Fiat Chrysler Automobiles named Tim Kuniskis its new global head of Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimming some responsibilities from the brands' former boss, U.S. sales chief and FCA Canada CEO Reid Bigland.
Kia and Alfa Romeo have for the first time ever been named finalists for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards. The nine vehicles still in the running for the 2018 awards also include two chances for Honda to extend its winning streak to a third consecutive year.
Maserati of Saskatoon is the ninth Maserati dealership in Canada. The new Maserati dealership is the second from the Italian brand to open in Canada this year.
The list of semifinalists for the 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards has a few surprises: Alfa Romeo is up for two awards, no Detroit Three brand cars made the cut, Tesla decided not to participate and only three trucks qualified.
Ford has delayed delivery of some Canadian-built GT supercars following supplier constraints and homologation testing issues as part of an extended production ramp-up.