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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 Read More

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Ram recalls pickups over tailgate unlatching concerns

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

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

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Auto producing nations band together against US

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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


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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

Fiat readies 500X for spring with Blue Sky Edition

Available in both front- and all-wheel drive with 9-speed automatics

Compact crossover is available in four exterior colours, with chrome accents on mirror caps, door and hatch handles, and body-side moldings, among others. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry May 1, 2018, 2:30 AM

Fiat Chrysler repackages Conner Avenue plant

Former home of Viper hand-assembly will now house FCA's US Car Collection

Newly-renamed Conner Center will become meeting/display space (initially just for FCA), showcasing company's historic production and concept vehicles. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Industry People Mar 22, 2018, 1:30 AM

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Ford shifts strategies to focus on hybrids, SUVs

New faces include include Shelby GT500, Bronco, F-Series HD and Ranger

Ford brass announced it’s revamping product portfolio, replacing 75% of existing models and adding four new nameplates, including two new off-road SUVs. Read More

Auto Industry Green Cars New Cars Mar 16, 2018, 7:55 PM

VW Group commits to 16 EV production facilities

VW currently produces EVs at 3 plants and plans to add another 9 by 2020

As part of “Roadmap E,” VW has announced plans to have 80 electric nameplates among various brands, and build up to three million EVs annually, by 2025. Read More

Auto Industry Green Cars Mar 14, 2018, 2:30 AM

Hyundai unveils new Santa Fe, adds diesel, drops Sport

New fourth-generation midsize SUV is bigger and bolder with new features

Occasional-use third-row seat goes away on all but new diesel, with Hyundai saying it plans to introduce a new yet-unnamed larger 8-passenger, 3-row SUV. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Feb 22, 2018, 11:30 PM

Audi to integrate toll collection into rearview mirrors

Audi first company to offer integrated toll transponders on select cars

Programmed through the vehicle's Multimedia Interface (MMI), the system can reportedly handle multiple accounts and even work with High-Occupancy lanes. Read More

Auto Technology Auto Industry Car Travel Feb 21, 2018, 3:30 AM

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Volkswagen sketches out a new Touareg

Third generation SUV bears close resemblance to VW T-Prime GTE Concept

Among the new SUV’s features are air suspension, roll stabilization, rear-wheel steering, and innovative infotainment system with full connectivity. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Feb 9, 2018, 10:30 PM

Why the Hyundai Elantra is Canada’s second-best-selling car

The Elantra has become a refined, high-value car with proven reliability

With the arrival of a thoroughly reworked model for 2017, the Elantra becomes an even more worthy competitor for the top sales spot. Read More

New Cars Fuel Economy Auto Industry Apr 26, 2016, 10:40 AM

FIRST DRIVE: Honda HR-V brings room to sub-compact CUV class

Think of Honda's new sub-compact HR-V as a cross between the CR-V and Fit

The HR-V's big advantage over its growing list of competitors is the roominess provided by the unique Fit platform on which it is based. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry May 5, 2015, 8:00 PM