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Mazda recalls 49,000 Mazda6s over rust issues

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

Front cross members could corrode because they were not properly coated, potentially breaking if the car suffers a sudden jolt, such as hitting a pothole. Read More

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Ford recalls crossovers over doors opening in crashes

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

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

Canadian auto sales on a six-month slide

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

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

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Ford plant inspection reaches new heights

Drones with mounted cameras make easy work of inspecting high equipment Read More

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

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

Ford recalls more than 50,000 vehicles over fire concerns

Electrified cars need new charge cords; CUVs' power cable nuts may be loose

Two separate recalls affect 50,524 C-Max Energi, Focus Electric and Fusion Energi cars, and 94 Ford Edge and Flex, and Lincoln MKX and MKT crossovers. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Aug 23, 2018, 2:30 AM

Toyota channels spirit of Chuck Norris in ad campaign

Broadcast and digital campaign showcases toughness of Toyota vehicles

Multi-model campaign approach allows Toyota to reach vehicle-specific targeted audiences with variety of products rolled under one over-arching campaign. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Aug 20, 2018, 8:00 PM

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Honda takes its light trucks off-road racing

Company to enter two rookie teams in women-exclusive 2018 Rebelle Rally

Honda saw the long-distance off-road rally as an event that would showcase and test the prowess and reliability of its light trucks in extreme conditions. Read More

Motor Sports Auto Industry Aug 17, 2018, 6:30 PM

Beneath the camo of Toyota’s all-new Supra

Our man in Japan tells what to expect when the camo wrap comes off

The fifth-generation Supra, co-developed with BMW, will offer a choice of turbocharged four- or six-cylinder engines when it arrives next spring. Read More

Car Nuts New Cars Auto Industry Aug 17, 2018, 10:35 AM

Ford celebrates 10 millionth Mustang

10 millionth car is a Wimbledon White GT V-8 convertible, like the original

Celebrations included 60 Mustang owners spelling out the milestone, under a flyover by a trio of P-51 Mustang WWII fighters (the pony car’s inspiration). Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Aug 10, 2018, 6:30 AM

Over 340,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in July

Ram pickups accounted for bulk of the total to address tailgate unlatching

Ford Escape and Fusion, Volkswagen Golf, Golf Wagon and Tiguan, and Audi A6, A7, S6, S7 and RS7 also recalled large numbers for variety of problems. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Aug 4, 2018, 10:30 PM

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Ram recalls pickups over tailgate unlatching concerns

Recall affects Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 with power locking tailgates

A Fiat Chrysler investigation revealed a small internal component in the power-locking mechanism might fail over time, allowing the tailgate to unlatch. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Aug 3, 2018, 2:30 AM

GM pickups make advancements in beds

Chev Silverado, GMC Sierra get largest, most-functional beds in segment

Made from higher-grade steel, the beds are best-in-class in cargo volume, box depth and floor length, and accessible through larger CornerStep cut-outs. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Aug 1, 2018, 10:30 PM

Auto producing nations band together against US

Canada, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, EU meet to discuss US-tariff action

Though no counter-measures have been proposed, representatives of auto-exporting nations are to meet with WTO chief Roberto Azevedo to discuss the matter. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Industry People Jul 30, 2018, 3:55 AM

Ford builds a more powerful and luxurious F-150

New high-output engine makes it most powerful F-150 ever and in its class

Raptor’s EcoBoost 3.5-litre turbocharged V-6 generates 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque, delivering power to all four wheels through a 10-speed automatic. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Jul 27, 2018, 2:30 AM

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18 reasons to admire Canadian auto production

Taking stock of Canada’s auto plants in the face of looming auto tariffs

Where your car is made can engender national pride – and some anxiety, thanks to the growing drumbeat of tariff threats coming from south of the border. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Industry People Jul 26, 2018, 2:30 AM

Fiat Chrysler names Mike Manley new CEO

As Marchionne health worsens, FCA board makes Jeep boss Manley new CEO

Marchionne was recovering from shoulder surgery but complications arose, forcing FCA to issue a statement saying the 66-year-old would return to work. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Industry People Jul 23, 2018, 2:25 AM

Canadian auto sales slip downward through first half of 2018

Five years of continuous year-over-year sales increases came to an end in June

For the first time since March 2013, new-vehicle sales in Canada fell below their year-ago levels in June, ending five years of steady sales growth. Read More

Auto Industry Jul 18, 2018, 5:25 PM

McLaren plans 18 new models, hybridize entire lineup by 2025

Track25 plan also calls for expansion into more markets, including India

Track25 also calls for boost in hand-made production to 6,000 cars per year (up 75% from current production) and a successor to the P1 hybrid hypercar. Read More

Auto Industry Green Cars New Cars Jul 15, 2018, 10:30 PM

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VIDEO: 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Review

The all-new 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 has been completely redone for the first time since 2009.

The interior and exterior of the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 is all-new. Watch our video review to learn everything you should know about the upgraded pickup truck built by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Read More


About 145,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in June

Kia, VW and supercar makers among the affected, while Takata impacts more

Issues over the month include damaged airbag circuits, sliding doors that don't stop for obstacles, and seatbelt buckles that don't restraint properly. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Jul 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

A brief history of Japanese cars made in Canada

Did you know that all these Japanese cars have been built in Canada?

