Chris Hart-Williams, Staff Writer

Mobials recently debuted Tradesii, its trade-in valuation tool for dealer websites that is powered by Canadian Black Book. Tradesii was first launched in April as the exclusive on-site trade-in valuation tool for more than 3,000 dealers on Kijiji.ca. More than 200 Canadian dealers have already signed on to the... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Canada’s auto industry appears to have taken a big step towards online retail. FCA Canada and Dealertrack Canada announced an online retailing solution on Tuesday designed to let customer begin the car purchase online through dealer websites. The digital retail tool, which the companies worked on together to... Read More

Nick Zulovich, Staff Writer

Providers of all sorts do not appear to be backing away from allowing access to consumers of all credit backgrounds, according to the assessment recently shared with AuSM Canada by Matt Fabian, director of research and consulting for TransUnion Canada. And auto finance appears to be the credit segment where... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

On Friday, Apex Inspection Solutions announced it is being acquired by Hanover, Germany-based TÜV Nord Group. Officials said in a news release to AuSM Canada that the partnership is an ideal fit, as both businesses align their initiatives toward being responsive to ever-changing economic conditions with a... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Toyota Motor Corp. has won a total of nine Vincentric Best Value in Canada awards this year, including three for its luxury vehicle division Lexus. Lexus received Vincentric’s brand award for best luxury SUVs and crossovers, in addition to model awards for best luxury hybrid, luxury compact SUV/crossover and... Read More

Diversifying at StreetXtreme Auto Gallery

Nick Zulovich, Staff Writer

StreetXtreme Auto Gallery president Patrick Hoang originally got his industry start as a mechanic about 15 years ago. Now he’s developed a business as tuned and supportive as the machines he used to repair regularly. The roots of StreetXtreme Auto Gallery germinated from the service and body shops that are still... Read More

4 Questions with TRADER's Robert Lewocz

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

As part of the Executive Issue special section in the May/June edition of the AuSM Canada magazine, we connected with Robert Lewocz, vice president of national sales at TRADER Corp.and autoTRADER.ca.  The emailed Q&A covers the potential for 100-percent online auto retail in... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

CarGurus recently released a survey that found trust to be a leading factor for consumers when shopping for expensive purchases, such as cars.  “Survey respondents indicated that the car shopping process is very much in need of increased transparency if dealers are to win the trust of Canadian car... Read More