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  • Mulroney to headline 2018 CADA Summit

    Mulroney to headline 2018 CADA Summit

    Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney will be among the keynote speakers, panelists and industry experts participating in the 6th annual CADA Summit on Feb. 14, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Organized by the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association, and held this year for the first time in conjunction with […]

  • TRADER launches digital ad platform for dealers

    TRADER launches digital ad platform for dealers

    TRADER has announced the launch of a comprehensive new digital advertising platform known as “TRFFK” that is exclusively designed for Canadian car dealers, the company said in a news release. “Knowledgeable, experienced and interdisciplinary teams utilize proprietary data-driven insights to develop strategies based on actual Canadian car shopper behaviour. This […]

  • CBB offers new monthly Used Vehicle Retention Index

    CBB offers new monthly Used Vehicle Retention Index

    Canadian Black Book has released its first Used Vehicle Retention Index for Canada, complete with neutral commentary on the pricing trends, the company said in a news release. The index is meant to provide industry professionals and watchers with “unbiased and accurate insights and statistics” regarding the health of the […]

  • Used vehicle prices increase in November

    Used vehicle prices increase in November

    The Average Cash Price of the Top Funded Used Vehicles sold through Dealertrack Canada’s network experienced an annual increase of 4.84 per cent in November, according to the company’s data. Nine out of the 10 vehicles on the list benefited from a year-over-year gain, with the Nissan Rogue CUV experiencing […]

  • Fastlane expands online service to independent, used car dealers

    Fastlane expands online service to independent, used car dealers

    Fastlane, a U.S.-based company that provides dealers with an online car-buying presence, is expanding its service to the independent and pre-owned dealer market in January 2018, according to a news release. The e-commerce and showroom technology provider plans to use its online platform to “aggressively” enter the used car dealership […]

  

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November sales stall but still second-best ever

November sales stall but still second-best ever

December 6, 2017 at 9:38 am 0 comments

After six consecutive months of record-breaking numbers, November’s new-vehicle sales in Canada came up short of those for the same month last year — albeit not by much. The 158,653 new cars, trucks and SUVs delivered were the second-highest tally ever for November, down just 1.2% from 2016’s all-time record. […]

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Canada could reach 2 million new cars by year’s end

Canada could reach 2 million new cars by year’s end

December 6, 2017 at 9:36 am 0 comments

The Canadian auto industry could potentially reach a final sales tally of 2 million new cars by the end of 2017 —  a milestone that has not yet been achieved in the history of Canada, according to Brian Murphy, Vice President of Research and Editorial at Canadian Black Book. Murphy […]

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Kia opens “Stinger Salons” in U.S. shopping malls

Kia opens “Stinger Salons” in U.S. shopping malls

December 6, 2017 at 9:34 am 0 comments

Kia has opened several showcases in high-traffic shopping centres across the U.S. to offer consumers a more “immersive and exclusive” experience with its new 2018 Stinger model. The carmaker appears to be following in the footsteps of its Genesis sibling by bringing its product where consumers like to browse and […]

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Cox Automotive campaign tackles distracted, impaired driving

Cox Automotive campaign tackles distracted, impaired driving

December 6, 2017 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Cox Automotive Canada has announced the release of a series of videos about the dangers of driving impaired or distracted as part of its campaign to raise awareness about the issue. “As an automotive company, it is important to continue to remind Canadians of the risks of impaired and distracted […]

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Hydrogen fuel cell sales on the rise

Hydrogen fuel cell sales on the rise

December 6, 2017 at 9:28 am 0 comments

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles sales appear to be on the rise as more than 5,500 units were sold since they were launched — a  number that is expected to top  6,000 units by the end of 2017, according to Information Trends. The market research firm based its data on a […]

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U.S. dealerships aren’t ready for EV invasion

U.S. dealerships aren’t ready for EV invasion

November 29, 2017 at 10:56 am 0 comments

Traditional dealerships in the U.S. are not yet prepared for the electric vehicle (EV) invasion that is rapidly coming their way, according to a report by Ipsos RDA, a global market and opinion research specialist. The study, meant to help prepare dealers for this eventual reality, looked at the sales […]

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Porsche to improve technical services with AR glasses

Porsche to improve technical services with AR glasses

November 29, 2017 at 10:52 am 0 comments

Porsche has introduced a new way of improving technical services at dealerships with the introduction of its Augmented Reality glasses. Known as “Tech Live Look,” the company’s specialized eyewear allows a remote support team to see exactly what the service technician is seeing — in real time. “Our main goal […]

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CarProof carves out spot among entrepreneurs, innovators

CarProof carves out spot among entrepreneurs, innovators

November 29, 2017 at 10:50 am 0 comments

CarProof has announced the launch of a new Product Lab in Kitchener’s Communitech Hub, which currently supports more than 1,400 tech companies. The move is part of the company’s goal to build and create new experiences and solutions for the Canadian auto sector. A member of the Ontario Network of […]

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