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  • BC dealers to gather in Whistler for conference

    BC dealers to gather in Whistler for conference

    The New Car Dealers Association of BC is gearing up for its annual conference designed to help dealers succeed in a technologically-oriented industry led by a new kind of consumer. The BC Auto Industry Conference, set to take place between Oct. 15-16 in Whistler, BC, will include industry experts like […]

  • Women have similar needs for dating, car shopping

    Women have similar needs for dating, car shopping

    Women look for reliability and compatibility during their car shopping journey more than men, a new study by Hyundai Canada revealed. The study is part of the automaker’s campaign to promote its new Ioniq eco vehicle. The report reveals parallels between car shopping and dating, demonstrating that — in both […]

  • Consumers prefer the Internet to dealerships

    Consumers prefer the Internet to dealerships

    Eighty per cent of consumers conduct most of their vehicle research online and only visit dealerships to finalize the paperwork, according to a report by digital marketing agency Adtaxi. The report indicates that consumers prefer to spend time shopping for their car online rather than making decisions in-person at their […]

  • Maserati expands dealer network in Saskatchewan

    Maserati expands dealer network in Saskatchewan

    Maserati Canada celebrated the grand opening of its first dealership in Saskatchewan on Thursday, the automaker said in a news release. A variety of people, including business leaders, clients and local VIPs, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new facility — the company’s ninth dealership in the country. “We’ve got […]

  • Canada, Toyota discuss clean technology

    Canada, Toyota discuss clean technology

    A member of parliament met with Japanese automaker Toyota last week to discuss the company’s intention to expand its clean technology in Canada. The Minister of Innovation, Navdeep Bains, and Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, reviewed the carmaker’s investment in manufacturing operations within the country. They looked at several possibilities in […]

  

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August auto sales maintain record-breaking momentum

August auto sales maintain record-breaking momentum

September 13, 2017 at 11:45 am 0 comments

While auto sales south of the border are experiencing a downturn that goes beyond the recent effects of Hurricane Harvey, here in Canada they’re maintaining the record-breaking pace that has characterized most of 2017. August was the fourth consecutive month and the seventh this year to set an all-time record […]

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Canadian used vehicle market healthy, crossovers popular

Canadian used vehicle market healthy, crossovers popular

September 13, 2017 at 11:40 am 0 comments

Cash prices and the number of Top Funded Used Vehicles increased in August, pointing to a healthy used vehicle market, according to Dealertrack Canada. The number of Funded Used Vehicles in the Dealertrack network rose nearly 7 per cent year-over-year compared to August 2016. Average cash price gains were also […]

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Trillium to discuss auto retail issues with MPPs

Trillium to discuss auto retail issues with MPPs

September 13, 2017 at 11:38 am 0 comments

The Trillium Automobile Dealers Association has prepared a list of priorities to help strengthen Ontario’s auto retail sector and plans to discuss these crucial issues with members of the provincial parliament, which are currently in session at Queen’s Park. The key points are: Passing Bill 3: the Cutting Red Tape […]

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Study explores showroom through eyes of customer

Study explores showroom through eyes of customer

September 13, 2017 at 11:36 am 0 comments

Toyota Canada has partnered with eye-tracking provider Tobii Pro and Dx3 Canada to record a car buyer’s journey in a dealership showroom in order to further understand the influence this space has in the car-buying experience. “In this all-or-nothing, high-stakes sales environment, it is critical that automotive marketers understand which […]

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Mercedes offers new way to interact with the brand

Mercedes offers new way to interact with the brand

September 13, 2017 at 11:34 am 0 comments

German automaker Mercedes-Benz opened a retail store in Ontario designed to provide consumers with a new way of interacting and experiencing the brand. The Mercedes me Store Markham, located in the CF Markville shopping mall, offers products from the Mercedes-Benz Collection — including items like jackets, watches and accessories, among […]

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Dealers closing gap on aftermarket for service

Dealers closing gap on aftermarket for service

September 6, 2017 at 10:43 am 0 comments

Vehicle owners in Canada still favour aftermarket auto service providers over dealerships, but dealers are doing better, according to J.D. Power’s 2017 Canadian Customer Service Index Long-Term (CSI-LT) Study. Dealerships are closing the gap with scores showing an average increase of 30 points over 2016. Non-dealer auto service providers have […]

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Dealer groups and OEMs rally for Harvey support

Dealer groups and OEMs rally for Harvey support

September 6, 2017 at 10:41 am 0 comments

The devastating hurricane that hit the U.S. in August has caused countless dealerships to shut down and has left employees dealing with personal issues like property damage and flooding. International automotive retailer Group 1 has reviewed the damage of its Texas dealerships in wake of the storm and estimates the […]

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Eighth record year predicted for global car sales

Eighth record year predicted for global car sales

September 6, 2017 at 10:33 am 0 comments

Global car sales are set to reach an eighth consecutive annual record that would represent the longest automotive industry up-cycle in recent decades, according to analysis from Scotiabank. The up-cycle comes at a time when the global economy is rapidly expanding, leading to a re-acceleration in global sales. Developing markets […]

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