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CIAS 2020 Highlights

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The opening ceremonies were hosted by Toyota Canada. The company’s President and CEO, Larry Hutchinson spoke about how far EVs have come
Susan Gubasta Susan Gubasta, the first female president of the Canadian International Auto Show welcomed the media to this year’s event.
Brian Murphy, VP Research & Analytics for Canadian Black Book spoke about the winners of this year’s Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Awards.
AJAC handed out the awards for the Canadian Car of the Year (Mazda3) and the Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year (Jaguar I-Pace).
Pierre Boutin, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group Canada talked about the brand’s drive towards electrification.
Don Romano, President & CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada unveiled a number of new models, as well as a service called “Hyundai for Hire.”
Nissan Canada President, Steve Milette took the wraps off the 2021 Nissan Versa.
Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand, FCA North America took the wraps off the Jeep Gladiator Mojave.
Michael Kopke, Director of Marketing for Kia Canada spoke about electrification of the brand.
Ted Lalka, VP, Marketing and Product Management, Subaru Canada unveiled the limited edition 2020 BRZ tS.
Shane Peever, Managing Director, Cadillac Canada unveiled the 2021 Cadillac Escalade.
Robert Tsang, Director, Lexus Canada spoke about the increase in sales the brand is seeing in electrified vehicles.
Giorgio Delucchi, President, Audi Canada introduced a number of new vehicles, including the RS 6 Avant.
Sandor Piszar, VP Sales, Service and Marketing, General Motors Canada introduced the next-gen 2021 Suburban and Tahoe.
BMW Group Canada President and CEO, Reiner Braun, introduced a number of models including the exclusive MINI GP.
Michael MacPhee, Brand Director, GMC Canada unveiled the next-gen Yukon XL.
Marc Ouayoun, President and CEO, Porsche Cars Canada introduced a number of cars including the Cayman GT4.
Richard Trevisan, Brand Director, Genesis Motors Canada unveiled the Genesis GV80 SUV.

Canadian AutoJournal looks back at the news and debuts from this year’s Canadian International AutoShow.

Canadian AutoJournal was front and centre at this year’s Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) Media Day extravaganza in Toronto as manufacturers unveiled new models, and company executives boasted about past successes and future aspirations.

The big news this year had to do with electrification, as most manufacturers announced plans to bring electric vehicles to market in the near future. At the other end of the spectrum, some manufacturers focused on horsepower and performance, along with technology and convenience.

Look for more details in the March issue of Canadian AutoJournal.

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