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Volvo, Geely intend to merge engine operations
October 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Volvo Cars and Geely intend to merge their existing combustion engine operations into a stand-alone business in order to establish a new global supplier that will seek to develop next generation combustion engines and hybrid powertrains. The proposed new business

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DesRosier reports September vehicle sales slip 3.7%
October 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Hopes for recovering light-passenger vehicle sales in Canada during the second half of 2019 dimmed when September numbers were reported, says DesRosiers Automotive Consulting. In its most recent e-Newsetter, DesRosiers says despite healthy numbers in August, any sales surge that

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Nissan recalls 1.36 million vehicles over camera problems
September 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Nissan is recalling 1.36 million vehicles worldwide over noncompliant rear visibility camera display systems. Canadian cars are on the recall list, as are vehicles in South Korea and Israel, but the vast majority of the recalled vehicles (1.23 million of

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Canada light vehicle sales see ‘hint of growth’
September 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants reported “a hint of growth” in Canadian light-vehicle sales, after over a year of consecutive decreases. August new light vehicle sales have been estimated to have risen by about 0.6%. Provincial performance was split, with sales increases

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Lexus earns most J.D. Power Resale Value Awards
September 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Carmakers with the most models with category-leading resale value belong to Lexus, Honda, Toyota, and Porsche, according to J.D. Power. Lexus earned six model-level awards in this year’s J.D. Power Resale Value assessment. Its models – Lexus CT, Lexus RC,

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GM’s Canadian recall spreads to U.S.
September 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A General Motors recall that hit Canada in late June, affecting some 310,000 vehicles has now hit the U.S. General Motors last week recalled 3.46 million U.S. pickup trucks and SUVs to address the same problem – a vacuum pump

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Mazda Canada selects its top technician
September 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Top 10 technicians competed last week at the car company’s Canadian headquarters in Richmond Hill, Ont.

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions launches ‘Recall Clarity’
September 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has launched a new service designed to track down the owners of vehicles with safety-related recalls. Recall Clarity is designed to enable identification, location, and notifications to current owners. LexisNexis Risk Solutions says the service will address

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Messe Frankfurt to organise Festival of Motoring
September 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Messe Frankfurt and trade publisher Crain Communications are joining forces to launch Festival of Motoring USA. The event will have with static and interactive content from mainstream, exotic, classic cars, and off-road vehicles. Festival of Motoring USA will be held

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Kia Canada welcomes Sungwon Kwon as new president, CEO
September 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Kia Canada Inc. has a new president and CEO. Sungwon Kwon joins Kia Canada from his previous role with the Americas Group at Kia Motors Corporation in Korea. He takes over from Kyle Lee who is leaving Kia Canada Inc.

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Slight uptick in vehicle sales may not be enough to save the year
September 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants is reporting that, for the first time in 17 months, the Canadian market reported a year-over-year increase in new vehicle sales. According to DesRosiers, a total of 182,040 new units were sold in August 2019, up just

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Majority stake in OEConnection is sold
August 15, 2019 by Renee Montague

Private equity firm, Genstar Capital will acquire a majority stake in OEConnection from Providence Equity Partners with Ford and GM to retain minority investments. OEConnection (OEC) was founded in 2000 to provide high-quality technology solutions to automakers and franchised dealers