The European Commission has approved all the proposed German Government support for Porsche but only a third of their proposed support for BMW.
Holden has recalled the Cruze small car for a third time because of a driveshaft problem that could cause the car to stop.
German carmaker Volkswagen will build two new manufacturing facilities in China, it announced in the presence of the German and Chinese leaders.
French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroen will build a plant in the city of Chengduin in Western China with its new shareholder Dongfeng.
The use of aluminium in car making in the USA is apparently on the rise, though steel has the edge with incumbency and price.
Owners of General Motors cars began complaining about faulty ignition switches in their vehicles long before the later fatal ignition switch problems.
Honda New Zealand is recalling about 6000 cars because of the same airbag defect which led to Honda’s worldwide recall of 2 million vehicles.
Some residents from Clovelly Park are to be relocated because of the presence of a carcinogen historically used in the car industry.
General Motors sold 267,000 vehicles in the US for the month of June, a one per cent rise from the same time last year.
General Motors has recalled a further 8.4 million vehicles worldwide and has now recalled more than 28 million cars this year.
Launceston auto components maker ACL Bearing has closed its factory.
Toyota Australia has posted a $437 million loss as it prepares to end its local manufacturing operations by the end of 2017.
Holden is recalling 27,074 Commodores, Commodore Utes and Caprices because of a problem with their windscreen wiper motors.
The UK car making industry has received more than £450m ($818m) worth of foreign investment for 80 projects in the past year.
Bosch Australia’s president has said the company has plans to grow its revenues in Australia.
The updated Holden Commodore VF has avoided the recall applied to Chevrolet Camaros in the US, even though both cars use the same key and ignition system.
Up to 250 workers will be made to take redundancies at Ford Australia in Victoria early next week, according to reports.
Toyota has recalled 2.27 million cars worldwide due to a faulty airbag system.
General Motors has issued four separate new recalls of faulty vehicles which have been sold overseas.
Tony Abbott arrives in Canada to talk investment and trade, both countries are facing similar challenges to their respective manufacturing bases.