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  • November sales stall but still second-best ever

    November sales stall but still second-best ever

    After six consecutive months of record-breaking numbers, November’s new-vehicle sales in Canada came up short of those for the same month last year — albeit not by much. The 158,653 new cars, trucks and SUVs delivered were the second-highest tally ever for November, down just 1.2% from 2016’s all-time record. […]

  • Canada could reach 2 million new cars by year’s end

    Canada could reach 2 million new cars by year’s end

    The Canadian auto industry could potentially reach a final sales tally of 2 million new cars by the end of 2017 —  a milestone that has not yet been achieved in the history of Canada, according to Brian Murphy, Vice President of Research and Editorial at Canadian Black Book. Murphy […]

  • Kia opens “Stinger Salons” in U.S. shopping malls

    Kia opens “Stinger Salons” in U.S. shopping malls

    Kia has opened several showcases in high-traffic shopping centres across the U.S. to offer consumers a more “immersive and exclusive” experience with its new 2018 Stinger model. The carmaker appears to be following in the footsteps of its Genesis sibling by bringing its product where consumers like to browse and […]

  • Cox Automotive campaign tackles distracted, impaired driving

    Cox Automotive campaign tackles distracted, impaired driving

    Cox Automotive Canada has announced the release of a series of videos about the dangers of driving impaired or distracted as part of its campaign to raise awareness about the issue. “As an automotive company, it is important to continue to remind Canadians of the risks of impaired and distracted […]

  • Hydrogen fuel cell sales on the rise

    Hydrogen fuel cell sales on the rise

    Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles sales appear to be on the rise as more than 5,500 units were sold since they were launched — a  number that is expected to top  6,000 units by the end of 2017, according to Information Trends. The market research firm based its data on a […]

  

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U.S. dealerships aren’t ready for EV invasion

U.S. dealerships aren’t ready for EV invasion

November 29, 2017 at 10:56 am 0 comments

Traditional dealerships in the U.S. are not yet prepared for the electric vehicle (EV) invasion that is rapidly coming their way, according to a report by Ipsos RDA, a global market and opinion research specialist. The study, meant to help prepare dealers for this eventual reality, looked at the sales […]

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Porsche to improve technical services with AR glasses

Porsche to improve technical services with AR glasses

November 29, 2017 at 10:52 am 0 comments

Porsche has introduced a new way of improving technical services at dealerships with the introduction of its Augmented Reality glasses. Known as “Tech Live Look,” the company’s specialized eyewear allows a remote support team to see exactly what the service technician is seeing — in real time. “Our main goal […]

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CarProof carves out spot among entrepreneurs, innovators

CarProof carves out spot among entrepreneurs, innovators

November 29, 2017 at 10:50 am 0 comments

CarProof has announced the launch of a new Product Lab in Kitchener’s Communitech Hub, which currently supports more than 1,400 tech companies. The move is part of the company’s goal to build and create new experiences and solutions for the Canadian auto sector. A member of the Ontario Network of […]

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Zippity disrupts car service delivery with mobile garage

Zippity disrupts car service delivery with mobile garage

November 29, 2017 at 10:47 am 0 comments

Zippity is the latest company to disrupt the U.S. auto retail industry by introducing a mobile mechanic’s garage in Boston. The on-site car maintenance service is one of many examples of how startups are impacting the traditional car service delivery model by creating new ways of catering to consumer demands. […]

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TADA supports policies to reduce vehicle ownership costs

TADA supports policies to reduce vehicle ownership costs

November 29, 2017 at 10:45 am 0 comments

More than 80 per cent of Ontario families consider their vehicle to be a household necessity, according to the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA). TADA has been advocating for policies that help lower the costs associated with vehicle ownership and operation. The fact that Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown has […]

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Electric adventures

November 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

It’s one thing to have someone describe swimming to me, but it’s another thing entirely to jump in. And I figured it was time to make that jump and assess the electric vehicle experience. To do this, the gang at BMW’s Canadian head office provided me with a 2017 i3 […]

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Disruption and change

November 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

As you read through this issue of Canadian auto dealer, or any other for that matter, you’ll discover a consistent theme about the forces of change and disruption that are impacting Canada’s auto dealers. Our editorial team covers a lot of industry conferences and events, and change seems to be […]

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Genesis experiment forges ahead

Genesis experiment forges ahead

November 22, 2017 at 2:19 pm 0 comments

Building a new luxury automotive brand takes guts, skill, and determination. Despite the daunting task, Genesis is attempting the feat. The all-new global premium brand is gearing up to go head-to-head against luxury competitors such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. The budding brand, a division of South Korea’s Hyundai Motor […]

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