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Holden struggles as GM plans future models

25 Sep 2018 | Glenn Brooks

A series looking at what's coming for GM's many brands and a couple of its Chinese joint ventures has so far covered Baojun, Wuling, GMC, Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac. The last piece in the General Motors puzzle is Holden.

ANALYSIS - Holden's future under GM and Groupe PSA

5 Jul 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Over the last five years, GM has slipped from second place in Australia to its current fourth position. General Motors Holden fears that with the closure of only car plant near Adelaide in October, the brand could slide further.

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 overtaken Holden to claim third position. Much of the reason is the new Tucson.

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 of 31%. Leading the success was the Discovery Sport, the 100,000th example of which has just been delivered, 500 days after production of this SUV commenced.

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, deliveries in its largest market rising by 25% in February.

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Australian industry calls for reduced COVID-19 restrictions after dismal August

3 Sep 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Australia's Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has called for a loosening of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions after dismal new vehicle sales in August 2020.

Jemena inks Australia hydrogen deal

14 Aug 2020 | just-auto plus

Energy infrastructure company, Jemena, signed a new deal to supply Australia’s zero emission vehicle industry with renewably-generated hydrogen.

Origin secures grant for Australia chargers trial

7 Aug 2020 | Simon Warburton

Origin has received a A$838,000 (US$604,000) grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to fund a trial to roll out 150 smart chargers to EV owners and fleets.

Australian new vehicle sales recover in June

7 Jul 2020 | Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in Australia in June 2020 were down just 6.4% year on year, described by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) as "the strongest result since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis".

ITM Power forms H2OzBus Project

4 Jun 2020 | Simon Warburton

ITM Power has formed the H2OzBus Project and signed a memorandum of understanding with partners for evaluation in Australia.

Renault to make Mitsubishi badged van for Australia

5 May 2020 | Graeme Roberts

A new van will be the first Mitsubishi branded product made by Renault in France.

Toyota Australia boosts hybrid supply from Japan

24 Apr 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Australia said it had secured "a substantial increase" in production of the popular RAV4 Hybrid SUV from the factory in Japan with additional vehicles set to arrive down under during the second half of 2020.

Fortescue and ATCO ink hydrogen agreement

8 Apr 2020 | Simon Warburton

Fortescue Metals Group and ATCO Australia have signed an agreement to explore the deployment of hydrogen vehicle fuelling infrastructure in Western Australia.

Australian sales down 18% in March

7 Apr 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Australian new vehicle sales were down 17.9% in March, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) said, attributing the drop to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the general economy.

Sales slide continues in Australia

5 Mar 2020 | Graeme Roberts

February 2020 new vehicle sales continued a trend of negative growth in Australia, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive Tony Weber said.

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