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BWW introduces second-generation 8 Series

BMW M850i xDrive comes 20 years after original 8 went out of production

With a 523-hp twin-turbo V-8, the 8 Series will launch in a coupe bodystyle, and is expected to add a convertible and a 4-door Gran Coupe at a later date. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Jun 19, 2018, 2:30 AM

Car Hammock makes easy work of resting in a cabin

Setting up in 5 minutes, it provides a comfortable place to stretch out Read More

Car Travel Auto Accesories Jun 18, 2018, 2:30 AM

Cadillac's Super Cruise a taste of the future

Allows uninterrupted semi-autonomous driving, but driver must pay attention Read More

Autonomous Driving Auto Technology Jun 17, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ferrari makes bespoke 488 for racing clients

Piloti Ferrari 488 Pista is the latest of Ferrari’s Tailor Made program Read More

Car Nuts Motor Sports New Cars Jun 15, 2018, 10:30 PM

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Ford recalls 9,100 vehicles for various issues

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

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

Ford on track for improved Shelby GT350

New car sticks to Carroll Shelby's original formula for racetrack success

Ford Performance derived inspiration from road racing programs around the world to improve 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 looks, performance and drivability. Read More

New Cars Car Nuts Jun 13, 2018, 1:45 AM

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

General Motors and Honda to partner on EV batteries

Honda will work with GM’s next-gen battery system to help find efficiencies

Two will work to develop future generation of batteries that will hold more charge in a smaller package, and charge more quickly, mostly for North America. Read More

Green Cars Auto Technology Jun 9, 2018, 6:30 PM

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Audi Q8 a sportier sport utility

New 5-passenger SUV builds on the function and elegance of the Q7

All-new Q8 also introduces Audi’s new SUV design language, starting front and centre with a singleframe octagonal grille offset by large air intakes. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Jun 8, 2018, 2:30 AM

Porsche on mission to create Tesla-rival Taycan

Eurasian-derived name reportedly translates roughly as “lively young horse”

Production Taycan will use two permanently activated synchronous motors (PSM) generating over 600 horsepower and do the 0-100 km/h in under 3.5 seconds. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Green Cars Jun 8, 2018, 2:30 AM

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

UK study finds hybrids fall way short of economy ratings

Some plug-in hybrids missed their advertised ratings by almost 6 L/100 km

Analysis of 148,000 real fuel economy reports filed by drivers found only one in 39 hybrids (self-charging or plug-in) delivered on advertised ratings. Read More

Fuel Economy Green Cars Jun 6, 2018, 2:30 AM

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Children improperly protected in child seats: report

Independent UK checks show 59% of kids in car seats not properly protected

Child Seat Safety organization found 49% of car seats not tightened up sufficiently and more than 40% fastened by seatbelts weren’t strapped down properly. Read More

Car Safety Auto Accesories Jun 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

Great Race to finish off in Nova Scotia on Canada Day

2018 vintage-car rally begins in Buffalo June 22 and finishes in Halifax

More than 110 vintage cars and trucks will make 3,800-km trek, with 17 stops in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Read More

Classic Cars Car Nuts Motor Sports Jun 4, 2018, 6:00 AM

Nearly 570,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in May

490,000 Fiat Chrysler vehicles recalled for cruise control problem

568,936 vehicles were recalled in 14 actions for 30 models from 12 brands, ranging from loss of power steering to airbags and pretentioners not deploying. Read More

Car Safety Car Care Jun 4, 2018, 2:30 AM

Electric paratransit bus unveiled in Montreal

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

Lion M all-electric, 200-hp paratransit "kneeling" bus (dropping 82.55 mm) is capable of 120- to 240-km range, depending on choice of LG Chem batteries. Read More

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

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Bugatti creates a new model for young enthusiasts

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

LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron, a 1:8 scale, 3,599-piece model, features W-16 with working pistons, deployable rear wing and 8-speed paddle-shift gearbox. Read More

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

Total tire recycling a target for Michelin

Company plans to manufacture tires with 80% sustainable materials by 2048

Impact of moves will save 33 million barrels of oil annually – the equivalent of fuel consumed by a typical sedan driving 65 billion km at 8.0 L/100 km. Read More

Jun 1, 2018, 2:30 AM

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

Jaguar Land Rover taking self-driving cars off road

Partly funded by UK government, project CORTEX to develop new technology

Project will develop new “5D” technique, adding sound to real-time sensing already present in autonomous car development (video, radar, light, distance). Read More

Autonomous Driving Off Roading May 31, 2018, 2:30 AM

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Volkswagen looks to electrify transport trucks

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

Heavy-goods vehicle (HGV) test is conducted by VW (which will supply trucks) and Siemens (which will supply the means to acquire electricity on the fly). Read More

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

Ford enhances new Raptor for smarter off-roading

Changes include adaptive suspension, off-road cruise control, new seats

Raptor philosophy is that a high-performance off-roader requires much more than superior power; it needs superior suspension prowess to handle the power. Read More

New Cars Off Roading Car Nuts May 27, 2018, 2:30 AM

Riderless motorcycle ready for autonomous world

Riderless bike expected to allow more comprehensive autonomous car testing

Motorcycle manoeuvrability and acceleration present unique obstacles for autonomous cars, and advanced driver assistance programs have to react differently. Read More


Honda explores turning Civic into a pickup

One-off Civic Type R Pickup Truck created by specialist engineering team

Codenamed Project P, it was modified and developed from a pre-production version of the Civic, using the same mechanicals as the production Type R. Read More

Future Cars Auto Shows May 25, 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