News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice

Australian Car Industry News

  1. Home
  2. Category
  3. Australian Car Industry News
Car sales slowdown in March to bring mega deals in April
News
6 days ago
3 min read

Car sales slowdown in March to bring mega deals in April

Industry analysts have forecast the biggest fall in new-car sales since the Global Financial Crisis in the US, as Australian dealers report the toughest conditions in memory – however the sharp declines are likely to drive mega deals in April. New-car showrooms across Australia remain open – although some have reduced hours – as the industry has switched to a “contactless” sales model.
Profile picture of Joshua Dowling
Joshua Dowling
ACDelco here to stay, Holden’s Project Monaro still up for grabs
News
13th Mar 2020
3 min read

ACDelco here to stay, Holden’s Project Monaro still up for grabs

For ACDelco – General Motors' in-house parts division – it’s business as usual for the foreseeable future, with the brand reaffirming it’s here to stay and assist with keeping Holden’s existing car park running in the wake of the brand's announcement that it will withdraw from the Australian market.
Profile picture of Kez Casey
Kez Casey
Update: Honda rules out leaving Australia, but may reduce its dealer network or appoint an independent distributor
News
10th Mar 2020
3 min read

Update: Honda rules out leaving Australia, but may reduce its dealer network or appoint an independent distributor

Japanese car giant Honda is on the brink of making a decision about its future in Australia, secret documents obtained by CarAdvice reveal. Dealers have been told Honda is considering three options: to pull out of Australia and close its national network of 106 dealers, reduce the number of showrooms, or sell cars via an independent distributor. The decision will be made by the end of this month.
Profile picture of Joshua Dowling
Joshua Dowling
Exclusive: Holden dealer suffers heart complication, admitted to hospital on way to compensation meeting with General Motors
News
26th Feb 2020
3 min read

Exclusive: Holden dealer suffers heart complication, admitted to hospital on way to compensation meeting with General Motors

EXCLUSIVE A veteran Holden car dealer has been admitted to hospital after reportedly suffering a heart complication on the way to a meeting with General Motors to discuss compensation for axing the brand in Australia. The long-standing Holden dealer, whose identity is known to CarAdvice but we have chosen to not publish, was on his way to find out how much money US car giant General Motors was going to offer after ending its current franchise agreements more than two years early.
Profile picture of Joshua Dowling
Joshua Dowling
Holden by the numbers: the highs and lows since 1948
News
17th Feb 2020
2 min read

Holden by the numbers: the highs and lows since 1948

Compiled by Joshua Dowling 1948: The year the first Holden-badged car rolled off the production line. 1954: One in three cars on the road is a Holden. 1958: One in two cars on the road is a Holden. 1960: The first Holden left-hand-drive export began when the FB model was sent to Hawaii. 1962: The 1 millionth Holden is made since 1948, an EJ model. 1969: First Australian-made V8, Holden tops 2 million vehicles made since 1948.
Profile picture of Joshua Dowling
Joshua Dowling