Category Archives: DesRosiers Automotive Reports

Information featured in the DesRosiers Automotive Reports

Luxury Dealers

The Canadian market for luxury vehicles has quadrupled in the past 20 years. Despite this growth, luxury brands as a whole have only added around 75 new store locations since the year 2000. Given the expected growth in the market, there is likely room for more store fronts for these brands in select markets across […]

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Luxury Vehicle Market

In 1990, the luxury market in Canada only accounted for 3.1 percent of the total new vehicle sales market. Since then, that share jumped to 5.9 percent in the 2000s and by the end of 2010 hit 9.0 percent. The luxury market in 2016 accounted for 11.1 percent of the total market, a 2.1 percent […]

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Survival of the Fittest

Data relating to survival rates (the percent of vehicles on the road after specific periods of time) can offer interesting perspectives on the industry and the vehicle parc. On the surface, overall survival rates have increased in recent years as manufacturers place more emphasis on quality. At a more granular level however, the study of […]

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Trump, Trade and the Automotive Industry

Last week marked the 2017 North American International Auto Show. Normally, the focus and the conversations around the show are centered on the product. This year, however, the main focus was Donald Trump. This comes as no surprise as the 2016 U.S. presidential election generated a lot of interest—more so than usual—because of the heated […]

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Automotive Manufacturing versus Automotive Service Jobs

Automotive manufacturing employment tends to be the topic of great debate in politics and everyday media. If a factory closes down in Canada and production of a vehicle is moved elsewhere, those manufacturing jobs tend to be lost forever. On the other hand, automotive service jobs are less concerning in this regard largely due to […]

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