Magna International's approach to getting pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles electrified is to drop in axle replacements.
VW's new EV production line in Zwickau faced a potential time-consuming process, but supplier Dürr devised a fix.
The acquisition would make Lithia the second public dealership group operating in the Canadian market.
Faced with slumping sales, Infiniti is allowing its Canadian dealers to save money and consolidate into their Nissan stores.
Suppliers to the 2022 VW Taos include Guelph Tool, Araymond, Brembo, CIE Automotive, MacLean-Fogg, Marelli, Tenneco, Hellermanntyton, Rollax, Rheinmetall Automotive and MD Elektronik.