Organizers of the Montreal and Toronto auto shows have scrapped their plans to transition to virtual platforms from traditional in-person events for 2021 due to a lack of manufacturer participation. Live shows have been in doubt since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.
The five-acre (two-hectare), five-tower project represents an opportunity to reach urban consumers on their home turf, as well as a new business model, aimed at generating cost-savings and multiple revenue streams at time when online technology is rapidly transforming automotive retail.
Genesis is offering a dedicated standalone facility on an entirely separate plot of land, while the second allows dealers that have already built or plan to build a Hyundai dealership, in that brand’s updated imaging, to integrate a Genesis showroom into the design.
As the 2021 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL launch in Canada, the introduction of a new off-road oriented grade means that an estimated 85 per cent of next-generation Yukons will be priced at $75,000 or more with delivery fees, according to Mark Alger, national truck and SUV marketing manager for GMC Canada.
While both hybrid and plug-in hybrid iterations will be available at launch in the United States, the units sold there during the first model year will be offered with only front-wheel drive, a configuration that Kia Canada does not see value in offering to Canadians, according to Director of Marketing Michael Kopke.