Mazda Canada Picks Xtime for Service Retention

AuSM Canada Staff

In this tight supply environment, the service department becomes an invaluable tool for securing trade-ins to dealership’s used and CPO departments. Now, Mazda Canada dealers have a new tool to ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty through the service department. Mazda Canada announced it has chosen... Read More

Wholesale Prices Even Out in March

Sarah Rubenoff, AuSM Canada Editor

After rising 0.4 percent in February, wholesale prices remained flat in March, slowing the consistent auction price spikes seen in 2013. The ADESA Canada Used Vehicle Price Index, powered by ALG, was flat after being adjusted for seasonality, and wholesale prices were unchanged month-over-month. The segments that did... Read More

New Hand-Held Tablet Device for Sales

AuSM Canada Staff

SIM-SST — Sales in Motion-Showroom Selling Tools — announced it has released a new hand-held tablet device which the company says “will be a boon for car dealerships.” Customers are increasingly informed when visiting a dealership to search for a new ride, and it is becoming more and more... Read More

Hyundai Auto Canada Leader to Retire

AuSM Canada Staff

Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced late Monday that after 28 years with the company its president and chief executive officer Steve Kelleher will retire on April 30. Kelleher has been serving in this capacity since 2002. Replacing Kelleher on May 1 will be chief operating officer Donald Romano. Commenting on his... Read More

IARA Canada Announces Industry Award Winners

AuSM Canada Staff

Awarded during a ceremony at the recent 2014 AuSM Canada conference, the International Automotive Remarketers’ Alliance (IARA) in Canada announced this morning the recipients of the Annual Remarketer of the Year and two Industry Icon Awards. This year’s Remarketer of the Year is Doug Collis,... Read More

AuSM Staff

In an effort to “streamline” the sales and finance data between Hyundai dealers and Hyundai Auto Canada Corp., Dealertrack Canada revealed Wednesday the launch of an advanced finance portal to all 210 Hyundai dealers in Canada. The new Hyundai-branded portal, powered by Dealertrack, will be directly... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Toyota is recalling more than 6 million vehicles worldwide in five actions covering nearly 30 different models. Of those actions, two impact Canada. Of the more than 6 million units involved in the recalls announced this morning by Toyota, over 500,000 of these vehicles are in Canada. According to a statement from... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

AutoCanada announced this week it has increased its existing syndicated credit agreement by $60 million, bringing total availability to $190 million.  The facility now includes HSBC Bank Canada, Alberta Treasury Branches, and Royal Bank of Canada with HSBC acting as administrative agent to the Credit... Read More