Our monthly pictogram helps put the Canadian automotive aftermarket into perspective.
4%: Percentage of customers that schedule their automotive repair and service appointments online. Gen Y customers book online at a slightly higher rate (6%), while Boomers are less likely to do so (3%).
14: Approximate number of Ferraris produced per day in 2013.
13,800: Approximate number of Toyotas produced per day in 2013.
10 to 15%: Percentage of all global parts revenue that will be generated online by 2025.
83.6%: Percentage of Canadian car owners that say fuel cost does not impact their driving behavior. Older drivers are least likely to drive more kilometers as a result of lower gas prices.
Less than 4000: Number of units sold in the four years that plug-in electric vehicles have been available in Canada.
86%: Percentage of U.S. employees that say they are satisfied in their current jobs. It is the highest percentage since 2004. Nevertheless, 73% of respondents told pollsters they are “thinking about another job.”
Black: The most popular colour among Canadians considering the next car purchase (particularly favoured by young drivers). Blue was the second most popular, while silver/grey rounded out the top three with votes mainly from older, high income earners.
106,193: Number of service bays in Canada (excluding tire, glass, and collision shops). Independent shops had the largest share, with 52,616, with new vehicle dealerships close behind with 43,162.
Blind spot detection: The top collision-preventing technology in demand by consumers (40%), followed by: night vision technology (33%), enhanced collision mitigation system (30%), camera rearview mirror (30%) and self-healing paint (25%).
18: Number of people that can be crammed into a Smart Car. Check it out at www.ow.ly/Pojv7
Sources: J .D. Power; DesRosiers Automotive Consultants; The Society for Human Resource Management; Monster.com; Frost & Sullivan; Toyota.