Where is the automotive sector heading?

On July 4, a survey was released that has been designed to gauge Australians' impressions of where the automotive sector is heading.

The survey was organised by Moore Stephens Automotive in conjunction with the Australian Automobile Dealers Association (AADA).

They said there is much discussion about what the future holds for this important sector, and would like to know where those with an interest in the industry think we will be in 2020.

Moore Stephens Automotive revealed that change is in the air, and has been for quite some time. Recent announcements, such as that Ford would cease manufacturing vehicles in Australia by 2016, have impacted the way we see the automotive sector.

In addition to this, the way consumers interact with the market has changed. In particular, global online sales have been steadily increasing since 2009, demonstrating that people no longer want to procure vehicles from brick-and-mortar stores.

In 2009, global online sales were at four per cent. By 2011, they had risen to 11 per cent.

At Smartfleet, we understand how useful and what a great time-saver being able to purchase and dispose of fleet vehicles online is.

That's why we've developed a fleet management program for businesses which allows you to do exactly that.

Using our fleet services, you'll have access to a competitive tendering environment in which dealerships will showcase their wares and you can bid on them.

You'll have a much greater selection of vehicles to choose from than if you had to visit each individual dealership.

Smartfleet will administer the entire purchasing process for you, but you will have complete control over which vehicles and suppliers are chosen.

The survey promises to shed some light on what the future holds for Australia's automotive sector. Consider the future of your fleet and purchase fleet software today!