NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE PICTURE PERFECT VENUE FOR AUDI/VOLKSWAGEN RIDE AND DRIVE
“Once again, I feel this year’s event was a great success, the turn-out was outstanding as we had guests from Ontario and Quebec come together in - picture perfect - Niagara on the Lake,” said Thomas Roth, Manager, Fleet and Commercial Sales, VW Canada. “Our customers were given the opportunity to test all of our vehicles in real life driving situations and from the feedback they were very impressed. It was a great event and I am already excited and eager to do it again next year”
As part of the event, Audi and VW hosted short presentations; VW updated attendees on the TDI situation, product advancements, its dealer network and the company’s ongoing commitment to fleet customers. Future products, including the VW Tiguan set to debut in 2017 as a 2018 model, an as of yet unnamed midsize SUV and the VW eGolf were previewed. The VW session concluded with a brief rundown of when core models are to be redesigned (MY19 Jetta, MY19 Passat, MY19 CC Fastback), refreshed (MY18 Golf family), along with its Together 2025 Strategy, which has VW focusing on e-mobility, digitalization, networking and mobility services.
Thomas Roth, VW Canada, during the VW presentation.
(From left) Lawrence Chiaravalle, Kathryn Foster and and Rob Luba, ARI.
Jamie Pawluk, Audi Canada, during the Audi presentation.
(From left) David Mercy, Jim Peplinski Leasing, and Paul Belfer, EHI.
(From left) Danny Banks and Al Pink, Jim Pattison Lease.
(From left) Joe Tavares, William Furtado, Alishah Jiwani, Jean-Francois Dumas, and Dale-Amm Gilbert, Element Fleet Management.
(From left) Greg Vercaigne, GDV Fleet Solutions, Philippe Nadeau, Avis Budget Group, and Claude Bonneau, Element Fleet Management.
(From left) Rebecca Moorey, Loblaw, Debbie McLucas, TD Bank, and Connie Johns, Teresa Mathieson, June Siriunas and Joe Gatto, Element Fleet Management.
(From left) Sourene Chichmanian, Sourene Fleet Services, Loe Gualtieri, Element Fleet Management, Danny Sbrissa, LeasePlan, Tyrrell Hurley and Baljit Kang, Element Fleet Management.
(From left) Jamie Pawluk and Chloé Moussaed, Audi Canada, Patrick Carpentier, Daniel Morad, and Simon Dion-Veiens, Audi trainers.
(From left) Aron Johnson, Hertz, James Schewer, Affinity, and Bakir Medencevic, Hertz.
(From left) Bill Meehan, Getinge Canada and Andrew Ogilvie EMKAY.
Andy Labram and Derek Wcislo, Foss National Leasing, Debbie Thomson, Ringball Corporation, Stephanie Celli and Deborah Pavao, Foss National Leasing.