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Another Year, Another Setback: Scotiabank Economics’ Global Outlook
July 7, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union represents a major economic shock to the U.K. and Europe. It will lower business and household confidence in the U.K. and Europe, while also potentially fanning the flames of referenda

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Millennials Don’t Drive? Luxury Automakers Beg to Differ
July 6, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    Pundits and auto analysts once pointed their fingers at millennials for the impending death of the automobile. Young adults, according to several studies, were choosing urban life over suburbia and shunning cars for mass transit, bikes and ride-sharing

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Global Auto Production Gains Momentum in the Second Half of 2016: Scotiabank
July 6, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Global car sales posted another solid advance last month, climbing 4% y/y and continuing the string of strong gains since last September. Western Europe and China led the way, with both regions posting double-digit advances in May. While the

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Tight Canadian Budgets for the Canada Day Weekend
July 1, 2016 by CARS Magazine

In a recent survey conducted by Toronto based Sensors Quality Management Inc., 1000 Canadian adults were asked, “What do you plan on doing during the Canada Day long weekend?” Of those surveyed, 42% indicated they would be staying in town,

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Knowledge Centre Exclusive: Adaptive Cruise Control
June 30, 2016 by Jeff Taylor

Part 2 in our ongoing web series on new technology takes a look at how cruise control systems have evolved to maintain either a vehicle’s speed, or a safe distance to the nearest vehicle ahead of it.

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By the numbers: Non-driving related accidents and more…
June 28, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Stats that put the Canadian automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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By the numbers: Non-driving related accidents and more…
June 25, 2016 by CARS Magazine

75% Percentage of cars that Rolls-Royce has produced since 1906 that are still on the road today. The Economist, 2013 1 in 6 Vehicles on the road that need at least one new belt. Car Care Council 3.2% The 2015

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U.S. New-Vehicle Quality Makes Largest Improvement in 7 Years, J.D. Power Study Finds
June 23, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  New-vehicle quality improves 6%, double the 3% rate of improvement in 2015 and the largest increase since 2009, according to the recently released J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Initial Quality StudyS (IQS). The study, now in its 30th year, examines

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Service Key To Satisfied Car Customers – NADA Survey
June 22, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Owners of American dealerships prefer working with Japanese auto makers even after Detroit’s car companies spent heavily to make domestic retail networks more competitive, according to a new industry survey. Dealers rank Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus and Toyota franchises

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Increased Insurance Prices Drive Down Customer Satisfaction
June 21, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Overall customer satisfaction for auto insurers declined industry wide due to the negative perception of price increases, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Auto Insurance Study. Measured on a 1,000-point scale, the study examined customer satisfaction in five

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Majority of Canadian Drivers Likely To Buy A Vehicle Over Next 18 Months
June 21, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

There is significant pent up demand on the horizon for Canada’s new and used car market according to Canadian Black Book. In the company’s research conducted by Ipsos, half (50%) of Canadians say they are ‘likely’ (21% very, 29% somewhat)

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Service Key To Satisfied, Loyal Car Customers
June 21, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  A new U.K. survey says the dealership service department is the main decider of customer satisfaction and dealership loyalty. A J.D. Power survey finds that among highly satisfied customers – overall satisfaction scores of 900 or higher on a