AuSM Canada Staff

AutoGO.ca now offers a new tool for gauging theft frequency that could benefit both dealers and their consumers. The theft frequency estimator, developed by the website in conjunction with National Bank Insurance Auto | Home and Adviso Conseil Inc., is integrated into the used-car listings on AutoGO’s website to... Read More

Only 1 Segment Avoids Auction Price Drop

Sarah Rubenoff, AuSM Canada Editor

After beginning to fall in May, wholesale prices turned down slightly this past month, as well. The Manheim Canada June Used Vehicle Value Index was down 2.9 points from May, coming to rest at 96.0. And though dealers may be seeing a bit of price relief in the lanes as we head into summer, prices are still up 9.3... Read More

Nissan, Toyota Are 2014 Fleet Favorites

AuSM Canada Staff

Two Asian automakers and one of the Big 3 topped the list of the 2014 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in Canada awards. The results of the third annual set of awards were recently announced, and Nissan and Toyota shared the top spot. Each of these brands won a total of eight Vincentric awards. And even as General Motors... Read More

Sarah Rubenoff, AuSM Canada Editor

Certified pre-owned sales results for June flowed in this morning and showed that a newly updated program in the Canadian certified landscape is gaining ground among consumers. Kia Canada’s new enhanced certified program, relaunched back in April, is “gaining traction and support,” Richard Pasta, Kia... Read More

GM Canada to Recall Over 57K Vehicles

AuSM Canada Staff

After recalling 187,000 units the week before, General Motors Canada announced late last week yet another safety issue involving air bag inflators – bringing the recall count closer to 50 this year for the GM automaker. The most recent recall covers 57,706 vehicles in Canada, involving a variety of... Read More

Sarah Rubenoff, AuSM Canada Editor

Canadian dealer satisfaction with finance providers remains elevated, though rates have fallen from record levels seen last year. That’s according to the results from the 2014 J.D Power 2014 Canadian Dealer Financing Satisfaction study — which takes a look at dealer satisfaction with finance providers in... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Scotiabank revealed today a replacement for Ron Porter, who recently retired from the company. Kevin Teslyk has been named as the company’s new senior vice president of automotive finance. Teslyk will be responsible for heading up the strategic direction of the bank’s automotive finance operations,... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

After upwards of 40 recalls this spring and a class action lawsuit launched against the company in April, a group of prominent GM Canada dealers is suing the company and its parent General Motors Co. Adria MacKenzie, corporate communications manager at GM Canada told AuSM Canada this morning, "A number... Read More

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