Automotive

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.

No pain in a car sales detour

Car sales may reduce this quarter's household consumption print, but that's no reason for concern unless the conditions dragging them down morph into something more.

Turbocharging Formula One fortunes

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The F1 season isn't just a race between the giants of the automotive world but also an important testing ground for the likes of BlackBerry and Microsoft.

New car sales lift slightly in February

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ABS data shows new motor vehicle sales edge higher in the month.

Tesla pioneers aim to electrify race cars

Internode founder Simon Hackett teams with former Tesla Australia director Rudi Tuisk on Electric Vehicle tech start-up.

IPO cavalcades roll on with Mantra, Burson Auto

Mantra’s management kick off a road show for the hotel operator's IPO while analysts involved in the Burson Auto Parts share sale also visit fund managers.

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