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Pfaff one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies

Pfaff one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies

April 1, 2011 at 6:01 am Comments are Disabled

Pfaff Automotive Partners is one of the first Canadian automotive retailers to be named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies program for 2010, in the annual award’s contest sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post and Queen’s School of Business. “Winning this prestigious award is a significant achievement for the […]

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Toyota to add 10 hybrids by 2015

Toyota to add 10 hybrids by 2015

March 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm Comments are Disabled

A wide-ranging outline of Toyota’s ‘Global Vision’ for the future, presented last week by Toyota Motor Corporation president, Akio Toyoda, revealed that the company plans to add about 10 more hybrids to its portfolio by 2015, as well as continue development on plug-in EVs and fuel-cell vehicles. The Global Vision […]

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Toyota wins “Most Trusted Brand” award — again

Toyota wins “Most Trusted Brand” award — again

March 31, 2011 at 3:11 am Comments are Disabled

Despite the publicity surrounding the recalls, consumer confidence in the Toyota brand appears strong. Reader’s Digest readers across Canada have voted Toyota as one of their 2011 “Most Trusted Brands”, marking the third consecutive year that Toyota has been named Most Trusted Passenger Car Brand in the magazine’s Trusted Brands […]

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APA issues annual auto industry review

APA issues annual auto industry review

March 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm Comments are Disabled

The Montreal-based Automobile Protection Association (APA), long a thorn in the side of the auto industry in Canada, has released its Annual Review of the Auto Industry, expressing dismay over the drop in standards for new vehicle advertising. There is some good news. APA Director, George Iny, says that, “Despite […]

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What do buyers want most?

What do buyers want most?

March 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

KPMG surveys auto execs on key buying factors The key factors influencing consumer buying decisions are changing, according to KPMG’s 12th annual global survey of auto executives. KPMG interviewed more than 200 global executives representing vehicle manufacturers and suppliers and found that fuel efficiency, safety innovation and styling will be […]

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Sym-Tech appoints new President

Sym-Tech appoints new President

March 11, 2011 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

Aftermarket OEM supplier Sym-Tech announced a new President and COO, Brad Gibson, who assumed the role February 22nd. Gibson joins Sym-Tech with over 20 years of senior management experience. He served as President and COO for 14 years at BIC Inc (Canada), in addition to being the Country Manager in […]

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Attendance up at Toronto Auto Show

Attendance up at Toronto Auto Show

February 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

Total attendance at the 2011 Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) in Toronto  in February topped 300,000 – up 17.4 percent over last year – making it the third-best year in the show’s history and the best-attended since 2008. Following a hugely successful media preview day, with media attendance topping 1000 […]

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Financed sales on the increase

February 2, 2011 at 10:19 pm Comments are Disabled

The proportion of used-vehicle buyers in Canada who financed their purchase via a dealer-implemented loan increased significantly in 2010, according to a report by the Power Information Network (PIN). The percentage of transactions in 2010 that included a loan obtained at a dealership increased by more 3 percentage points, from […]

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