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  • Lexus earns top spot on 2015 Car Brand Report Card

    Lexus earns top spot on 2015 Car Brand Report Card

    For the third year in a row, Lexus was the king of all brands on the Consumer Reports’ 2015 Car Brand Report Cards, earning the highest overall score, announced the publication. Lexus scored a total of 78 points based on a solid road-test performance and reliability across its lineup of […]

  • Event host Brent Wees, Partner and Client Services Director for Glovebox

    Dealers brush up on digital marketing

      Ontario dealers coached on mastering SEO, blogging, figuring out Google and the merits of a BDC at Canadian Digital Dealer events.   The Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) continued its efforts to bring its member dealers up to speed on all things digital with two back-to-back Canadian Digital Dealer […]

  • Canadian International AutoShow media day highlights

    Canadian International AutoShow media day highlights

    The theme of the 42nd edition of the Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) held in Toronto is “Life is in Motion” — and there was plenty of motion during the Media Preview day on Thursday, Feb. 12. As per the usual drill, packs of journalists, photographers and videographers moved from booth […]

  • CADA Chairman Steve Chipman kicked off the 3rd annual CADA Summit

    Exclusive: CADA Summit coverage

    SEE MORE COVERAGE OF CADA SUMMIT 2015 Speaking to a jam-packed sold out room, CADA Chairman Steve Chipman kicked off the 3rd annual CADA Summit this morning at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto, Ont. “It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the 2015 CADA Summit,” says Chipman. Chipman […]

  • Mike Jackson, Chairman and CEO of AutoNation

    AutoNation’s Mike Jackson: CADA Summit preview

    The man who leads North America’s largest automotive retail group says he’s looking forward to visiting Canada to help brief dealers about the state of the industry south of the border. Mike Jackson, Chairman and CEO of AutoNation, says he will provide his thoughts on what auto dealers are doing […]

  

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B.C. government fuels demand for EVs

B.C. government fuels demand for EVs

March 25, 2015 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

The B.C. government has announced new incentives as part of the Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) program that will help to encourage adoption of clean energy vehicles. As of April 1, 2015, the CEV program, in partnerships with the New Car Dealers Association of British Columbia, the Fraser Basin Council and […]

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Black Book acquires Ward Publishing

Black Book acquires Ward Publishing

March 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm 0 comments

Black Book announced it has completed its transaction to acquire William Ward Publishing, which distributes Canadian Black Book vehicle values. “Adding William Ward Publishing to our group furthers our ability to deliver essential vehicle pricing data and innovative delivery systems to our customers throughout North America,” said Richard P. Malloch, […]

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Pfaff Automotive Partners seek new talent

Pfaff Automotive Partners seek new talent

March 25, 2015 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

Pfaff Automotive Partners is inviting automotive industry professionals to its upcoming job fair. The automotive retailer will run the event on April 11, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at its state-of-the-art Pfaff Autoworks collision repair facility located at 214 Courtland Ave. in Concord, Ont. The company says members […]

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Infiniti names new managing director

Infiniti names new managing director

March 25, 2015 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

Infiniti Canada has announced that Stephen Lester will assume the role as managing director for Infiniti Canada, effective April 1, 2015. Lester will report to Christian Meunier, president of Nissan Canada and Randy Parker, vice-president, Infiniti Americas. “Adding strong and experienced Canadian leaders to our management teams will be crucial […]

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“Next is Now” the focus at AudaVision 2015

“Next is Now” the focus at AudaVision 2015

March 25, 2015 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

Audatex, in partnerships with AutoPoint and Identifix, is bringing AudaVision back to Toronto with a lineup of industry experts who will shed light on what’s next in the auto industry. Held on April 7-8, 2015, at the Palais Royale, AudaVision 2015 will explore the theme of “Next is Now,” with […]

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Pickups and Porsches

Pickups and Porsches

March 20, 2015 at 4:27 pm 0 comments

Country music star Jason McCoy’s rides offer the best of both worlds Celebrity: Jason McCoy Profession: Award-winning country music singer and songwriter Vehicle: 2000 Porsche 911 and 2001 Chevy Silverado Country music star Jason McCoy has racked up countless awards from the Canadian Country Music Association, SOCAN (Society of Composers, […]

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Keep your eye on the prize

March 20, 2015 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

Government policy decisions sometimes really miss the mark — and the point “Keep your eye on the prize,” is an old chestnut that has been handed down from generations of parents, teachers, coaches, mentors and motivators to encourage us to not lose sight of a goal that we have before […]

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Where have all the managers gone?

March 20, 2015 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

Try David’s Pop Quiz to see if your online lead handling expertise is up to scratch Nearly every week I am in a dealership somewhere in Canada or in the U.S. assisting with its BDC or Internet operation and a common occurrence is for the sales managers, finance managers and […]

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