New Mercedes-Benz Winnipeg store nearing completion
And we look forward to continuing to contribute to the community as we always have. “Our new location is great.” Lowes reports the dealership’s growth has been phenomenal. “We expect our sales to accelerate over the next five to 10 years,” he says. “We sold over 600 models last year. Our goal for 2015 is 1,000 models.”
Auto dealers on board with new advertising rules
Manitoba’s new and used car dealers are in favour of new provincial government regulations that among other things, require ads indicate the total price of a vehicle, including additional charges and taxes (except for the retail sales tax and the federal goods and services tax). “We are very excited about the new legislation (which comes into effect on June 1),” said Geoff Sine, executive director of the Manitoba Motor Dealers Association. “This has been a long time coming. It levels the playing field for all dealers and makes all sales transactions clean and concise.”
The Manitoba Used Cars Dealers Association (MUCDA) is in full agreement. “Our members are really looking forward to this legislation,” said Nick Roberts, the association’s longtime executive director. “We believe that this legislation is long overdue. We have been after the government to bring in this kind of legislation since 2008.”
The bill amends the Consumer Protection Act by combining new motor-vehicle advertising provisions with the existing information-disclosure
Mercedes-Benz Winnipeg’s new location on Kenaston near the IKEA store is under construction.