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New Tucson helps Hyundai to outsell GM Holden

11 Mar 2016 | Glenn Brooks

How often do we hear of GM being humbled by Hyundai? That’s what’s been happening in Australia in recent weeks, as the Korean brand has over...


ANALYSIS - 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport

9 Mar 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Jaguar Land Rover had a record month for worldwide sales in January. Now comes news that February was even better, with a year on year gain...


ANALYSIS - 2016 Infiniti QX70 crossover coupé

2 Mar 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Can what we now call the QX70, the car that started life as the FX, really be almost eight years old? It’s still selling strongly too, deliv...


ANALYSIS - 2016 Mitsubishi L200 Triton

26 Feb 2016 | Glenn Brooks

In the UK, Mitsubishi is effectively an SUV specialist, best known for the Shogun SUV, and more recently, for the highly successful Outlande...


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Australia sees record March sales

11 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Australia’s motor industry recorded its best-ever March sales  with volume up 0.9% on the same month last year.


New Zealand YTD sales up 15%

4 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts

New Zealand's Motor Industry Association said registration data for March 2017 showed growth in the new vehicle sector continued "to surpass expectations".


SUVs overtake cars in Australia

7 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

February 2017 saw a landmark shift in Australian automotive history when national sales of sports utility vehicles (SUVs) overtook those of passenger cars for the first time - on a monthly basis - according to the official VFACTS sales figures compiled by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.


Renault New Zealand company to sell Infiniti

1 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan's Hong Kong-based premium brand Infiniti has appointed local Renault importer Global Motors NZ as its official New Zealand distributor and will start operations with dealerships in one key city in each island.


Australia sales inch up in January

3 Feb 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Motor vehicle sales across Australia got off to a solid start in January, with the month s sales nudging ahead of the same period last year and showing a rise in activity among private purchasers, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) said.


Toyota Australia announces Altona closure date

31 Jan 2017 | Dave Leggett

Toyota Australia has announced that Tuesday 3 October 2017 will be its final day of vehicle production at its Altona manufacturing plant.


New Zealand pumps NZ$3.5m into EVs

20 Jan 2017 | Simon Warburton

New Zealand has earmarked NZ$3.5m (US$2.5m) to fund 15 projects for its Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, says the country's Energy and Resources Ministry, highlighting the country's major renewable energy potential.


New Zealand vehicle sales break records again

13 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

New Zealand new vehicle sales set a record for the third consecutive year.


Australia car sales hit record in 2016

9 Jan 2017 | Dave Leggett

Australia has posted its third vehicle market record in four years with 1,178,133 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles sold in 2016, an increase of 2% on the previous year's record.


Australian private LCV sales rise 10%

5 Dec 2016 | Graeme Roberts

The diversity and multi-purpose capability of the current crop of light commercial vehicles saw private sales in this segment in Australia rise 10% year on year in November 2016 as the country's new vehicle market headed toward a record sales year according to industry-compiled VFACTS data.



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