Editor’s note

We are not selling just transportation devices any more

April 20, 2011 at 7:18 pm Comments are Disabled

And we no longer operate in a closed, automotive-only environment A very few years ago, people in the industry were joking that the car would soon become little more than a mobile platform for the newest electronic gadgetry. It’s no longer a joke. ‘Infotainment’ technology – which encompasses all manner of […]

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Resurgent Detroit gives cause for optimism

March 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm Comments are Disabled

It had a totally different vibe… Y ou can’t guage what’s going to happen during the year from the mood at one auto show. Or even two or three. If you recall the shows early in 2008, including the NADA convention, there was some concern about the year ahead, but […]

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Welcome the New Year with optimism

February 20, 2011 at 4:06 pm Comments are Disabled

And make sure you’ve got a ‘Plan B’ As you read through this magazine, you’ll no doubt recognize that its overriding theme is ‘the year ahead’. Nothing unusual about that. The New Year is a natural time to reflect on and learn from what’s past and look forward and make […]

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AJAC awards benefit both consumers and dealers

December 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

Published test data are a treasure of useful information As I write this note, I’ve just returned from spending the better part of a week at the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s (AJAC) annual TestFest in Niagara on the Lake, ON. TestFest is a mammoth event that brings together virtually […]

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Is the future of the automobile really electric?

October 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Not everybody is a believer After more than a century of domination by the internal combustion engine, the age of the electric automobile is now upon us. Or so politicians and the mass media would have us believe. Increasingly stringent emissions and fuel-consumption standards are acting as an effective stick, […]

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Words of wisdom

September 21, 2010 at 3:13 pm Comments are Disabled

From somebody who really knows This summer, I had the privilege of sitting down with Marcus Breitschwedt, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, for an in-depth chat about that company’s phenomenal success in recent years, and the reasons behind it. Much of that interview is reported in this issue (page […]

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A chance to hear from a true expert

July 21, 2010 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Maryann Keller will offer her deep insights into the used car market when she appears at CADEX in September Maryann Keller, one of North America’s most respected experts on the automotive industry, will be joining us at our CADEX event this September.  This is big news, as Maryann knows this […]

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Cautious optimism

May 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

A healthy perspective to maintain Over the course of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto and the NADA convention in Orlando, in February, we had the opportunity to talk with key players from every facet of the auto industry, including the heads of almost all the Canadian OEMs. Without […]

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