FCA Canada says it will make needed changes on sales reporting within a monthTue, 26, Jul 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada is evaluating its monthly sales reporting system in light of changes announced July 26 by FCA in the United States that would make the company more "transparent."
Turning negative to positiveSun, 24, Jul 2016
Long-term financing and its focus on small monthly payments can be troublesome for many consumers and dealers, cautioned a recent Financial Consumer Agency of Canada report.
Mitchell Plastics to build $20.5 million parts plant near DetroitThu, 21, Jul 2016
Canadian auto supplier Mitchell Plastics plans to invest $20.5 million to build a plant north of Detroit in Sterling Heights, Mich., a move that will create 122 jobs, the state's development arm said.
The Electric Circuit goes to OttawaMon, 18, Jul 2016
The Electric Circuit, the largest public electric vehicle charging network in Quebec, plans to extend its network to Ottawa. There will be a fast-charge, 400-volt corridor between Quebec and the Ottawa area, with charger locations selected by the Government of Ontario.
VW seeks settlement with Canadian diesel owners, paper saysTue, 19, Jul 2016
Volkswagen is seeking a settlement with Canadian diesel vehicle owners similar to the one reached in the U.S., a German newspaper reported. VW agreed to pay as much as $15.3 billion in the U.S. after admitting it cheated on diesel-emissions tests.
VW dealers reluctant to discuss diesel emissions scandalTue, 26, Jul 2016
As Canadian dealers and customers await a decision on compensation in the global VW diesel engine emissions scandal, one dealer who would address the issue says he's satisfied with how the automaker is treating dealers and customers so far.
Succession planning should focus on tax implicationsMon, 25, Jul 2016
When building a succession plan, the best $10,000 a dealer principal can spend is on comprehensive tax advice, says Moray Keith, who's grown the Dueck Auto Group to a $300-$400 million business since taking ownership in 1986.
Education meets the real worldThu, 28, Jul 2016
Text books don't deal with real-world issues, so the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology has instituted a program to give students in its business administration automotive management studies a taste of what's in store after they graduate.
Toyota Canada CEO: Flat market over next few years would be 'fantastic'Sat, 23, Jul 2016
Larry Hutchinson, who this year became the first Canadian president and CEO of Toyota Canada, said his father told him people would always need three things; food, transportation and housing. Hutchinson picked transportation.
GM plans to ride 'wave of disruption'Thu, 21, Jul 2016
Sam Chung is part of a growing trend towards urbanization that will see 75 per cent of the world's population living in dense urban centres in a few short years. He is exactly the kind of customer carmakers must reach given a massive wave of disruption headed towards the industry.
GM looks north for global driving solutionsWed, 20, Jul 2016
Canada will play a major role in deciding the global future of the world's largest carmaker, as GM plans to hire 1,000 Canadian engineers in the next five years to research, design and prototype autonomous, connected and alternative-fuel vehicles.
Canadian vehicle plants hummingWed, 27, Jul 2016
Angst is in good supply when stakeholders consider Canada's shrinking share of North American and global auto production. But when they consider the country's specific auto production facilities, the gnashing of teeth should let up a bit.