Category: International

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…

International Relations and CRM the focus of NADA Tour

The largest AADA study group in seven years (97 delegates) enjoyed an action-packed, business-centric time at the 2016 NADA Convention in Las Vegas in late March/early April. Heading the group were former AADA CEO Patrick Tessier (running his 19th study…

POTENTIAL NEW MONARO WOWS fans at DETROIT AUTO SHOW

The car that could possibly be the next Holden Monaro made a stunning debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January. The Buick Avista concept is a sleek coupe with a twin turbo 3.0-litre V6 engine delivering 300kW of power….

DON’T MISS THE AADA STUDY TOUR TO NADA

Participants in the AADA Study Tour to the 2016 NADA Convention have a unique opportunity to spend some intimate time with some of the US industry’s biggest players. The AADA Study Tour to the NADA Convention is the official study…

NFDA SUMMER 2015 DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY RESULTS REVEALED

UK-based organisation, the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), has just released the findings of its latest Dealer Attitude Survey, conducted in July 2015. NFDA’s role is similar to AADA’s. It represents franchised car and commercial vehicle Dealers, lobbying for their…

Oversupply Effect Costing Dealers

The global problem that is the oversupply of new cars is directly and negatively impacting automotive retailers, driving down the transactional gross on each sale. Most readers will be familiar with the story that broke last year regarding accusations that…

E-Racing Powers on in China

Electric powered cars are a hot topic in the Australian motoring industry, with an electric highway on the cards for drivers in Western Australia . But this innovative technology has also crossed over to Formula racing. The world’s first fully…

$120 Billion Industry Rides on Two Wheels

By 2018 there will be over 132 million motorcycles on the world’s roads Tell any ‘Harley’ aficionado that Harley-Davidson North America is trialling an electric motorcycle called Livewire and they’ll look at you as if you’re suffering from brain damage….

Out With The New And In With The Old

For the first time ever, older cars are selling better than new ones in China Used car sales in China have been growing faster than new car sales and some observers are predicting that by 2020 used cars will account…