Commercial Vehicles

Ford explores autonomous delivery vans

Ford partners with Postmates on-demand delivery for driverless deliveries

Pilot project in Miami and Miami Beach explores how merchants and customers would interact with driverless Ford Transit Connect delivery van due in 2021. Read More

Autonomous Driving Commercial Vehicles Jun 12, 2018, 2:30 AM

Electric paratransit bus unveiled in Montreal

Zero-emissions mini/midi-bus made global debut at Michelin Movin'On summit Read More

Green Cars Commercial Vehicles Jun 3, 2018, 2:30 AM

Bugatti creates a new model for young enthusiasts

LEGO model of 2-year old Chiron a refined, intricate rendition of supercar Read More

Car Nuts Commercial Vehicles Jun 2, 2018, 2:30 AM

Volkswagen looks to electrify transport trucks

German government to subsidize project to use power lines by heavy trucks Read More

Green Cars Commercial Vehicles May 30, 2018, 2:30 AM


Acura RDX makes public debut at Tour of California

RDX named official team and lead support vehicle of Rally Cycling team Read More

Luxury Cars Commercial Vehicles May 18, 2018, 2:30 AM

Dodge adds Durango to Police Services choices

Addition offers option for police services in rural areas, variable climates

The 5.7-litre Hemi V-8 uses an 8-speed automatic to send 360 hp to all four wheels, a combination already used by the Dodge Charger Pursuit police car. Read More

Commercial Vehicles Off Roading May 12, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ford hybrid delivers a greener shade of blue

Hybrid quicker to 160 km/h than Ford’s long-serving Crown Vic police car

Ford’s Police Responder Hybrid has earned thumbs-up in independent police vehicle testing by the Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles Police Dept. Read More

Work trucks put on a show in Indianapolis

Truck debuts shun the lights of Geneva for the heartland of America

Among the large rigs from companies such as Navistar and Kenworth, are light truck introductions from Chevrolet, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Ram. Read More

Auto Shows Commercial Vehicles Mar 8, 2018, 1:00 AM


Toyota shows off future of commercial vehicles

Open concept autonomous electric vehicle to be available in three sizes

Open-control interface allows companies to install their own automated driving and vehicle management systems, researched and tested to suit their needs. Read More

Ford F-150 becomes first Responder

Purpose-built F-150 Police Responder is first pursuit-rated pickup

With excellent off-road manners, this pickup is expected to become a favourite of rural sheriff departments, border patrols and game wardens. Read More

Commercial Vehicles Jul 22, 2017, 10:10 PM

Ford refreshes Transit inside and out

Also expected to offer plug-in hybrid version of revamped model in 2019

New Transit updates front end in line with ECOnetic design, and an all-new cabin with improved comfort, ergonomics and productivity-enhancing features. Read More

Commercial Vehicles Jul 12, 2017, 10:00 PM

Single seater recruited by police service

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) does up Mono for Isle of Man police duty

Powered by a 305-hp 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine, the lightweight (580-kg), fully-British Mono can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in three seconds. Read More

Commercial Vehicles May 26, 2017, 10:30 PM


GM to unveil new US Army vehicle

Midsize pickup based vehicle will use fuel-celll electric powetrain

No specifics have been revealed save for a silhouette showing four doors, bulging fenders and a short rear that could be a trunk-like pick-up box. Read More

Nissan, Ram plan for pickup future

Nissan adds new pickup to Titan lineup; Ram invests in production

New Titan marks the first ever regular cab in Titan’s history, as the company pushes into the contractor and fleet markets, while FCA retools plant. Read More

New Cars Commercial Vehicles Auto Industry Jul 26, 2016, 10:30 PM

Aston Martin creates consultancy firm

New firm will offer design, engineering and manufacturing expertise

This is not a new business path for Aston Martin, having in the past collaborated on the design of the London Bus of the future and a powerboat. Read More

Auto Industry Commercial Vehicles Mar 12, 2016, 7:30 PM

Montreal turns over new Leaf in taxi service

Nissan partners in pilot project to create dedicated electric cab fleet

The Téo electric fleet also includes Kia Soul and Tesla Model S, with the intent to have 2,000 electric taxis on Montreal streets by 2020. Read More


Factory conversions for Mercedes-Benz Metris

Single-invoice conversions carry factory warranty on all equipment

Vans’ mobility solutions involve tailor-made conversions to aid driving by people with physical handicaps or age-related movement restrictions. Read More

New Cars Commercial Vehicles Oct 30, 2015, 5:00 AM

Ram EcoDiesel, Ford Transit win Canadian Truck King Challenge

Ram EcoDiesel and Ford Transit score back-to-back titles in Canada's top truck test

GMC Canyon Diesel and all-new Mercedes-Benz Metris mid-size van were also tops in their individual classes. Read More

FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris mid-size van

New mid-size Metris fills niche below Spinter in commercial van market

Like its Sprinter big-brother the new Mercedes-Benz Metris will be offered in both cargo and passenger configurations but with just one size for all. Read More

Business vehicles perform double duty: Ford

Survey of small businesses show vehicles double as family vehicles

Only 42% say they use vehicles strictly for business; 25% use them for non-business needs 25% of the time; another 17% use them at least half the time. Read More

Commercial Vehicles Oct 2, 2015, 5:00 AM


Dodge puts largest display screen in Charger

Police package means better, safer integration of external systems

Today’s police vehicle conversions not only compromise space but often hide vehicle function controls and could be safety hazards in crash situations. Read More

Auto Technology Commercial Vehicles Sep 14, 2015, 12:00 AM

Ford top of class in Best Fleet Value awards

F-Series sweep full-size pickup categories, vans and crossovers take multiple titles

Thirteen manufacturers and 18 brands took class honours in 41 categories, judged on the lifecycle costs of ownership and usage in a fleet environment. Read More

Auto Awards Commercial Vehicles Jun 5, 2015, 11:00 AM

Would you buy a Mercedes-Benz pickup?

