Car industry body accused of “misleading” on cost of new-car emissions targets to buyers

The organisation representing new-car makers in Australia has come under fire for “now discredited” claims some models could become up to $13,000 more expensive next year under the government’s new vehicle emissions standards. View 7 images The peak body for car manufacturers in Australia has been accused by electric-car lobbyists of making “misleading” and “now discredited” … Read more

VW, Skoda, Audi join others in support of Australian new-car emissions targets

European brands Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi and Cupra – managed under one roof in Australia – are the latest car makers to support proposed Australian new-car emissions rules, with caveats. View 6 images The factory-backed distributor of Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi and Cupra cars in Australia has expressed its support for the Federal Government’s proposed emissions targets for … Read more

Tesla, BYD, Polestar the biggest winners under Australia’s new-car emissions targets

Electric-vehicle makers may soon be able to reap big profits selling emissions ‘credits’ to other manufacturers which don’t meet tough new-car pollution standards due in Australia next year. View 5 images The balance sheets of car manufacturers which exclusively sell electric vehicles are poised to be the biggest winners of upcoming emissions targets for new cars … Read more

Volkswagen to slash new-car development time to three years

The German automaker is reportedly planning to save more than $AU16.2 billion by 2026 with the introduction of a new cost-saving program. View 2 images Volkswagen is planning to save a reported €10 billion ($AU16.2 billion) by introducing a new cost-cutting program – dubbed the ‘Accelerate Forward/ Road to 6.5’ – which will see the development … Read more

Toyota Australia predicts new-car market to shrink in 2024, but its sales to grow

Toyota Australia has warned of a new-car sales slowdown in 2024 – but it expects to grow its sales with improved production and shorter wait times for top-selling models. View 10 images View 10 images PreviousNext A slowdown in the sales of new motor vehicles in Australia is forecast for 2024 after the all-time annual record was … Read more

VFACTS December 2023: New-car sales set record, Ford Ranger defeats Toyota HiLux

The Ford Ranger is Australia’s new top-selling motor vehicle – ending the Toyota HiLux’s seven-year winning streak – as the new-car market broke the 1.2 million mark for the first time. View 18 images More than 1.2 million new motor vehicles were reported as sold in Australia last year – for the first time in our … Read more

The Oldest New-Car On Sale In 2023

Summary Infiniti’s Q50 is the oldest luxury sports sedan on the market, having received its last facelift in 2016. While the Q50 has a stylish exterior and premium interior, it is let down by convoluted tech and outdated electronics. The automotive industry is an entity that is always rapidly evolving. In fact, it’s almost impossible … Read more

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