Canada Labour, sales, politics: A look at what's ahead in 2020 Those in Canada's auto industry can expect slipping sales, dealer consolidation, labour unrest and politics. Retail Sales trend toward 80 per cent light trucks in 2020 Automakers Fiat Chrysler CEO hopes to seal PSA merger by early 2021 Mobility Uber, Lyft launch ride-hailing services in Metro Vancouver after B.C. approval Trade and Tariffs Trump to sign USMCA trade deal Wednesday at the White House Automakers VW fined a record $196.5M in emissions scandal after pleading guilty Retail Porsche switching to quarterly Canadian and U.S. sales reports Opinion Was GM Oshawa a prophecy on profit sharing come true? It’s not that simple Automakers Total global auto M&A values decline in 2019, recover in Q4, PwC reports Recalls Honda, Toyota recall 700,000 vehicles in Canada over airbag dangers Trade and Tariffs NDP caucus will discuss whether to support new NAFTA Despite some interest in collaboration, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the deal was negotiated in a "behind-closed-doors, take-it-or-leave-it way" and that his caucus will discuss whether to support it. Mobility Cruise plans ride-hailing fleet with new electric AV The Cruise Origin, developed with Honda, is designed with more passenger space, and the driverless taxi will give ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft another rival, Cruise CEO Dan Ammann said during the vehicle's introduction Tuesday in California. Technology GM’s Cruise to unveil first car built to operate with no driver The vehicle Cruise has been developing along with GM is a purpose-built electric, autonomous model designed to be more spacious and passenger-friendly than a human-driven car. Trade and Tariffs Canada to start ratifying new NAFTA next week following U.S. approval The federal government did introduce a ratification bill last year, but did not forge ahead with it, preferring not to get ahead of the ratification process in the United States. The bill died when the election was called. Retail Auto sales in for another 'bumpy ride in 2020,' says Scotiabank Canada hasn’t yet hit “peak car,” but a return to annual sales of more than two million isn’t imminent, according to a new report by Scotiabank Economics. Cars & Concepts Infiniti's QX55 delayed The coupe-like version of the QX50 compact crossover was supposed to arrive at dealerships this summer. Nissan Canada said while it hasn't announced any launch timing, "it will be, as usual, very close to the U.S. on sale date." Opinion Calling the Mach-E a Mustang? Brilliant Is a Mustang purist going to buy a Mach-E? Not likely, and that’s what makes it brilliant marketing. Retail Mobile auto-maintenance and repair latest threat to dealers Two major U.S. players are leading the charge to convenient, Uber-style at-home auto-maintenance and repair services, and the trend is encouraging automobile dealerships to consider getting into the game. Automakers Canadian billionaire becomes front-runner for Aston Martin stake, report says Lawrence Stroll has been discussing a potential investment of about US$261 million in the British luxury carmaker, Bloomberg reported. Automakers Toyota shuffles its U.S. factories while Canadian production is unchanged Toyota is midway through its five-year plan to spend US$13 billion through 2021 on revitalizing and expanding its U.S., Canadian and Mexican plants, and building new capacity. Canadian RAV4 and Lexus RX plants were retooled last year. The program still has US$5.9 billion of investment that is not yet assigned. Load More Digital Edition View latest issue See our archive Sign up for free newsletters Breaking News Alerts (as needed) Weekly News Summary (Mondays) Daily News Summary (weekdays) Yes, send me info about special editorial content, new features, events, subscriptions, webinars and research from Automotive News Canada Yes, send me info and whitepapers from select third-party partners of Automotive News Canada EMAIL ADDRESS Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your email address. Please select at least one newsletter to subscribe.