Automotive

New car sales decline in Nov

ABS data shows sales of new motor vehicles fell 0.6% in November.

China car sales hit the brakes

Competition, curbs on car ownership crimp sales.

​Honda expands airbag recall

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Honda in a global recall of cars fitted with Takata airbags, impacting some 13 million vehicles.

Toyota Australia to cut 2500 jobs

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Relocation of Toyota HQ will affect network support, product planning and national service functions.

Most carmakers report higher US sales

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GM, Chrysler lead way as Ford bucks trend with sales weakness in November.

Toyota finds new air bag issue

Japanese carmaker finds another air bag issue and recalls cars.

Govt car industry cuts set to stall

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Government's planned cuts to car industry assistance may stall in Senate.

Senate to veto another $900m in cuts

More budget woes for govt as Labor, crossbench senators to block $900m in auto cuts.

Audi eyes further gains in China

Auto maker looks to extend its pole position in China’s luxury-car race.

Toyota to launch hydrogen fuelled car

by AAP
Group says car's innovation goes well beyond Prius, marks a new era for the auto industry.

New car sales slip in October

Number of new vehicles sold falls in month, total sales now 0.5% weaker year-on-year.

Why member benefit models can deliver better returns

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Dairy group Murray Goulburn and the RACV motoring organisation are proof that member benefit structures can work very well, delivering both high returns and profits to owners.

Toyota eyes record FY profit

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Carmaker lifts earnings, revenue estimates on weaker yen.

Japan car makers skid in China

Nissan and Honda likely to suffer from slowing market.

Holden Australia head resigns suddenly

Dorizas departs after eight months, carmaker says no change to business plans.

Honda lifts H1 profit, cuts outlook

by AAP
Carmaker flags tougher business environment in China, other Asian markets.

Govt drives through fuel excise hike

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Excise expected to raise $2.2 billion in budget revenue over four years.

The Tesla threat to Australian car dealers

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The entrance and potential success of Tesla’s retail distribution model to Australia should put downward pressure on car prices.

Coalition addicted to new taxes: Shorten

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Opposition says government has ambushed Australian motorists, parliament.

EU trade deal may cut car costs

Tariff on European-built cars among possible changes if free-trade deal worked out with EU.

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