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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, Ch...


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 wit...


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...


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Toyota NZ CEO Alistair Davis on changing dealers to agencies

6 Apr 2018 | Graeme Roberts

The new vehicle distribution model is changing for Toyota and its dealer network. Toyota New Zealand will sell new vehicles to customers under an agency structure, with dealers being an agent for the Kiwi importer and distributor. This company blog interviewed CEO Alistair Davis about the changes, what the drive has been behind this shift for the brand in New Zealand, and what the changes mean for its customers.

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Australian car importers eye TPP FTA benefits

7 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Australia's freshly ratified Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement, scheduled to come into force at the end of this year, will benefit multiple automakers in the now import-only market, according to a local media report.


Australian sales soften in October as SUVs continue rise

6 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Overall national sales of Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) in Australia continued to climb in October, despite the overall vehicle market declining over the month, according to the latest data released from statistical service VFACTS.


Rentals give Toyota New Zealand sales an October boost

6 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

October 2018 registrations of 16,670 vehicles set a new monthly sales record in New Zealand after last June's 15,985.


Chargefox raises US$11m for Australia EV stations

23 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Australian start-up, Chargefox has raised A$15m (US$11m) to start building Australia's largest open, ultra-rapid network of charging stations for electric vehicles.


Gilbarco Veeder-Root buys slice of fast charger maker Tritium

11 Oct 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Fortive Corporation's Gilbarco Veeder-Root has taken a minor stake in Tritium, the Australian DC electric vehicle charging infrastructure specialist.


SUVs rise as Oz sales soften

9 Oct 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Despite continuing increases in national sales of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in September, the overall vehicle market in Australia declined over the month, according to the latest data from the motor industry's statistical service, VFACTS.


Toyota Australia opening solar powered parts warehouse

2 Oct 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Australia said it was demonstrating its commitment to renewable energy through a substantial investment in solar power generation for its newest and largest parts warehouse.


Petrol prices and tax hit NZ September sales

2 Oct 2018 | Graeme Roberts

September 2018 new vehicle registrations of 13,910 vehicles were down 4% year on year though, year to date, the market remained up 1% to 119,412, according to New Zealand's Motor Industry Association.


Petrol prices nudge Kiwis into smaller new cars

6 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

"With the continued high price of petrol, we are starting to see a small but discernible shift towards smaller vehicles," New Zealand's Motor Industry Association (MIA) said as it announced August 2018 sales data.


GM expanding Australian R&D with 150 engineers

21 Aug 2018 | Graeme Roberts

It may have axed local manufacturing and shrunk its dealer network but General Motors' Australian outpost is adding 150 engineers - taking the workforce to 500 - to work on developing future technology for autonomous vehicles and electric powertrains.



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