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Hyundai enhances hydrogen push. Can it work?
September 16, 2021 by Adam Malik

An analyst called Hyundai Motor Group’s recently announced plan to popularize hydrogen fuel cells in commercial vehicles in the next few years a “bold move,” but one that may be difficult to pull off. What the company has going for

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Subaru picks exclusive collision partner
September 14, 2021 by Adam Malik

Certified Collision Care has been picked as the exclusive strategic partner to administer and manage the new Subaru Certified Collision Centre Program. Set to launch this month, the program will identify, certify, and promote dealership and independent facilities as collision

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What’s frustrating drivers about new cars?
September 10, 2021 by Adam Malik

Infotainment consoles continue to be the most problematic area for new-vehicle buyers, says a new report. J.D. Power’s 2021 U.S. Initial Quality Study saw the quality of new vehicles improve by 2 per cent — a slight drop from the

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New car sales called ‘disconcerting’
September 7, 2021 by Adam Malik

August sales of new vehicles number came in at an uninspiring rate as supply issues continue to plague automakers. Estimates from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants show “tepid” sales of 146,925 units, down 11.4 per cent from August 2020. When comparing numbers

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GM partners with Telus on auto connectivity
September 7, 2021 by Adam Malik

Next-generation vehicles in Canada under the General Motors brand are set to be connected to Telus’ 5G network, the companies recently announced. “Connectivity is already transforming the ownership experience for our drivers, and that trend will accelerate with our next-generation

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GM recalls Bolts … again
July 26, 2021 by Adam Malik

Eight months after issuing a recall for the Bolt, General Motors has issued a second one for the electric vehicle. The announcement covers 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolts. It comes after customers who previously had their vehicle repaired for defective battery modules

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Ford issues three safety recalls
July 19, 2021 by Adam Malik

A series of North America-wide safety recalls were issued by Ford last week. They target issues around steering control, weld issues in the rear wheel axle and battery cable wire harnesses. The recalls affect 850,000 vehicles in North American, including

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Ontario vehicle dealers not optimistic about long-term
October 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A recent survey by the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry council (OMVIC) finds that dealer principals and vehicle salespeople are leery of the long-term economic outlook for the province, given ongoing pandemic restrictions. The survey, the council’s second since the outbreak

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ScotiaBank, Cox, IHS revise light vehicle sales forecast for 2020
October 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Analysts at ScotiaBank have adjusted their forecast for light vehicle sales in Canada. In light of the impact of Covid-19, the research arm of the Canadian bank predicts light vehicle sales will hit 1.6 million units for 2020. That would

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‘Mixed and unstable’ new vehicle sales in August: DesRosiers
September 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC) estimates 165,837 new light vehicle sold in Canada during the month of August. It was a month, says DAC managing partner Andrew King, that saw “mixed and unstable provincial performance across the country.” The same could

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COMMENTARY: Capturing the sale
September 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A new report examining the wholesale market for OE parts reveals some basic truths.

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SiriusXM extends long-term agreement with GM
September 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

GM brands to increase vehicles equipped with SiriusXM beginning with model year 2021 vehicles, making SiriusXM available in nearly all GM vehicles.