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Cox data: Used stocks rise as prices ease

Data shows nearly half of used cars listed for sale are SUVs and a third are passenger cars

Companies balk at high eTruck running costs

Ryder finds two electric trucks and two drivers needed to do the same work as one diesel truck

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Pitcher Partners summary sees businesses needing to fend for themselves

Carnival to appeal to both families and business

Kia says demand for its people-mover is split equally between fleet and private buyers

Polestar reviews Australian retail model

Customers come first as Polestar builds Aust business ahead of two-model launch

New Vehicle Efficiency Standard Bill passes parliament

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Donation supports homeless

LSH donates a third medical van as medical charity looks to expand nationally

Lightning strikes Ford profit

Ford losing $151,000 per EV sold as EV sales fall short of industry expectations

AutoGrab adds fitted-options price service

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Churn is a challenge – and it’s getting worse

Business manager churn leaves gaps in the generation of finance revenue

Pearson talks about management execution

As auto retail normalises, cars will still be sold; but the way they are sold will make the difference

Population growth triggers record sales

Buy now: Pitcher Partners sales analysis shows 1.3m new-car sales likely for 2024

Cox data: Used stocks rise as prices ease

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Near record auction sales

Manheim reports busy auction volumes with April up 85 per cent on the same month in 2023

Used car market holds steady

AADA: Overall used vehicle sales stable but EVs, hybrids volumes are growing

Auto still poor in CX survey

Survey: Auto sector weak in customer experience but highlights tips to boost performance

Budget Roundup: “Little to fuel growth”

Pitcher Partners summary sees businesses needing to fend for themselves

New Vehicle Efficiency Standard Bill passes parliament

Mostly positive reaction to NVES from automotive sector, a bit more clarity appreciated

Net zero targets to cut UK car sales

Australia could win with more car choices if car-makers withdraw from the UK market

OEMs may need to be licensed

Canberra calls for investigation into licensing OEMs to operate in Australia

Polestar reviews Australian retail model

Customers come first as Polestar builds Aust business ahead of two-model launch

AutoGrab adds fitted-options price service

Market analyst can now show dealers vehicle prices that include the factory-fitted options

Cadillac goes direct – No dealers

Experience centres and online sales to drive GM’s luxury brand in Australia, NZ

Carnival to appeal to both families and business

Kia says demand for its people-mover is split equally between fleet and private buyers

Donation supports homeless

LSH donates a third medical van as medical charity looks to expand nationally

Hyundai backs netball

Korean OEM has invested in the future of netball with backing of Melbourne Mavericks

AutoGrab adds fitted-options price service

Market analyst can now show dealers vehicle prices that include the factory-fitted options

Manheim starts Chery dealer auctions

First auction watched by Chery executives in China as dealers snap up all cars offered

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Frankston Skoda site on the market

Skoda site up for grabs as Toyota property in Tasmania sells for $7.5m

Cupra on expansion trail

Spanish marque aims for 15 dealerships, service centres by year’s end

JAC opens first dealership

More than 50 dealers poised to sell and service JAC utes around the country

OEMs may need to be licensed

Canberra calls for investigation into licensing OEMs to operate in Australia

Accessories risk in NVES

AAAA CEO highlights unintended consequences of accessories in NVES policy

Companies balk at high eTruck running costs

Ryder finds two electric trucks and two drivers needed to do the same work as one diesel truck

Optimus completes Autocare purchase

Filing in Tokyo reveals how Autocare fits into all the pieces of its plans for Australia

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Gumtree podcast: Sourcing used cars

The swing to used cars has caught the industry by surprise. Here is where to find them

Gumtree podcast: It’s a virtual world

With so many working from home, the relationship with car buyers is moving online

Gumtree podcast: Loan demand strong

Buyers seek car loans at record levels as dealers see subscriptions as new source of funding