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Watchdog weighs into Australian airbag recall after driver’s death

Australia’s first recorded death related to the worldwide Takata recall prompts a stern government warning to owners and car brands

Tesla appoints Rupert Murdoch’s son to executive board

James Murdoch named as a new independent director to help steer electric carmaker’s future

Revealed: Tesla’s secret sales numbers

Recalls to fix electrical issues in Tesla’s battery-fuelled cars hint at its sales strength in Australia

Fast money: McLaren posts its best result on record

Take a bow, Australia. You've helped kick-start McLaren’s ambitions of eventually selling 4500 cars globally

Toyota Australia slumps to 99m profit

The Aussie dollar and looming manufacturing shutdown limits Australia's biggest brand to just $370 profit on every car it sold last financial year

Takata about to fall as airbag recall costs mount, reports say

The weight of fixing faulty airbags in more than 100 million cars worldwide - about two million of them in Australia - appears to be taking its...

Brit sportscar brand Lotus sold to Chinese car maker Geely

Geely takes hold of Lotus, and throws Malaysian car maker Proton a lifeline in the process

US sues Fiat Chrysler over Dieselgate-like emissions cheat claims

The US government now wants its court system to back up claims that software built into Jeep and Dodge-badged cars was there to deliberately fud...

There's still life in conventional engines, says Volkswagen

Despite wanting to sell a million battery-powered cars by 2025, VW says the engines we use now will still have a place in future showrooms

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