Australian man likely 18th death from faulty Takata airbagsJuly 22
Audi sued by Australia's consumer watchdog over VW Group emissionsMarch 8
First Shift: Mitsu takes hit from mileage scandalJan. 31
GM builds final Australian engineDec. 5, 2016
Australian auto industry wind-down continues with General Motors ending engine production after nearly 70 years. Car production stops next year when GM and Toyota close plants, putting an end to Australia's auto industry.
'Have wrench, will travel' is pledge of Subaru Australia serviceNov. 21, 2016
Why electric cars excite the world’s biggest mining companyNov. 1, 2016
BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest miner, is hot for electric vehicles. The Australian resources giant, which mines metals and coal used for both steelmaking and fueling power plants, is increasingly optimistic that there’ll be a surge in demand for some of its products as consumers opt for electric vehicles and other renewable energy technologies.
End of the line for a road warriorOct. 17, 2016
The Ford Falcon, a nameplate in production longer than even the Ford Mustang, finally ended production Oct. 7 after 56 years. No Falcons were built in the U.S. after 1971, but the car lived on through several more generations in Australia ever since.
First Shift: 'MyFord Touch' vexed execs, tooOct. 7, 2016
Australia sues VW over alleged emissions fraudAug. 31, 2016
Mustang takes iPhone Down UnderMarch 21, 2016
An iPhone belonging to a worker at a Ford Motor Co. assembly plant in Michigan turned up nearly 10,000 miles away in Australia. It apparently had fallen out of his pocket when he moved a Mustang off the assembly line and made it to the other side of the globe without being noticed by customs agents or anyone else.
FCA battles in court with Australia ex-CEOJuly 31, 2015
FCA traded charges in court with its former Australia CEO, who denied breaching his legal duties and said he acted on instructions from above after a lawsuit by the carmaker accused him of excessive spending and illegally enriching himself through commercial deals.
Trouble for ex-FCA execs Down UnderJune 1, 2015
Fiat Chrysler's Australian subsidiary has filed suit against two former top executives in the country, accusing them of bilking the company out of millions of dollars to fund lavish lifestyles, according to Australian news reports.