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  • Car sharing good for OEMs: study

    Car sharing good for OEMs: study

    The only peer-to-peer carsharing platform in Canada, Turo, marked its first anniversary in the country at a forum where it shared the results of a study that suggests OEMs may actually benefit from the car sharing industry. Held at Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District, “Driving the Future: The Evolution of Car […]

  • NADA: Dealerships set records

    NADA: Dealerships set records

    Wages, payroll and employment all continued to rise at U.S. new-car dealerships in 2016, according to a report from the National Automobile Dealers Association. Dealerships employed 69 workers on average in 2016, up from 66 in 2015. Overall, new-car dealerships employed a record of 1,131,900 people, a 2.4 per cent […]

  • Courts approve VW/Audi settlement

    Courts approve VW/Audi settlement

    Both the Québec and Ontario Courts have granted approval to the Volkswagen and Audi nationwide settlement agreement related to the diesel emissions scandal first exposed in 2015. Under the settlement’s terms, owners and lessees of Volkswagen and Audi 2.0L TDI vehicles are eligible for either cash payments, trading in or […]

  • OMVIC campaigns for “all-in” price awareness

    OMVIC campaigns for “all-in” price awareness

    Ontario’s vehicle sales regulator has launched a multi-media campaign to inform car buyers of the information car dealerships must legally disclose when selling an automobile. OMVIC says that the illegal practice of concealing aspects of all-in pricing is unfair to customers and gives dealers who employ this practice an “unfair […]

  • Dealership helps local food bank

    Dealership helps local food bank

    Northern Honda has donated a Honda Civic to the North Bay Food Bank to support its mission of feeding those less fortunate in the Northeastern Ontario community. The gift, valued at over $10,000, is available to the food bank for the next two years and includes insurance and maintenance costs. […]

  

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Top Eco-friendly cars for 2017: KBB

Top Eco-friendly cars for 2017: KBB

April 19, 2017 at 10:26 am 0 comments

Kelley Blue Book has named 20 hybrid, electric and plug-in hybrid cars for under $40,000 as its top picks in anticipation of upcoming Earth Day celebrations on April 22. For its top 10 hybrid cars of 2017, the vehicle valuation company listed the following vehicles: Toyota Prius Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid […]

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Mercedes inks deal with Live Nation

Mercedes inks deal with Live Nation

April 19, 2017 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Customers who have leased, financed or purchased a vehicle through the Mercedes-Benz Canada dealer network will be able to access a “unique concierge service”, assisting them with ticket purchases for Live Nation events across the country. The multi-year partnership between Live Nation Canada and the Mercedes-Benz Canada dealer network, announced […]

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Largest auto group gets larger

Largest auto group gets larger

April 19, 2017 at 10:20 am 0 comments

The largest automotive group in the country recently opened its newest dealership. Dilawri Group of Companies announced on April 13 that it has welcomed its latest addition, Vancouver Nissan. The location represents Dilawri’s fifth Nissan dealership in Canada. “With the opening of Vancouver Nissan, we continue to expand our relationship […]

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AutoCanada makes new acquisition

AutoCanada makes new acquisition

April 19, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

One of Canada’s largest dealership groups recently announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement with a dealership that has serviced the greater Montreal area for almost 50 years. AutoCanada announced on April 11 that it has committed to purchasing all of the issued and outstanding shares of the […]

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CARPROOF names new exec

CARPROOF names new exec

April 19, 2017 at 10:11 am 0 comments

CARPROOF, a leading Canadian vehicle history, evaluation and appraisal provider has named Greg Beckman as its Vice-President, Product. Most recently, Beckman served as Senior Director, Product Management and Strategy at OpenText Corporation where he worked in strategic senior positions for eight years, according to a news release. “CARPROOF has a […]

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Dealers have bright future, says CADEX keynote

Dealers have bright future, says CADEX keynote

April 12, 2017 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

Don Romano, President & CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada told dealers at the CADEX 2017 event that their best days lie ahead, despite all the buzz in the industry about disruption and disintermediation. “It couldn’t be a better time to be in this industry,” said Romano, the opening keynote speaker […]

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Auto retailers on top: study

Auto retailers on top: study

April 12, 2017 at 10:12 am 0 comments

A recent study released by lead-engagement software provider Conversica, found that auto retailers scored better in responding to leads in 2016 than their counterparts in eight other industries, including real estate, insurance and telecommunications. Although Conversica gave the automotive industry an “A” grade, the company cited examples of customer-engagement where […]

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Public hydrogen fueling stations on the way

Public hydrogen fueling stations on the way

April 12, 2017 at 10:09 am 0 comments

The Government of Canada has announced that it will be contributing to the construction of public hydrogen stations in the Greater Toronto Area. As part of Budget 2017, Navdeep Singh Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced the federal government’s intention to “support a new Canadian market for […]

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