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The number of Top Funded Used Vehicles in Canada saw a double-digit increase in September, according to data from Cox Automotive Canada’s Dealertrack online credit application network. The volume of these vehicles saw a 10.7 per cent year-over-year increase compared to the same period last year. The growth is seen […]
Porsche has introduced a new sports car and SUV pilot program meant to provide consumers with access to a range of models via a mobile app. Known as Porsche Passport, the program is a good example of how the automaker is using its new cars as a service model meant […]
Hyundai has introduced a program that is expected to modernize its U.S. car buying experience. Known as Shopper Assurance, the program is meant to provide potential car buyers with more options and greater convenience than the traditional process of visiting and purchasing a car at a dealership. “For nearly a […]
Alan Bird, industry veteran and a longtime supporter of the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC), donned his gown last week, took the stage, and was honoured with a well deserved Board of Governors’ Honourary Diploma from Georgian College. The college bestows the honourary diploma to individuals who have “demonstrated […]
DMT Development Systems Group Inc. has announced the addition of two new members of the team as part of the company’s expansion plans. Entrepreneur, educator and philanthropist Mark Evans joined the DMT board of directors in September, along with senior executive and business leader Sean MacDonald, who will be the […]
Ted Knight, a well-known car dealer with dealerships in western Canada who was very active in his community and served faithfully as Chairman of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), passed away Friday Oct. 13, 2017. He was 78 years old. In an obituary, his family writes that Ted “succumbed […]
TRADER Corporation partnered with Australian-based technology company Dealer Drive to offer a digital test drive tracking and analytics solution for Canadian automotive retailers and OEMs. The app-based technology provides real time data to those signed up for the service. Customer information can be entered directly into a tablet or smartphone, […]
Cox Automotive Canada’s Dealertrack partnered with Nissan Canada Canada Finance/Infiniti Financial Services (NCF/IFS) to launch a new captive lender program. The program will allow Nissan and Infiniti dealers in Canada to secure financing for their customers from NCF/IFS through a single connection via the Dealertrack Canada online credit application network. […]
Fastlane, a new e-commerce platform for car dealers, has chosen Market Scan to provide real-time payment and rebate information tracked from every car manufacturer, bank and credit union in the U.S. “The payment transaction is clearly one of the most important aspects of the online car buying checkout process, and […]
LotLinx Automotive AI technology, has announced its expansion to Canada as of December 1. The company will offer its TURN platform, including the VIN-View Optimizer (VVO) to dealers across Canada. The technology is designed to target and score shoppers, based on their search behaviour, and deliver them to conversion-optimized Vehicle […]
Oakville Toyota threw a party to thank loyal customers and give them a chance to meet the new owners at an open house last week. Toyota Canada officials were on hand to show their support. The catered and upscale event featured a three piece band, hors d’oeuvres and drinks and […]
There are still some spots open for the 2017 BC Auto Industry Conference, which takes place next week from Oct.15-16, in Whistler, B.C. Watch this pre-event teaser video to get a sneak peak at the speakers and see what else is in store at this year’s event. To register, or […]
Blair Qualey, President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC, explains why you should attend the 2017 BC Auto Industry Conference on Oct. 15-16 in Whistler, B.C.
Moray Keith of Dueck Auto Group invites you to attend the 2017 BC Auto Industry Conference to support the association, hear from a terrific lineup of speakers, and to honour some amazing people, like Graeme Roberts.
Mike Harris of Harris Auto Group says you don’t want you to miss this year’s BC Auto Industry Conference on Oct. 15-16 in Whistler, B.C.
Donald Carson of Carson Automotive Group says he looks forward to seeing you in Whistler next week for the 2017 BC Auto Industry Conference.
Ryan Jones, General Manager at Marv Jones Honda, says he hopes to see you in Whistler next week for the annual BC Auto Industry Conference where you’ll hear from a great lineup of speakers.
The boom times just keep on rolling. September sales of 186,837 new cars, trucks and SUVs in Canada were up 7.7% from a year ago, setting yet another monthly record — the eighth this year. Only in April did sales fail to surpass those from a year earlier. Even more […]
KAR Auction Services has announced the acquisition of TradeRev, a Canadian company that offers real-time dealer-to-dealer vehicle auctions via a mobile app. The company already had a 50 per cent stake in TradeRev since 2014. They then purchased the remaining interest by offering $50 million up front and an additional […]
The average new-car price for light vehicles in the U.S. is now $34,861 — up from 0.4 per cent year-over-year from September 2016, according to Kelley Blue Book. The industry average has increased, but only moderately and as such remains relatively flat. “Transaction prices were up very slightly in September, […]