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How used car sales are trending
September 30, 2021 by Adam Malik

Used cars sales are bouncing back to pre-pandemic levels, according to a new report. This is continued good news for the automotive aftermarket. More used vehicles on roads mean automotive service and repair shops are likely to see a greater

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New estimates on how much longer the chip shortage will last
September 29, 2021 by Adam Malik

Both Volkswagen and 3M are predicting the global semiconductor shortage plaguing automakers will last well into next year. Volkswagen AG’s North American leader said he doesn’t see U.S. auto production returning to normal levels until the second half of 2022,

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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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Great in-car entertainment options
September 15, 2021 by Adam Malik

Today, you can choose from many modern cars, including electric vehicles that are sustainable and using clean energy but also most cars offer enhanced entertainment options from high-quality surround systems to touch screens that allow you to play your favourite

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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