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AADA ARGUES AGAINST LCT IN PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION

In a pre-Budget submission to the Federal Government, AADA has argued that the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) is no longer relevant and asked for consideration for the retail automotive sector’s significant contribution to the Australian economy. The Minister for Small…

AIG Regulatory update

Commercial law firm, HWL Ebsworth, have released their annual Automotive Industry Group Regulatory Update, providing their view on new, current and proposed legislation. The 25-page document deals with amendments to Australian Consumer Law (ACL), unfair contract provisions and The Motor…

VOLKSWAGEN EMISSIONS PAYOUTS COULD TOP $60 BILLION

The final cost to Volkswagen of its emissions cheating scandal could be as high as A$60 billion after a US court ruling in early February and changes to British consumer laws. Court documents filed in the US reveal that Volkswagen…

VOLKSWAGEN DEFIES SCANDAL TO BECOME WORLD NO.1

Volkswagen has defied its emissions testing scandal to become the world’s largest automotive manufacturer for the first time in history, surpassing Toyota. VW Group built 10.31 million vehicles in 2016, overtaking Toyota’s 10.18 million. The VW figure includes brands it…

RENAULT THE LATEST IN EMISSIONS SCANDAL

French authorities are investigating Renault for possible cheating on emissions tests. Three judges will probe possible “cheating on pollution control checks … with the consequence of making the (vehicles) dangerous to the health of people and animals,” according to Le…

Much to learn from a century of NADA

AADA was privileged to attend NADA100, the 100th anniversary convention of the USA’s National Automobile Dealers Association, late January in New Orleans. NADA is one of the most powerful advocacy groups in the USA and they achieve this thanks to…

NADA CHAIRMAN URGES RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF CHANGE

The incoming chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), Mark Scarpelli, says the resilience of Dealers will be the key factor in helping them cope with one of the most significant eras of change in the industry’s history. Speaking…

US TO SELL 17 MILLION IN ’17

The US retail automotive industry will reach 17 million in sales in 2017, hitting the mark for the third consecutive year. So says the chief economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association, Steven Szakaly, who predicts sales of 17.1 million…