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Video interview: Steve Chipman, President & CEO, Birchwood Automotive Group, discusses COVID-19 response

Video interview: Steve Chipman, President & CEO, Birchwood Automotive Group, discusses COVID-19 response

April 7, 2020 at 4:39 pm 0 comments

Steve Chipman, President & CEO at Birchwood Automotive Group discusses how his company’s group of 22 dealerships has adapted to the pandemic, including a Buy at Home program with rebates, payment deferrals and contact-less delivery. Chipman says he keeps in regular contact with dealers across the country as they share […]

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Analysis: Guest article from Dennis DesRosiers on COVID-19

Analysis: Guest article from Dennis DesRosiers on COVID-19

April 7, 2020 at 4:27 pm 0 comments

In our first missive we sent out on the COVID-19 issue, we mentioned three big unknowns: How bad is it going to be How long will it last … and What will the ramp up period look like once this is over After three weeks of a virtual shutdown of […]

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TD Auto Finance reveals support plan

TD Auto Finance reveals support plan

April 7, 2020 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

On April 6, TD Auto Finance announced that the company remains open, and offered some information on how it plans to support dealers and customers impacted by the novel coronavirus situation in Canada. “If your personal auto loan customer is directly impacted by COVID-19 and as a result is facing […]

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Geneva Motor Show offers virtual presentations

Geneva Motor Show offers virtual presentations

April 7, 2020 at 4:18 pm 0 comments

The 90th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) was cancelled in February, but the press conferences and presentations of world premieres were still offered online in March. “Traditionally, the Geneva International Motor Show is a showcase for the presentation of over a hundred world premieres,” said GIMS in […]

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TRADER launches Remote Selling Suite for dealers

TRADER launches Remote Selling Suite for dealers

April 7, 2020 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

TRADER Corporation launched a new Remote Selling Suite aimed at facilitating the way Canadian dealers digitally connect with their customers, as the novel coronavirus situation continues to impact consumers around the globe. The company wants to arm dealers with the tools they need to adapt to a rapidly changing environment, […]

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Ridecell launches webinar: Dealership Success with Shared Mobility

Ridecell launches webinar: Dealership Success with Shared Mobility

April 7, 2020 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

Canadian auto dealer columnist James Carter, of Vision Mobility, and Mark Thomas, VP of  Alliances and Marketing at Ridecell, will offer a webinar on April 16 at 8:30 a.m. PDT on Dealership Success with Shared Mobility. The webinar aims to answer questions around how shared mobility works for dealers, particularly […]

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Video interview: Andrew Tai, CEO of Motoinsight, says digital retailing more popular than ever

Video interview: Andrew Tai, CEO of Motoinsight, says digital retailing more popular than ever

April 6, 2020 at 4:10 pm 0 comments

Andrew Tai, CEO of Motoinsight, says his team has been busy working with dealer clients on implementing digital retailing and adapting to the pandemic. Tai, a longtime advocate for digital retailing and improving the online experience for dealership guests, says the crisis will drive the industry forward more quickly, but […]

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Video interview: Tim Reuss, President & CEO, Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), updates dealers on COVID-19 response

Video interview: Tim Reuss, President & CEO, Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), updates dealers on COVID-19 response

April 3, 2020 at 12:31 pm 0 comments

Tim Reuss, President & CEO, Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), updates dealers on the association’s COVID‑19 response, resources for dealers and what the association is doing behind the scenes to ensure dealer interests are being served. Reuss talks about five key areas: health & safety, liquidity for dealerships, impact on employment and […]

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