Mercedes-Benz plans to add a pickup truck to its lineup by 2020

Initially, the new Mercedes-Benz pickup will be targeted at markets in Australia, Europe, Latin America, and South Africa – not North America. Read More

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Ram Promaster City

Ram’s new urban work-pony also comes as a five-seater wagon

These smaller, more fuel-efficient vans are a welcome addition to our urban roadscapes and the Promaster City just might be the class of its class. Read More

New Cars Commercial Vehicles Jan 28, 2015, 5:05 AM


Santa has alternatives to his sleigh this year

New commercial vans offer real alternatives for delivering Christmas gifts

Here are eight options the Claus family should consider buying as backups to Santa's sleigh, just in case. Read More

Ford Transit wins Canadian Truck King Van Challenge

Cargo vans work hard with little notice but the Truck King Van Challenge put them in the spotlight

Pickups typically get most of the attention in the truck world – they’re the glamour stars of the business, with their great looks and fancy trimmings. Cargo vans, on the other hand, are the ugly ducklings. Read More

2015 HD Truck King Challenge in pictures

GMC Sierra HD sweeps Canadian Truck King Challenge

The truck world's heavy-duty workhorses were subjected to testing when empty as well as with a hefty payload and hauling fifth-wheel RV trailers. Read More

GMC Sierra HD sweeps Canadian Truck King Challenge

The GMC Sierra proved best in multiple measures during rigorous testing regimen

The truck world's workhorses were subjected to heavy-duty testing when empty, with a hefty payload and hauling fifth-wheel RV trailers. Read More

New Cars Commercial Vehicles Auto Industry Oct 17, 2014, 11:00 PM


Nissan NV200 van offers 5-year/160,000-km warranty

Basic limited bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranties are both extended to 5-years/160k-km

Nissan has just upped the ante in the class by announcing what it calls Canada’s best commercial van warranty on its 2015 NV200 Compact Cargo van. Read More

New Cars Commercial Vehicles Oct 16, 2014, 8:40 PM

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Ford F-150

Lightweight aluminum body and smaller turbocharged engines highlight new truck

New F-150 prices range from $21,399 to $66,999, encompassing a mind-boggling number of engine, cabin, bed, drive, and trim level combinations. Read More

New Cars Commercial Vehicles Oct 5, 2014, 4:30 PM

2015 Ram Heavy Duties claim class superiority

Chrysler Canada says Ram HDs offer best-in-class power, towing capacity and payload

Depending on model, new Ram Heavy Duties feature up to 865 lb-ft of torque, 13,608 kg (30,000 lb) towing capacity and 3,352 kg (7,390 lb) payload. Read More

Commercial Vehicles Aug 25, 2014, 9:00 PM

New mid-size Mercedes van coming to Canada

Mercedes-Benz to enter mid-size van market in North America with new Vito

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the next-generation of the mid-size Vito commercial van is coming to Canada sometime late next year. Read More

Commercial Vehicles Jul 30, 2014, 3:00 PM


Ford previews 2015 F-Series Super Duty

New Super Duty truck claims best-in-class power, torque and towing capacity

Second-generation 6.7-litre Ford Power StrokeV-8 turbo diesel engine in all F-250 to F-450 models boasts 440 horsepower and 860 lb-ft of torque. Read More

Commercial Vehicles New Cars Mar 10, 2014, 4:00 AM

2015 Ford F-150 can take on winter

Snow plow prep option to be available across all cab configurations

The snow plow prep option package will be offered on F-150 trucks with XL, XLT or Lariat trim levels, a 5.0-litre V-8 engine and four-wheel drive. Read More

2015 Chevrolet City Express debuts in Chicago

Chevrolet's rebadged Nissan NV200 compact van to go on sale this fall

Like the award-winning Nissan NV200 on which it is based, the Chevrolet City Express will be built at Nissan's assembly plant in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Read More

New Cars Commercial Vehicles Feb 7, 2014, 6:00 PM

Ram to offer new small commercial van

Ram ProMaster City will join the larger ProMaster van introduced earlier this year

Chrysler's new Ram ProMaster City will compete with small commercial and passenger vans such as the Ford Transit Connect and Nissan NV200. Read More

Commercial Vehicles New Cars Dec 2, 2013, 6:00 PM


Ford Police Interceptors tops in acceleration tests

Ford ecoBoost vehicles claim best acceleration in Michigan State Police car trials

EcoBoost V-6-powered, AWD Police Interceptors bested their competitors in acceleration tests from 0-to-60 mph (96.6 km/h) and 0-100 mph (160.9 km/h). Read More

Auto Industry Commercial Vehicles Oct 18, 2013, 3:00 PM

FIRST DRIVE: 2014 Ram Trucks

New models, features make the 2014 Ram lineup the most comprehensive ever

With a wide-ranging lineup that offers superior fuel efficiency, towing and payload capabilities and segment-leading power, Ram is on a roll. Read More

New Cars Commercial Vehicles Oct 17, 2013, 4:00 AM

2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit acclaimed fastest AWD police car

Charger Pursuit AWD achieves fastest lap time in Michigan State Police testing

Dodge Charger Pursuit is said to offer the segment’s best combination of world-class technology, acceleration, braking, handling and dynamics. Read More

2015 Silverado HD, Sierra HD pickups revealed

GM says its HD trucks feature segment-leading capabilities across the range

General Motors revealed its all-new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD full-size pickups in the great truck-buying state of Texas. Read More

New Cars Commercial Vehicles Sep 30, 2013, 6:00 PM