Category: Sales

Get personal, Dealers urged

Devin Daly, CEO of SpinCar and special guest speaker at the 2019 AADA National Dealer Convention, has urged Australian Dealers to follow the lead of Netflix and Amazon by striving to make consumers’ online experiences as personalised as possible. In…

SALES DOWN 3 PER CENT IN JULY

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has released the new vehicle sales figures for the month of July 2019. The industry reported 83,184 sales for the month, a 2.8 per cent decrease from July 2018. On a year to…

Embrace disruption, pioneer change: Cameron

New Jaguar Land Rover Australia managing director Mark Cameron has encouraged retail automotive Dealers to embrace disruption during what he described as “the most significant changes in private mobility for over a century”. Delivering the keynote address at the 2019…

Cooperation the key to profitability: Voortman

New AADA CEO James Voortman has urged Dealers to work together, not just with each other, but with OEMs and governments, to restore a focus on profitability in dealerships. Speaking at the 2019 AADA National Dealer Convention, Mr Voortman said…

Death of the Dealer greatly exaggerated: Koblenz

The approaching arrivals of electric and autonomous vehicles, and ride-hailing services, are supposed to herald the death knell of the retail automotive dealership. However, that is far from the case, NADA executive vice-president and chief legal counsel, Andy Koblenz, has…

MORE THAN 87,000 NEW VEHICLE SALES IN FEBRUARY

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has reported sales of 87,102 new vehicles during the month of February 2019. This represents a decrease of 9.3 per cent on the same period last year, but is 6,000 more sales than…

2018 SALES PASS THE ONE MILLION MARK AS FLAT MARKET PERSISTS

National motor vehicle sales eclipsed the one million year-to-date sales mark during November 2018, in a month in which overall sales were down, according to the latest data released by the motor industry’s statistical service, VFACTS. National vehicle sales for…

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…

MOTOR VEHICLE SALES FALL IN JULY

The Australian motor vehicle industry experienced a 7.8 per cent decline in sales during July 2018 compared with July 2017, according to the latest data released by the motor industry’s statistical service VFACTS. Only four light vehicle sales segments produced…