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Honda endorses multi-franchising

Importer strives for profitable dealers and a balance of family and public company owners

Dealerships here to stay

Industry experts dismiss notion that disruption threatens dealership business model

Consumers will dictate dealer changes

Changing consumer expectations and behaviour are more disruptive than game-changing technology

Subaru expands into ‘mobile sales’

More sales for dealers on offer as Subaru introduces new customer-focused concepts

Gumtree Cars

Penske trucks expands

Two new truck outlets in NSW boosts Penske truck reach to 25 outlets

Scania prepares for different fuels

Trucks and buses using alternative fuels to be served by a national infrastructure

BMW SUV sales boom Down Under as new X4 launches

SUVs to account for 60 per cent of 2018 BMW sales in Australia as new models await

Service makes up half US profits

Cox-NADA study finds customers more likely to buy cars from their service dealership

Talk finance first – Op2ma

Survey confirms finance discussion should take place early in the sales process – even online

AMA posts $510m earnings on growth

Smash repair businesses forecast to shrink as major players absorb smaller firms

VACC sees a brighter side in car repairs

But chamber says retail outlook is ‘sad’ as industry battles regulation, OEM pressure

Stop cyber cars now – VACC

Dealer survey responses set pre-registrations of cyber cars as high as 34 per cent

ACCC officially confirms cyber cars

Watchdog highlights how consumers can face shortened warranties from pre-registrations

Massive lift in fines from regulators

OEMs under scrutiny as watchdogs target misconduct and fines rocket to $10.5m

Holden taps social media for Colorado Z71 Xtreme

Different marketing tactic for Holden’s accessorised Colorado Z71 Xtreme

Porsche goes walkabout for birthday

Mobile marketing pod pops up at Porsche’s 70th anniversary celebrations in Sydney

MG wins NBL slam dunk

Basketball picks up car company MG to join Hungry Jacks on the court

New tech needed for EVs

Hankook taps the pine forests to develop quieter, stronger tyres exclusively for EVs

Honda holds back on alternative powertrains

Hydrogen, EVs, hybrids and diesels have an uncertain future role in Honda’s local model plans

Watch out for Peugeot

PSA may become an industry disrupter as it heads to the US with a clean sheet of paper

Holden defends dealer awards

But cast-off retailers say sacking of award-winning Holden dealers “undermines relevance” of GM accolades

KPMG: Good habits in tough times

The distance between the penthouse and the outhouse is a short walk

Action stations on leasing changes

KPMG puts leasing reviews at the top of the list of things dealers need to address by June 30

Jobs growth a good sign for car dealers

How Macquarie Leasing Australia sees the economy – Part 2

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BMW SUV sales boom Down Under as new X4 launches

SUVs to account for 60 per cent of 2018 BMW sales in Australia as new models await

Honda endorses multi-franchising

Importer strives for profitable dealers and a balance of family and public company owners

Dealerships here to stay

Industry experts dismiss notion that disruption threatens dealership business model

Consumers will dictate dealer changes

Changing consumer expectations and behaviour are more disruptive than game-changing technology