NEW GM BRAND ‘UNTHINKABLE’

In the wake of the decision by General Motors’ (GM) to withdraw from the Australian market, AADA has expressed concern over the company’s announcement that it will be launching a new vehicle brand. “The launch of General Motors Special Vehicles…

VIRTUAL EXPO TO DELIVER REAL SOLUTIONS

A feature of the annual AADA National Dealer Convention is the Expo, and with this year’s online “AADA 2020 Moving Forward” we will present a comprehensive “Virtual Expo” of vendors’ products and services in an engaging expo hub. The AADA…

AADA 2020 MOVING FORWARD

The COVID-19 pandemic has made large gatherings such as the annual AADA National Dealer Convention & Expo impossible to hold at this time, but that doesn’t mean AADA is not still going to provide an event for Dealers to learn…

CONNECT WITH THE NEW DIGITAL CAR BUYER

In a profound shift for our industry, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition to digital vehicle sales and heightened the importance of effective virtual showrooms. In this not-to-be-missed keynote research presentation on the behaviour of car buyers, Autotrader and…

SENATORS HEADLINE FEATURE SESSIONS

AADA 2020 Moving Forward will include a series of feature sessions, delivering high quality content on subjects of importance to the retail automotive industry. In “The Automotive Code – Lessons From Holden”, AADA CEO, James Voortman, and Labor Senator, Deborah…

AADA LEADS ATTACK ON GM AT SENATE INQUIRY

AADA CEO James Voortman has led a chorus of criticism of the way General Motors has handled the Holden brand’s withdrawal from the Australian market, testifying before a Senate Inquiry last month. On Monday 3 August, the Senate Committee conducting…

THE NUMBERS GAME

May 2020 VFACTS arrived in all its expected ugliness – but with a few surprises both positive and negative. The accompanying chart shows which franchises won or lost – although perhaps given the COVID-19 crisis it’s more a case of…