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Volkswagen gets Bulli on electric cargo van

Latest take on I.D. BUZZ update of MagicBus to appeal to commercial market

I.D. BUZZ CARGO uses Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive (MEB) platform, and can be fitted with a 111-kWh lithium-ion battery to give it a range of 550 km. Read More

Audi announces initiatives in support of e-tron

Audi announces slew of initiatives to improve convenience for e-tron buyers Read More

New Cars Green Cars Sep 19, 2018, 2:30 AM

Mazda recalls 49,000 Mazda6s over rust issues

Lower control arm mounting-point corrosion could lead to loss of steering Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Sep 18, 2018, 2:30 AM

Volvo shows off concept to take on airline industry

Autonomous electric vehicle provides alternative to short-haul air travel Read More

Future Cars Autonomous Driving Green Cars Sep 17, 2018, 2:30 AM


Volkswagen prepares Final Edition Beetle for send-off

Final Edition Beetles to be available in coupe and convertible bodystyles Read More

New Cars Car Nuts Sep 14, 2018, 10:30 PM

Ford recalls crossovers over doors opening in crashes

Recall affects 2018 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers built in Oakville

Vehicles may have door striker bolts that are 5 mm shorter than the requirement, which means they may allow the door to pop open in the event of a crash Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Sep 14, 2018, 2:30 AM

Rare coach-built Delahaye headed for Cobble Beach 2018

More than 100 amazing classic cars will be on display at Cobble Beach this Sunday

Only the most elegant, original and authentic vehicles are invited to participate at Canada’s prestigious Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Read More

Car Nuts Classic Cars Sep 13, 2018, 11:20 PM

Aston Martin offers insight into upcoming Rapide E

Battery electric car will perform to standards of current gasoline Rapide

Electric luxury 4-door is powered by two rear-mounted motors producing 455 kW and 701 lb-ft of torque. and enabling 0-100 km/h runs in 4.0 second range Read More

Green Cars Luxury Cars New Cars Sep 12, 2018, 6:30 PM


Audi integrates toll payments in coming e-tron

Audi e-tron first car to launch with integrated toll-payment technology

Mid-sized electric crossover features a standard Integrated Toll Module in the rearview mirror, allowing automatic toll payment in the US and Canada. Read More

Auto Technology Green Cars Sep 12, 2018, 2:00 AM

Mercedes unveils vision of future urban transportation

Autonomous electric vehicle can quickly adapt to carry people or cargo

Vision Urbanetic concept eliminates need to have panel and window models by creating a “skateboard” chassis on which a people- or cargo-mover is mounted Read More

BMW to introduce personal assistant for drivers

BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant will serve drivers in a variety of ways

Set to debut in 2019, the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant can help explain vehicle systems, check vehicle status and can even carry on a conversation. Read More

Auto Technology Luxury Cars Sep 10, 2018, 2:30 AM

Jaguar Land Rover offers modern infotainment for classics

Systems offer modern audio, navigation and infotainment in classic styles

Compatible with negative earth vehicles, Classic Infotainment Systems come in five designs, including two branded units for Jaguar and two for Land Rover. Read More

Auto Accesories Classic Cars Sep 8, 2018, 2:30 AM


Canadian auto sales on a six-month slide

Six months of slipping sales dash earlier hopes of another record year

While 2018 auto sales kicked off in high gear in Canada, they’ve been on a slow but consistent decline for the past six months. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Sep 7, 2018, 2:55 PM

Ford recalls 2 million pickups over fire worries

F-150 pickups may have faulty seatbelt pretensioners that could start fires

Some seatbelt pretensioners may generate excessive sparks and, given the gases involved in the deployment, may ignite the gas, which might start a fire. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Sep 7, 2018, 2:30 AM

Over 62,000 vehicles recalled in August in Canada

Brakes were main issue, resulting in 3 major recalls affecting 15 models

GM and FCA were most affected over August, recalling over 19,000 vehicles each over a brake issue, which to a lesser extent also affected Mercedes-Benz. Read More

Car Safety Car Care Sep 5, 2018, 6:30 PM

Mercedes flips switch on EV future with EQC

New electric crossover is almost identical in size and shape to GLC-Class

Similar to the GLC, the EQC crossover has a distinctive electric vehicle look with blue accents, while staying true to Mercedes’ Progressive Luxury idiom. Read More

Green Cars New Cars Luxury Cars Sep 5, 2018, 2:30 AM


Bentley writes new chapter in branding

Bentley inks deal with Graf von Faber-Castell writing instruments

Special collection includes fountain pens, and rollerball and ballpoint pens, available in Bentley Tungsten, Bentley Sequin Blue and Bentley White Satin. Read More

Auto Accesories Luxury Cars Sep 3, 2018, 10:30 PM

School's in! Tips for both drivers and school-kids

A few tips to both drivers and kids to help keep them safe this school year

School has started again in most Canadian jurisdictions so it's time to readjust our attitudes and driving habits to help keep our children safe. Read More

Safe Driving Tips Car Safety Sep 3, 2018, 2:00 AM

Beetles head home for birthday celebration

Beetle Sunshine Tour heads to Wolfsburg for New Beetle's 20th anniversary

“Beetle Sunshine Tour to Wolfsburg” marks the first time the annual celebration will not take place at Travemünde, in the Baltic Sea coast city of Lübeck. Read More

Car Nuts Classic Cars Sep 2, 2018, 10:30 PM

Rolls-Royce enhances privacy in its Phantom

Privacy Suite for Phantom features visual, audio, communication features

Electrochromatic glass separates front and rear cabins, while an intercom allows communication between them; sound insulation keeps conversations private. Read More

Luxury Cars Auto Shows Aug 31, 2018, 10:30 PM


Ford plant inspection reaches new heights

Drones with mounted cameras make easy work of inspecting high equipment

Inspectors are performing 12-minute tasks that would otherwise require them to climb on scaffolding and extendable platforms for a 12-hour inspection. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Technology Aug 30, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ferrari debuts its lightest, most powerful Spider

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider is the Prancing Horse's 50th convertible

The 488 Pista Spider is Ferrari’s 50th convertible and sets a new benchmark for Spider performance with unprecedented weight to power ratio of 1.94 kg/hp. Read More

New Cars Auto Shows Aug 29, 2018, 1:15 AM

Bugatti unveils $7.5 million track-only Divo

Limited production car (40 units to be made) shifts attention to handling

Named after French driver Albert Divo, Divo carries on the Bugatti legacy of awesome power but the company decided to take it in a different direction. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Motor Sports Aug 27, 2018, 10:30 PM

Porsche builds new 993 Turbo

Project Gold blends classic 1998 911 Turbo styling with modern trimmings

Project Gold is a show car using an original 1998 body shell and painted the same Golden Yellow Metallic colour of the 2018 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. Read More

Classic Cars Luxury Cars New Cars Aug 26, 2018, 10:30 PM


Fiat Chryser recalls 210,000 vehicles with brake issues

Minivans and SUVs were inadvertently fitted with faulty brake components

Affected are 2018 Dodge Journeys, 2018-2019 Dodge Grand Caravans, 2018-2019 Jeep Compass SUVs and 2019 Jeep Cherokees, suffering from spongy brakes. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Aug 23, 2018, 10:30 PM