Canada

Canadian sales jump 10% after record year

2:04 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016

Automakers reported a robust 10 percent gain in Canada for January, even as forecasters expect demand in Canada for light vehicles and trucks to level off this year following a record-breaking 2015....
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Toyota's U2 van concept to pop up in Toronto

10:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016

Toyota's U2 Urban Utility small delivery van concept will make its global auto show debut in Toronto next week. The U2 -- pronounced “U-squared” -- features retracting roof panels and a “configurable utility rail system,” according to a news release....
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Manheim Canada acquires 100% of partnership auction site

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Cox Automotive Canada, through its Manheim Canada operation, has acquired 100 percent ownership of Manheim Source Edmonton, in Edmonton, Alberta. The auction site has been renamed Manheim Edmonton....
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Fiat Chrysler wins first Canadian sales title

10:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles won the Canadian auto sales title for the first time in its 90-year history, posting a 1.1 percent gain in sales to 293,061 vehicles, as the industry followed U.S. trends and reported record-breaking sales in 2015....
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1st Canadian sales crown near for FCA

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2016

Fiat Chrysler is poised to claim the Canadian sales crown for the first time in Chrysler's 90-year history in the country, when final results are released Jan. 5....
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Carfax owner buys Canadian vehicle-history provider for $460 million

11:48 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

IHS said today it has acquired Carproof, a Canadian used-vehicle history provider, for $460 million....
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Canadian sales rise 4.7% in November

1:22 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Boosted by continued strength in trucks, Canadian sales rose 4.7 percent in November to 145,426 light vehicles, an industry report said today....
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Toyota to expand RAV4 output to 2nd Canadian plant

12:20 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

Toyota will expand production of its RAV4 crossover to a second Canadian plant, beginning in 2019....
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Canada's auto czar hones investment pitch

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Former Toyota executive Ray Tanguay is trying to persuade automakers that manufacturing in Canada is more competitive than it looks....
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Magna says factory glitches to hurt profit; Q3 revenue, margins decline

7:29 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Magna International said operational glitches at three of its plants in North America would weigh on its earnings in the current quarter and spill over to the first half of next year....
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Auto sales rise 5% in Canada

1:13 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Auto sales in Canada rose 5 percent to 163,053 vehicles during October, according to a monthly industry report....
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Will Trudeau's victory mark a win for industry in Canada?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Last week's dramatic election in Canada could turn out to be good news for the country's beleaguered auto industry. The winning left-leaning Liberal Party, led by prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau, campaigned by pledging a greater willingness to spend money to stimulate the economy and create or preserve jobs....
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Ontario will allow road tests of autonomous cars

3:17 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Ontario will become the first Canadian province to allow automated vehicles to be tested on its roads, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation said in a statement today....
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Canada pledges $763 million over 10 years to auto industry

8:31 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to promise more than $1 billion Canadian ($763 million) in assistance over 10 years for the automotive industry, CTV News reported today....
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Canada posts 3.7% gain for September

2:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Canadian light vehicle sales, led by strong demand for Detroit 3 trucks, rose 3.7 percent to 174,337 units in September, according to a monthly sales report....
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Autos key to driving Pacific trade deal over finish line

2:39 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

For auto parts makers in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, the fine print of a Pacific trade deal negotiators aim to wrap up this week could make or break an export industry boom built up over the last 20 years that is now worth $60 billion....
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Canada threatens action against VW if rules violated

7:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

The Canadian government is pledging unspecified “enforcement action” if Volkswagen cars sold in the country used pollution-masking technology....
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Canada's auto industry may need to accept concessions in Pacific trade talks, prime minister says

6:25 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Automakers with assembly plants in Canada might not be happy with some of the conditions in a proposed 12-nation Pacific trade pact, but the nation must be part of the sweeping deal, Prime Minister Harper says....
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Canada sales rise 2.2% in August

12:13 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

Light vehicle sales in Canada grew 2.2 percent in August to 175,512 vehicles, according to the monthly Desrosiers market snapshot report. Car sales plunged 9 percent during the month to 64,622 vehicles while truck sales surged 10 percent to 110,890 vehicles, Desrosiers said....
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AutoCanada acquires Chevrolet dealership in B.C.

7:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

AutoCanada, one of Canada's biggest dealership groups, received approval from GM to purchase an 80 percent stake in Don Folk Chevrolet, a dealership in Kelowna, British Columbia....
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North America churning out vehicle records

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2015

Production of cars and trucks in North America is running at historic levels. In July, 1,382,380 vehicles were produced, an increase of 6.9 percent and a new record for the month. It also marked the 48th straight month in which North American output surpassed 1 million....
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GM extends Oshawa assembly line operations until 2017

2:47 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2015

GM will keep an Oshawa, Ontario, assembly line operating until 2017, the company's Canadian unit said today, extending the life of a line that has been repeatedly scheduled for closure over the last decade....
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AutoCanada Q2 net grows 5.4%, but same-store results decline

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2015

AutoCanada said its second-quarter net rose 5.4 percent to $13.5 million Canadian (US$10.9 million), as gains from newly acquired dealerships offset economic headwinds in western Canada's oil patch....
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Canada auto sales edge up in July; Ford and GM down

4:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

Canadian auto sales rose 0.4 percent in July from a year earlier but some major automakers, including Ford and GM, saw sales decline....
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Truck, luxury car demand drive record June sales in Canada

1:38 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2015

A healthy appetite for trucks and luxury cars pushed auto sales in Canada to a record high for June, according to data released on Thursday....
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