Sarah Rubenoff , Correspondent

To get a pulse on the 2017 regulatory environment, AuSM Canada reached out to leaders at the Ontario Motor Vehicle Authority (OMVIC) and the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC). When asked what was top of mind for the regulatory bodies in 2016, Brian Osler, director of legal services for OMVIC,... Read More

LotLinx to expand into Canada on Dec. 1

AuSM Canada Staff

LotLinx announced Thursday its upcoming expansion across Canada on Dec, 1 to offer Canadian dealers its TURN platform, which features the company’s VIN-View Optimizer (VVO) tool. The December launch will be by invitation-only and will include some of Canada’s largest and most influential dealership... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

J.D. Power announced Wednesday that it has both appointed Tim Braley to replace recently promoted Darren Slind as senior director of Canada and Latin America and chosen J.D. Ney to serve as Canada’s new country manager. Slind has been appointed vice president of Singapore Operations to oversee the expansion of... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Officials from iA Financial Group made a significant move into the United States. The company announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the shares of privately owned, U.S.-based Dealers Assurance Company and Southwest Reinsure, collectively known as DAC. The company revealed the purchase price was $135 million.... Read More

Maserati Canada opens 1st store in Saskatchewan

AuSM Canada Staff

Maserati Canada recently announced it has opened its first dealership in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan and celebrated with a grand opening event last week. The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a tour for local business leaders and clients. Maserati Canada’s new location, Maserati... Read More

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