Latest automotive news & analysis in Oceania
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
13 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts
New Zealand new vehicle sales set a record for the third consecutive year.
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.
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.
5 Dec 2016 | Graeme Roberts
After record November sales, the New Zealand new vehicle market for 2016 has already surpassed 2015's full year tally with one month yet to go and is headiing towards the 140,000 mark for the full year, local lobby group, the Motor Industry Association (MIA) said.
28 Nov 2016 | Graeme Roberts
Toyota Australia has unveiled a mobile hydrogen refueller that will enable its three trial Mirai fuel-cell cars to go anywhere in Australia that a conventional car can be driven.