DETROIT, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Automotive News, a global media organization founded in 1925, announced today at the Toronto Auto Show that it is expanding its brand with the creation of Automotive News Canada. Automotive News Canada will encompass a dedicated suite of news products – in print, online and e-newsletters. It will focus exclusively on automakers and their franchised car dealers and original equipment suppliers at the heart of an industry that produces 2.4 million vehicles annually, sells 1.9 million new vehicles a year and contributes $83 billion to the national economy.
The preview issue is available at automotivenews.ca. The Automotive News Canada website and weekly newsletter will launch this spring. The first monthly print edition is set to be published on Canada Day, July 1.
Automotive News Canada will be led by Publisher Jason Stein, Editor-in-Chief Jeff Melnychuk and Editor Joe Knycha.
"This is an exciting day for Automotive News," said Stein. "Automotive News Canada marks an opportunity to grow in North America with a product written by Canadians and for Canadians. The Automotive News brand has never been stronger, and we will reinforce it by covering the issues that matter to Canadian dealers, automakers and their original equipment suppliers. We look forward to launching in this market and expanding our breadth of global automotive expertise and top-notch journalism."
Topics of coverage for Automotive News Canada will include technology, regulation, monthly sales and production, and new and concept vehicles. The focus on dealership operations will include best practices, fixed operations, remarketing and finance & insurance.
"We are pleased to continue investing in Crain's exceptional brands to expand our reach to new and deserving audiences," said KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News and EVP of Crain Communications.
SOURCE Automotive News