Automotive

Ford Q2 profit rises 6%

by AP
Carmaker outdoes market expectations in second quarter on record US earnings.

GM's Q2 profit plunges 80%

Car maker's result takes heavy hit on vehicle recalls and compensation.

The Toyoda family: Japan’s answer to Henry Ford

Four generations and two wars later, the Toyoda family still presides over the largest carmaker in the world. But there is much pressure on the current heir to steer Toyota through difficult times.

Hacking experts build device to protect cars from cyber attacks

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Two security experts who a year ago exposed methods for hacking the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape say they have developed technology that would keep automobiles safe from cyber attacks.

How Abbott's driving us back to the future

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Lack of public transport infrastructure investment and a slightly lower fuel price are keeping Australians in their cars, and hitting productivity in the process.

VW, Fiat deny merger report

by AFP
Italy's Fiat says there has been 'no discussions' of a tie-up with German rival Volkswagen.

BMW to double number of models built in China

German top-of-the-range carmaker to increase the number of models it builds in China from three to six in the coming years to meet growing demand.

China to civil servants: Get the bus

by AP
Car ban the latest move in government move to mollify public frustration at extravagance by officials.

New car sales lift in June

ABS data show sales of new motor vehicles rose 1.7% seasonally adjusted in month.

China's first-half auto sales up 8.4pc

by AFP
Car sales in the world's biggest car market reached 11.68 million vehicles in the first half of 2014.

China auto sales up 8.4% in H1

by AFP
World's biggest car market records slower growth in June, still seeing strong expansion.

EU rules on govt aid for car makers

Regulators settle probe on Ford aid, approve some spuport for Volkswagen, BMW, Porsche.

EU rules on govt aid for car makers

Regulators settle probe on Ford aid, approve some spuport for Volkswagen, BMW, Porsche.

Volkswagen invests in Chinese plants

by AAP
Car maker to spend $3 billion on two new facilities.

Volkswagen investing in Chinese plants

by AAP
German carmaker will build two new vehicle plants in China as it invests two billion euros along with its partner.

Peugeot venture sets up in west China

by AFP
French auto group to build fourth factory in Chendgu.

US car sales surpass expectations

by AFP
GM and Chrysler have reported higher US sales in June, while rival Ford suffered decline.

Carsales' purchase 'a natural fit'

The online car advertiser has looked closer to home for its latest deal, which will extend its reach into financing.

Carsales.com to buy majority stake in Stratton Finance

50.1 per cent stake valued at $60 million.

GM adds vehicles to US recall

GM expects to take a charge of about $US1.2bn in the second quarter for cost of repairs.

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