Subscription service ‘a hit’

Subscription sales top 15 % as Volvo says all its sales will be conducted online by 2030

Premcar hits 25th anniversary

From Tickford to FPV to Nissan Warrior, Premcar champions Aussie auto engineers

Preston to start selling Ducati

PMG goes on two wheels with new Ducati outlet in Essendon Fields

OEMs vs dealers over govt code call

OEMs and dealers argue as VACC wants motorcycle, agriculture and others on board

Allied buys Macquarie dealer finance book

Minnow financier buys what used to be the mighty ESANDA car loans business

Used car prices topping out

Big gains in used car values have slowed to a halt but prices are remaining firm

Monster EV ute for Australia

Plans for local conversion of 19,000 utes by 2025; 15 min charge goes 800 km

Great Wall soars

Chinese car-maker thrives on exports including 285% sales growth in Australia

Preston Group to sell Chadstone site

Dealer to remain on site but property expected to sell for about $26m

Shannons auction hits $8.5m result

COVID lockdowns cause a buying ‘frenzy’ at auction including a record Lamborghini price

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Cracking the code on selling cars in the service driveway leads to high conversion rate

Agency exposes financing hiccup

Point of sale exemption is an issue when agents don’t own the cars they are financing

Agency model: please consider

Pitcher Partners team looks at more agency model impacts on dealers

Used car prices topping out

Big gains in used car values have slowed to a halt but prices are remaining firm

Great Wall soars

Chinese car-maker thrives on exports including 285% sales growth in Australia

Shannons auction hits $8.5m result

COVID lockdowns cause a buying ‘frenzy’ at auction including a record Lamborghini price

Used car price pause detected

Used car managers need to stay alert to any easing of price support as inflated prices persist

Govt ticks six of seven Senate recommendations

ACCC given wider duties on franchising code and OEM-dealer disputes

Holden dealer gives FCAI a spray

Tony Weber’s comment on industry discussion paper infuriates sacked Holden retailer

High Court overturns casual staff claim

Employers dodge $14b bullet but now must review employment contracts

Feds look at more dealer reforms

Discussion paper seeking opinions on reigning in OEM power over dealers even further

Subscription service ‘a hit’

Subscription sales top 15 % as Volvo says all its sales will be conducted online by 2030

Preston to start selling Ducati

PMG goes on two wheels with new Ducati outlet in Essendon Fields

Preston Group to sell Chadstone site

Dealer to remain on site but property expected to sell for about $26m

Subscription service ‘a hit’

Subscription sales top 15 % as Volvo says all its sales will be conducted online by 2030

Jag has AFL win

Melbourne shrugs off five decades of losses to bring joy to Jaguar’s timely sponsorship

Stop hunting and start serving

Cracking the code on selling cars in the service driveway leads to high conversion rate

Monster EV ute for Australia

Plans for local conversion of 19,000 utes by 2025; 15 min charge goes 800 km

Buyers “lack confidence”

Most buyers feel ill-equipped to buy a used car and find negotiating price is stressful

Preston Group to sell Chadstone site

Dealer to remain on site but property expected to sell for about $26m

Holden drives out as students move in

Fishermans Bend poised to become world-class engineering campus of Melbourne Uni

Jowetts open new SA BMW dealership

Closed Honda store becomes new BMW dealership for Adelaide’s Glenelg

Fuel labelling ‘bitter pill’

Calls to change test as AADA slams court decision on dealer as ‘incredibly concerning’

What is Carsales doing in America?

Web platform play could be pathway into US auto classified advertising and dealer services

Hino opens new parts centre

New Horsley Park facility is double the size, has five times the docks and green credentials

Scania luring car technicians

Big shout-out for techs as training and jobs become attractive carrot to upscale into trucks

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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