Articles by: Gerry Malloy

Red-hot auto sales continue in July

Red-hot auto sales continue in July

August 9, 2017 at 10:23 am 0 comments

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 0 comments

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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May sales bounce back — big time!

May sales bounce back — big time!

June 7, 2017 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

After a slight softening in April, auto sales in Canada bounced back big-time in May. Sales of 216,861 new cars, trucks and utility vehicles, up 11.2% from last May, were the greatest for any month ever, only the second time in history that they’ve topped 200,000. May’s sales were 14.2% […]

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Do-it-yourself parts

Do-it-yourself parts

June 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm Comments are Disabled

3D Printing could revolutionize the way auto parts are made While autonomous driving aids and connectivity are dominating the automotive product news these days, there’s another nascent technology that promises to be just as disruptive on the manufacturing side of the business: 3D printing. 3D printing could revolutionize the way […]

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April sales down slightly

April sales down slightly

May 3, 2017 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

After three consecutive months of record sales to kick off the year, the pace slacked off in April, but not by much. Sales of 197,203 new cars, trucks and SUVs were down 1.6% from March 2016’s record tally, but still the second-highest ever for the month. In addition, April sales […]

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Strong March auto sales continue good year

Strong March auto sales continue good year

April 5, 2017 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

Abnormally wintry weather across Canada in March did nothing to cool down the record pace of new-vehicle sales that has so far typified 2017. With 187,540 new cars, trucks and SUVs sold, fully 7.1% more than in March 2016, last month marks the third consecutive month of record sales volumes […]

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Is technology threatening the concept of car ownership?

Is technology threatening the concept of car ownership?

March 29, 2017 at 4:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Dealers need to find a role in this new mobility ecosystem. For most people in this country, owning a car or truck is a given. It’s not just a matter of choice; it’s a necessity. According to the most-recent annual figures available (for 2014), 77.8 per cent of driving-age individuals […]

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Boom times continue with record February sales

Boom times continue with record February sales

March 15, 2017 at 8:06 am Comments are Disabled

Defying widespread expectations of a slowdown, the new-vehicle market remained buoyant in Canada in February, setting yet another new monthly record. While sales declined south of the border, they were up by 3.2% in the Great White North, with 123,032 new vehicles sold. “One has to wonder whether or not […]

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