Black Book says there is huge demand for the.gasp...Hummer H2. "An eye opener for us"
Apparently, that Hummer holds its value very well because few people bought it back in 2010. And now Hummer is no more, so hard-to-find
Spotted: @ctvtoronto cameraman Byron who celebrated 35 years at CTV yesterday.
Justin Prichard, co-chair of AJAC, here to present car of the year.
2014 Canadian Car of the Year is the Mazda 6. #CIAS2014
Head of Mazda Canada says he's really glad the effort to work on SkyActive technology paid off.
Canadian truck (SUV) of the year: The Jeep Cherokee
OK, I'm sitting in the Chrysler area for their unveils, but do have to admit that the Mercedes-Benz section appears very well -lit. Almost feels like daylight there.
Hi folks, sorry things are quiet at the moment. Behind schedule and don't want to lose my spot.
On the PA, Chrysler playing some coffee-shop-relaxing-esque tune. Guys in front comparing lenses. Nikon vs. Canon.
OK, here we go again. Things getting started at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles booth.
Good luck Jacquelyn! It's not on our agenda but we'll try to make our way there at some point.
Frank Romeo, pres of CIAS, takes the stae.
"I couldn't help but think with all those cameras going off in front of me, what it's like to be Rob Ford" - CIAS pres.
More than 1.7 million new cars, trucks and SUVs were sold last year. Record-setting for the cdn market
"Technology is taking us places we could barely dream of going a decade ago." - pres.
AutoConnect section will have a self-parking Ford C-Max and a Mercedes-Benz S-Class driving simulator
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler gives the opening speech. Born in Italy, lived in Toronto. Says it feels like he's 'home' here.
Marchionne says low interest rates and attractive products are helping sales in the auto industry.
In the U.S., Marchionne says 15 million cars were sold in 2013, the first time that many were sold since before the recession (2007)
'We need to ensure that we do not repeat the ill-advised practices that got us in trouble" says Marchionne