Mario Cywinski has been in the automotive industry for over 15 years, nearly 10 as an editor, and seven working at an OEM dealership.
He is currently an editor at Annex Business Media working on Machinery and Equipment MRO magazine (23,410 monthly reach). He is also an automotive writer for Annex Business Media, who has been published in Electronic Business magazine (20,451 circulation) and web site (13,800 monthly visitors); On-Site magazine (22,579 circulation) and web site, Rock to Road magazine web site, Crane & Hoist Canada web site; REM magazine web site; Top Crop Manager; Woodbusiness.ca; Canadianmanufacturing.com (150,000 monthly visitors), Ground Water Canada web site, PLANT magazine web site, Canadiancontractor.ca, Canadian Rental Service and others.
He is also a judge for Canadian Truck King Challenge.
After an influx of new products hit the truck market in 2019, this model year is more of a transition year for many brands. Once exclusive to heavy duty pick-up trucks and a selection of full-size vans, trucks brands are now adding diesel engines to their light duty trucks. While FCA added one to its Ram 1500 a few
In 2019, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) announced that the Lexus NX and NX Hybrid SUVs would be manufactured at its Cambridge, Ontario plant beginning in 2022. The announcement brought dignitaries, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Ontario Minister of
For a while now, there has been talk of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) entering the growing mid-size pick-up market with its Jeep brand. Spy shots of what people believed were test mules out in the wild were all over the internet. This went on for a while, until FCA announced it would be building a mid-size pick-up
You know you are doing something right when you are the top selling anything for over 50 years. For Ford of Canada, they have had the top selling pickup truck in Canada for 53 years, with the F-Series. If that isn’t enough, the F-Series has been the top selling vehicle overall in Canada for the past nine years.
When Mercedes-Benz entered the Canadian market with the second-generation Sprinter in 2010 (it was sold as a Dodge previously in Canada), the full-size cargo van market in Canada was vastly different than it is today. Ford was selling the E-Series, Nissan had not yet launched the NV in Canada, and the Ram ProMaster
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) recently celebrated the first Toyota RAV4 coming off the production line at its Cambridge, Ontario production facility. The North plant has until recently produced the Toyota Corolla compact car, however, with ever changing driver tastes, the plant has been retooled to join
Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau was in attendance for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s announcement that it will produce the Lexus NX and NX Hybrid at its Cambridge, Ontario production plant beginning in 2022. "Today is a great day for Toyota, for Cambridge, and for Canada. Canadian auto workers are among
While RAM, which at the time was still a Dodge, may have been one of the first to introduce a ‘semi’ truck looking front end to its pick-up truck, it is now the norm. Just look at the grilles on some of the 2019 trucks to see what I mean, some of the front ends are massive. FCA, not being one to rest of its laurels,
In 2008, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) opened its West Plant in Woodstock, Ontario, to go along with its operations in Cambridge (North Plant and South Plant). Just as a little background, Toyota considers all its plants in Cambridge and Woodstock to be one operation under the TMMC banner. Toyota
Mercedes-Benz Vans Canada recently held a fleet event at its Training Academy in Mississauga, Ontario for the Canadian debut of its all-new 2019 Sprinter. While the all-new Sprinter was first launched in Germany back in February, for many attendees this was the first opportunity to see and touch the vehicle in