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  • Introducing: Inside Automotive, a new video interview series

    Introducing: Inside Automotive, a new video interview series

    Canadian auto dealer introduces Inside Automotive: a new video interview series featuring Chuck Seguin, President of Seguin Advisory Services and Canadian auto dealer columnist. In this first segment, Chuck speaks with Steven Landry, President and CEO, AutoCanada. In this exclusive video series, Seguin meets with automotive industry leaders to gain […]

  • TADA urges labour ministry to leave franchise model alone

    TADA urges labour ministry to leave franchise model alone

    The Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) is urging the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Labour to scrap its proposed “joint-employer” provision which could alter the franchiser/franchisee business model. If adopted, the provision would shift employment responsibilities onto OEMs and turn dealers into “co-managers,” said Frank Notte, Director of Government Relations […]

  • Auto lenders are now problem solvers: J.D. Power

    Auto lenders are now problem solvers: J.D. Power

    BMW Financial Services ranked highest for captive lenders and Bank of Montreal came in first among non-captive lenders in J.D. Power’s annual Canadian Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study. “I think lenders need to look at how they staff themselves both from a credit desk perspective and a sales rep perspective,” said […]

  • Cox Auto Canada debuts all-new website

    Cox Auto Canada debuts all-new website

    Cox Automotive Canada has launched its first-ever website. The new site — coxautoinc.ca — was launched to showcase Cox Automotive’s Canadian operations, which began in May 2015. It is also intended to assist existing and prospective clients, members of the media and build Cox’s brands in Canada, said Jack Sulymka, […]

  • Search Optics launches lead management tool

    Search Optics launches lead management tool

    Digital marketing provider Search Optics, launched a new product that it says helps optimize auto dealer lead management by facilitating response times of 10 minutes or less, tracking all leads while providing enhanced customer service through a 24-hour coverage schedule. “The Virtual Business Development Center (VBDC) increases lead conversion rates […]

  

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Millennials have less say in first car buy than Boomers: CarGurus

Millennials have less say in first car buy than Boomers: CarGurus

May 17, 2017 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

Online automotive shopping platform CarGurus has released survey findings indicating that Millennials have less influence and financial stake in their first car compared to Baby Boomers. The survey also found that despite these differences, a used car was the first car for a high percentage of both Millennials and Boomers, […]

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Fuel efficiency a moral issue: survey

Fuel efficiency a moral issue: survey

May 17, 2017 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

A recent survey conducted on behalf of tire makers has found that 88 per cent of motorists in Ontario believe fuel efficiency is a driver’s moral obligation. The survey also found that 70 per cent of respondents are unaware about fuel-saving low rolling resistance tires. The Tire and Rubber Association […]

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Chenkin named as new Dilawri Advisory Board Vice-Chair

Chenkin named as new Dilawri Advisory Board Vice-Chair

May 17, 2017 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Canada’s largest automotive group, Dilawri Group of Companies has named Jerry Chenkin as the Vice-Chair of its Advisory Board. “Jerry has experience in both sales and production facilities, which is unique in Canada,” said Ajay Dilawri, one of the group’s three dealer principals in a news release. Chenkin has more […]

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Pfaff automotive expands again

Pfaff automotive expands again

May 17, 2017 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

Pfaff Automotive Partners has announced the addition of two stores to its group of dealerships. Town + Country BMW and MINI Markham will expand Pfaff’s presence in both the east and west of the Greater Toronto Area, said Pfaff in a news release. The addition of the locations brings more […]

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High-tech mirror could lower accidents

High-tech mirror could lower accidents

May 17, 2017 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

Automotive supplier Magna International has developed a high-tech mirror for vehicles that raises a driver’s awareness while improving safety, said the company in a news release. The ClearView outside mirror uses a regulatory-compliant side-view mirror with a self-cleaning camera to display a live feed inside the vehicle of what is […]

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Kijiji names DealerTalkX keynote

Kijiji names DealerTalkX keynote

May 10, 2017 at 11:52 am 0 comments

Canada’s largest online classifieds site, Kijiji, is holding its fifth annual DealerTalkˣ auto conference on November 16, 2017. This year’s conference theme is “Dealership of the Future.” Gary Vaynerchuk, a world-leader in the fields of digital marketing and entrepreneurship, will be the keynote for the Toronto event being held at […]

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Dealer launches e-commerce dealership

Dealer launches e-commerce dealership

May 10, 2017 at 11:50 am 0 comments

Alberta’s largest Ford automotive dealer group is offering customers the ability to purchase its vehicles without ever stepping foot in its locations. Koch Auto Group says it has launched Canada’s first “e-commerce dealership” that operates 24/7, allowing customers to chat with live operators, browse inventory and purchase or reserve a […]

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EV Discovery Centre: first of its kind

EV Discovery Centre: first of its kind

May 10, 2017 at 11:48 am 0 comments

The Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre, the first facility of its kind in the world to provide test drives of electric vehicles by leading manufacturers along with information sessions for the public, corporate meetings and employee engagement programs on the economic and environmental impact of EVs within a local economy, is […]

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