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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...


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...


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RHD Chevrolets returning to Australia

13 Dec 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Right hand drive Chevrolet models are returning to Australia (and likely New Zealand) with local conversions by Holden Special Vehicles (HSV).


Australia car sales head for another annual record

8 Dec 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Record November sales have kept the Australian motor industry on target for another best selling year, according to the latest results released by the industry's statistical service VFACTS.


New Zealand sales on course for 2017 record

4 Dec 2017 | Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in New Zealand again set records in November.


NZ sales an October record

7 Nov 2017 | Graeme Roberts

New Zealand's Motor Industry Association (MIA) said the 15,530 new vehicle registrations last month set a record for October which was also the second best month ever.


Australian sales soar as local car manufacturing ends

6 Nov 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Small cars and SUVs, together with continued strong demand for light commercials, drove Australia's new vehicle market to record sales in October, ironically the month in which local General Motors brand Holden ended local production after 69 years. Earlier in the month, Toyota built its last car, ending a run that began with local KD kit assembly in 1963.


Bosch Australia now specialises in trailer safety control

10 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Bosch Australia has survived the end of Australian car manufacture and transfer of ABS manufacture to Asia by becoming the group specialist in Trailer Safety Control (TSC) for fitment to caravans and trailers equipped with electric brakes and towed by passenger vehicles.


GM to launch OnStar in Asia Pacific markets

10 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Holden, which ends local manufacture on 20 October, is to introduce General Motors' OnStar service in 2019 and become the regional hub for OnStar in Asia Pacific.


September keeps Australia sales ahead of record

6 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Three of the growth segments in the Australian new vehicle market continued their momentum during September despite a 2.4% dip in the overall market compared with the same month last year.


GM's Holden selling Elizabeth factory

6 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

A purchaser for General Motors Holden's Elizabeth manufacturing site in Adelaide, South Australia state, has been selected following a six-month expression of interest process – paving the way for the development of one of Australia’s largest strategically positioned business hubs, the automaker announced.


NCAPs score Range Rover Velar five stars

5 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover's new medium-sized luxury SUV, the Range Rover Velar, has been awarded Euro NCAP and ANCAP's top safety rating achieving high scores across all areas of assessment.



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