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Canadian Black Book Announces Revamped Best Retained Value Awards for 2021

The fifteenth edition of the Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Awards will be announced on November 8, just eight months after the last, which were published in March of 2021. Considerable changes to the prestigious auto industry awards include the launch timing, new vehicle categories, and a new measurement algorithm. Alongside this announcement, CBB …

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Mitsubishi Motors Marks World Food Day With $150,000 in Support

Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (MMSCAN) and its dealerships have partnered with Food Banks Canada to build awareness and funds to support Canadians living with food insecurity ahead of United Nations World Food Day this October 16. Mitsubishi Motors and its dealerships announced a donation of $125,000 to Food Banks Canada. Further, as part of …

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Volkswagen ID.4 Arrives in Quebec, B.C. and Ontario to Follow

Volkswagen has announced that the ID.4, Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV, officially arrives in Canada. Built on Volkswagen’s MEB electric vehicle architecture, the ID.4 competes in Canada‘s largest market segment—compact SUVs—and is currently produced in Germany for the Canadian market. Initial availability will be in the provinces of Quebec and British Columbia, with Ontario deliveries to …

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Canadian Black Book Kathy Ward Memorial Golf Tournament Raises $29k for Charity

Canadian Black Book’s annual Kathy Ward Memorial Golf Tournament raised $30,000 for the Tim Hortons Foundation Camps, on September 20th. The 24th annual tournament hosted 92 Canadian automotive professionals and was played on a beautiful day at Maple Downs Golf & Country Club in Vaughan, Ontario. The money goes to support disadvantaged kids between the ages …

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Newest Vehicle Technologies Going Unused: J.D. Power

While new-vehicle technology is a leading reason why buyers choose one vehicle over another, many new vehicles are equipped with some features that they want no part of, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study. This ends up being costly to automakers and buyers alike. “New-vehicle prices are at an all-time high, …

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Canadian Kids Invited to Design the Car of the Future

Canadian kids are being invited to help make the world a better place by imagining and designing the car of the future. The 2022 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest encourages kids to grab their pencils, crayons or paint brushes to put their innovative designs on paper. Children are encouraged to explain the innovative ideas they’ve expressed with …

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Policaro Group Redefines the Automotive Retail Experience

Policaro Group announced the launch of several new services. The new services include Policaro Leasing, providing bespoke and flexible leasing services; Policaro Performance, a premium vehicle customization division; and, Policaro Access, an enhanced service, sales and delivery experience with in-store and online vehicle purchase and consultation options. The Group also announced a new location of Motion Endeavours, its …

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Car Media 2.0 now Certified Vehicle Merchandising Vendor for Jaguar Land Rover Canada retailers

Car Media 2.0 announce a new strategic partnership as a Certified Vehicle Merchandising Vendor for Jaguar Land Rover retailers in Canada. Effective early in the fourth-quarter of 2021, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) retailers will have the opportunity to purchase Car Media 2.0 services through the JLR Canada Digital Certified Program. Car Media 2.0 currently services …

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