Sarah Rubenoff , Correspondent

In 2017, Western Canada’s Koch Automotive Group launched an e-commerce website for its client-base, featuring tools like online deposits and reservations, customer accounts, wish lists and more.    Feedback so far has been positive, Koch Ford Lincoln assistant general manager Jeremy Koch told Auto... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Cox Automotive Canada’s most recent Drive Away Hunger food drive has ended with a total of 7,141 pounds of food collected for community food banks who will be ing children and families throughout the summer. Helping to keep shelves at Canadian food banks stocked for families and individuals who suffer from... Read More

How wholesale prices are faring in Canada

AuSM Canada Staff

June marked the first time in five months that there was a dip in the Canadian Black Book Wholesale Used Vehicle Retention Index. But take that with a grain of salt. It was a relatively modest month-over-month decline (0.4 percent), and the index is still strong, and vehicles are retaining values as well as they have in... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Among the finalists named in this year’s Ernst & Young Pacific Entrepreneur Of the Year Awards program is OpenRoad Auto Group chief executive officer Christian Chia, the company announced Monday. Chia is being recognized in the business-to-consumer category for his leadership in business... Read More

How first-half CPO car sales fared in Canada

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

With half of 2018 already in the books, here’s a rundown of how certified pre-owned vehicle sales fared in the opening six months of the year, based on reports from individual brands and automakers. Starting with Toyota, its 3,445 certified sales in June were up from 3,007 last June. Six-month totals are at 18,079... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Fintech business Canada Drives has now officially expanded to both the United States and the United Kingdom, launching USA Drives and UK Drives.  The Vancouver-based company, which along with its group of companies, provides an avenue for consumers to obtain online auto financing and personal loans. It... Read More

Pfaff acquires Mercedes-Benz store in Ontario

AuSM Canada Staff

Pfaff Automotive Partners has acquired a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Kitchener, Ontario, the group announced early this month. Now named Mercedes-Benz Kitchener-Waterloo, Pfaff’s newly purchased facility spans 41,000 square-feet and was last owned by Victoria Star Motors, which first launched operations... Read More

AuSM Staff

Go Auto has purchased the Toyota on the Trail store that’s located close to the dealership network’s nearby Drayton Valley Toyota location. The company announced Wednesday that it has begun operations at Toyota on the Trail with new general manager Shane Sutherland, who most recently served as GM at... Read More