A broad array of Japanese cars have been made in Canada and several still are but that production could be threatened by Trump’s proposed 25% tariff. Read More

New Cars Classic Cars Auto Industry Jul 3, 2018, 5:15 PM

Lexus recalls 120,000 models over fire risk concerns

Affects Lexus IS sedan/convertible and GS sedan/hybrid, all with 3.5 V-6

Total of 119,900 cars (2006-13 Lexus IS 350, IS 350C from 2010-14, and GS 350 and GS 450h from 2007-11) are affected in North America (4,900 in Canada). Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Jun 29, 2018, 2:30 AM

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2018 EcoRun surpasses all expectations

AJAC EcoRun continues to be showcase for fuel-efficient vehicles, driving

The 19 journalist drivers were required to maintain the posted speed-limits but were encouraged to be as efficient as possible with the “go pedal.” Read More


Mazda recalls CX-5 over faulty air-curtains

Air-curtain airbags might not unfold and deploy properly in a roll-over

Mazda CX-5 CUVs from 2018 may have improperly-manufactured airbags that might not deploy properly, meaning they won't protect occupants as they should. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Jun 27, 2018, 3:15 AM

These ‘All-American’ cars are made in Canada!

They’ll be subject to a 25% tariff for American buyers if Trump’s auto threat materializes

Are Americans ready to pay the 25% tariff President Donald Trump threatens to impose on these ‘All-American’ icons made in Canada? Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Car Nuts Jun 26, 2018, 12:55 PM

25 cars produced in nations playing at the World Cup final

32 are playing in the World Cup final; 25 of them have an auto industry

Germany and Japan are powerhouses in auto and soccer circles, but it might surprise you to know many others at the World Cup final are also auto producers. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Industry People Jun 25, 2018, 2:30 PM

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Chevrolet brings back the Blazer

New CUV slots into lineup between compact Equinox and full-size Traverse

About the size of the short-wheelbase mid-sized TrailBlazer that went away in 2009, the new Blazer dimensionally matches up exactly with the GMC Acadia. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Jun 23, 2018, 10:15 PM

Audi, Hyundai to partner on fuel-cell development

Two will share existing and future patents on FCEV components, technologies

The agreement includes access to fuel cell components, including the knowledge acquired by Hyundai in developing its Tucson Fuel Cell and the new Nexo. Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry Jun 21, 2018, 2:30 AM

10 good and 10 not so good brands in Initial Quality

J.D. Power polled 75,000 new buyers during their vehicle’s first 90 days

New vehicle quality has improved for the fourth consecutive year, and it’s at its best level ever according to the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Awards Jun 20, 2018, 8:00 AM

Ford recalls 9,100 vehicles for various issues

1,636 of recalled vehicles from model years 2017 and 2018 are in Canada

F-Series trucks, Edge and Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and MKZ afflicted by issues with fuel pumps, braking systems and transmission torque converters. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Jun 15, 2018, 2:30 AM

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Canadian auto sales fall in May for third month in a row

2018 sales to date remain ahead of last year’s record pace – barely!

After two strong sales months to kick off 2018, widespread expectations of a softening in the Canadian auto market seem to be coming true. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Jun 6, 2018, 3:40 PM

Movin'On summit exists to facilitate change

Global summit seeks solutions to ensure mobility is sustainable

Nicholas Beaumont, director of the Movin’On Summit by Michelin says event gathers people “to innovate, to construct, to look from ambition to action.” Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry Jun 5, 2018, 3:10 PM

Toyota products again judged tops in value

Vincentric hands out 2018 Best Value in Canada awards to top brands, models

Toyota scored highest with 12 model category wins and 2 brand awards; BMW judged tops in luxury and 5 models; Honda, Ford had brand and 4 model-wins each. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Car Buying May 31, 2018, 9:25 AM

9 iconic models that became their own marques

When a model shows growth potential, it sometimes needs to branch out

Throughout history, legendary auto makes have created legendary models, such as Beetle, Corvette and Supra. Sometimes, those models need their own space Read More

Classic Cars Car Nuts Auto Industry May 28, 2018, 2:30 AM

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Hyundai to offer drivers pay-by-car technology

Partnership with Xevo to adapt Xevo Market and develop Hyundai Wallet

Technology would let drivers use car’s multimedia system to pay for coffee at the drive-thru, gas at the pump or parking at pay-and-display terminals. Read More

Auto Technology Auto Industry May 24, 2018, 2:30 AM

Canadian acquires 10% share in McLaren Group

Becomes 3rd largest shareholder in racing, auto and technology company

Michael Latifi, chairman and CEO of Sofina Foods, has acquired 888,135 common shares in McLaren for £203.8 million (more than $349 million Canadian). Read More


Nine ragtops you can get for less than $12,000

What's happened with convertibles in Canada?

In the overall market, the convertible automobile is losing ground against the tsunami of sport utilities and crossovers being snapped up by consumers. Read More

Used Cars Auto Industry May 17, 2018, 2:30 AM

Report says UK considering Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle ban

Autocar and FT report says government considering EV range requirements

Alleged requirement of 80.5-km (50-mile) electric range would exclude almost all of PHEVs currently on the roads, including the top-selling Toyota Prius. Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry May 7, 2018, 2:30 AM

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