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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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Malaysia's Sime Darby acquires luxury dealerships in Australia

12 Sep 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby Bhd has agreed to acquire three major car dealerships in Australia for a total of AU$112m (US$77m), according to local reports.


Infiniti calls it quits down under

2 Sep 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan's is yanking its premium brand Infiniti from Australia late in 2020 after almost a decade, a local media report said.


Toyota Australia to start future Takata recalls ahead of schedule

2 Sep 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Australia has announced it will initiate future Takata recall campaigns ahead of schedule for approximately 82,756 Yaris sedan, Corolla and Avensis vehicles to replace previously installed front passenger inflators.


Australia US$10m EV road charging fund

29 Aug 2019 | Simon Warburton

Australia's Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced A$15m (US$10.1m) in funding to Evie Networks to roll out an ultra-fast battery EV charging network along the country's roads.


NRMA opens 20th EV fast charging station

22 Aug 2019 | Simon Warburton

Australia’s National Roads and Motorists' Association (NRMA) has reached a milestone in Bega with the launch of its 20th Electric Vehicle Fast Charging station, marking the halfway point in its A$10m (US$7m) commitment to build one of the country's largest fast charging networks.


Australian sales slump slows a little

15 Aug 2019 | Graeme Roberts

The Australian auto industry reported 83,184 sales for July 2019, a 2.8% decrease year on year.


New Zealand sales continue to slip in July

2 Aug 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Fewer new vehicles were sold in New Zealand in July compared to the same month last year continuing the local Motor Industry Association's (MIA) expectation the overall market for the year will be down on 2018.


"Tough market" depresses June Australia sales

17 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Australian new vehicle sales fell in June reflecting, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) said, "tough market conditions".


Heat off NZ sales in winter darkness

17 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

It's the middle of southern hemisphere winter and the heat came off the New Zealand new vehicle market in June, according to the local Motor Industry Association (MIA).


Toyota Australia boosts full year profit

26 Jun 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor Corporation Australia (TMCA), now well freed of the shackles of local manufacturing, has posted an after-tax profit of A$206m for the year ending 31 March 2019.



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