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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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Toyota Australia to redevelop factory site for hydrogen refuelling

19 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Australia, with funding assistance from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), has announced plans to build a A$7.4m hydrogen centre at its former car manufacturing plant in Altona in west Melbourne.


Australian sales dip in February

6 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Australia's Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) reported sales of 87,102 new vehicles during February 2019 down 9.3% year-on-year.


NZ sees second best February sales on record

6 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

February 2019 new vehicle sales in New Zealand were up 1.5% year on year to 11,699 units registered, the second strongest February on record, according to the Motor Industry Association (MIA).


Toyota Australia hack update

25 Feb 2019 | Dave Leggett

Toyota Australia has provided a further update after news emerged last week that it was the victim of a cyber attack.


Toyota Australia hacked

22 Feb 2019 | Dave Leggett

Toyota's Australian vehicle import company has been the victim of an attempted cyber attack.


Australia 2019 sales also start soft

5 Feb 2019 | Graeme Roberts

As in neighbouring New Zealand, January 2019 signalled a cautious start to the year for new vehicle sales in Australia, according to results released by the motor industry's statistical service, VFACTS. A total of 81,994 new vehicles were sold during the month, down 7.4% on the same period in 2018.


NZ sales start 2019 "soft"

5 Feb 2019 | Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in New Zealand started 2019 soft compared to a year ago, the Motor Industry Association said.


Australia 2018 sales down in 'challenging environment'

10 Jan 2019 | Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in Australia declined over a challenging 2018, according to results released by the motor industry's statistical service, VFACTS.


NZ sales set fifth consecutive record

10 Jan 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Despite "a softening market with ups and down during the year", 2018 was the fifth consecutive year of record new vehicle registrations in New Zealand, the Motor Industry Association (MIA) said.


Scania and Rio Tinto trialing autonomous trucks in Australian mine

20 Dec 2018 | Dave Leggett

Scania is testing a new generation autonomous transport system at Rio Tinto’s Dampier Salt operations in Western Australia.



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