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  • Lexus earns top spot on 2015 Car Brand Report Card

    Lexus earns top spot on 2015 Car Brand Report Card

    For the third year in a row, Lexus was the king of all brands on the Consumer Reports’ 2015 Car Brand Report Cards, earning the highest overall score, announced the publication. Lexus scored a total of 78 points based on a solid road-test performance and reliability across its lineup of […]

  • Event host Brent Wees, Partner and Client Services Director for Glovebox

    Dealers brush up on digital marketing

      Ontario dealers coached on mastering SEO, blogging, figuring out Google and the merits of a BDC at Canadian Digital Dealer events.   The Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) continued its efforts to bring its member dealers up to speed on all things digital with two back-to-back Canadian Digital Dealer […]

  • Canadian International AutoShow media day highlights

    Canadian International AutoShow media day highlights

    The theme of the 42nd edition of the Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) held in Toronto is “Life is in Motion” — and there was plenty of motion during the Media Preview day on Thursday, Feb. 12. As per the usual drill, packs of journalists, photographers and videographers moved from booth […]

  • CADA Chairman Steve Chipman kicked off the 3rd annual CADA Summit

    Exclusive: CADA Summit coverage

    SEE MORE COVERAGE OF CADA SUMMIT 2015 Speaking to a jam-packed sold out room, CADA Chairman Steve Chipman kicked off the 3rd annual CADA Summit this morning at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto, Ont. “It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the 2015 CADA Summit,” says Chipman. Chipman […]

  • Mike Jackson, Chairman and CEO of AutoNation

    AutoNation’s Mike Jackson: CADA Summit preview

    The man who leads North America’s largest automotive retail group says he’s looking forward to visiting Canada to help brief dealers about the state of the industry south of the border. Mike Jackson, Chairman and CEO of AutoNation, says he will provide his thoughts on what auto dealers are doing […]

  

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Auto sales set a hot pace in cold February

Auto sales set a hot pace in cold February

March 4, 2015 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

In spite of record cold weather in much of the country, auto sales in Canada maintained a hot pace in February. Sales of 109,248 new vehicles during the month were up 3.2% from year-ago levels, almost matching January’s 3.4% improvement. Industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers noted that, “Both January and February […]

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Berkshire Hathaway become “car guys”

Berkshire Hathaway become “car guys”

March 4, 2015 at 3:28 pm 0 comments

Now that Berkshire Hathaway has completed its acquisition of Van Tuyl Automotive, Warren Buffett is looking to add more dealerships to his company’s holdings. “We are now car guys,” said Buffett, in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders for 2014. Buffett noted there are 17,000 dealerships in the U.S., […]

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Cancel Anytime Lease program popularity surges

Cancel Anytime Lease program popularity surges

March 4, 2015 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

Vehicle leasing is on the rise, but having a non-prime or lower credit rating makes it difficult for consumers to reap the same benefits as new car lessees. That’s why DriveTime, a used car dealer and financing company, has made its Cancel Anytime lease program more accessible across the U.S., […]

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Dealertrack’s next-gen mobile app faster, more improved

Dealertrack’s next-gen mobile app faster, more improved

March 4, 2015 at 3:08 pm 0 comments

Dealertrack has come out with its new Inventory+ Mobile app, effectively replacing its existing TrueTarget Mobile app. Offering a more functional mobile app with improved workflow, along with better usability for dealer groups to access multiple stores, the company said the new mobile app offers new capabilities for sourcing and […]

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Ontario Dealer Day returns

Ontario Dealer Day returns

February 25, 2015 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

Back by popular demand, the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) and Co-Auto will host another Ontario Dealer Day on April 14 at the Paramount Conference & Event Venue in Vaughan, Ont. Dealers and other dealership staff will be able to meet 75 vendors on the trade show floor to solidify […]

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Adesa backs out of Multi-Platform System Initiative

Adesa backs out of Multi-Platform System Initiative

February 25, 2015 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

After working with industry partners and investing several million dollars to develop a multi-platform system (MPS) that would promote simultaneous bidding online, Adesa has announced recently that it will withdraw from the initiative. Citing the current competitive landscape, changes in technology and antitrust risks, Peter Kelly, president of Adesa’s Digital […]

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Cars are driving the Kijiji community

Cars are driving the Kijiji community

February 25, 2015 at 3:01 pm 0 comments

BMW is the most popular and searched for automotive brand on Kijiji. But more surprising, it’s also the most searched item overall in all categories and has been for the last three years. Cars are taking over Kijiji, and this trend does not seem to be slowing down. To celebrate […]

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New stand supports stability

New stand supports stability

February 25, 2015 at 2:58 pm 0 comments

Rotary Lift has come out with a supplementary jack stand that it says will stabilize vehicles loaded on two-post surface and inground lifts. The new tripod jack stand has a 4,000 pound capacity and can be raised to a maximum height of seven feet. “If you look at any new […]

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