Automotive

Tesla delivers China's first electric cars

American firm Tesla Motors has delivered the first eight electric cars to customers in China.

China falls for 4x4s at Beijing auto show

by AAP
The latest must-have for Chinese drivers, whose conversion to the cult of the SUV is the talking point of this year's Beijing Auto Show.

Ford to announce new CEO

Car manufacturer tipped to replace outgoing CEO Alan Mullaly with Mark Fields.

China car show opens with fanfare

by AAP
China's biggest car show has opened with some fanfare amid concerns over the economy's growth and worsening air pollution.

VW eyes double-digit China growth

by AAP
German car maker will launch two new hybrid cars in the world's leading auto market.

New car sales fall in March

Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows a fall in new car sales for the month.

China auto sales growth slows

by AFP
Growth in Chinese car sales slowed sharply in March, data show.

Toyota recalls 6 million vehicles

Automotive manufacturer says it understands no accidents have been caused.

Politis finalises Barloworld buy

Nick Politis buys one of Australia’s largest Volkswagen dealerships in a $130m deal.

Govt yet to fund auto aid: report

Package worth $100m announced by PM in wake of Holden exit yet to be finalised.

US auto sales climb in March

by AFP
Chrysler once again outpaces rivals with strong sales lift.

Govt receives final auto inquiry

by AAP
Productivity Commission's inquiry into the car industry has been delivered to treasurer.

Tesla cars vulnerable to password hacking

New research shows hackers can locate and hack into Tesla vehicles by cracking passwords.

Thailand new hub for auto industry

Nation luring Aust auto industry subcontractors with duty-free terms for imports.

Hyundai to build fourth China plant

by AAP
Hyundai has announced it will build a fourth plant in China, due for completion in 2016, which is expected to produce 300,000 cars.

Burson raises $220m in IPO book build

Morgan Stanley and UBS have successfully asked fund managers to commit to buying Burson shares before a prospectus was issued.

Motoring groups want user-pays system

by AAP
Proposal to charge Sydney drivers based on car weight, location and travel time.

Making the leap from auto to ICT

With a little retooling and creative thinking, there is a way many high-skilled auto sector workers can make the transition into the growing ICT sector.

Toyota to pay $US1.2bn over faults

by AFP
US Justice Department says automaker admitted misleading regulator.

Skittish markets fail to derail IPOs

The book builds of Mantra, Genesis and Burson are all on track to be completed by the end of the month.

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