FUTURE-PROOFING YOUR DEALERSHIP

In a market where goodwill multiples are at an all-time high and the quest for turnover can sometimes overtake the need for profit, Dealers are asking the question, “What dealership should I buy that future-proofs my profits?” Steven Bragg, KPMG…

INCENTIVES VITAL TO ENCOURAGE LOW EMISSIONS

The newest data released by the National Transport Commission supports the motor industry’s assertion that credits and incentives are vital in encouraging more consumers to buy low emissions vehicles and, in doing so, continue to drive down Australia’s carbon dioxide…

30 HOLDEN DEALERSHIPS TO BE TERMINATED

Holden will cull 30 dealerships, mostly from metropolitan areas, in a bid to counter falling sales. Most of Holden’s 269 Australian Dealers have franchise contracts that are due to roll over on 31 December, giving the affected dealerships roughly six…

OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND IN NOVATED LEASING

Recent research shows that the novated leasing market in Australia has plenty of room for growth. Fleet sales represent 50 percent of vehicle sales, but ACA Research conducted a survey that found just 14 percent of fleets regarded novated leases…

DON’T BE BLOCKBUSTER

The Australian retail motor industry is enjoying boom times, with more new cars sold every year. Will this age of prosperity continue indefinitely? What changes and challenges lie ahead? And will you be ready for them? It’s not that long…

ACCC WANTS MUCH BIGGER FINE FOR YAZAKI

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has appealed the Federal Court of Australia’s decision to fine Yazaki Corporation $9.5 million for collusive conduct, arguing that the amount of the fine should be significantly greater. ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, stated…

AMAZON TO SELL CARS?

Internet giant Amazon could soon sell cars online in the UK after trialling the enterprise in Italy. It is believed that selling cars online in the UK is the first step in Amazon’s plan to move into the European automotive…