Category: International

Car ownership here to stay: Wes Lutz

Consumers are nowhere near ready to give up their personal vehicles in favour of ride-sharing, NADA chairman Wes Lutz, told the keynote session of the 2018 AADA National Dealer Convention on Tuesday. Mr Lutz expressed his pride in the industry…

Disruption is normal: Mills

Disruption is not “the new normal”, it has always been normal, delegates at the AADA National Dealer Convention heard on Tuesday morning. In his address, titled ‘Mobility Is and Always Will Be the Dealer’s Business’, guest breakfast speaker Charles Mills…

A Global Perspective on the Future of the Franchised Auto Dealer

An elite panel of Australian and international retail automotive industry leaders has discussed the potential pitfalls and possibilities for the franchised automotive industry as we head into the future. The pre-convention session ‘A Global Perspective on the Future of the…

WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS SHOULDN’T STAY IN VEGAS

AADA Executive Director of Operations, Brian Savage, has just returned from Las Vegas where he attended the 2018 NADA Show. The NADA show incorporates the Dealer Convention and Expo, attracting 23,000 registered attendees. It included a large international contingency along…

KPMG GLOBAL SURVEY PREDICTS CHANGE

KPMG released its 2018 Global Automotive Executive Survey in February, outlining key automotive trends around the world. One of its key findings was that 56 percent of executives believe physical retail outlets will be reduced by 30 to 50 percent…

DOWNWARD TREND IN UK DEALER SATISFACTION CONTINUES

The UK’s NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey Winter 2017/2018 has been released, articulating the level of satisfaction Dealers have with their franchise relationships. The survey was conducted in January 2018 and asked the views of franchised Dealers about their ongoing relationship…

DEALER SATISFACTION DOWN IN UK

British franchised new car Dealers are less satisfied with their relationships with manufacturers than they were six months ago. The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle Dealers in the UK, conducted its Summer 2017…

JOIN OUR STUDY TOUR TO NADA 2018

AADA invites Dealers to join us on our study tour to the 2018 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention in Las Vegas next March. NADA is one of the most powerful advocacy groups in the USA. Its membership of 19,000…

MUCH TO LEARN ON 2018 CHINA STUDY TOUR

The 2018 AADA Auto China Study Tour to the historical City of Beijing will be a highlight of the Australian automotive calendar. The Chinese auto industry is the fastest growing vehicle market in the world, and there is much for…

JOIN OUR STUDY TOUR TO NADA 2018

AADA invites Dealers to join us on our study tour to the 2018 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention in Las Vegas next March. NADA is one of the most powerful advocacy groups in the USA. Its membership of 19,000…