Category: International

Oversupply Effect Costing Dealers

The global problem that is the oversupply of new cars is directly and negatively impacting automotive retailers, driving down the transactional gross on each sale. Most readers will be familiar with the story that broke last year regarding accusations that…

E-Racing Powers on in China

Electric powered cars are a hot topic in the Australian motoring industry, with an electric highway on the cards for drivers in Western Australia . But this innovative technology has also crossed over to Formula racing. The world’s first fully…

$120 Billion Industry Rides on Two Wheels

By 2018 there will be over 132 million motorcycles on the world’s roads Tell any ‘Harley’ aficionado that Harley-Davidson North America is trialling an electric motorcycle called Livewire and they’ll look at you as if you’re suffering from brain damage….

Out With The New And In With The Old

For the first time ever, older cars are selling better than new ones in China Used car sales in China have been growing faster than new car sales and some observers are predicting that by 2020 used cars will account…

Is George Soros Looking to Join the Car Club?

Reports suggest that talks are well underway between business magnate George Soros and major dealership groups First it was computer tycoon Michael Dell and the former President of Sonic Automotive, Jeffry Rachor, who entered the retail automotive business. Then, Edward…

AADA’s All-New NADA Study Tour: Not Just Business as Usual

A totally redesigned and re-imagined tour for 2016 Never before has the AADA NADA Study Tour been so focused on rewarding delegates with an unforgettable global automotive industry experience. That includes the opportunity to partake in the most exciting and…

Would You Buy Mr Otaki’s 2013 Toyota Crown?

Buying a Japanese used car can be a risky business A colleague recently received an unsolicited email from the General Manager of a Japanese trading company offering him a 2013 Toyota Crown described as ‘the best ever car in my…

How Many is Too Many?

With 123 car plants in China, overcapacity is only expected to get worse In 2014 China produced 20.98 million vehicles according to the Chinese Association of Automotive Manufacturers, extending its lead as the world’s largest and most profitable car market….