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Honda Canada president announces retirement

Honda Canada president announces retirement

February 22, 2017 at 9:57 am 0 comments

Jerry Chenkin, president and CEO of Honda Canada will retire at the end of March, ending a career with the company that spans more than four decades. Fellow Honda Canada veteran, Dave Gardner, will step into the role April 1. Other executive changes include: Barry Holt, EVP and Chief Operating […]

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J.D. Power names Doug Betts senior vp, global automotive

J.D. Power names Doug Betts senior vp, global automotive

February 22, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

Veteran automotive and technology executive Doug Betts has joined J.D. Power as vice president of global automotive operations. Most recently at Apple, Betts has also held executive roles at FCA-Chrysler Automobiles, Nissan Motor Corp Americas and Toyota Motor Manufacturing. J.D. Power, a leading provider of consumer insights, data and analytics, […]

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$18.2 million in funding supports automotive innovation

$18.2 million in funding supports automotive innovation

February 22, 2017 at 9:51 am 0 comments

The federal government will provide funding totalling $18.2 million to two Canadian companies that are involved in automotive innovation. The funds will “lead to products and services that are more energy efficient, emit lower carbon emissions and promote healthier communities,” says Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. […]

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OpenRoad Auto Group opens BC’s largest Hyundai dealership

OpenRoad Auto Group opens BC’s largest Hyundai dealership

February 22, 2017 at 9:41 am 0 comments

The dealership features Hyundai Global Retail Design Space, the company’s newest retail store design which includes a modern, open showroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and a bronze coloured roof. Premium furniture, customer lounges and digital kiosks, tablets and wheel stands are designed to provide a superior customer experience, the company says. […]

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Many dealers lack CRM usage skills

Many dealers lack CRM usage skills

February 21, 2017 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

While effective CRM use is critical to dealership success, many dealers aren’t using their CRMs nearly effectively enough, according to research from software provider VinSolutions and DealerKnows, a boutique training and consulting firm. They evaluated CRM usage across three categories and found that average dealers lag significantly behind best-in-class dealers […]

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TADA donates a Hellcat for prostate cancer fundraiser

TADA donates a Hellcat for prostate cancer fundraiser

February 21, 2017 at 2:04 pm 0 comments

A customized 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, valued at $113,342.05, is the grand prize in this year’s Rock the Road Raffle, a fundraiser for prostate cancer research. Donated by the Trillium Automobile Dealers’ Association (TADA), the car features a 707 horsepower engine with 650 lb-ft of torque powered by a […]

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Another year, another sales record!

Another year, another sales record!

February 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm 0 comments

It’s been apparent for several months that 2016 would be another record year for new-vehicle sales in Canada, barring some catastrophic intervention, and so it was. In spite of a slight, 2.6% decrease in December compared to the same month last year, total sales of 1,948,899 new cars, trucks and […]

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Mixed reality technology gives a vision of the future

Mixed reality technology gives a vision of the future

February 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

Magna International will use Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality technology to give visitors to CES 2017 a chance to personally experience a car of the future. The self-contained holographic computer will showcase cameras, sensors, LIDAR and radar systems that enable autonomous driving. It will also allow visitors to experience seat sensors […]

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