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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 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.


New Zealand sales slowed by new COVID-19 lockdown 

3 Sep 2020 | Graeme Roberts

August 2020 new vehicle registrations in New Zealand were affected by new COVID-19 restrictions, especially the alert level 3 imposed in the largest city, Auckland, after a resurgence of new cases.


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.


July 2020 New Zealand vehicle sales surprisingly strong

4 Aug 2020 | Graeme Roberts

New Zealand's Motor Industry Association (MIA) said vehicle sales in July 2020 were "surprisingly strong".


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".


June 2020 New Zealand sales still weak

2 Jul 2020 | Graeme Roberts

June 2020 new vehicle registrations in New Zealand were down 17.5% year on year to 11,514 units.


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.


NZ May sales off 32% year on year

2 Jun 2020 | Graeme Roberts

May 2020 new vehicle registrations in New Zealand were down 32% year on year to 8,313 units compared with 12,259 a year ago.


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.



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