Articles by: Gerry Malloy

November sales stall but still second-best ever

November sales stall but still second-best ever

December 6, 2017 at 9:38 am 0 comments

After six consecutive months of record-breaking numbers, November’s new-vehicle sales in Canada came up short of those for the same month last year — albeit not by much. The 158,653 new cars, trucks and SUVs delivered were the second-highest tally ever for November, down just 1.2% from 2016’s all-time record. […]

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Electric or electrified? They’re not the same thing

Electric or electrified? They’re not the same thing

November 22, 2017 at 1:53 pm 0 comments

Despite the media hype, gasoline engines aren’t all going away just yet If your customers have been paying attention to automotive news in the mass media lately, chances are they’ve concluded that the days of the gasoline and diesel engine are already over. And that they’ll soon have no choice […]

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GM tops October sales as record run continues

GM tops October sales as record run continues

November 8, 2017 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

Things are tightening up at the top of the Canadian sales charts as the auto industry continues its charge towards a fifth consecutive record year and a first-ever tally of more than 2-million new vehicles sold in a calendar year. For the ninth time this year, October set a new […]

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2017 mid-year report card

October 11, 2017 at 2:34 pm Comments are Disabled

First-half sales are the best ever, but not all automakers are sharing equally in that success For the third consecutive year, 2017’s first-half auto sales set a new all-time record in Canada, up 5.0 per cent from last year’s best-ever tally. If anything close to that pace continues, this could […]

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The future will be autonomous, electric and shared

The future will be autonomous, electric and shared

October 11, 2017 at 1:45 pm Comments are Disabled

That’s the consensus of an international conference on future mobility The future of mobility will be autonomous, electric and shared. That conclusion, condensed to its essence, was the consensus of presenters at an international conference on the future of mobility held recently in Montreal. Called “Movin’On’, that conference was the […]

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September sales set yet another record

September sales set yet another record

October 4, 2017 at 12:59 pm Comments are Disabled

The boom times just keep on rolling. September sales of 186,837 new cars, trucks and SUVs in Canada were up 7.7% from a year ago, setting yet another monthly record — the eighth this year. Only in April did sales fail to surpass those from a year earlier. Even more […]

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Red-hot auto sales continue in July

Red-hot auto sales continue in July

August 9, 2017 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

For the third consecutive month and the sixth of seven this year, new-vehicle sales in Canada in July set an all-time record for the month. Sales of 181,834 new cars, trucks and utility vehicles were up 4.9 per cent  from July 2016, 8.8 per cent better than the five-year historical average […]

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Reality is what you make it

Reality is what you make it

August 4, 2017 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

Seeing is believing that virtual reality will play an important role in retail There was nothing external to distinguish the room from the hundreds of others deep inside Ford’s Dearborn engineering and design complex. Stepping inside, it didn’t seem unusual: a meeting table at one end; a technician behind an […]

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