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Department of Transport - Dealer Bulletin 02/2018

Dealer online update:

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22-06-2018 | MTA WA Media Department | 08 9233 9800

 

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Ateco Automotive, the exclusive Australian company endorsed to remanufacture the Dodge "RAM 1500" in a right-hand-drive specification for Australia has completed its first RAM 1500 vehicle, 4x4 Australia Magazine reports.

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:47

BMW Announce All-New X5

All-New BMW X5 Announced, with an off-road package available.

BMW has officially released details regarding the fourth generation BMW X5. We've sifted through the details to bring you the key upgrades!

 

 

  • 18-22 inch Wheel packages available
  • Off-Road Package with tailored X-Drive off-road modes and transmission response, two-axle air suspension, differential lock and underguards
  • Acoustic glass windscreen (acoustic side windows optional)
  • BMW Laserlight technology headlights, increasing high-beam functionality from 300m to 500m of range vs Standard LED
  • Traffic Jam Assistant, Lane Keeping Assistant, Steering Assistant and Automatic Speed Limit Assistant available
  • Up to 1860 litres of boot space
  • 10.2 inch twin rear screens available for passengers
  • Panoramic sunroof called "Sky Lounge" with more than 15,000 illuminated graphic patterns
  • BMW Live Cockpit with Two 12.3 inch screens available
  • 3D Graphic "head-up display"
  • 20 Speaker Bowers & Wilkins Diamond 3D Sound system available
  • 36mm longer, 66mm wider & 19mm taller than predecessor
  • Engines include: V8 Petrol 340kw/650nm (xDrive50i), Straight-6 Petrol 250kw/450nm (xDrive40i) and 2 x 6 cylinder diesel engines with outputs of 294kw/760nm (M50d) and 195kw/620nm (xDrive30d) respectively
  • Entry-level xdrive30d 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds with the V8 Petrol xDrive50i version reaching 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds

See BMW's Global Website for full details and specifications - www.bmwgroup.com 

 

 

 

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The following member alert has been written by the MTA WA Group CEO Mr.Stephen Moir in response to the "lenient" fines issued in what has been named the "largest illegal car dealer operation in WA History".

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Compulsory Takata Airbag Recall - ACCC briefing: What dealers and other automotive industries must know!

Key Points:

  • Briefing to be held 28th May 2018
  • Speakers include ACCC, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Advisers to the Takata Task Force)
  • Interested parties should register below (Free)

 

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Paying homage to the Kawasaki Z1, the Z900RS Café is a svelte interpretation of a Café Racer that marks Kawasaki’s first product in the modern retro category. With an emphasis on smoothness, this may prove to be an instant classic.

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The Motor Trade Association of WA has taken aim at the CCI WA over the fight to retain payroll tax exemptions for trainees and apprentices which the McGowan Government has announced they will scrap.

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Friday, 27 April 2018 11:32

Where have our stars gone?

Some of the most respected car manufacturers are releasing models or variants that are receiving 3 or 4 star Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) safety ratings. We investigate the story behind the stars.

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Western Australia has seen growth in the "Warehouse" style dealership sector over the past 3 years, with the promise of a large range of vehicles, fixed pricing and low "sales pressure". Often coupled with lower vehicle margins, these businesses typically earn profits through aftercare products including finance, insurance, warranties and accessories.

WhichCar motoring news have reported that Toyota Dealerships in New Zealand are implementing a similar strategy in their new car sales departments, whereby the dealerships become retail stores and offer "made to order" solutions with fixed prices and less inventory on hand. The article, written by David Bonnici, states that the rollout is part of Toyota's "Drive Happy" project.

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