October a strong CPO sales month for Canada

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Based on results reported by automakers, October was a solid month for the Canadian certified pre-owned vehicle market. For instance, Hyundai sold 938 certified vehicles in October, a major increase from 627 a year ago. This was its best October since 2013. Year-to-date, its numbers are up 56 percent with 7,732 CPO... Read More

Volume for Dealertrack's top-funded cars climbs

AuSM Staff

October was a month of growth for Dealertrack Canada. How so? There was nearly a 25-percent year-over-year spike in the volume of Top 10 Funded Used Vehicles in its online credit application network, the company said. In addition to that 24.8-percent jump from October 2016, the volume was up 5.8 percent... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Fleet Complete has launched a fully integrated stand-alone Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR) app that provides fleet operators with a new safety tool called Inspect by Fleet Complete. The new app is an independent product for DVIR created by popular demand, according to Fleet Complete. In regards to vehicle... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada announced Tuesday that it has once again made the list of Best Workplaces in the Financial Services & Insurance Industry in Canada, which is put together by the Great Place to Work Institute .  Similar automotive lenders like Volkswagen... Read More

Ben Sutherland, Canada Drives

Times have changed for Canadian car dealerships. From the generational switch in car buying to the impact of technology in the auto industry and the heightened percentage of subprime car buyers. Dealerships need to ask themselves more than ever how their subprime department is doing. The Chartered Professional... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Kia Canada and CARPROOF recently announced that in an effort to make used-car transactions more transparent, all vehicles in Kia’s CPO program must now qualify for the CARPROOF Top Condition badge found on the company’s VHRs. Kia Canada CPO vehicles have to meet CARPROOF’s strict safety and condition... Read More

ADESA Canada promotes 2 to VP roles

AuSM Canada Staff

ADESA announced Monday that it has promoted Eddy Cusan to vice president of commercial sales and Wesley Kent to the newly created position of vice president of programs and operations for ADESA Canada. In 2007, Cusan started as a program director at the Internet-based business-to-business automotive remarketing company... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Element Fleet Management has promoted Chris Gittens to serve as president of Canadian operations, the company announced Wednesday. Gittens succeeds Sebastien Blondin, who has taken on a strategic business development role with the Element Fleet Management corporate team. “Since 2012, the Canadian leadership... Read More

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