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CADA Summit: Chuck Seguin talks to dealers

CADA Summit: Chuck Seguin talks to dealers

February 17, 2017 at 10:31 am 0 comments

Chuck Seguin: Canadian auto dealer columnist Chuck Seguin offers his thoughts on the highlights from the the 2017 CADA Summit. When he wasn’t taking in the presentations, Seguin also conducted video interviews with a number of dealers at the event. Keep an eye out for for those video interviews in […]

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It’s wilder and wilder: Frum on Trump

It’s wilder and wilder: Frum on Trump

February 17, 2017 at 9:02 am 0 comments

Just when you thought the circus surrounding the Donald Trump presidency couldn’t get any stranger, you discover you are wrong, David Frum, dinner keynote speaker told the attendees at the 5th annual CADA Summit. Frum, a Senior Editor at the Atlantic, and one of North America’s top political analysts, joked […]

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Robots, open source and the future

Robots, open source and the future

February 17, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Futurist and technology expert Jesse Hirsh took to the stage at the CADA Summit and launched into a high-energy, non-stop roller coaster ride of change and disruption. Hirsh, a keynote speaker, author and regular on CBC television and other media, took dealers through everything from robots, artificial intelligence, bitcoins, and […]

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Heating up the EV debate

Heating up the EV debate

February 15, 2017 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

There may not have been any raised voices, but there were sharply worded disagreements on the best way to encourage consumers to buy more electric and alternate powertrain vehicles at the EV Tipping Point panel at the 5th annual CADA Summit. Moderated ably by Huw Williams, CADA’s Director of Public […]

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Exclusive: coverage from sold out CADA Summit

Exclusive: coverage from sold out CADA Summit

February 15, 2017 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

Change was the order of the day at the 5th annual CADA Summit that opened today at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto. Dealers, OEMs and industry leaders sat shoulder to shoulder and heard about how the forces of change are impacting them. “I am thrilled to welcome you today […]

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Subaru, Toyota and Porsche take CBB “Overall Brand” honours

Subaru, Toyota and Porsche take CBB “Overall Brand” honours

February 15, 2017 at 10:13 am 0 comments

The first-ever ‘Overall Brand” winners in the Canadian Black Book (CBB) Best Retained Value Awards have been announced, with Subaru taking the Award for Car, Toyota the Award for Truck and Porsche the Award for Luxury brands. This is the tenth year for the awards, presented February 14 for 2013 […]

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Media set for Canadian International AutoShow preview

Media set for Canadian International AutoShow preview

February 15, 2017 at 9:46 am 0 comments

It’s an annual rite of winter, when dozens of journalists, photographers, videographers, bloggers and pundits descend upon the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow for a sneak preview at more than 40 new Canadian vehicle premieres. The 2017 media preview day is Thursday Feb. 16, and the coverage helps generate a lot […]

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Electric vehicles emerge as top industry trend

Electric vehicles emerge as top industry trend

February 15, 2017 at 9:33 am 0 comments

Half of the respondents to this year’s KPMG Global Automotive Executive Survey say that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will be the top trend in the industry until 2025. But while BEVs have overtaken connectivity and digitization as top trend, they will ultimately fail, according to 62 per cent of surveyed […]

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