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VW/Audi, Ford, Hyundai top value awards

April 2, 2011 at 10:41 pm Comments are Disabled

The value landscape is changing. VW/Audi earned the most awards and Ford made big advances in Strategic Vision’s annual Total Value Index. But the Hyundai Sonata set a new record for all segments, luxury included. Strategic Vision’s Total Value Index (TVI) findings are a way of summarizing a very comprehensive […]

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Impact of Japanese crisis spreads

Impact of Japanese crisis spreads

April 2, 2011 at 2:55 am Comments are Disabled

Almost three weeks after a hurricane and tsunami devastated Japan, much of the nation’s auto industry remains shut down and the resulting disruption in the critical global parts supply chain is beginning to impact automakers in the rest of the world. Assembly plant shutdowns in Japan have led to losses […]

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Elantra is Canada’s best selling car

Elantra is Canada’s best selling car

April 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

For the second-month in a row, Hyundai’s high-styled new Elantra was the top-selling car model in Canada in February, while Volkswagen’s new Jetta continued its advance on the sales charts. Ford’s F-150 remained atop the truck charts with the Dodge Caravan in second spot. In first place for both the […]

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Lincoln, Toyota top dependability charts

Lincoln, Toyota top dependability charts

April 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Lincoln led the overall nameplate rankings in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), released last week, while Toyota (including Lexus and Scion) claimed more segment awards than any other automaker. Following Lincoln, completing the top five nameplate rankings, were Lexus, Jaguar, Porsche and Toyota. The […]

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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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