Industry News: Pay-per-km scheme being mulled by Govt

aussie roadsAustralian motorists could be charged fees based on how many kilometres they travel if a new proposal is adopted by the federal government.

It will investigate whether fuel excise and registration fees should be scrapped, and replaced with a system that charges drivers for how much they use the roads.

Motorists currently contribute to road funding through registration, licence fees and stamp duty but mostly through fuel excise which is added to the cost of their petrol. Continue reading “Pay-per-km scheme being mulled by Govt” »

Australian motorists could be charged fees based on how many kilometre ...

Read More

Industry News: Dealer salaries higher in US compared to Australia

thumbnail_dealer service technician

Staff at new car dealerships in the United States earn more than their Australian counterparts, a new study shows.

The average annual wage for US-based employees at new-car dealerships in all positions was US$69,718 (AUD$93,300) in 2015, a rise of 1% from 2014, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association’s (NADA) 2016 Dealership Workforce Study (DWS).

In Australia, the average wage at new car dealerships is $55,000, figures show. Continue reading “Dealer salaries higher in US compared to Australia” »

Staff at new car dealerships in the United States earn more than the ...

Read More

autotalk-download-australia-magazine

Industry News: Renault opens display store in Melbourne

Renault concpet store Hornsby 2

As part of its new push to open stores in retail environments, Renault Australia has opened a long-term display at the New Chadstone shopping centre in Melbourne.

Renault has secured prime-position outside Myer at the centre. The display will feature the all-new Renault Koleos and Megane, which were both launched a few months ago, as well as Renault’s F1 machine.

The new display at Chadstone complements Renault’s concept store at Westfield shopping centre in Hornsby, Sydney. Continue reading “Renault opens display store in Melbourne” »

As part of its new push to open stores in retail environments, Renault ...

Read More

Industry News: Nissan unveils plans for connected car push

Kent O'Hara

Kent O’Hara

Nissan is set to introduce a connection device into new and older models that will allow car owners to get live updates on maintenance needs, make service appointments and order parts ahead of time.

A telematics control unit will power the service and provide Nissan and its dealers with information regarding a vehicle’s location and diagnostics.

Nissan confirmed that not only is the development of the service underway, but it has an initial release date as well – 2017 in Japan and India. After this, Nissan will gradually roll out the service to other world markets by 2020. Continue reading “Nissan unveils plans for connected car push” »

Kent O'Hara Nissan is set to introduce a connection device into new ...

Read More

Industry News: People less likely to buy new cars

Roy Morgan new car intenders DEC 1

After rising throughout the first half of 2016, the number of Australian new car buyers in the market declined in the latest quarter to October 2016.

According to the latest findings by Roy Morgan Research, the number of Australians who intend to buy a new car within the next 12 months fell to 563,000 by October 2016, down from 590,000 at the same time last year.

The recent decline has undone the steady growth in near-term new car purchase intention throughout the first half of 2016. Continue reading “People less likely to buy new cars” »

After rising throughout the first half of 2016, the number of Australi ...

Read More

Industry News: SG fleet acquires UK-based Motiva fleet group

sg-fleetFleet management and fleet leasing company SG Fleet has acquired UK-based Motiva Group for £12.4 million (AUD$20.7 million).

Motiva provides short term rental and fleet management services. It also has 50 staff, 4300 vehicles in its fleet, and is located near the Manchester and Liverpool economic hubs.

The Motiva acquisition comes after SG Fleet’s recent acquisition of another British company called Fleet Hire in August. Continue reading “SG fleet acquires UK-based Motiva fleet group” »

Fleet management and fleet leasing company SG Fleet has acquired UK-ba ...

Read More

Industry News: AP Eager’s Carzoos model arrives in Qld malls

CarzoosAustralian automotive company AP Eagers has launched its first two Carzoos outlets in south-east Queensland shopping centres.

Customers can browse online catalogues of used vehicles and receive help from “buddies” rather than a salesperson before deciding to make a purchase or sell their car.

AP Eagers general manager of innovation and marketing Daniel Kemp says the traditional used car lot may become a thing of the past as new business models such as Carzoos develop. Continue reading “AP Eager’s Carzoos model arrives in Qld malls” »

Australian automotive company AP Eagers has launched its first two Car ...

Read More

Industry News: Audi takes hands on approach with ProGlove

Audi ProGlove 2

Dispatching car parts will become much easier for Audi workers after a trial of scanner-gloves was successful at the German car-maker’s Ingolsstadt plant.

Audi tested the ProGlove for four weeks and has now deployed the first gloves into its CKD Packing area. This is the first step towards widespread use of so-called wearables in production.

Logistics workers will now use the ProGlove, with its embedded barcode scanner. This means they have both hands free and can work more ergonomically. Continue reading “Audi takes hands on approach with ProGlove” »

Dispatching car parts will become much easier for Audi workers after a ...

Read More

Page 1 of 46212345678»

Foundation Sponsors

AutoTalk Team

Max-PichonMax Pichon

Chief Reporter

Richard-Edwards-2016Richard Edwards

Managing Editor

dale-135x125Dale Stevenson

Advertising Manager AutoTalk

deborahbDeborah Baxter

Operations Manager

scott Morgan1Scott Morgan

Group Editor Automotive Trade

RSS Latest News from Autotalk NZ

RSS Latest Wheeltalk Reviews