Jim Steil, co-owner of used-EV store GoElectric in Calgary, sells and leases vehicles with all-in pricing and a 90-day buy-back guarantee. His electric vehicles sourced from California were heavily subsidized, which means there’s money to be made on them.
Matteo Torre, CEO of Ferrari North America, was in Calgary for the official opening of Ferrari of Alberta and called the new dealership “an important milestone in the long history of success Ferrari has had in this part of the world.”
Carter Cadillac in Calgary cost more than $16 million and is the brand’s largest exclusive Cadillac outlet on the continent, according to the automaker. The store includes rapid charging stations for electric vehicles and a virtual reality room.
Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Mini are withdrawing corporate support for at least four auto shows in Canada next year. The automakers are leaving it up to the dealers to decide whether they will participate in shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Quebec City.
With significantly higher hourly shop rates and higher-priced original-equipment parts, dealerships usually lose off-warranty business to independent service garages. Some dealerships are now offering perks, such as massage chairs and in-house baristas, to keep customers coming back.