Pay to Play: BMW locks certain digital functions behind paywall

Seoul, South Korea — Taking a cue from the airline industry and mobile gaming, BMW is pushing paid subscriptions as the only way customers access certain services. According to BMW South Korea’s website, several functions on consumer BMWs have been rebranded as the “connected booster package,” locking off certain digital functions behind a subscription-based paywall. […]

Making Moves: Nissan Canada announces changes to senior management team

Mississauga, Ontario — Nissan Canada has announced changes to its management team, all of which will take effect July 1, 2021. Ken Hearn, current director of Dealer Network Development and Customer Quality, will be appointed as Director of Marketing, succeeding Adam Paterson who will assume a new important challenge outside of Nissan Canada. Paterson’s new […]

Driven to the Market: Driven Brands sets potential stock price

Charlotte, North Carolina ⁠— Driven Brands, the owners of Carstar, Maaco, Meineke, Fix Auto USA and several other auto service companies, is looking to raise up to $760 million through an initial public offering (IPO)—which would value the company at about $3.4 billion (all figures in USD).  Driven Brands plans to sell 38 million shares […]