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by Matt Brogan

Subaru has joined rival Nissan in launching its own version of an online vehicle price calculator.

The calculator was developed in response to the Federal Government’s clarity in pricing legislation and is designed to conform with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) requirement that any advertised price contains all quantifiable costs involved in the purchase of a vehicle in a single figure.

The calculator allows private customers to obtain a recommended retail driveaway price (RRP) estimate based on their personal location which is determined by postcode. From here, the price calculator generates an estimated RRP that includes:

  • Vehicle list price
  • Registration
  • Stamp duty
  • CTP insurance
  • Luxury car tax (if applicable)
  • Dealer delivery (including transport and mechanical PDI).
  • To build the RRPs, Subaru Australia assumed an estimated dealer delivery charge, based on what Subaru Retailers are charging in each region.

The stamp duty charge in the individual state or territory was then added, plus registration fees (based on a private purchaser) and an estimate of CTP costs (some states combine both in their registration).

To ensure the price calculator remains up to date, Subaru will continue to regularly survey dealer delivery charges, as well as any changes in CTP insurance charges, duties and other elements, and update these as and when necessary.




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