ACCC LAUNCHES MARKET STUDY INTO NEW CAR RETAILING INDUSTRY

AADA is eager to learn more about the market study the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched into the new car retailing industry in Australia. ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, said consumer issues regarding new car retailing “are a…

BREXIT – THE BIG PICTURE! AN UPDATE FROM OUR CEO

Peter Ustinov, the famous British actor and raconteur, once said that if ever the world blew itself up the last words heard would be those of an expert saying it could never happen. As we arrived in London recently to…

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….