He said the new business model will deliver transparency of price and consistency of experience, no matter which Honda dealer customers visit.
“The transition over the next 15 months will be a gradual process to allow our dealer network to fully prepare for the new business model.
“Honda Australia has just celebrated its 50-year anniversary; now is the time to take the necessary steps to seek to ensure the business and network are set up for the future and that our customers are with us for the next 50 years,” Mr Collins said.
The move comes on the heels of General Motors’ shock decision to kill off the Holden brand as well as the end of local production for the Ford, Holden and Toyota brands since 2016.
Honda says the changes will be introduced from July 1 next year, giving plenty of time to make the transition.