Leavens Certified aims to beat margin pressure

Sarah Rubenoff , Correspondent

Compressed margins. High wholesale prices. Reconditioning expenses. Ring a bell? For many dealers, keeping their pre-owned lots well stocked while also making a profit has been difficult over the past 10 years or so. And even though many are predicting wholesale prices to drop over the coming years as lease returns... Read More

Ford tops Vincentric Canadian fleet value awards

AuSM Canada Staff

Vincentric recently announced the winners of its the sixth annual Vincentric Best Fleet Value in Canada awards, where Ford Motor Co. took home 10 winning awards. Mercedes-Benz and Toyota each had four winning vehicles in this year's awards. The winning Ford roster included the six-time champion F-150 and... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Canadian auto superstore HGrégoire recently announced it will add two new franchises to its network to service the needs of customers in Southwestern Québec. The company’s new dealerships, HGrégoire Infiniti and HGrégoire Mitsubishi, set to open in August, are both located in... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Management at Brian Jessel BMW Pre-Owned in Vancouver described what it’s like to be a part of select group of stores recently hailed by CarGurus. The shopping website announced its inaugural list of CarGurus Canada Top Rated Dealers, a collection that includes more than 400 stores. Awards are being presented... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Dealertrack Canada has rolled out new monthly reporting features, including a look at the specific used-car models that have the highest vehicle volumes being funded through the company’s network. Leading the Top 10 Funded Used Vehicles for June was the 2014 Ram 1500, according to a news release from parent... Read More

PERQ brings its business to Canada

AuSM Staff

PERQ has expanded its footprint to now offer its web engagement platform services in Canada, the company announced on Wednesday. "Why shouldn't auto dealerships in the U.S., and now Canada, have the opportunity to offer consumers a personalized, Amazon-like experience on their dealership websites?"... Read More

Canadian CPO car sales continue climb

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

The certified pre-owned car market in Canada was a strong one in the first half of the year. The majority of automakers sharing CPO sales results with AuSM Canada have reported improvements from a year ago. Starting with Toyota Canada, it sold 3,006 CPO units in June, up from 2,402 a year ago. Toyota... Read More

Q&A with Alan Bird of SCI Marketview

AuSM Canada Staff

At the AuSM Canada Conference earlier this spring, SCI Marketview president and chief executive leader Alan Bird was recognized as the 2017 Executive of the Year, an award presented by Canadian Black Book. Prior to the conference, Conrad Galambos in Canadian Black Book media relations put together a Q&A... Read More