Automotive

Challenges persist for Volkswagen as chairman Piech exits

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On April 16, the tables turned on Ferdinand Piech, the powerful patriarch of Volkswagen AG.

General Motors lifts Q1 profit

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Car marker's result lags expectations as currency, tax impacts weigh.

Mercedes Benz hit with $73m fine for price rigging

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Mercedes distributors also hit with a 7.8 million yuan fine.

Weighing up the year's biggest IPO

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Investors have a lot to take into account for the largest float since Medibank.

Eclipx soars 20% on ASX debut

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Fleet management and car financing group rallies over 20% on initial public offering.

China drives GM global auto sales up 2%

by AFP
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Sales in China surged 9.4 per cent year-on-year in the first three months of 2015.

WA govt seeks to soothe taxi drivers on Uber

by AAP
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Hundreds of taxi drivers continue protest outside state parliament.

Holden job cuts to be voluntary: union

by AAP
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Union officials say each job loss at car maker could trigger two in component manufacturers, service providers.

China auto sales to rise less than 7%

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Auto association says a slowing economy and vehicle registration restrictions likely to dampen growth.

Holden cuts up to 270 jobs in SA

by AAP
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Elizabeth plant to lay off workers next month, reduce production.

GM China venture to spend $US16bn to develop new products

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GM’s China joint venture to develop 10 new or upgraded models each year from 2016-20.

China's auto show opens in Shanghai

by AFP
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World's biggest auto market continues to attract despite a sharp deceleration in sales growth.

How factory workers learned to love their robots

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Giant bots capable of doing the work of several people have earned respect after decades of coexistence and it's all in the name.

Toyota to build new plant in Tianjin

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New plant to start operation in 2018 or 2019 with capacity to produce around 100,000 cars a year: report.

Families brawl over VW leadership

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The Porsche and Piech families that control Volkswagen are reportedly battling over its future.

Value Investor: Two stocks taking advantage of their heft

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The popularity of two of Australia's leading online classifieds portals, and their appetite for growth, will help them maintain their leading market position.

Toyota to build plants in China, Mexico

by AFP
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Japanese auto giant plans to invest a combined $A1.72 billion to build new plants.

Airbnb, Uber opponents build barriers rather than compete

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Efforts to stifle disruptive technologies are often costly for the economy and in the end unsuccessful, no matter how logical and attractive they appear to be.

Tesla books 'record' quarter

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Sales rise 55 per cent on a year ago; but more growth still needed for CEO's ambitious goals.

I crashed a Tesla Model S - full review

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Tesla has motored into the Australian market with a lot of fanfare but does the US disruptor's Model S live up to the hype?

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