, 2016

Ford Australia Confirms October 2016 Production shutdown

It is the end of an era, and the first to fall of local manufacturers, but Ford Australia spokesman Wes Sherwood yesterd...

Sep 12, 2015 (5 months ago)
New Car Sales: GM Holden’s Huge Problem With Commodore

New Car Sales: GM Holden’s Huge Problem With Commodore

Holden has a problem, and it knows it. And General Motors will also be aware because at stake here is the Australian mar...

Sep 7, 2015 (5 months ago)
Apple Adds Ex-Tesla Engineer To Its Automated Car Team

Apple Adds Ex-Tesla Engineer To Its Automated Car Team

A LinkedIn posting reveals that Apple has poached one of Tesla’s vehicle engineers, likely to become a member of t...

Aug 24, 2015 (6 months ago)
JLR's New Slovakian Plant Could Become Home To The Defender

New Land Rover Defender Could Be Built At New Slovakian Plant

Jaguar Land Rover has announced the next stage of its global expansion plans.  This week JLR has signe...

Aug 13, 2015 (6 months ago)
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