Category: Feature

MERCEDES-MAYBACH LAUNCH NEW LUXURY ELECTRIC CONCEPT

Mercedes-Maybach last month launched its new concept vehicle, the Vision 6 Cabriolet, at the 2017 Monterey Car Week in California. The concept car is a glamorous luxury convertible that runs exclusively on electricity. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet takes modern…

VOLVO TO GO FULLY ELECTRIC BY 2019

Volvo plans to build only electric and hybrid vehicles, starting in 2019, making it the first major automaker to abandon cars and SUVs powered solely by the internal combustion engine. Chief Executive, Hakan Samuelsson, said the move was dictated by…

RECORD SALES MONTHS IN JULY, AUGUST

Australia’s motor industry has now posted five months of record sales for 2017, with August the fourth successive month of record gains and the highest August outcome on record, according to the motor industry’s official statistical service, VFACTS. The August…

3D SCANNER TO IMPROVE TYRE SAFETY

A Finnish tyre manufacturer has developed new 3D scanning technology to help drivers easily assess the safety of their tyres. A study of the safety-related aspects of tyre use showed that 25 percent of tyre-related accidents occurred because the tyre’s…

5 THINGS TOP SALES PERFORMERS DO IN 2017

For the past 15 years I’ve worked in and with sales teams and it seems every team is the same: a mix of three groups of people is always evident: Group 1: The top performers, always always earning the big…

FIAT CHRYSLER JOINS BMW AUTONOMOUS DEVELOPMENT GROUP

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will join the BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye to develop a state-of-the-art autonomous driving platform. Delphi is also on board as a development partner and system integrator. The partners intend to jointly deploy a cooperation model to…

PETROL TOO EXPENSIVE IN CAIRNS

Cairns petrol stations make 38 percent more profit on fuel sales than the national average, according to an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report. ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, said the reason was the lack of “vigorous and effective competitors”….

AHG HAS A POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON THE FUTURE

Perth-based Automotive Holdings Group (AHG) has announced a drop in its annual net profit of 38.4 per cent. The fall was expected and comes as a result of the company’s restructures, as well as one-off costs associated with its refrigerated…

AUTOSPORTS GROUP BUYS BMW MELBOURNE

Autosports Group Limited Melbourne has bought BMW Group Australia’s factory-owned dealerships including BMW Melbourne, Mini Garage Melbourne and BMW Body Shop. The $22 million purchase will be completed in the final three months of the year under the proviso that…

OVERHAUL MARKETING STRATEGY: EXPERT

A digital marketing expert says Dealers need to overhaul their marketing and retailing strategies to focus solely on the customer. MediaDigitalX Managing Director, Simon Van Wyk, told the 2017 Mumbrella Automotive Marketing Summit last month that the car buying process…