Articles by: Zara McAlister

Alberta’s auto industry has big economic impact

Alberta’s auto industry has big economic impact

July 20, 2016 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

According to a recent study, Alberta’s new car dealers sold nearly 242,500 new vehicles in 2015, amounting to $16.9 billion in retail sales. This represented 22.4 per cent of Alberta’s total retail sales compared to 20.3 per cent nationally.

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Porsche breaks ground on new Kelowna store

Porsche breaks ground on new Kelowna store

July 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm 0 comments

Porsche Cars Canada and the Wyant Group officially broke ground on
Porsche Centre Kelowna, their newest location slated to open in British Columbia in Q1 2017.

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ADESA integrates CARPROOF appraisal tool

ADESA integrates CARPROOF appraisal tool

July 20, 2016 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

ADESA Canada announced that it has integrated CARPROOF’s Vehicle Valuation Report into its auction system, helping dealers make informed decisions when they are buying and selling used cars.

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Infiniti tops customer service in U.S.

Infiniti tops customer service in U.S.

July 13, 2016 at 3:14 pm 0 comments

It’s the first time Infiniti has been the highest ranked auto brand since the research firm Pied Piper has been releasing its annual Prospect Satisfaction Index (PSI) survey.

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Copart Canada launches new website

Copart Canada launches new website

July 13, 2016 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

Copart Canada has launched a new website designed for Canadian dealers with Canadian-specific content.

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TRADER to be acquired for $1.575-billion

TRADER to be acquired for $1.575-billion

July 6, 2016 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

U.S. private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo LLC has announced it will acquire TRADER, a Canadian provider of digital automotive marketplace and software solutions, for approximately $1.575-billion. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the fourth quarter of 2016. “Thoma Bravo’s track record […]

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Accu-Trade launches in Canada

Accu-Trade launches in Canada

July 6, 2016 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

Canadian dealers looking to manage vehicle leads and appraisals now have access to Accu-Trade, a vehicle valuation mobile platform now available in Canada. Accu-Trade is made up of two tools, which include Accu-Trade Instant Offer and Appraiser Pro, said R. Hollenshead Auto SALES (RHAS), the company behind the product. Through […]

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‘Disruption’ hot topic at Canadian Dealer Forum

‘Disruption’ hot topic at Canadian Dealer Forum

June 22, 2016 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

When dealers ask Jared Hamilton if Tesla is disrupting the auto industry, the founder and CEO of DrivingSales has a definitive answer. “Tesla is in no way shape or form the death of the auto industry,” said Hamilton at the second Canadian Dealer Forum in Vancouver, B.C. “I’m not saying […]

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