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  • Sales continue to cool in August

    Sales continue to cool in August

    For the second month in a row and the third in the past four, August’s new vehicle sales in Canada fell below those for the same month a year ago. It’s the first time since early 2013 that there have been two consecutive months of year-over-year declines, according to DesRosiers […]

  • Technology amenities build service loyalty

    Technology amenities build service loyalty

    Invest in WiFi and other technology amenities in your service lounge, said J.D. Power in its latest study. The 2016 Canadian Customer Service Index Long-Term [CSI-LT] Study, which measures satisfaction and intended loyalty from owners of vehicles four to 12-years-old, found that customer satisfaction increased when technology amenities were included […]

  • Marc Bourassa

    Marc Bourassa takes reins as new CADA Chairman

    When he finishes his term next year, CADA Chairman Marc Bourassa will become the longest serving Chairman in the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association’s 75-year history. That’s because he stepped up to the plate from his role as First Vice-Chairman to take on the Chairman’s role a few months earlier in […]

  • First impressions

    First impressions

    When we first interviewed John White about his new role as President and CEO of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), he had only been on the job for a few days. Now, a few months later, after having criss-crossed the country attending dealer events and taking part in board […]

  • Federation Hall unveiled at ABSC

    Federation Hall unveiled at ABSC

    The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association, along with representatives from provincial dealer associations, officially unveiled Federation Hall, the newly-renovated student lobby at the Automotive Business School of Canada in Barrie, Ont. this morning. Last year, CADA and provincial association executives announced the $250,000 investment to freshen up the lobby and transform […]

  

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Solid speakers planned for B.C. dealer event

Solid speakers planned for B.C. dealer event

September 28, 2016 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

The fall season brings with it the BC Auto Industry Conference, taking place this year at the Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia from October 13 to 14. This annual event is presented by the New Car Dealers Association of BC. The panel of speakers brings together a wealth of […]

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Canadian EV dealership gets recognition

Canadian EV dealership gets recognition

September 28, 2016 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

An all-electric vehicle dealership in Newfoundland and Labrador has been recognized for its national leadership in the promotion and adoption of EVs in Canada. The dealership, Green Rock E.V.S., received the Canadian Electric Vehicle Dealership Inspiration Award for the second year in a row from the Canadian Electricity Association. Green […]

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Infiniti cars draw big crowds

Infiniti cars draw big crowds

September 28, 2016 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

Record crowds were on hand for the Sept.14 launch of the 2017 Infiniti Q60 and QX30 models at OpenRoad Infiniti Langley. Close to 200 guests attended the Langley, B.C. launch event. Since then several vehicles have already sold, said OpenRoad Auto Group, which operates OpenRoad Infiniti Langley. “There was much […]

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U.S. consumers want control behind the wheel

U.S. consumers want control behind the wheel

September 28, 2016 at 2:32 pm 0 comments

U.S. consumers are torn between safety and the desire for control of their vehicles, found a new survey by Kelley Blue Book. Around 51 per cent of the 2,200 respondents said they prefer to have full control of their vehicles, even if it’s not as safe for other drivers, while […]

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Scotiabank and General Motors celebrate anniversary

Scotiabank and General Motors celebrate anniversary

September 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm 0 comments

Customer loyalty could be a dealership’s biggest asset, and last year Scotiabank and General Motors formed a credit card partnership to foster just that. “Scotiabank is pleased to celebrate this milestone with our long-time strategic partner, GM Canada,” said Chris MacDonald, Vice President, Partnerships, Credit Cards at Scotiabank. “We are […]

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Brand Power

Brand Power

September 26, 2016 at 2:23 pm 0 comments

How Burberry developed its iconic brand over time If you can identify a certain British brand by simply looking at the pattern on a scarf, then Burberry has achieved its goal. The iconic fashion company has had its share of issues, including a recent hard hit caused by the uncertain […]

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Dealers dig disruption at DealerTalkX

Dealers dig disruption at DealerTalkX

September 21, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

Disrupt or die was the key message coming out of DealerTalkX Toronto on Sept. 20. Olympic gold medalist and TV host Jon Montgomery kicked off the event with his own story, explaining how taking calculated but unexpected risks moved his life from car auctioneer, to Olympic gold medalist, to the […]

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Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust closes Pfaff Audi property acquisition

Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust closes Pfaff Audi property acquisition

September 21, 2016 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust has officially scooped up another property. The REIT announced it has closed the acquisition of the Pfaff Audi property purchased for $17.2-million. The 69,000 sq.ft. dealership property is located at 9088 Jane Street in Vaughan, Ont. adjacent to the Vaughan Mills shopping centre. In […]

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