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Car sharing good for OEMs: study

Car sharing good for OEMs: study

April 26, 2017 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

The only peer-to-peer carsharing platform in Canada, Turo, marked its first anniversary in the country at a forum where it shared the results of a study that suggests OEMs may actually benefit from the car sharing industry. Held at Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District, “Driving the Future: The Evolution of Car […]

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NADA: Dealerships set records

NADA: Dealerships set records

April 26, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

Wages, payroll and employment all continued to rise at U.S. new-car dealerships in 2016, according to a report from the National Automobile Dealers Association. Dealerships employed 69 workers on average in 2016, up from 66 in 2015. Overall, new-car dealerships employed a record of 1,131,900 people, a 2.4 per cent […]

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Courts approve VW/Audi settlement

Courts approve VW/Audi settlement

April 26, 2017 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

Both the Québec and Ontario Courts have granted approval to the Volkswagen and Audi nationwide settlement agreement related to the diesel emissions scandal first exposed in 2015. Under the settlement’s terms, owners and lessees of Volkswagen and Audi 2.0L TDI vehicles are eligible for either cash payments, trading in or […]

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OMVIC campaigns for “all-in” price awareness

OMVIC campaigns for “all-in” price awareness

April 26, 2017 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

Ontario’s vehicle sales regulator has launched a multi-media campaign to inform car buyers of the information car dealerships must legally disclose when selling an automobile. OMVIC says that the illegal practice of concealing aspects of all-in pricing is unfair to customers and gives dealers who employ this practice an “unfair […]

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Dealership helps local food bank

Dealership helps local food bank

April 26, 2017 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

Northern Honda has donated a Honda Civic to the North Bay Food Bank to support its mission of feeding those less fortunate in the Northeastern Ontario community. The gift, valued at over $10,000, is available to the food bank for the next two years and includes insurance and maintenance costs. […]

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Top Eco-friendly cars for 2017: KBB

Top Eco-friendly cars for 2017: KBB

April 19, 2017 at 10:26 am 0 comments

Kelley Blue Book has named 20 hybrid, electric and plug-in hybrid cars for under $40,000 as its top picks in anticipation of upcoming Earth Day celebrations on April 22. For its top 10 hybrid cars of 2017, the vehicle valuation company listed the following vehicles: Toyota Prius Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid […]

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Mercedes inks deal with Live Nation

Mercedes inks deal with Live Nation

April 19, 2017 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Customers who have leased, financed or purchased a vehicle through the Mercedes-Benz Canada dealer network will be able to access a “unique concierge service”, assisting them with ticket purchases for Live Nation events across the country. The multi-year partnership between Live Nation Canada and the Mercedes-Benz Canada dealer network, announced […]

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Largest auto group gets larger

Largest auto group gets larger

April 19, 2017 at 10:20 am 0 comments

The largest automotive group in the country recently opened its newest dealership. Dilawri Group of Companies announced on April 13 that it has welcomed its latest addition, Vancouver Nissan. The location represents Dilawri’s fifth Nissan dealership in Canada. “With the opening of Vancouver Nissan, we continue to expand our relationship […]

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