09 Sep 2020

Vietnamese carmaker buys Lang Lang, but GM to test vehicles still

Vietnamese carmaker Vinfast has stumped up to buy the Lang Lang proving ground. Vinfast, a Vietnamese start-up owned by one of the Asian country’s richest men, has purchased the iconic Lang Lang proving ground east of Melbourne, once owned by General Motors Holden and the location for local testing and

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11 Aug 2020

A simple text message before driving might save your life

Before you hop into a car next, you might want to hop onto your phone and do this first. Amazingly, there are over 155,000 vehicles in Australia fitted with faulty Takata airbags, and of those, over 5000 contain the most deadly type of inflator that has killed people around the

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04 Aug 2020

New CEO at Ford Australia and New Zealand

New boss for Ford Australia will see in the new decade. Ford has appointed the man in charge of the new Ranger program to head Ford Australia and New Zealand as CEO. Following more than 26 years at the blue oval in a career that started within the brand’s customer

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12 Jun 2020

New Australian carmaker H2X to build SUV in NSW

Aussie car maker H2X Australia comes out of nowhere to announce it will soon be building hydrogen-electric vehicles south of Sydney. New local car manufacturer H2X Australia has launched, outlining plans to build a hydrogen-electric SUV in NSW, Australia, plus two new heavy vehicles. The news, broken by auManufacturing, is

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Ford Mustang designer Dale Halderman dies
30 Apr 2020

The designer of the Mustang has died

Vale Gale Halderman, designer of the Mustang. DESIGNER OF the original Ford Mustang, Gale Halderman, died today at the Upper Valley Medical Center, a family spokesman has said. The last surviving designer of the iconic Pony car was 87. Halderman is known as the man behind the scenes of the

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25 Mar 2020

Honda downsizing a “kick in the guts” for dealers

Honda has announced reforms to its business model in Australia which will downsize operations, and the AADA says the timing couldn’t be worse. HONDA AUSTRALIA has confirmed that it will streamline its showroom lineup and consolidate operations in Australia in a bid to find improved operating efficiencies as an expected

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Mercedes-Benz warranty in Australia five years
06 Mar 2020

Mercedes-Benz extends to five-year warranty and roadside assist

Mercedes-Benz beats its closest rivals to the punch, delivering Australian luxury car buyers a full five-year unlimited-kilometre warranty. MERCEDES-BENZ IS the first German luxury carmaker to go to a full five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty on all of its cars except those used for commercial purposes, which will receive five-years coverage at

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FCA and PSA signing merger
19 Dec 2019

FCA and PSA Group make merger official

The cat’s finally out of the bag with FCA and PSA making an official announcement on its planned merger.

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02 Dec 2019

Holden boss leaves after 16 months

David Buttner has resigned as chairman and managing director of Holden due to personal reasons, Kristian Aquilina replaces him.

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04 Sep 2019

FCAI questions lending regulations as car sales fall

August returned another poor month of sales for the Australian automotive sector.

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