Former OMVIC exec to become CFLA chief executive

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

The Canadian Finance & Leasing Association announced a new chairman of the board earlier this month, along with six executive committee members, including some from the auto-finance industry . And it will also have a new president and chief executive officer on Oct. 1. The new CFLA chairman is Richard... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

In the showroom, car brands only have about 20 seconds to influence a car shopper's opinion, according to eye tracking provider Tobii Pro Insight, which partnered with Dx3 Canada and Toyota Canada to closely analyze consumer's typical showroom experience. As if they were shopping for a new vehicle, 92 study... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

The Serpa Automotive Group has launched its new Serpa Automotive Boutique, which specializes in helping professionals find, purchase and arrange the delivery of hard-to-find luxury marques and rare models. Shoppers can either visit the store or go online to have Serpa Automotive Boutique begin locating vehicles among... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Eric Janca, who previously held national daily rental sales manager and national remarketing manager roles for FCA Canada, is now heading up lease maturity and remarketing at SCI Lease Corp. Janca moved into the position on Aug. 1, following three years as FCA Canada’s national remarketing manager, and then... Read More

Records roll in for Canadian CPO car sales

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

August was a hot month for automotive brands and their certified pre-owned vehicle sales in Canada. Audi, for example, had its best-ever CPO month, moving 974 units in Canada. That beat year-ago figures by 59 percent. Through eight months, Audi is up 26 percent with 5,705 sales. Mercedes-Benz had its... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Mercedes-Benz Canada has opened the doors to Mercedes me Store Markham, its newest retail space at the CF Markville shopping mall, the group announced Thursday. The new store is designed to provide customers a new way to interact and experience the brand, Mercedes-Benz Canada said. “People may be surprised to... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Last month was the best August ever for new-car sales in Canada and a 7-percent improvement over year-ago figures, according to Scotiabank. Pickup truck sales were particularly strong during the month, and they’ve had an especially stout performance this year in Alberta, the company said in an Auto News Flash... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Canadian Black Book recently announced that its 20th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Sept. 11 has been sold out. On Monday, 144 participants will golf at Stouffville’s exclusive Granite Golf Club, where only two outside tournaments are permitted each year. All of the tournament’s proceeds will go... Read More

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