Category: Feature

NFDA RELEASES DEALER SURVEY RESULTS

UK-based organisation, the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), has just released the findings of its latest Dealer Attitude Survey, conducted in July 2016. It found that satisfaction with the relationship between franchised car Dealers and car manufacturers was unchanged from…

DEALER PROFITABILITY – THE WIDENING DIVIDE

BDO Automotive have observed that the gap in Dealership profitability is widening. On average, Dealers are achieving a net profit to sales of approximately 2% and have done so for decades now. However, whereas once results were crowded around that…

GST and motor industry incentives – nearing finalisation?

The longstanding issue of the GST treatment of incentive payments looks like it is finally about to come to an end. As readers will know, following the litigation on holdback payments and the subsequent ‘son of holdback’ litigation on other…

NADA TURNS 100!

Next January sees a significant milestone, with the 100th anniversary of the formation of the world’s largest retail automotive association, the USA’s National Automotive Dealer Association (NADA). This is a hugely important occasion, not just for US Dealers but for…

WHAT IS YOUR ANCAP?

WHAT’S Realise it or not, every new car Dealer is an ANCAP advocate. A car’s safety is at the forefront of consumers’ minds, so this needs to be at the forefront of the sales conversation. As part of our work…

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS A STEP CLOSER

An Australia-wide connected vehicle network, known as Co-operative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), is a step closer to being a reality after the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced its intention to allocate the 5.9 GHz band by early 2017….

ASIC LAUNCHES NEW APP TO HIGHLIGHT REAL COST OF BUYING A CAR

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has launched a new mobile phone app, MoneySmart Cars, which will, it says, support Australians with the financial decisions associated with buying a car. ASIC’s MoneySmart Cars app is a free tool to…

FUEL QUALITY VITAL TO THE EMISSIONS DEBATE: FCAI

A study that points out the increased costs associated with lowering CO2 levels in new cars demonstrates the complexity of the vehicle emissions debate and highlights the need for high quality 95 RON petrol, according to the FCAI. The analysis…

AUSTRALIAN CARS AMONG MOST AFFORDABLE: SURVEY

An investigative report published recently in the UK’s Auto Express, the online arm of the UK’s biggest-selling motoring weekly, again confirmed that Australian cars are among the most affordable in the world. The report, titled ‘Car running costs: how much…