Latest news

CADA releases Laureate finalists video

CADA releases Laureate finalists video

June 7, 2017 at 10:48 am 0 comments

The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) released the names of the 15 finalists vying for the 2017 CADA Laureate Dealer Recognition Awards in a new video. The submissions from the 15 finalists will now be reviewed by independent judges from the Ivey Business School at Western University. They will then […]

Read more ›
Inside Automotive video: Michael Croxon, NewRoads Automotive Group

Inside Automotive video: Michael Croxon, NewRoads Automotive Group

June 7, 2017 at 10:41 am 0 comments

In this episode, Inside Automotive host and Canadian auto dealer columnist Chuck Seguin speaks with Michael Croxon, President and CEO, NewRoads Automotive Group. Different topics covered in the interview include NewRoads’ expansion north of Toronto, the group’s HR-deployment style after acquiring a new dealership and the process of merging different […]

Read more ›
Eco-friendly car journey to launch on Parliament Hill

Eco-friendly car journey to launch on Parliament Hill

June 7, 2017 at 10:36 am 0 comments

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) is kicking off its sixth EcoRun on June 15 in Ottawa at a ceremony on Parliament Hill featuring the 19 fuel-efficient and eco-friendly vehicles that will drive a total of 670 kilometres, said the organization in a news release. Some of the country’s […]

Read more ›
New trade-in valuation platform gaining momentum

New trade-in valuation platform gaining momentum

June 7, 2017 at 10:29 am 0 comments

Tradesii, a recently launched trade-in valuation tool is quickly gaining industry traction, as more than 250 dealers across Canada have signed on in the first three months since its release. Built by the London, Ont. automotive industry technology tools provider Mobials Inc., the off-the-shelf tool for dealer websites or larger […]

Read more ›
Data points

Data points

June 6, 2017 at 1:35 pm 0 comments

For customer information to positively impact your business, it must be “intelligent” Our major banks have been in the news recently for doing something with very negative connotations that we in the auto industry do all the time: “upselling”. Upselling is often cited by car dealer customers as one of […]

Read more ›
Do-it-yourself parts

Do-it-yourself parts

June 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

3D Printing could revolutionize the way auto parts are made While autonomous driving aids and connectivity are dominating the automotive product news these days, there’s another nascent technology that promises to be just as disruptive on the manufacturing side of the business: 3D printing. 3D printing could revolutionize the way […]

Read more ›
Getting Inside Automotive

Getting Inside Automotive

June 6, 2017 at 1:26 pm 0 comments

A new Canadian auto dealer video series offers different perspectives from industry insiders As winter turns into spring and people begin to breath in the fresh air and feel the warmth of the sun on their faces, auto dealers have a spring in their step in anticipation of a robust […]

Read more ›
Looming concerns

Looming concerns

June 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm 0 comments

Seen for centuries as the specter of joblessness, automation actually fills more gaps than it creates There has been much hand-wringing of late about the state of the labour market in today’s New Age of Automation. Robots, it is said, are poised to steal all of our jobs and lead […]

Read more ›
Canadian auto dealer