Multiplatform Selling Begins to Take Shape

Sarah Rubenoff, AuSM Canada Editor

A big shift has hit the wholesale market, sparking discussion and initiatives among dealers and auctions, alike — multiplatform selling. Multiplatform selling is gaining steam, as more and more dealers and others in the industry warm to the concept of having vehicles loaded for sale on one channel simultaneously... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

J.D. Power and Canadian Black Book have come together in a new partnership designed to provide used-vehicle transaction data to Canadian dealers, combining the real-time used-vehicle retail transaction data from J.D. Power’s Power Information Network and CBB’s online valuation tool. The two companies are... Read More

GM Continues Stream of Recalls

Sarah Rubenoff, AuSM Canada Editor

The number of recalls from General Motors continues to grow, as this week's issues added to the list of more than 25 GM recalls to come through this year,  totaling over 13 million vehicles. General Motors Canada announced this week it is recalling about 181,500 vehicles in three separate recalls. This news... Read More

Sarah Rubenoff, AuSM Canada Editor

The Canadian branch of the International Automobile Remarketers’ Alliance completed its first training event earlier this month for its members — an event the organization said was well-attended by members “from all facets of the automotive remarketing spectrum.” The event was held at ADESA... Read More

BMW Canada Reveals New Top Exec

AuSM Canada Staff

BMW Canada has a new leader. Hans Blesse assumed the role on Tuesday after the company announced former president and chief executive officer of the BMW Group Canada Eduardo Villaverde was leaving the company. Villaverde had taken on the role in September 2011 after running the company’s operations in... Read More

Carfinco Sees Unusual Auto Loan Growth in Q1

Sarah Rubenoff, AuSM Canada Editor

Carfinco Financial Group announced first-quarter results this Wednesday that showed growing auto loan originations as well as rises in net earnings. The first quarter of fiscal 2014 has been a positive one for Carfinco, said company management, as the company reported a 5.5-percent increase in net earnings and $1.1... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Lexus has set up shop at the Montreal-Trudeau airport. Instead of a cab, why not take a Lexus? Travelers returning home over the next few months and interested in purchasing a luxury vehicle might want to stop by the Lexus Lounge — where they can arrange a test-drive home. In an unusual marketing effort,... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Winnipeg Moving to Updated Facility

AuSM Canada Staff

Mercedes-Benz Winnipeg is getting a facelift, as  store management and company leaders broke ground this week for a new location for the well-established dealership. Tim Reuss, president and chief executive officer of Mercedes-Benz Canada, together with company executives, recently joined Winnipeg Acting Deputy... Read More