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We Sit Down for a Chat with Laura Schwab, President of Aston Martin The Americas

We Sit Down for a Chat with Laura Schwab, President of Aston Martin The Americas

February 1, 2018 at 9:38 am 0 comments

This week, we were at Decarie Motors, the official retailer of Aston Martin vehicles for all of Eastern Canada, in Montreal, for a chance to meet a very special guest; Ms Laura Schwab, president of Aston Martin The Americas. Laura has been at the head of the company since 2015, […]

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Preparing Canada for automated, connected cars

Preparing Canada for automated, connected cars

January 31, 2018 at 11:26 am 0 comments

Canada is not yet prepared for self-driving cars and must ready for its full arrival to ensure the country is capable of handling the upcoming period of technological change, according to the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications. After studying automated and connected vehicles, which have been described as the […]

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U.S. new vehicle sales pace expected to slow

U.S. new vehicle sales pace expected to slow

January 31, 2018 at 11:14 am 0 comments

January’s new vehicle retail sales pace in the U.S. is expected to decline in January, according to a forecast from J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. The seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) for retail sales in January is expected to be 13.7 million units — a decline of 150,000 units from […]

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The importance of GenderGraphics in auto retail

The importance of GenderGraphics in auto retail

January 31, 2018 at 11:10 am 0 comments

GenderGraphics in auto retail, as described by Conant in a January 2018 article from CX Café, is the difference between the wants, needs and desires of each gender when buying or servicing a vehicle. In his article, he questions whether dealers are providing “gender savvy” experiences to every customer, as […]

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CIAS to display iconic Porsches for 70th anniversary

CIAS to display iconic Porsches for 70th anniversary

January 31, 2018 at 11:07 am 0 comments

The 2018 Canadian International AutoShow has announced the addition of a feature attraction from Porsche to celebrate the brand’s 70th anniversary. The event, scheduled for February 16-25 at the downtown Metro Toronto Convention Centre, will include a display of cars set to the theme of “70 Years of Porsche” that […]

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Hyundai to launch mobile EV charging service

Hyundai to launch mobile EV charging service

January 31, 2018 at 11:03 am 0 comments

Hyundai has announced that it will launch a new mobile battery electric vehicle charging service in the Montreal area this spring, the carmaker said in a news release. Known as “Hyundai Charge Here,” the service will use three Ioniq EVs as donor cars to reach drivers and help them recharge […]

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CADA Summit tackles key dealer issues

CADA Summit tackles key dealer issues

January 24, 2018 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

With the CADA Summit less than a month away, organizers with the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association say they are confident this year’s agenda closely matches the issues that interest their dealer members. “We keep in close contact with our dealers, and that informs our choices for speakers and topics,” says […]

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Industry icon Kathy Ward honoured at celebration of life

Industry icon Kathy Ward honoured at celebration of life

January 24, 2018 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

Hundreds of people from across the automotive industry gathered yesterday to pay tribute, and celebrate the life of Kathy Ward, the former President & CEO of Canadian Black Book who died just before Christmas at the age of 60. Todd Bourgon, Executive Director of the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association made […]

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