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  • TADA wants time and a tax break from Bill 148

    TADA wants time and a tax break from Bill 148

    Ontario auto dealers are looking for tax relief to help offset the new costs of Bill 148, along with more time to adjust to a proposed minimum wage increase, said Frank Notte, director of government relations for the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA). Bill 148 is the culmination of a […]

  • Private event gives first look at Bugatti Chiron

    Private event gives first look at Bugatti Chiron

    Two dozen Grand Touring Automobile customers got a first look at the new Bugatti Chiron last week. The luxury auto dealer’s Uptown facility hosted one of just two stops for the Chiron’s first visit to Canada. The event gave the select group a private viewing and a chance to drive […]

  • Big growth ahead for self-driving vehicles

    Big growth ahead for self-driving vehicles

    Worldwide markets for self-driving cars and light trucks are poised to achieve significant growth, according to a new report from Wintergreen Research. Forecasts predict a rise to $3.6 trillion by 2023. The “Self-Driving Cars and Light Vehicles Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts 2017-2023” report points to fleet vehicles from Uber, […]

  • HGrégoire opens two new Laval dealerships

    HGrégoire opens two new Laval dealerships

    Two new car dealerships bring HGrégoire’s total number of new vehicle locations in Québec to seven. An INFINITI dealership is now located at 1950 boulevard Chomedey, while a Mitsubishi dealership will open at 22465 boulevard Curé-Labelle in August. The new facilities will add 60 employees to HGrégoire’s current total of […]

  • AMVIC focuses on consumer protection

    AMVIC focuses on consumer protection

    Three new hires at the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) will help to improve consumer protection and ensure fair enforcement, said the group’s CEO, Doug Lagore. They include: Brenda Chomey, in the newly-created position of registrar. Deb McKay as human resources manager — another new position. Jacqueline Kibsey as […]

  

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How will interest rate hikes affect auto industry?

How will interest rate hikes affect auto industry?

July 19, 2017 at 9:48 am 0 comments

A more valuable dollar causes more immediate concern for the auto industry than a 0.25 per cent key interest rate hike, said Brian Murphy, VP Research and Editorial for Canadian Black Book. The rate increase — the first in seven years — was announced Wed. July 12. While many new […]

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OpenRoad partners with TV personality Todd Talbot

OpenRoad partners with TV personality Todd Talbot

July 19, 2017 at 9:45 am 0 comments

The OpenRoad Auto Group has partnered with Love It Or List It Vancouver co-host Todd Talbot in a multi channel effort that includes video, a golf tournament and social media posts. OpenRoad will produce a series of videos profiling Talbot and his new Toyota Tacoma from OpenRoad Toyota Richmond as […]

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Honda Canada donates in support of BC Fires Appeal

Honda Canada donates in support of BC Fires Appeal

July 19, 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

The Honda Canada Foundation has donated $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the BC Fires Appeal. It will be used during relief and recovery efforts in areas affected by devastating wildfires in the province. The donation will help provide immediate relief such as cots, blankets, family reunification […]

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New report confirms trend to trucks and SUVs

New report confirms trend to trucks and SUVs

July 19, 2017 at 9:41 am 0 comments

  The inaugural Top Funded Used Vehicle Report supports the trend that Canadians are migrating from cars to trucks and SUVs, said Dealertrack Canada’s Richard Evans. The new monthly industry report from Cox Automotive Canada’s  Dealertrack online credit application network shows that light trucks and SUVs took half of the […]

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IMS powers on-demand auto insurance telematics program

IMS powers on-demand auto insurance telematics program

July 19, 2017 at 9:38 am 0 comments

Waterloo, Ont. based Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) will power an on-demand insurance telematics program for Amica Mutual Insurance, a top 25 auto insurer in the U.S. Available to policyholders this summer, the program reflects surging consumer interest in on-demand products and services. According to the Harvard Business Review, the on-demand […]

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Online auto shoppers determine dealer award winners

Online auto shoppers determine dealer award winners

July 12, 2017 at 11:03 am 0 comments

A new awards program that recognizes Canadian dealers who have the highest average ratings from online shoppers has been launched by automotive shopping website CarGurus. Top Rated Dealer Awards recognize dealers who “are prioritizing customer service and earning excellent ratings from shoppers,” said Sam Zales, president of dealer operations at […]

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Text option speeds up credit application process

Text option speeds up credit application process

July 12, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

A new technology that allows consumers to initiate and complete a credit application within minutes by text, using their mobile devices, can lead to more business for auto dealers, says information services company Experian. Text for Credit is designed to address the top three concerns that consumers have about applying […]

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Cox Automotive launches digital marketing strategy series

Cox Automotive launches digital marketing strategy series

July 12, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Nextology, a future-forward digital marketing strategy series presented by Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, and Dealer.com, has been launched by Cox Automotive. A fast-paced interactive format combines working sessions, keynotes and strategic consultations in a premier setting with overnight accommodations provided. Attendees also learn about and get a chance to demo […]

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