Like its counterpart Electrify America south of the border, Electrify Canada’s first charging station will be installed at a premium outlet mall. Volkswagen Canada Group is preparing for the arrival of the Porsche Taycan and the Audi e-tron GT.
Brantford Kia started producing videos on YouTube with nothing more than a smartphone and microphone. The store then spent fewer than $2,000 for GoPro cameras, a drone, a Steadicam and audio equipment and is now in the top one per cent of all North American YouTube pages for car dealers, an expert says.
An Arctic service package, a network of established independent garages in remote communities and a combination of towing or cargo-shipping companies are all part of how a GM dealer in Yellowknife keeps his customers happy from afar.
Loans of 84 months or longer made up more than 50 per cent of all automotive financing in Canada in the first half of 2019. If a dealer in Ontario fails to disclose the negative-equity risks associated with long-term financing, they could be exposed to provincial Consumer Protection Act charges.
The 2020 Explorer ST is purpose-built for performance, receiving a custom-tuned 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine producing 400 hp. Gonzalo Contreras, SUV product marketing manager for Ford Canada, expects the take rate by customers to be more than 20 per cent.
Current owners of Cadillac CT6 vehicles equipped with Super Cruise will begin to receive notices next week on how to have the software that enables the update installed by a dealer free of charge. Beginning in 2020, the feature will be delivered fully updated on new CT6 sedans.
Subscription services attract younger customers to high-end brands, and most new users are conquests. So far, Care by Volvo and Portfolio by luxury dealer OpenRoad in B.C. are the only two services available, and they're slightly different.