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  • Aviva gives discount for automatic emergency braking

    Aviva gives discount for automatic emergency braking

    Drivers of vehicles with automatic emergency braking (AEB) will get a 15 per cent discount on auto insurance with Aviva Canada, the company has announced. The discount is available to all Aviva-insured drivers and is applied automatically to their policy upon purchase or renewal. AEB uses sensors to detect potential […]

  • Genesis officially launches in Canada

    Genesis officially launches in Canada

    What the company is calling a “human-centred purchase and ownership model” is designed to set Genesis Motors Canada apart from other luxury brands. Hyundai’s luxury car brand officially launched last week and is aiming to create a stress-free customer experience. It might not be stress-free for dealers trying to navigate […]

  • Automated vehicle road tests are coming

    Automated vehicle road tests are coming

    Ontario’s automated vehicle (AV) pilot project will be led by experts from the research, manufacturing and technology sectors, including The University of Waterloo, the Erwin Hymer Group and BlackBerry QNX. The first province in Canada to test AVs on its roads, Ontario aims to use the pilot to position itself […]

  • Christian Chia, President & CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group, one of Canada’s top employers, with some of his team of 985 employees.

    OpenRoad tops list of Best Employers in Canada

    When you consistently are named as one of Canada’s top employers, you have to be doing a lot of things right. That’s the honour earned for the sixth straight year by OpenRoad Auto Group in the annual survey conducted by AON Hewitt, earning Platinum Employer level this year. “It’s a […]

  • Online auto retailer expands again

    Online auto retailer expands again

      Carvana continues its rapid U.S. expansion with the launch of its disruptive online used auto retail platform to the Indianapolis market — the company’s 11th new market of the year and 20th overall.They call themselves “a better way to buy a car” and they now offer as-soon-as-next-day delivery to […]

  

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Registration opens for 5th CADA Summit

Registration opens for 5th CADA Summit

December 1, 2016 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The 5th annual CADA Summit is open for business and spots are filling up quickly. Dealers who want to book their spot at the perennially sold-out event are encouraged to visit: www.cadasummit.ca to register. This year’s solid line-up will make it the best Summit to date, says Bonnie Wasser, Industry […]

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AutoCanada buys another Ontario dealership

AutoCanada buys another Ontario dealership

December 1, 2016 at 9:59 am 0 comments

AutoCanada Inc. announced that it will be purchasing another Ontario-based dealership, Guelph Hyundai. The deal, expected to close within 30 days, will acquire the dealership and the 29,000 plus square foot facility with a 14 car showroom and 14 service bays. The facility was constructed in 2014 and was the […]

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Municipal vehicle taxes are a no go

Municipal vehicle taxes are a no go

November 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

Ontario new car dealers are breathing easier with the introduction of provincial legislation that makes changes to how municipalities are governed, but gives them no power to charge a Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT), says Frank Notte, director of government relations for the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA). Introduced last week […]

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Ford of Canada names new president

Ford of Canada names new president

November 23, 2016 at 2:26 pm 0 comments

Mark Buzzell will be the next president and COO of the Ford Motor Company of Canada as of January 1, 2017. Currently general manager for the western market area of the U.S., Buzzell replaces Dianne Craig who served in the role for five years. Craig moves on to become U.S. […]

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Chevy Bolt EV takes top car honours

Chevy Bolt EV takes top car honours

November 23, 2016 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

As the first mass market electric vehicle with an extended range and low price, the Chevy Bolt EV is seen by many as an auto industry game changer. Its reputation is further enhanced with the recent news that it has been named  2017 Car of the Year by our editorial […]

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Dealers disclose digital marketing challenges

Dealers disclose digital marketing challenges

November 23, 2016 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

Results of Search Optics’ first annual digital marketing survey show the value that dealers place on organic website visitor traffic — and the gaps in internal digital marketing skill sets that currently exist. Knowing how to spend digital marketing dollars across a wide range of services is a top concern, […]

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Hyundai names new customer service director

Hyundai names new customer service director

November 23, 2016 at 2:18 pm 0 comments

Michel Poirier is the new director of customer service at Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. He reports to president and CEO Don Romano, who says Poirier’s skill set will “help us set a new benchmark for customer service in the automotive industry.” Poirier’s automotive career includes a stint at a General […]

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Drugged driving is cause for concern

Drugged driving is cause for concern

November 16, 2016 at 11:30 am 0 comments

More than a quarter of millennials believe that marijuana doesn’t affect — and may even enhance — driving abilities, according to a new poll from the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). They’re wrong, of course. But with legalization possibly just around the corner, the attitude raises a safety concern for dealers, […]

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