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Importing Camry rather than producing locally won't dent image, company suggests

The fact that the new 2018 Toyota Camry will be imported from Japan rather than built in Australia like the outgoing model should not have a great impact on sales, which nevertheless are expected to decline in response to the car’s push upmarket...

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BMW slams Australian government on EV infrastructure
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BMW slams Australian government on EV infrastructure

The boss of BMW's local arm has pulled no punches in his estimation of the Australian government, declaring it has fallen far behind other developed countries when it comes to legislation and strategies regarding low-emissions vehicles. Marc Werner, CEO for BMW Australia, said at the launch of the plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance that the government has "stuck their collective heads in the sand"...


HSV Colorado coming: Engine, chassis and looks to be modded
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HSV Colorado coming: Engine, chassis and looks to be modded

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) is understood to have numerous irons in the fire, one of the most interesting being a plan to capitalise on the pickup boom with an aggressive HSV Colorado dual-cab for 2018. The Melbourne-based operation — tuning arm of the Walkinshaw Group, one of the remaining positive stories in Australian auto manufacturing — has a storied history tuning rear-wheel drive V8 Commodore sedans, wagons and utes...


Electric cars ‘need subsidies to get a foothold in the market’: Renault-Nissan chief
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Electric cars ‘need subsidies to get a foothold in the market’: Renault-Nissan chief

The chicken or the egg? Forget that. What about the government subsidy or the electric car? Renault-Nissan Alliance chairman and CEO, Carlos Ghosn, told media this week that in order for electric vehicles to be in the minds of consumers there needs to be government support in the form of subsidies. Without subsidies, Ghosn warned, there is little to no demand from private consumers...


Nissan and Mitsubishi announce shared parts and accessories warehousing in Australia
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Nissan and Mitsubishi announce shared parts and accessories warehousing in Australia

Nissan Australia and Mitsubishi Australia have this week announced the establishment of a joint local parts and accessories logistics and warehousing operation. The new 'National Parts Distribution Centre' will be one of the country's largest automotive logistics facilities when construction finishes by December this year, measuring more than 36,000 square metres...


Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi “not doing their fair share in Australia”, says global CEO
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Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi “not doing their fair share in Australia”, says global CEO

New car buyers can soon expect to see a more aggressive approach from Renault, Mitsubishi and Nissan as the brands push for greater relevance in the busy Australian market, following a strongly-worded press conference with the global head of all three brands this week...


Electric Vehicle Council launches in Canberra with $400,000 grant
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Electric Vehicle Council launches in Canberra with $400,000 grant

The Electric Vehicle Council is now 'on the map' in Australia, thanks to a heavily reported launch event this week in Canberra and the provision of a $390,000 federal grant to member organisation ClimateWorks. The council is a national, independent advocate body, formed in 2016 through a tie-up of the smaller ACT EV Council and related parties...


Victorian government gives funding boost to manufacturing sector
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Victorian government gives funding boost to manufacturing sector

The Victorian ALP government is pushing to lure manufacturing jobs to the State in the wake of Ford’s plant closure, Holden’s engine-plant shuttering and the imminent end of Toyota’s production line. Premier Daniel Andrews this week attended the opening of Rinnai’s new facility in Braeside, which will produce gas and electric hot water systems, ducted gas, air-conditioning and solar renewable systems, plus conduct global R&D...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017

Hi there and welcome to the CarAdvice News Desk. Tegan Lawson with a look at what has been making headlines. Details of the 2017 Ford Mondeo have been announced, the changes are minor but Ford Australia says the model is crucial to the Australian market. Meantime, Ford Australia has also announced that its front-wheel drive Transit and Transit Custom vans will finally be available with an automatic transmission...


Infiniti Australia names Chang-Hwan Lee as new managing director
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Infiniti Australia names Chang-Hwan Lee as new managing director

The local arm of Nissan luxury marque Infiniti has appointed a new managing director, with outgoing boss Jean-Philippe Roux moving to lead the brand's marketing efforts for the Russian market. In his time at the top of Infiniti Australia, Roux oversaw the local launch of new Q50 variants, the big Patrol-based QX80 SUV, the small Q30 and QX30 twins, and most recently the new-generation Q60 coupe...


