“When life hands you hail, you make a sale,” is the philosophy at the VW Barons dealership in Pietermaritzburg. New Car sales manager Darryl Chetty told Dealerfloor a recent hail storm damaged 20 new cars, which he immediately advertised at discount prices in “A Hail of a Sale”.
Penta Suzuki Klerksdorp is no stranger when it comes to winning awards. The dealership in the North West was recently bestowed the honour of a Platinum Award in the 2019/20 Suzuki Auto Dealer of the Year Awards in the category for Small Dealers.
KIA in Bloemfontein, part of the Motus Group, has joined fellow franchises Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover in a new mega facility called Motus Bloemfontein.
Congratulations to these randomly selected Dealerfloor subscribers! Your signed copy of In the Driving Seat by Brand Pretorius is on its way.
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Brand Pretorius is one of South Africa’s best-known automotive industry executives. In his book “In the driving seat”, Brand shares his challenges and victories at Toyota and as Chief Executive at McCarthy Motor Holdings. This book covers forty years of South African automotive history and is a valuable collection of leadership lessons for automotive industry specialists in the trade, or in a head office role.
South African auto consumers rely heavily on dealerships for advice and support in their decision-making process, even though online platforms are rapidly changing the landscape, placing pressure on dealers to clearly define their role.
Road traffic and transport legislation consultant, Alta Swanepoel and LexisNexis have made available an online course to unpack the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences, or AARTO system, for fleet managers and executives.
They normally say the Toyota Land Cruiser is bulletproof meaning that it is utterly reliable. But now it is also literally bulletproof.