Category: International

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….

Buffett Feasts On Auto Dealerships

The big tick for the dealership business model:  Why major investors have auto dealerships in their crosshairs. When the most successful investor of the 20th century starts investing in car dealerships, it’s worth taking note. Earlier this year, Warren Buffett…

Expand Your Knowledge – NADA Study tour Now Open

We’re excited to announce the dates of the next NADA Convention & Expo Study Tour: March 31 – April 3 2016. These dates are well worth putting into your diary and reserving – the NADA Convention & Expo is the…

International Dealer Association Working Group Meet

The International Dealer Association Working Group covered two important agendas at the recent NADA Convention & Expo. Direct sales between OEMs and fleet buyers, and the threat of changing finance and insurance policy were top of the agenda at the…

Free Trade Agreements And Fluctuating Currency Rocks The Market

New car prices have been shifting substantially over the past few months, with many imports now cheaper than ever. Australia’s South Korean Free Trade Agreement (FTA) officially came into effect on December 12, 2014, with the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement…

49 Aussies Got ‘Engaged’ at NADA San Francisco

A select group of auto dealers and industry executives from Australia attended this year’s National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo held in San Francisco, California from Wednesday 21 January to Saturday 24 January. Known as ‘The Automotive Industry…

What Will You Do?

Some of you may remember those hard-hitting American Express commercials starring Oscar-winner Karl Malden in a fedora and dark suit standing, looking intently into the camera and saying: ‘You’re in a foreign country. You don’t speak the language. You’ve lost…

NADA UNIVERSITY NOW OPEN TO AUSSIE DEALERS

With the launch of NADA University courses in Australia, dealerships have the chance to be a part of an education revolution – using the world’s best resources tailored to the Australian business environment. It’s an opportunity not to be missed….