Cricks Auto Group has opened its latest dealership in Queensland, the Cricks Volkswagen Maroochydore dealership on Maroochy Boulevard. Over 150 VW fans, including representatives of VW Group Australia, current VW owners and businesses associated with the development of the new dealership, Read More
Cricks Auto Group has opened its latest dealership in Queensland, the ...
Nissan-Renault hopes to lead in connected vehicles, electric cars and self-driving vehicles, which are increasingly becoming vital automotive technologies. Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan Alliance senior vice president, told reporters yesterday at Nissan’s Yokohama headquarters that the Read More
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A recidivist unlicensed dealer has been imprisoned and ordered to pay over $37,000 in fines and costs by the Southport Magistrates Court after being charged by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for the second time.
Paul David Smith was found guilty of acting as an unlicensed motor dealer, and the court invoked an earlier suspended sentence (on an unrelated matter) of three months imprisonment. Smith was further sentenced to four months imprisonment, wholly suspended for two years.
Smith was fined $20,000 after being found guilty of four counts of making false and misleading representations under the Australian Consumer Law. Costs of $17,172 were awarded against Smith. The fine and costs are to be paid within six months, with six months imprisonment in default. Convictions were recorded on all counts. Continue reading “Jail for Gold Coast ‘dealer’” »
A recidivist unlicensed dealer has been imprisoned and ordered to pay ...
Hyundai Motor Company Australia has appointed an industry veteran to lead its charge into the luxury market with its Genesis brand.
Pete Evans has 36 years industry experience, beginning his career with Ford in 1980, and spent most of his working life at Toyota and Lexus, where he worked in marketing, brand development, motorsport, product planning and accessories.
Reporting to HMCA chief operating officer, Scott Grant, Evans will oversee all aspects of Genesis, including sales, after sales, marketing and dealer development. Continue reading “Peter Evans appointed as GM for Genesis” »
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European car manufacturers are seeking full control over the data sent to them by ‘connected vehicles’ they put on the road, and fear a move by Brussels that would impose sharing that data with rivals.
Connected cars are still a while away but manufacturers are already nervous that the European Commission’s plans to clamp down on how they use data from vehicles will put a damper on what they will earn off the new technology.
Günther Oettinger, the EU digital policy chief, is getting ready to announce new measures to control how firms use big data, according to EurActiv.com. Continue reading “Carmakers in fear of EU’s proposed data sharing plans ” »
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Quickstep Holdings, a local manufacturer of advanced carbon fibre composites, is set to collaborate with Futuris Automotive Group to develop a composite front seat back for car manufacturers.
This project will result in a lighter weight (up to 50% weight saving), fully functional composite seat back part that will be available from mid-2017.
Futuris Automotive is a global seating and interior systems supplier, with operations in the US, Mexico, China, Thailand and Australia. Futuris is working with a range of customers globally including Ford, GM, Chery Automobile, SAIC Motor, Telsa Motors, Faraday Future, Karma Automotive and a number of other automakers. Continue reading “Quickstep joins forces with Futuris Auto” »
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Lexus and Toyota have once again led the annual reliability survey from the US-based annual Consumer Reports magazine.
But the one big mover was Buick, which is the first American brand in at least 35 years to crack the top three.
Asian brands continued to outperform those from other regions, with six of the top ten brands coming from Asia. Asian carmakers dominate for reliability, with seven of eight brands deemed “more reliable” based in Japan or South Korea. Continue reading “Asian car brands remain the most reliable” »
Lexus and Toyota have once again led the annual reliability survey fro ...
Engineers in Japan have set their sights on lighting the Olympic torch at the 2020 Tokyo games with a flying car.
The plan is to reportedly drive the car around the athletic track in the new national stadium before flying it into the air to light the cauldron in the climactic moment of the opening ceremony, reports News.com.au.
The vehicle will be a single person electric tricycle with propellers positioned on the front and rear corners to provide a vertical take off and landing (VTOL) system and its design will see it operated with the steering wheel and accelerator pedal either in the air or on the road. Continue reading “Japanese engineers envisage ‘flying car’ Olympics” »
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The new Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series has been given a 5 star ANCAP rating. The Toyota Prius also achieved top marks.
Toyota’s workhorse, the Landcruiser 70 single cab chassis has been upgraded and following a suite of destructive crash tests has reached 5 star standards.
The tested model of Toyota Landcruiser 70 Single Cab Chassis was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in October 2016. This ANCAP safety rating applies to single cab chassis variants built from September 2016. Other variants are unrated. Continue reading “Toyota Landcruiser, Prius get top marks for safety” »
The new Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series has been given a 5 star ANCAP rat ...
Subaru Australia has confirmed there will be four feature-rich new Impreza variants in the range, available in both hatch and sedan.
The carmaker is offering customers extended service intervals for the upcoming AWD Impreza with a manufacturer’s list pricing (MLP) from $22,400.
On sale now and with first customer deliveries due in December, Impreza is the first of Subaru’s future models to be built on the Subaru Global platform. Continue reading “Subaru steps up CPS offering on upgraded Impreza range ” »
Subaru Australia has confirmed there will be four feature-rich new Imp ...