Month: May 2016

INTERNET WINS, BRANDS DON’T MATTER, PRICE DOES: SURVEY – CAR BUSINESS COMMENTS

Max Pichon from autotalk.com.au commented online today about Sparc Media’s recent Automotive Consumer Insights Survey. You can read the full article at http://www.sparcmedia.com/blog-au/automotive-consumer-insights My first thought was that this was a US company sprouting American statistics, but further investigation revealed that it was 500 Australians who were surveyed. I’m still unsure about the validity of …

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VW MAGOTAN @ AUTO CHINA 2016 – CAR BUSINESS REVEAL

What’s in a name? Can you ever imagine Volkswagen Australia adopting the Chinese name for the Volkswagen Passat as the Magotan? Undoubtedly, Magotan has an “in country” reason for adopting this name even though Passat is widely used as well. The 2 versions, Passat and Magotan are built by 2 joint venture companies – Volkswagen …

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DATSUN REDI-GO ARRIVES AT DEALERSHIP AHEAD OF LAUNCH – CAR BUSINESS – CAR BROKERS WITH A DIFFERENCE

Similar to the strangest of names for cars in Japan, the new Datsun redi-Go has arrived at Indian Nissan dealerships. The small Nissan produced car is similar in size to the Suzuki Alto, and Renault Kwid and produced in that country. At a price of around $7500 Aussie dollars, it would seem to be the right …

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OLD JEEP WRANGLERS RECALLED

Older Jeep Wranglers Recalled Over Airbag Issue – Car Business looking out for Australian Car Owners Overnight, my colleagues in the USA,www.autoguide.com released information on a recall effecting 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler. Nearly 400,000 vehicles are involved. Which leads nicely onto what your responsibility is dear reader, in relation to recalls and in-service upgrades. When a recall …

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CONSIDERING BUYING A CAR FOR YOUR BUSINESS? HERE’S SOME INFORMATION FROM THE AUSTRALIAN TAXATION OFFICE VIA CAR BUSINESS

Up until June 30th 2017, eligible small businesses can claim a 100% tax deduction of assets acquired with a value of $20,000. And that $20k is ex GST, so if you’re buying a new or used car, a piece of machinery or equipment for business use, the value can be $22000 including GST. For car …

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GOBBLE GOBBLE – TURKISH BUILT TOYOTA C-HR AUSTRALIAN LAUNCH CONFIRMED FOR 2017

It’s interesting to see that Toyota is introducing another hybrid into the Australian market.  With the imminent demise of Camry, perhaps Toyota think that an import from Turkey will replace the Australian-built hybrid. I recently had a drive of a Prius and apart from the ghastly white centre console, it wasn’t a bad car at …

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ALFA ROMEO STELVIO CROSSOVER – BOB ALDONS FROM CAR BUSINESS GIVES IT TO YOU FIRST HERE

Good news for Australian car buyers is that my company, Car Business trawls the overseas auto sites looking for vehicles that may arrive in Australia sooner rather than later. Recently I exposed and commented on the 2017/2018 Jeep Wrangler revision and here now is the first spy shots of the Alfa Romeo SUV due to …

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