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Mexico auto output, exports hit record for 4th year

4:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Mexican auto production and exports rose last year to record highs on strong demand from the United States and Canada... Read More »

 

Officials bust vehicle fraud ring

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
An international crime ring that fraudulently acquired vehicles from Canadian dealerships, drove them into the United States and shipped them to western Africa is being thwarted by a cooperative effort, authorities say.... Read More »

 

Canada sales highest in decade; Ford still tops

2:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
Canadians bought more vehicles in 2013 than in any year since 2002, as consumers brushed off high debt and a slow economic recovery to buy trucks and luxury models, though icy weather limited December purchases, numbers released today showed.... Read More »

 

Nov. output rises 3%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
North America car and truck production in November rose 3 percent from a year earlier to 1,407,920 units.... Read More »

 

Chrysler plans new product at Windsor, Ontario, plant, report says

12:38 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2013
Chrysler Group is planning to source new products at its Windsor, Ontario, assembly plant, raising speculation about the market timing of its next-generation minivan, a Canadian newspaper reported, citing union officials.... Read More »

 

Ford on top in Canada; Chrysler soars

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
Ford's Canadian unit sold more vehicles than all other automakers in Canada in November, helped in part by strong sales of the Fusion sedan. But in terms of sales growth, Chrysler Canada sales rose almost 13 percent year-over-year in November outpacing all of its Detroit competitors.... Read More »

 

Retailer AutoCanada's Q3 net income jumps 38%

2:08 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2013
Publicly held dealership group AutoCanada said today its net income rose 38 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier to C$10.6 million ($10.3 million), as revenue rose 35 percent to a quarterly record $392.5 million.... Read More »

 

Ford top Canadian seller, GM beats Chrysler in October

3:17 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
Ford was the top selling automaker in Canada in October and year to date, while General Motors outsold Chrysler in Canada last month, with sales at both Ford and GM jumping 10 percent.... Read More »

 

Chrysler to study electrification, lightweight alloys in Canada

11:25 am U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2013
Chrysler Group has entered a five-year, $18.2 million research partnership with McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, to develop electric powertrains and components.... Read More »

 

Sept. truck output up 24%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
Robust truck output pushed North American car and truck production in September up 14 percent from the year-earlier month to an estimated 1,437,130 units.... Read More »

 

GM extends production at Oshawa plant line to 2016

3:36 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2013
General Motors is extending operations at one of its production lines in Oshawa, Ontario, that was due to shut down next summer, the company said today.... Read More »

 

New plant will boost sales, profit margin for Mazda3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Mazda Motor Corp. is betting big on its Mazda3 small car, predicting global sales will jump by nearly a third with the just-released redesign. It also expects a Mexico-built version will help North America capture a bigger chunk of worldwide volume while providing fatter profit margins.... Read More »

 

Ford Canada deliveries rise 10%; Chrysler up 1.5%

2:22 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2013
Ford Canada said today its sales rose 10 percent 25,596 vehicles in September -- the unit's second-best September ever.... Read More »

 

Ford to invest $685 million in Canada plant to boost capacity

7:07 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2013
Ford said it will spend C$700 million ($685 million) to add production of additional models at an Ontario vehicle-assembly plant.... Read More »

 

Ford plans to invest $700 million in Canada plant, report says

10:59 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2013
Ford Motor is preparing to announce plans Thursday that it will spend about $700 million to retool its assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario, according to a Toronto newspaper report.... Read More »

 

August output rises 3%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
North American car and truck production in August rose 3 percent from the year-earlier month to an estimated 1,496,026 units.... Read More »

 

GM's Equinox plant workers in Canada approve contract

9:58 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2013
Unionized workers at General Motors' Equinox assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, approved a four-year deal with the automaker that the union said will help to create "hundreds" of jobs.... Read More »

 

GM reaches tentative labor pact with Canada union at Equinox plant

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2013
GM and Canada's Unifor union reached a tentative settlement on a new labor agreement that covers employees at the Chevrolet Equinox assembly plant in Ontario.... Read More »

 

Canada, Ontario unload $1.1 billion in GM shares to reduce stake

6:34 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2013
The Canadian and Ontario governments agreed to sell 30 million GM shares worth about $1.1 billion to Bank of America and Royal Bank of Canada in a block trade.... Read More »

 

How Twitter promos can add sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Twitter is showcasing the campaign on its Success Stories page -- making Zender Ford the first auto dealership to be among Twitter's case studies on businesses that use the social media platform in innovative ways.... Read More »

 

Chrysler Canada reports best year-to-date sales in 25 years

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2013
Chrysler's Canadian arm reported its best sales for the month of August in 13 years and its best sales year-to-date in 25 years, bolstered in part by robust passenger car sales, the auto maker said today. Ford Motor, the top seller in Canada, said its sales rose 7.1 percent to 27,268 vehicles.... Read More »

 

CAW chief Lewenza to step down

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013
Ken Lewenza is stepping down as president of the Canadian Auto Workers as the union prepares to join with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada to form a group representing more than 300,000 workers.... Read More »

 

N.A. output rises in July

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013
Estimated North America car and truck production in July rose 1 percent from a year earlier to 1,075,551 units, marking the 24th straight month that regional output topped 1 million.... Read More »

 

Magna posts 19% gain in profit, raises sales forecast

6:27 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2013
Canadian auto parts maker Magna International reported a 19 percent rise in second-quarter profit and lifted its sales forecast for the year, buoyed by increased vehicle production in North America.... Read More »

 

Chrysler Canada posts higher July sales; Ford, GM slip

1:51 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2013
Chrysler's Canadian arm today reported record sales for July, up 8.5 percent from a year earlier, helped in part by a jump in passenger car sales. GM sales in Canada dropped slightly, and Ford was down 10 percent.... Read More »

 

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