Category: News

Hyundai slashes Accent pricing

May 18, 2011

Hyundai Canada announced this week that the base MSRP for the all-new 2012 Accent has been reduced by $1,100 from the outgoing model, while content and technology have been significantly increased. Pricing for the 2012 Accent begins at $13,199 for …

Wolfe Leasing gets swallowed up

May 11, 2011

Jim Pattison Lease has announced the purchase of Wolfe Motors Leasing of Vancouver, BC. Wolfe Leasing has provided service in the Vancouver areas for over 50 years. Despite the acquisition, former Wolfe Leasing employees Patricia Dilanno and Jacqueline Ray will …

DealerRater goes North

May 11, 2011

Popular third-party dealership review website DealerRater has just announced it will extend its reach into Canada. As part of the expansion process, DealerRater recently welcomed a new Regional Account Manager. The new position will exclusively serve dealerships within Canada. “As …

TTC unzips new eco-friendly program

May 11, 2011

The TTC and Zipcar, a car-sharing network with more than 560,000 members, strengthened their ties on Friday (May 6th) as they announced a new benefit for Zipcar/TTC users. The announcement sees the placement of eight Zipcar vehicles, to be placed …

Former GM CEO Robert Stumpel dies

May 10, 2011

Robert C. Stempel, CEO of General Motors from 1990 to 1992, died on May 7 at the age of 77. A 34-year GM veteran and acknowledged “car guy,” Stempel was ousted from his chairman’s job by what has since been …

Cutting the column lift cord

May 9, 2011

There’s a new innovation in column lift technology, but you won’t see it. Rotary Lift and its new Mach4T column lift promise all the capability of a regular lift without one important feature: cords. The wireless mobile columns run on …

Canadian dealers improve financing satisfaction

May 3, 2011

Services and relationship building are now more influential than product offerings in determining dealer satisfaction with lenders, according to J.D. Power and Associates’ 2011 Canadian Dealer Financing Satisfaction study, which ranks Scotiabank tops for floor-planning and BMW Financial Services highest …

Toyota adjusts production ramp-up dates

May 3, 2011

After an in-depth analysis of its suppliers, Toyota has recently announced that they are on pace to start normal production by November or December 2011. The one-month discrepancy in the start date will account for the time it takes to …

NADA and Mercedes-Benz USA announce partnership

May 3, 2011

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and Mercedes-Benz USA partnered to form an exclusive training program. The program is being offered on NADA U, a web-based resource assisting dealers with the knowledge and information needed to develop skills and confidence. …