Toyota Australia confirms top-end management changes in shift to import business
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Toyota Australia confirms top-end management changes in shift to import business

Toyota Australia has announced a number of changes to its 2018 team, with key leadership saying their goodbyes at the end of this year. Those will include current president, Dave Buttner, along with sales and marketing director Tony Cramb - both major figures in the business globally and familiar identities in the industry...


Fuel tax increase to offset electric vehicle charging infrastructure for Australia: UPDATE
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Fuel tax increase to offset electric vehicle charging infrastructure for Australia: UPDATE

A new sustainability initiative will bring an increase in fuel taxes, used to offset charging costs for electric vehicles, the Australian Government has confirmed. Under the scheme, an additional $0.15 per litre for passenger cars, $0.25 per litre for light commercials and $0.40 per litre for trucks will be charged at every fill...


Autonomous cars will be awesome for Aussies
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Autonomous cars will be awesome for Aussies

Sydney to Melbourne. It's the trip by which all other trips are measured when it comes to a great Australian drive. And just imagine when the day comes that you'll be able to drive from Sydney to Melbourne without touching the accelerator, the brake pedal or the steering wheel as your car ferries you between the two biggest cities in the country - and all you have to do is go along for the ride...


Audi Australia names Paul Sansom as new managing director
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Audi Australia names Paul Sansom as new managing director

Current Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle will head to the United Kingdom in April, where he will take over as director of Audi UK. Paul Sansom has been announced as Doyle's successor at Audi Australia, coming to the role after working as managing director of Audi South Africa since 2014...


Nissan Australia: Dealing with government on future automotive tech like "amateur hour"
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Nissan Australia: Dealing with government on future automotive tech like "amateur hour"

The boss of Nissan Australia, a pioneer in the local electric vehicle scene with its Leaf hatch, has lashed out at the government by describing its industry dealings as "amateur hour". The Nissan Leaf remains Australia's best selling electric vehicle on volume and, while it ended up costing the local operation money in the long run, it helped establish Nissan Australia as a progressive company hunting for a greener future...


Fiat Chrysler Australia, government deny report of local emissions investigation
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Fiat Chrysler Australia, government deny report of local emissions investigation

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), with government support, has hit back at a report today that an investigation has been started in relation to the emissions figures claimed for its diesel models. The report, published by News Corp website news.com...


Australian insurer commits to genuine parts message
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Australian insurer commits to genuine parts message

The peak body for Australia’s new-car distributors has commended insurance company IAG for opting to urge repairers to use manufacturer-specified, genuine new parts. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has been railing against the proliferation of 'non-genuine' components for some time, citing tests that demonstrate the inferiority of some...


Done deal: Opel sold to Peugeot parent PSA, Commodore and Astra unharmed
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Done deal: Opel sold to Peugeot parent PSA, Commodore and Astra unharmed

PSA Group, the parent company of Peugeot and Citroen, is now the second largest car maker in Europe, with confirmation today that it will purchase German brand Opel and British brand Vauxhall from General Motors. Confirmed during a joint press conference held by the leaders of PSA Group and GM, the sale sees the French company leapfrog the Renault Nissan Alliance - which only recently added Mitsubishi to its portfolio - to sit just beneath Volkswagen...


PSA board approves Opel takeover, announcement due Monday - UPDATE
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PSA board approves Opel takeover, announcement due Monday - UPDATE

UPDATE: It is now official, Opel has been sold to PSA Group. Story here. French automotive giant PSA Group is on the brink of completing a deal to buy General Motors' Opel and Vauxhall divisions, according to a report out of Europe over the weekend. More, the companies are now expect to announce details at 9:15am, Monday morning, in Europe - 7:15pm tonight, Australian time...


2017 HSV GTS: final 430kW LSA-powered monster to be built next month
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2017 HSV GTS: final 430kW LSA-powered monster to be built next month

It's official! The last-ever Gen-F2-based HSV GTS will roll out of Holden Special Vehicles's Victorian workshop come late April, the performance car manufacturer has confirmed. Speaking to CarAdvice, HSV marketing general manager Damon Paull said, “We have approximately just 90 more GTSs to build, with the last scheduled to roll off the production line late next month...