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  • Grants in Gear funds four Canadian projects

    Grants in Gear funds four Canadian projects

      The Automotive Recyclers of Canada and Summerhill Impact have chosen the four winners of their second annual Grants in Gear Funding program, which finances Canadian environmental projects. The four winners, from Ontario and Alberta, will each receive $25,000 to help execute their environmental projects: University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels […]

  • 2015 Ontario Dealer Day: video highlights

    2015 Ontario Dealer Day: video highlights

    It was a busy day on the showroom floor at this year’s 2015 Ontario Dealer Day, as Ontario dealers and dealership personnel toured Canada’s largest trade show event for dealers. They could check out the booths from exhibitors offering everything from banking and financing options, a broad range of software […]

  • Millennials, technology a key focus at AudaVision 2015

    Millennials, technology a key focus at AudaVision 2015

    With a suite of alternative mobility options available to today’s consumer, speakers at AudaVision 2015 agree that dealers need to brush up on their digital strategies if they want to capture consumers —particularly Gen-Y   Dealers are operating in a new world where consumers can be as educated as the […]

  • Capital GMC Buick Cadillac named best GM retailer

    Capital GMC Buick Cadillac named best GM retailer

    General Motors Canada Ltd. has once again named Capital GMC Buick Cadillac its top dealership in 2014. This is the sixth time this dealership has been awarded the #1 New and Used Retailer Dealer in Canada title, and the #1 Certified Pre-Owned Retailer in Canada for the seventh year. “Thank […]

  • 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 […]

  

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TalkAUTO returns for fourth installment

TalkAUTO returns for fourth installment

May 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm 0 comments

Canadian Black Book and J.D. Power have announced their fourth installment of the TalkAUTO Canada conference, to be held on Nov. 10, 2015 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Attendees at TalkAUTO can look forward to a full agenda with keynote presentations, panel discussions and workshops on the future of the […]

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Francesco Policaro and world-champion driver Daniel Morad, announcing the launch of the Porsche Centre Oakville race team in the 2015 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

Porsche Centre Oakville goes racing with Morad

May 20, 2015 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

Porsche Centre Oakville, a dealership part of the Policaro Automotive Family, entered into a partnership with Alegra Motorsports and world-champion driver Daniel Morad, to race in the 2015 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. “Having spent time with Daniel and an avid follower of his career, I’m very excited to have him […]

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Cox Automotive Canada elects new president

Cox Automotive Canada elects new president

May 20, 2015 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

Maria Soklis has been named to the newly-created role of President, Cox Automotive Canada. Soklis will lead the development and execution of Cox Automotive’s Canadian business strategy and operations. Soklis, who was previously vice-president and chief operating officer of Kia Canada, will report to Joe George, senior vice-president of Cox […]

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Cancer survivor, Sarah MacKenzie along with her husband Patrick and their sons.

OpenRoad #DriveforCancer fundraiser

May 20, 2015 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

The OpenRoad Auto Group is involved in a special #DriveforCancer fundraiser benefitting the BC Cancer Foundation. The OpenRoad Group is providing a supercharged 2015 BMW 650i xDrive Cabriolet to the MacKenzie family to drive during the 2015 Diamond Rally, held May 30, 2015. Sarah MacKenzie was diagnosed with a rare […]

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Mexico drives global car sales

Mexico drives global car sales

May 13, 2015 at 7:12 pm 0 comments

Mexico is leading global car sales, according to the latest Scotiabank Global Auto Report. “Mexico has posted the strongest gains in new car sales across the world this year, with first-quarter volumes surging 22 per cent above a year earlier and spearheading gains across North America,” said Carlos Gomes, Senior […]

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Car shoppers seek interactive web content

Car shoppers seek interactive web content

May 13, 2015 at 7:10 pm 0 comments

More than two thirds of car buyers are likely to test drive a vehicle if they are “delighted” with their experience on an OEM website, found J.D. Power. According to the J.D. Power 2015 Canadian Manufacturer Website Evaluation Study, videos, “build and price” calculators, 360 degree interior/exterior view tools and […]

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Bob Vilas, current Executive Director of the association, has passed on the Motorshow responsibilities to Eleasha Naso

Transition time for the Edmonton Motorshow

May 13, 2015 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

The Edmonton Motor Dealers Association is easing into a two-year transition plan. Bob Vilas, current Executive Director of the association, has passed on the Motorshow responsibilities to Eleasha Naso, who has been with the association for 13 years and is now the Edmonton Motorshow Executive Director. With this move, Bob […]

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Zipcar targets Ottawa

Zipcar targets Ottawa

May 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

The Zipcar car sharing service is gaining traction in Canadian cities, including Ottawa, which may threaten auto dealers operating in metropolitan markets. Zipcar announced recently in a written release that it’s membership service is now available to Ottawa residents, businesses and visitors, with a total of 23 cars parked in […]

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