VW & Mazda CPO Sales Continue to Soar

Sarah Rubenoff, AuSM Canada Editor

As July CPO sales results come in, one luxury European automaker and a program launched in 2012 led the pack, with sales soaring year-over-year. Both Volkswagen Canada and Mazda Canada have seen strong certified sales every month this year and continued that growth last month. First up, VW Canada sold 1,440... Read More

Park Avenue Audi VP Talks Best Practices

AuSM Canada Staff

To get a bit more insight into what makes a Groupe Park Avenue dealership tick, AuSM Canada chatted with David Webber, vice president and general manager of Park Avenue Audi in Brossard, Quebec. This interview was part of the AuSM Canada Digital Magazine Leading Dealer Group Issue, which is set to... Read More

Used Prices Predicted to Fall 4% by 2017

Sarah Rubenoff, AuSM Canada Editor

Though dealers are seeing little easing of used-car prices so far this year, analysts say the outlook is starting to look a bit better for those buying in the lanes and on the lots. According to the latest RVI Risk Outlook report, as used-car supply increases over the next five years, used-car prices, on a nominal... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. has announced a new Signature Certification Program for dealerships in an effort to ramp up the traditional sales and service processes in Hyundai stores across the nation. The company shared the new program is aimed at differentiating certified dealers from the competition. First introduced... Read More

Groupe Park Avenue to Open on Saturdays

AuSM Canada Staff

Groupe Park Avenue announced this week it has decided to follow the industry trend and conduct business on Saturdays. The family owned dealer group, who is included in the upcoming AuSM Canada Digital Magazine’s Leading Dealer Groups in Canada issue, will begin offering its Saturday services on September... Read More

GM Canadian Leasing Volume Almost Triples in Q2

Sarah Rubenoff, AuSM Canada Editor

Canadian performance stood out in General Motors Financial Co.’s second-quarter financial performance, with growth in both leasing volume and loan originations. This may come as good news to the dealer community, as high lease rates means more used supply a few years down the road from now when those units make it... Read More

Sarah Rubenoff, AuSM Canada Editor

In the upcoming issue of AuSM Canada Digital Magazine — set to be released this coming Tuesday — we showcase some of the country’s oldest, biggest and most influential dealer groups. One of these leaders in the industry is Groupe Park Avenue, who touts 18 franchises in Montreal and... Read More

OMVIC Suspends 2 Sudbury Dealerships

AuSM Canada Staff

The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council announced this week after fielding numerous consumer complaints it has ordered the immediate suspension of two Sudbury dealerships. The dealerships in question: Drivetime, located at 1088-B The Kingsway; and Craig Terry Investments Ltd., at 1092-B The... Read More