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Kia moving up BEV plan
April 12, 2022 by Adam Malik

Kia Corporation recently unveiled plans for sustainable mobility, including an announcement to accelerate its battery electric vehicle production. It presented a roadmap for its plan to 2023 during its 2022 CEO Investor Day virtual event. It follows its ‘Plan S’

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Here’s how likely Canadians are to buy a car these days
April 6, 2022 by Adam Malik

Almost half of Canadians are planning on buying a vehicle, be it new or used, in the next two years. While that’s up from last year, it’s still down from pre-pandemic levels, according to results of a new survey from

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Why dealers are coming after more aftermarket business
March 24, 2022 by Adam Malik

New car dealers are putting greater effort into attracting owners of older cars, notably those that make up the primary base of automotive aftermarket business, according to a recent report. With new car sales down and, in turn, creating fewer

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Looking at Hyundai’s big investment in electrification
March 24, 2022 by Adam Malik

Hyundai Motor will be investing tens of billions of dollars the rest of this decade with a portion going to electrification. Hyundai updated its ‘Strategy 2025’ which was announced in 2020. These investments are designed to fast-track the company’s electric

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Auto associations to map out ZEV plans
March 23, 2022 by Adam Malik

The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association, the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association and Global Automakers of Canada are launching a new initiative to help Canadians understand what it will take for Canada to achieve its zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) sales targets. The groups

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Sony, Honda teaming up on EVs
March 17, 2022 by Adam Malik

Months after announcing its mobility division, Sony announced a partnership with Honda to build electric vehicles. Honda will build the vehicles while Sony brings the mobility expertise. It was at CES in January that Sony announced its new electric-vehicle unit,

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February new vehicle sales go ‘downhill’
March 8, 2022 by Adam Malik

Sales for February of new automobiles in Canada were way down compared to the same time one year ago. DesRosiers Automotive Consultants reported that estimated sales for last month came in at 98,722 units. That’s a 12.4 per cent drop

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Most are paying above sticker price for new vehicles
February 24, 2022 by Adam Malik

More than eight-in-10 consumers paid above sticker price when shopping for a new vehicle in the United States in January, according to new research. Edmunds found that 82 per cent of consumers paid above the manufacturer’s suggested retail price last

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Another automaker announces move to full EVs
February 10, 2022 by Adam Malik

Luxury automaker Bentley announced that it plans to become a fully electric brand at the end of the decade. It will invest nearly $4.3 billion (2.5 billion pounds) in reaching this goal, Bentley said recently. The investment will include research

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How new vehicle sales started the year
February 9, 2022 by Adam Malik

Sales of new vehicles in Canada are up just a smidge compared to one year ago, but not enough to give hope for a better year ahead, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. Estimated sales by the group came in at

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How much money GM is pumping into EVs
February 3, 2022 by Adam Malik

In what is seemingly an effort to catch up with the likes of Ford and Tesla, General Motors announced it’s investing US$7 billion in electric vehicle technology. The majority of the cash will go towards increasing the production of full-size

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VW, Bosch teaming up on automated software
February 2, 2022 by Adam Malik

Cariad, the software subsidiary of Volkswagen, and Bosch are working together to develop automated vehicle software for use in the automaker’s vehicles. The two companies made the joint announcement Jan. 25. “The companies want to make partially and highly automated