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Dieselgate: Volkswagen asked to explain lack of Aussie compensation

Consumer advocates have joined forces to ask Volkswagen to explain why Australian owners miss out on US-style Dieselgate payouts.

Toyota global sales: Australia punches above its weight

Australia is second only to Japan for per capita sales of Toyota/Lexus vehicles

SUV sales closing in on passenger cars

Strong January sales figures continue the rise of high-riding wagons as Porsche outsells Jeep, Lexus and Volvo

Volkswagen overtakes Toyota as world’s best-selling brand

Toyota’s four-year run as the world’s most popular brand comes to an end

Jeep named in US diesel emissions cheat investigation

US environment watchdog accuses Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of using software to meet emissions standards.

Ford investment boosts Aussie RD capability speed

More work - including on autonomous cars - will happen faster via Ford's investment in Australia's research and development capacity

Ford announces $450m boost to Aussie research, development

Ford global president Mark Fields visits Melbourne to open new, expanded R&D headquarters

Volkswagen adds 61,000 cars to Australia’s Dieselgate fix list

More Volkswagen-badged cars, and some Skodas added to latest round of recalled cars – but still no talk of compensation.

Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger top November new-car sales

Mum and dad buyers take a back seat as Australia keeps pace with a new-car sales record

Ron Dennis ousted as McLaren CEO after 35 years

Dennis steps down from top job as majority shareholders look for new leadership.

Dieselgate: Audi faces fresh cheat claims

German newspaper claims it has uncovered evidence of yet another emission cheat device in Audi-badged cars

Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger top October new-car sales chart

Trade utes knock the Toyota Corolla from the top of the monthly charts as buyers’ tastes continue to change

Volkswagen Group tipped for restructure

Volkswagen is believed to be considering restructuring its German operations with Audi and Porsche under pressure to reduce costs

Ford profits halve as rivals book a good quarter

Slow US sales have cut Ford’s third-quarter profit in half. GM, Fiat Chrysler and even Tesla, meanwhile, peg a good one

VFACTS: Mazda tops best-sellers list, while Toyota continues overall dominance

New car sales continue to rise with more than 100,000 cars rolling out of showrooms in August