October a strong CPO sales month for Canada

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Based on results reported by automakers, October was a solid month for the Canadian certified pre-owned vehicle market. For instance, Hyundai sold 938 certified vehicles in October, a major increase from 627 a year ago. This was its best October since 2013. Year-to-date, its numbers are up 56 percent with 7,732 CPO... Read More

Volume for Dealertrack's top-funded cars climbs

AuSM Staff

October was a month of growth for Dealertrack Canada. How so? There was nearly a 25-percent year-over-year spike in the volume of Top 10 Funded Used Vehicles in its online credit application network, the company said. In addition to that 24.8-percent jump from October 2016, the volume was up 5.8 percent... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Fleet Complete has launched a fully integrated stand-alone Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR) app that provides fleet operators with a new safety tool called Inspect by Fleet Complete. The new app is an independent product for DVIR created by popular demand, according to Fleet Complete. In regards to vehicle... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada announced Tuesday that it has once again made the list of Best Workplaces in the Financial Services & Insurance Industry in Canada, which is put together by the Great Place to Work Institute .  Similar automotive lenders like Volkswagen... Read More

Clutch launches mobile dealership in Halifax

AuSM Canada Staff

A new platform described as a “mobile car dealership” is launching in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Through Clutch, consumers can inspect, test-drive and purchase vehicles at their homes or the location of their choosing within the Halifax Regional Municipality. Clutch buys used vehicles from Canadian wholesale... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Pardon my cliche: To understand what’s in store for the Canadian remarketing business, you need to look back at the recent past. For instance, this spring, I attended my first AuSM Canada conference in five years.  Aside from the growth in attendance numbers (major props to my colleagues on our... Read More

Ben Sutherland, Canada Drives

Times have changed for Canadian car dealerships. From the generational switch in car buying to the impact of technology in the auto industry and the heightened percentage of subprime car buyers. Dealerships need to ask themselves more than ever how their subprime department is doing. The Chartered Professional... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

The Policaro Automotive Family announced the appointment of Francesco Policaro as the company's new chief executive officer Wednesday. Francesco brings over 20 years of experience with the company to his new role. Francesco began his career as a part-time vehicle detailer at the age of 11 and has since held... Read More


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