VOLKSWAGEN DEFIES SCANDAL TO BECOME WORLD NO.1

Volkswagen has defied its emissions testing scandal to become the world’s largest automotive manufacturer for the first time in history, surpassing Toyota. VW Group built 10.31 million vehicles in 2016, overtaking Toyota’s 10.18 million. The VW figure includes brands it…

RENAULT THE LATEST IN EMISSIONS SCANDAL

French authorities are investigating Renault for possible cheating on emissions tests. Three judges will probe possible “cheating on pollution control checks … with the consequence of making the (vehicles) dangerous to the health of people and animals,” according to Le…

Much to learn from a century of NADA

AADA was privileged to attend NADA100, the 100th anniversary convention of the USA’s National Automobile Dealers Association, late January in New Orleans. NADA is one of the most powerful advocacy groups in the USA and they achieve this thanks to…

NADA CHAIRMAN URGES RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF CHANGE

The incoming chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), Mark Scarpelli, says the resilience of Dealers will be the key factor in helping them cope with one of the most significant eras of change in the industry’s history. Speaking…

US TO SELL 17 MILLION IN ’17

The US retail automotive industry will reach 17 million in sales in 2017, hitting the mark for the third consecutive year. So says the chief economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association, Steven Szakaly, who predicts sales of 17.1 million…

US DEALERSHIP STAFF WELL-PAID: WORKFORCE STUDY

NADA’s annual Dealership Workforce Study (DWS) reveals that US car dealership employees earn almost 25 per cent more than the average American. The 2016 DWS showed that employee compensation and productivity at new car dealerships increased across all job positions…

WHAT DOES A TRUMP PRESIDENCY MEAN FOR AUSSIE DEALERS?

New US President Donald Trump’s protectionist trade policy could set off a global trade war that would weaken the US dollar, according to financial experts. In January the Australian dollar topped US76 cents for the first time in more than…

COX AUTOMOTIVE MERGER

The finalisation of the Cox Automotive Australia merger will see the entity work with the majority of new and used car Dealers in Australia. CarsGuide, Dealer Solutions and Manheim have come together to form the Australian arm of the US…

Innovation and technology focus of convention

The retail automotive industry faces significant change in the coming years as technology advances at an ever-increasing rate. Innovation continues to alter the landscape in which we operate, and Dealers must not only be aware of new developments but actively…