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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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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.


November NZ sales "steady as she goes"

4 Dec 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Registration of 14,359 new vehicles in November were down 1.6% year on year but reflected a "steady as she goes market" in New Zealand, according to the Motor Industry Association.


Lexus partners with Queensland for connected vehicle trials

20 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Lexus Australia said it had become the first vehicle brand to partner with the Queensland government in a trial of advanced technologies designed to improve road safety and reduce congestion, fuel consumption and emissions.


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.



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