AADA expects record convention numbers at new Sydney venue

The 2017 AADA National Dealer Convention returns to Sydney in September. AADA is expecting record numbers to attend at the brand new, billion dollar ICC Sydney on Darling Harbour. Under the theme ‘Advancing Innovation, Technology and Engagement’, we have compiled…

CAR AFFORDABILITY BEST SINCE THE 1970’S

Dealers have reason to rejoice, knowing car affordability is running at the best levels on record. Latest VFACTS figures indicate the market – buoyed by low interest rates, a strong share market, rising employment and high personal wealth levels –…

HAVE WE REACHED PEAK AUTO?

Although the Australian retail automotive sales market continued to experience strong growth in 2016, a research company has posed the question of whether we have reached, or are approaching, peak levels of automotive ownership. ACA Research reviewed 2016’s automotive sales,…

KPMG EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

KPMG has published the results of its 18th annual Global Automotive Executive Survey, based on responses from almost 1,000 senior automotive executives and more than 2,400 consumers around the world. The resultant report focused on three main areas: the conflict…

LEXUS DRIVERS MOST SATISFIED: POLL

More Australian Lexus drivers are satisfied with their vehicle than owners of any other make, according to a Roy Morgan Research poll. The poll found that 96 per cent of Australian Lexus owners were satisfied with their cars, compared to…

LAUNCHING A NEW MODEL: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

In the words of the late-Bill Tuckey, Australia’s finest motoring writer, “When anything can go wrong with a new model press launch, it will.” Perhaps, most famously, even for supposedly bullet-proof Toyota. Convinced the quality of the Coronas from the…

TELEMATICS BECOMING COMMON IN FLEETS

New research shows that nearly half of Australia’s road transport fleets now use telematics systems. The survey, conducted by ACA Research for fleet management company Teletrac Navman, found that 46 per cent of Australian transport companies use telematics to manage…

‘VENDING MACHINE’ CAR RETAILER TO GO PUBLIC

A US used car retailer that allows customers to buy cars online and pick them up from towers resembling giant vending machines has, according to reports, approached investment banks for an initial public offering. The company, Carvana, has supposedly hired…

UK’S EV UPTAKE OUTSTRIPS CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE

The United Kingdom’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure is struggling to keep pace with the public’s increased uptake of electric vehicles (EVs). According to data obtained from charge point database Zap-Map by UK online publication Auto Express, by the end of…