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…

LET’S TALK ABOUT STAMP DUTY

Every year, retail automotive Dealers collect billions of dollars on behalf of state governments, a fact not highlighted enough by us and thus under-appreciated by governments. The industry collects stamp duty in the order of $6 billion annually for state…

LCT HAS TO GO!

Momentum is building for the abolition of the Luxury Car Tax – an unfair, regressive tax that impacts negatively on car affordability and, some argue, is hindering the adoption of electric vehicles. The tax, which is the only luxury tax…

THE VALUE OF A CUSTOMER REVIEW

Reviews are incredibly important for businesses like restaurants. While they are not as vital for the auto industry, they are becoming more and more important. Not only are they important to a vast majority of potential customers, they’re also responsible…

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…

55 YEARS IN CAR HEAVEN – JOHN CRENNAN

This article – apart from the segment on tips for the winners and losers in the Supercar Series for season 2018 – is a departure from our normal focus on Motor Sport. 10 December last year saw the completion of…