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  • Dealer DEC 19

    Sales Rep: Lester Van HeerDealership: Mini WinnipegNo. of Years: Six monthsFavourite Model: Five-door MiniWhy?: "The new Mini is a lot of fun to drive," Van Heer says. "It's great on fuel and the space inside is …

    December 19, 2014

  • Ford innovating with aluminum

    When the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) looks for the best new technologies for the new model year, we look not only at technical merit, but also at features that are most beneficial to consumers.For 2015, AJAC's technology panel reviewed 14 entries from various manufacturers; 11 in the innovation …

    December 19, 2014

  • A saki toast to Jim Pattison Subaru

    Close to 200 people packed the showroom at Jim Pattison Subaru Winnipeg on Wednesday, Dec. 10, for the grand opening of Winnipeg's second Subaru store. Among those in attendance from Subaru Canada were president and CEO Shiro Ohta, senior vice-president (sales and aftermarket products) Don Durst, Al Galloway (Canadian dealer …

    December 19, 2014

  • HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Liberal government is reconsidering its opposition to gasoline price regulation, Premier Stephen McNeil said Thursday as the province announced plans to track what's going into gas tanks.The Liberals have opposed regulation since the system was introduced in 2006 by the Progressive Conservatives as a way of …

    December 18, 2014

  • WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday confirmed a new administrator to lead the government's auto safety agency, which faces complaints that regulators bungled two high-profile recalls involving faulty ignition switches and exploding air bags.Mark Rosekind, 59, a leading expert on human fatigue, was approved by voice vote to head the …

    December 16, 2014

  • AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC has changed its name to FCA US LLC.The change will be largely unnoticed by consumers, affecting mostly corporate and financial communications. Chrysler-branded cars will continue to bear the Chrysler badge, as those branded Fiat will bear the Fiat badge.The move was part of …

    December 16, 2014

  • WHITBY, Ont. - Seven people are facing a total of 46 charges after police say they dismantled an auto theft ring in the Greater Toronto Area and recovered vehicles worth more than $1 million.Durham regional police say the investigation began in October 2013 after an increase in automobile thefts in …

    December 16, 2014

  • New UAW chief says automakers can raise worker pay yet stay competitive with foreign companies

    DETROIT - United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams says he's not buying the Detroit Three automakers' argument against wage increases for longtime workers.Williams told reporters at a meeting Monday that keeping Detroit competitive with foreign automakers can't always be done on the backs of workers. But he concedes that the …

    December 15, 2014

  • Factory output rises 1.1 per cent in November; auto production growth accelerates sharply

    WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturing output in November surpassed its pre-recession peak, as auto production kicked into a higher gear.The Federal Reserve said Monday that factory production rose 1.1 per cent last month, up from a 0.4 per cent improvement in October. Manufacturing output has risen 4.8 per cent over the …

    December 15, 2014

  • DETROIT - At least 42 people have died and 58 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday.Feinberg says he has received 251 death claims and 2,075 injury claims since August.The …

    December 15, 2014

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