AHG HAS A POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON THE FUTURE

Perth-based Automotive Holdings Group (AHG) has announced a drop in its annual net profit of 38.4 per cent. The fall was expected and comes as a result of the company’s restructures, as well as one-off costs associated with its refrigerated…

AUTOSPORTS GROUP BUYS BMW MELBOURNE

Autosports Group Limited Melbourne has bought BMW Group Australia’s factory-owned dealerships including BMW Melbourne, Mini Garage Melbourne and BMW Body Shop. The $22 million purchase will be completed in the final three months of the year under the proviso that…

OVERHAUL MARKETING STRATEGY: EXPERT

A digital marketing expert says Dealers need to overhaul their marketing and retailing strategies to focus solely on the customer. MediaDigitalX Managing Director, Simon Van Wyk, told the 2017 Mumbrella Automotive Marketing Summit last month that the car buying process…

NISSAN AUSTRALIA’S NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR

Nissan Australia has replaced sacked former Chief Executive, Richard Emery, with a new Managing Director, Stephen Lester. Mr Emery was fired in late August following a poor sales performance that saw Nissan Australia’s market share fall by 12.3 per cent…

PRIUS TURNS TWENTY

It is 20 years since Toyota launched the Prius, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger vehicle. Based on the Latin phrase meaning ‘to go before’, the Prius truly proved to be the forerunner to today’s surge of electric vehicles. We…

FACEBOOK TO JOIN GOOGLE AND HEADLINE AADA 2017 PROGRAM

AADA has secured a massive coup with the news that Facebook will present a session at the 2017 AADA National Dealer Convention. Coming on the back of the previous announcement that Google will also conduct key sessions, this makes the…

INNOVATION AND TECH THE KEYS AT AADA 2017

With the pace of technological advancement increasing, seemingly by the hour, it is timely that the theme for the 2017 AADA National Dealer Convention to be ‘Advancing Innovation, Technology and Engagement’. The special sessions run by the internet’s two most…

LUXURY CAR TAX STAYS, FIGHT CONTINUES

The Luxury Car Tax (LCT) threshold for luxury cars will increase to $65,094 for the 2017-18 financial year, in line with an increase in the ‘All Groups’ Consumer Price Index (CPI). The LCT threshold for fuel-efficient luxury cars will remain…

Extrapolation in Warranty Audits – Fair or Unfair?

1.1    We recently advised a National Dealer Council on the lawfulness of extrapolating warranty audit ‘exceptions‘ discovered during a distributor warranty audit. 1.2    One of the main issues we focused on in our detailed advice on the topic was whether…