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  • Ford helping teens tackle distracted driving

    Ford helping teens tackle distracted driving

    Distracted driving is fast becoming the number one cause in vehicle crashes and the growth ties in with the explosion in smartphone usage. According to data from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, motorists who text message are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash compared with those […]

  • 2014 mid-year report card

    2014 mid-year report card

    THE MARKET CONTINUES TO GROW AND MOST BRANDS ARE DOING WELL — BUT NOT ALL At the halfway point of 2014, new auto sales in Canada are 2.8 per cent ahead of where they were at the same time last year, setting the stage for a second consecutive record year […]

  • Nissan Canada and CFL funding high school football programs

    Nissan Canada and CFL funding high school football programs

    Nissan Canada and the Canadian Football League (CFL) recently announced a new “Back in the Game” program that will provide funding and support to 21 struggling high school football programs across the country. From Vancouver to Montreal, these teams can be found in each CFL market and will be given […]

  • Dealer satisfaction with lenders: One-on-one with J.D. Power’s Mike Buckingham

    Dealer satisfaction with lenders: One-on-one with J.D. Power’s Mike Buckingham

    Last week, we took a look at some of the findings from J.D. Power’s 2014 Canadian Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study, which revealed that despite a slight decline from last year, overall satisfaction for lender performance remains high with dealers. In an effort to take a little deeper look behind the […]

  • Managing your online reputation: how it works, how to leverage it

    Managing your online reputation: how it works, how to leverage it

    PART 1: A LEADING VENDOR’S PERSPECTIVE What others say about you is more important than what you say about yourself. Think about that statement for a minute. If you’re a business, reputation counts. And if those who’ve done business with you have good things to say, why not encourage them […]

  

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Meadowvale Kia: innovation in sales and service

Meadowvale Kia: innovation in sales and service

October 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

On Thursday, September 25, Meadowvale Kia celebrated its grand opening and Canadian auto dealer was there to witness the occasion. Located at 2960 Argentia Road in the north-west end of Mississauga, Ont. this Kia dealership is part of the Toyotoshi Group Canada family and shares its location with the group’s […]

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Downtown Honda celebrates new state-of-the-art location

Downtown Honda celebrates new state-of-the-art location

October 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

Downtown Honda, located at 47 Eastern Avenue, in Toronto, Ont., celebrated its official opening this past Thursday, September 25. Located just east of the city’s downtown core, the new facility is designed to significantly enhance the customer experience at Downtown Honda and marks the start of a new chapter for […]

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2014 Rifco Charity Golf Classic receives unwavering support

2014 Rifco Charity Golf Classic receives unwavering support

October 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm 0 comments

Taking place at the Innisfail Golf and Country Club, south of Red Deer, Alta., this year’s Rifco Charity Golf Classic raised $39,861.81 for the Haitian Children’s Aid Society (HCAS). Conducted on what could be described as a “perfect” fall day, at a course that is recognized as one of the […]

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Dealer business provider KPA acquired by CIVC Partners

Dealer business provider KPA acquired by CIVC Partners

October 1, 2014 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

KPA, a business service provider for more than 5100 auto, truck and equipment dealerships, has been acquired by CIVC Partners, L.P., a Chicago-based private equity firm. Completed in partnership with KPA’s shareholders and management team, the acquisition is designed to provide KPA with increased resources to expand its product offerings […]

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Search Optics launches new Jaguar Land Rover CPO platform

Search Optics launches new Jaguar Land Rover CPO platform

September 24, 2014 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

Leading digital marketing solutions provider Search Optics has announced the launch of a next-generation certified pre-owned (CPO) inventory platform for Jaguar Land Rover North America. These new CPO websites (one for Jaguar and one for the Land Rover brand) serve as a centralized online sales and lead generation platform, empowering […]

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ALI, WSPS partner for Ontario vehicle lift safety education

ALI, WSPS partner for Ontario vehicle lift safety education

September 24, 2014 at 1:25 pm 0 comments

In Toronto, the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has partnered with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) to help close a critical gap in safety education for the operators of vehicle lifts in Ontario. WSPS members now have access to Lifting It Right: 2014 Online Edition, the interactive, web-based vehicle lift […]

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CVMA backs federal emissions reduction targets

CVMA backs federal emissions reduction targets

September 24, 2014 at 1:22 pm 0 comments

Following the government of Canada’s announcement regarding new light and medium duty vehicle emissions reduction targets, the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association (CVMA) has announced its support for the new regulations, which align with those previously announced by the U.S. and affect vehicles from the 2017 through 2025 model years. The […]

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DealerRater launches new LotShot app

DealerRater launches new LotShot app

September 24, 2014 at 1:19 pm 0 comments

At the 17th annual Digital Dealer Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas (September 23-25), DealerRater, recognized as the premier car dealer review site, announced the release of LotShot, a web application that helps dealership employees easily snap and share customer photos via email at vehicle delivery. The app is designed […]

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