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    Oct. 22, 2021 | Breaking down Stellantis’ future in Windsor

    Oct. 22, 2021 | Breaking down Stellantis’ future in Windsor

    Stellantis says it will reduce minivan output to a single shift in Windsor, Ont. But, Unifor Local 444 President David Cassidy says the company has promised new product and the return of three shifts, eventually. Sam Fiorani of AutoForecast Solutions says product is earmarked for the factory, but it’s contingent on the next collective agreement. Meanwhile, Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province is willing to offer financial assistance to the automaker.

    • 10 min
    Oct. 15, 2021 | Mitsubishi Canada’s Steve Carter on burgeoning digital retailing

    Oct. 15, 2021 | Mitsubishi Canada’s Steve Carter on burgeoning digital retailing

    Mitsubishi Canada Marketing Director Steve Carter says the company’s dealer network supports the automaker’s virtual showroom ClickShop. He also says the brand is weighing whether to participate in auto shows moving forward.

    • 15 min
    Oct. 8, 2021 | Don Romano: Chip crisis has Hyundai Canada with 7,000 vehicles on order

    Oct. 8, 2021 | Don Romano: Chip crisis has Hyundai Canada with 7,000 vehicles on order

    Hyundai Canada CEO Don Romano says the global microchip and inventory shortages are “100 per cent” behind the automaker’s third-quarter, nine-per-cent sales decline, but he insists “demand is at record levels,” too. He also notes other kinks, such as a lack of shipping containers and truckers, are affecting the service bay.

    • 16 min
    Oct. 1, 2021 | Volvo Canada’s Girgis talks sustainability, XC40 Recharge and inventory

    Oct. 1, 2021 | Volvo Canada’s Girgis talks sustainability, XC40 Recharge and inventory

    Volvo Canada Managing Director Matt Girgis explains how the company’s unique shoe deal with Casca footwear came to be, and how it went international. He also discusses the importance of sustainability, how upgrades at the Port of Vancouver benefit Canadian dealers, and when inventory might get back to normal.

    • 19 min
    Sept. 24, 2021 | Pfaff CEO Chris Pfaff explains why he sold to Lithia Motors

    Sept. 24, 2021 | Pfaff CEO Chris Pfaff explains why he sold to Lithia Motors

    Pfaff CEO Chris Pfaff explains how U.S.-based Lithia Motors went from “kicking tires” to buying Pfaff Automotive Partners “on our terms.” Pfaff also talks about why the deal was good for his company, and what’s next.

    • 12 min
    Sept. 17, 2021 | Plug ’N’ Drive’s Cara Clairman on the federal parties’ EV promises

    Sept. 17, 2021 | Plug ’N’ Drive’s Cara Clairman on the federal parties’ EV promises

    Plug ’N’ Drive CEO Cara Clairman says there is more to electric-vehicle policy than just incentives. The next federal government needs to also focus on infrastructure and EV manufacturing.

    • 14 min

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