Subscription Required Labour Unifor has ‘hands full’ as Detroit 3 talks begin Contracts between Unifor, which represents about 20,000 workers in this round of negotiations, and the Detroit automakers expire on Sept. 21. Unifor President Jerry Dias has said the union will push for product commitments from the companies at each of their Canadian factories Subscription Required Drive for Diversity Corporate leadership urged to reflect population Subscription Required Drive for Diversity Hyundai Canada uses A.I. to remove hiring biases watch video Retail Forum: Dealer Discussions RETAIL FORUM DEALER DISCUSSIONS | By The Numbers: Is that light at the end of the tunnel or another train? Coronavirus COMPLETE COVERAGE: Coronavirus and the Canadian auto industry Subscription Required Drive for Diversity A lifetime spent stamping out racism on the shop floor Subscription Required Retail AutoCanada Q2 bit by pandemic, but recovery underway, executive chair says Subscription Required Retail Industry mourns loss of Ted Valentine, former head of Canada's dealers association Subscription Required Executives GM finance chief Suryadevara departs Subscription Required Cars & Concepts Cadillac goes big, again — this time with screens CANADA CONVERSATIONS Canada Conversations: August 7, 2020 | J.D. Power’s Robert Karwel on incentives, inventory and changing consumer habits J.D. Power Canada’s Robert Karwel says the retail rebound has left Canada’s auto industry “decently healthy” and not needing to “get crazy with incentives.” He also thinks “2021 is going to be a strong model year for selling." All Canada conversation podcasts Subscription Required Automakers Toyota ekes out quarterly profit despite sales plunge The automaker’s relatively robust results come as Japanese rivals Nissan, Honda, Subaru, Mazda and Mitsubishi slumped to operating losses in the April-June period. Retail KAR posts US$32-million net loss in Q2, but CEO expected worse The company, which includes the ADESA wholesale auction unit, looks very different now from when it began the second quarter. Subscription Required Automakers Honda plunges into red amid pandemic pain Honda reported a quarterly operating loss as the pandemic spread to its key U.S. market, but the Japanese automaker still predicts a full-year profit. Honda's North American business booked an operating loss of 77.8 billion yen (C$977.4 million) in the period. Subscription Required Suppliers Automakers, suppliers tackle new crises together The need for a communicative relationship between automakers and their parts makers is crucial in times of crisis, GM says. Recalls Honda Canada recalls 53,770 Odysseys, Passports, Pilots over various problems The automaker says that depending on the vans or SUV, it may need one or more of four free repairs, including two software updates, replacement of rear view camera and replacement of sliding door outer handle cables. Subscription Required Retail July sales down an estimated 5% as economic rebound continues Hyundai and Kia both posted increases, up two and four per cent, respectively. Toyota Canada’s total sales were down eight per cent while Honda was down 10 per cent from the same month a year ago. Subscription Required Executives Ford CEO Jim Hackett to retire; Jim Farley named successor Ford CEO Jim Hackett, 65, did not give a reason for his retirement, effective Oct. 1. Ford said he would work with his replacement, COO Jim Farley, 58, over the next two months to ensure a smooth transition. Subscription Required Labour Unifor has 'huge problems' as Detroit 3 contract talks loom Unifor is seeking product commitments at several Detroit Three plants in Ontario, but those might be hard to come by amid the chaos of COVID-19. Subscription Required Trade and Tariffs USMCA is in effect, ready or not The replacement for NAFTA presents new rules and little time to adapt, complicated by the economic turmoil created by the pandemic. Subscription Required Automakers Is the worst behind for Detroit 3? Ford, GM and FCA all credit strong operational execution and cost-savings measures for better-than-expected second-quarter financial results, but a continued recovery is far from certain. 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.