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As Canadians gear up for the most patriotic day of the year on July 1, it is fitting to reflect on the important role that the automotive industry plays in our country’s economy. It is often forgotten that many of Canada’s top-selling vehicles, including the Honda CR-V and Toyota Corolla, are actually manufactured on Canadian soil.

Canada is the 10th largest vehicle producer by volume in the world and manufactures more than two million vehicles annually which contribute more than $16 billion to our national GDP. Auto makers that produce vehicles in Canada include Ford, Lincoln, Chrysler, Dodge, Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, GMC, Honda, Toyota, and Lexus.

To celebrate of our country’s birthday, we’ve highlighted big savings on locally produced models that patriotic consumers can take advantage of for the remainder of the month:

2016 Ford Flex. (Ford)

2016 Ford Flex

Cash purchase, finance and lease customers can take advantage of $2,750 in incentives (compared to $2,000 in April) on the 2016 Flex, which is produced in Ford’s Oakville, Ont., manufacturing plant. Financing for up to 60 months is available at zero per cent and leasing for 48 months is available at 0.99 per cent.

2016 Ford Flex SEL 4WD

  • MSRP: $40,799
  • Manufacturer incentive: $2,000
  • Ford Bonus Cash: $750 (after-tax)
  • Estimated dealer discount: $1,500
  • Freight, PDI, government fees: $1,830
  • Cash purchase price before tax: $38,379

Finance for 60 months at zero per cent interest for $724 per month including tax (includes a $2,000 manufacturer incentive applied before tax, $750 Ford Bonus cash incentive applied after tax and assumes zero down payment)

Lease for 48 months at 0.99 per cent interest for $617 per month including tax (includes $2,750 in total manufacturer incentives, assumes a 20,000 annual kilometre allowance and zero down payment)

2016 Lexus RX. (Toyota)

2016 Lexus RX

Cash purchase, finance and lease customers can take advantage of a $1,000 after-tax manufacturer incentive (compared to zero in May) on the 2016 RX 350 which is produced in Toyota’s Cambridge South manufacturing plant. Financing for up to 60 months and leasing for 48 months are both available at 2.9 per cent (compared to 3.9 per cent in April for both).

2016 Lexus RX 350 4WD

  • MSRP: $54,350
  • Manufacturer incentive: $1,000 (after-tax)
  • Estimated dealer discount: $2,000
  • Freight, PDI, government fees: $2,185
  • Cash purchase price before tax: $53,535

Finance for 60 months at 2.9 per cent interest for $1,087 per month (includes a $1,000 manufacturer incentive applied after tax and assumes zero down payment)

Lease for 48 months at 2.9 per cent interest for $767 per month including tax (includes a $1,000 manufacturer incentive, assumes a 20,000 annual kilometre allowance and zero down payment)

2016 Honda CR-V. (Honda)

2016 Honda CR-V

Cash purchasers can take advantage of a $1,500 after-tax manufacturer incentive on the 2016 CR-V which is produced in Honda’s Alliston, Ont., manufacturing plant. Finance and lease customers are eligible for a $500 after-tax incentive (compared to zero in May). Financing for up to 60 months and leasing for up to 48 months are both available at 0.99 per cent.

2016 Honda CR-V LX 4WD

  • MSRP: $28,590
  • Manufacturer incentive: $1,500 (after-tax)
  • Estimated dealer discount: $750
  • Freight, PDI, government fees: $1,865
  • Cash purchase price before tax: $28,205

Finance for 60 months at 0.99 per cent interest for $565 per month including tax (includes a $500 manufacturer incentive applied after tax and assumes zero down payment)

Lease for 48 months at 0.99 per cent interest for $366 per month including tax (includes a $500 manufacturer incentive, assumes a 20,000 annual kilometre allowance and zero down payment)

2016 Cadillac XTS (General Motors)

2016 Cadillac XTS

Cash purchasers and lease customers can take advantage of a $3,000 manufacturer incentive (compared to $2,000 in April) on the 2016 XTS which is produced in GM’s Oshawa, Ont., plant, while finance customers are eligible for a $4,000 rebate (compared to $3,000 in April). Financing for up to 60 months is available at 0.9 per cent and leasing for 48 months is available at 1.9 per cent.

2016 Cadillac XTS Base

  • MSRP: $50,715
  • Manufacturer incentive: $3,000
  • Estimated dealer discount: $1,500
  • Freight, PDI, government fees: $2,597
  • Cash purchase price before tax: $48,812

Finance for 60 months at 0.9 per cent interest for $921 per month including tax (includes $4,000 manufacturer incentive applied before tax and assumes zero down payment)

Lease for 48 months at 1.9 per cent interest for $798 per month including tax (includes a $3,000 manufacturer incentive and assumes a 20,000 annual kilometre allowance and zero down payment)

Andrew Tai is CEO of Unhaggle

Pricing and calculations are based on Ontario customers and subject to availability of inventory. Please note that while the information above is accurate at the time of publication, pricing, incentives, and discounts may vary and are subject to change or discontinuation at any time. Dealer discounts are estimates and may be given at the discretion of individual dealers. Consult your local dealership for details.