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Australian Car Sales Rise in September

Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 78,131 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in September 2009. “This was a good month with a stronger than expected result,” FCAI Chief Executive Andrew McKellar said. This September result is down 3.5 per cent (2,807 vehicles) compared to […]

A Sign of the Times

Here in Australia the 2009 Brisbane Motor Show has been cancelled and in America more and more manufacturers are withdrawing from the motor show circuit. The Detroit show is considered to be THE motor show of the year in the United States but already Suzuki, Nissan, Land Rover, Rolls Royce and Mitsubishi have decided not […]

Bad Economic News Continues for the Car Industry

In America General Motors is expected to announce the suspension of development work on a range of future models. One of Ford’s biggest parts suppliers has announced the closure of five plants as demand for its products dries up. The big three manufacturers in the US are reported to be planning on approaching the White […]

Car Sales Continue to Grow Despite Rising Fuel Costs and Interest Rates

Australian new motor vehicle sales remained strong last month, despite higher interest rates and fuel prices. Official VFACTS figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that 88,640 cars, trucks and buses were sold in May – an increase of 43 vehicles on the same month last year. “This is a […]

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