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New CPO merchandising supplier for KIA

New CPO merchandising supplier for KIA

February 27, 2017 at 11:28 am 0 comments

Wheel’s Automotive Dealer Supplies will provide certified pre-owned (CPO) merchandising and marketing materials to Kia Canada, under an agreement that kicks in January 12. Canadian Kia dealers will be able to source Kia-approved merchandising through a branded web portal, while Wheel’s simplifies ordering and distribution by handling the transaction details […]

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China visit shows we have lots in common

China visit shows we have lots in common

February 27, 2017 at 11:26 am 0 comments

Chinese auto dealers are exploring many of the same issues as their Canadian counterparts. On behalf of the New Car Dealers Association of BC (NCDA) and our national Canadian Auto Dealers Association (CADA), I recently travelled to China at the invitation of our colleagues at the Chinese Automobile Dealers Association […]

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What lies ahead for vehicle tech in 2017?

What lies ahead for vehicle tech in 2017?

February 27, 2017 at 11:26 am 0 comments

It’s anything but slow and steady for the introduction of new vehicle technology It’s the new year, which typically means it’s time for prognostications about all we have to look forward to in the year ahead. In terms automotive technologies, that’s usually not a difficult task because the development and […]

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Forced behaviour

Forced behaviour

February 27, 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

Consumers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to electric vehicles A government that seeks to pass laws and regulations that swim against the powerful tide of consumer preference and choice is very likely putting itself on the path to disappointment at best and outright failure at worst. This […]

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Another year, another sales record!

Another year, another sales record!

February 27, 2017 at 10:33 am 0 comments

Manufacturer 2017 +/- (%) 2017 +/- (%) 2017 Month YTD Month YTD Month YTD Acura 1,516 22,227 -7.0 -3.7 1.0 -0.1 Audi 1,937 30,544 2.3 14.2 1.6 0.2 BMW 2,945 38,012 18.8 8.6 2.0 0.2 FCA (formerly Chrystler) 18.870 277,445 -14.1 -5.3 -14.2 -1.2 Ford 19,749 304,445 0.7 9.3 15.6 […]

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TRADER and Dealertrack partner to streamline the purchase process

TRADER and Dealertrack partner to streamline the purchase process

February 22, 2017 at 10:01 am 0 comments

A partnership between TRADER and Dealertrack will benefit vehicle buyers and sellers by providing a more efficient vehicle purchase process, the partners say. Available April 1, the new platform will bring in-store experiences online, allowing dealers to engage with consumers earlier and at various stages in the purchase process. The […]

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Honda Canada president announces retirement

Honda Canada president announces retirement

February 22, 2017 at 9:57 am 0 comments

Jerry Chenkin, president and CEO of Honda Canada will retire at the end of March, ending a career with the company that spans more than four decades. Fellow Honda Canada veteran, Dave Gardner, will step into the role April 1. Other executive changes include: Barry Holt, EVP and Chief Operating […]

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J.D. Power names Doug Betts senior vp, global automotive

J.D. Power names Doug Betts senior vp, global automotive

February 22, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

Veteran automotive and technology executive Doug Betts has joined J.D. Power as vice president of global automotive operations. Most recently at Apple, Betts has also held executive roles at FCA-Chrysler Automobiles, Nissan Motor Corp Americas and Toyota Motor Manufacturing. J.D. Power, a leading provider of consumer insights, data and analytics, […]

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