UNBIASED AUTOMOTIVE JOURNALISM SINCE 2001

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Feature: Just how important are trucks to the Canadian new vehicle market?

Story by John LeBlanc Let’s go right to the score card: In 2013, Canadians bought more new vehicles than ever before, to the tune of a record 1.743 million units, according to stats provided by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. That’s up 4% from 2012, and handily beats the previous record of 1.703 million set in 2002. […]

Top 10s: Best-selling new vehicles in Canada (so far) for 2013

Story by John LeBlanc Slowly and steadily, Canadians are returning to new car showrooms in pre-recession numbers. Sales of new cars and trucks for the first six months of 2013 were up 2.2 per cent compared to the same period during 2012, for a total of 883,667* units. While that increase may seem slight, it’s […]

2012 Canadian mid-year new car sales report

Story and photos by John LeBlanc The end of June marks the halfway point of the calendar year. And for the majority of Canadian brands, 2012 has been a very good year so far. Compared to sales between January and June 2011, Canadians bought 7.1 per cent more new passenger cars and trucks, for a […]

2012 Toronto: Crystal balling next year’s show

I predict in my Toronto Star Wheels article what we might see at the 2013 Toronto auto show. Full article after the jump.

Top 10s: 2011 Canadian Best-Sellers

What were the best-selling new cars and trucks in Canada last year? Check out my top 10 list at MSN Autos Canada. Full story after the jump.

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