Jil McIntosh

Toronto Correspondent
Address: Automotive News Canada,
PO Box 243, Station A, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 6K7
Phone: (905) 213-9475
E-Mail: jil@ca.inter.net
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Recent authored articles

Ford Canada CEO promises a new age for Lincoln

Lincoln is ready to find a new and more youthful audience, says Ford of Canada President Mark Buzzell. Lincoln buyers have traditionally been older, and Buzzell said he is focused on changing that.

Michelin debuts new airless, 3-D printed tire in Montreal

Michelin's president said the company chose Montreal to reveal the eco-friendly, 3-D tire because the city and Quebec are "so ahead in sustainable mobility."

Redesigned Jeep Compass lands in the thick of Canada's CUV craze

Having never offered a compact sedan, Jeep now finds itself well poised in a market that's moving away from them.

McManes Automotive Group back on track in Alberta

South Trail Hyundai in Calgary is the first store in Canada to be built from the ground up entirely to Hyundai's Global Dealership Space Identity

Canadians caught in the VW diesel crossfire

Many Volkswagen dealers are doing good work for their customers in the wake of the diesel-emissions scandal, but the automaker and courts could do more, say some owners of the affected diesels.

Rapidly rising vehicle MSRPs could kill record run

Big year-over-year price hikes for new vehicles — rather than personal household debt — are more likely to end the country's four-year record sales run, warns Scotiabank.

Canadian VW owners praise their dealers during emissions scandal

Several Canadians who own Volkswagen diesel vehicles affected by the emissions scandal say their VW dealers are doing a great job for customers, but the automaker itself and courts could do more.

100 Canadian dealerships join TradeRev online auction service

TradeRev, which offers an online and mobile app for dealerships to buy or sell used vehicles in real-time auctions, has announced a series of exclusive relationships with Canadian dealer groups.

This is what change in Canada looks like for Porsche

Alexander Pollich, president and CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, says his company is ready for change and, in fact, has been preparing for it for years.

B.C. dealers to reap benefits of government windshield repair program

A new windshield repair program by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is “great news” for many dealers, according to Blair Qualey, president of the New Car Dealers Association of BC.

McManes group opens its first Hyundai store in Calgary

Building for future growth and banking on a recovering economy, McManes Automotive Group has opened South Trail Hyundai in Calgary. It's the first in Canada to be built entirely to Hyundai's Global Dealership Space Identity.

Hyundai Accent global launch in Toronto is 'vote of confidence' in Canadian market

The Accent remains a major player in the Canadian market, even as small car sales decline elsewhere.