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 Retail Hyundai Canada killing the Accent hatchback after 2020 Hyundai Canada will no longer offer the Accent, choosing to focus on newer models and product that’s in the automaker’s pipeline. Canadian sales of the Accent fell 54 per cent from 2017, the year before Kona arrived on the scene, through 2019. Subscription Required Automakers FCA lost US$1.24 billion in Q2 as North America breaks even North American vehicle shipments sank 62 per cent. But the company said that was "partially offset by favorable channel and model mix," so the region avoided a loss even as net revenues fell 53 per cent to $9.71 billion. Canada Conversations Canada Conversations: July 31, 2020 | Infiniti Canada’s Steve Rhind on COVID-19 and life in the luxury segment Infiniti Canada’s Steve Rhind on conquest sales, the need for luxury sedans and increased marketing so dealers can "quickly get back to generating revenue." Subscription Required Executives New Canadian head of Infiniti faces daunting challenges Collapsing sales, a new product direction and a potentially seismic shift in the luxury retail experience are all things Steve Rhind has to address as the new new managing director at Infiniti Canada. Subscription Required Automakers Ford posts surprise US$1.1 billion profit on Argo AI investment gain The automaker lost US$1.9 billion before interest and taxes and one-time items in the quarter as revenue fell 50 per cent to US$19.4 billion. North America, the region that usually carries the bulk of its profits, reported a US$974 million loss before interest and taxes. Automakers VW Group swings to Q2 loss, cuts dividend The automaker expects full-year operating results before and including special items to be severely lower than in 2019, albeit in positive territory. VW also predicted a significant decline in full-year sales from 2019. Subscription Required Retail Cox Automotive cuts 1,600 jobs in North America About 1,100 of the 1,500 positions eliminated in the U.S are part of Cox's Manheim wholesale auction unit. Another 130 posts were cut in Canada. Technology Fuel-cell firm Ballard bouncing back with help of China Ballard has directed its focus away from passenger cars and toward electrifying medium- and heavy-duty vehicles such as buses and transport trucks. Cars & Concepts Hummer EV to be unveiled this fall GM postponed the original May debut because of the coronavirus pandemic. The pickup could better position GM to compete against off-road rivals, such as the Ford Bronco. Subscription Required Opinion Would government incentives help save Ford Oakville? As if the federal and Ontario governments didn’t have enough on their plates in the middle of a pandemic, they now must pay close attention to the auto sector. 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.