Category: International

US CAR SALES CONTINUE TO FALL

The US retail automotive industry has suffered a fourth consecutive monthly drop in sales. The six largest auto manufacturers missed analysts’ estimates in April, with Ford Motor and Honda Motor reporting the sharpest declines. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s New York-traded…

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…

Global record for sales in 2016

2016 was another record year for global car sales, with growth of 4.8 per cent from 2015 results. Consumers worldwide bought 88.1 million passenger cars and light commercials in 2016. It was the fastest rate of growth since 2013, but…

TIME RUNNING OUT TO ATTEND NADA100

It’s the end of the year and we turn our attention to family and perhaps a holiday, but 2017 will soon be upon us, with one of its major events coming right at the start. Our American sister organisation, the…