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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 18, 2018, 10:30 PM

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

FIRST DRIVE: 21 refreshments in the 2019 Kia Sorento

Mid-sized Kia SUV gets a mid-cycle refreshening prior to 3rd gen intro Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars Jun 14, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ford on track for improved Shelby GT350

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

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

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FIRST LOOK: 2019 Hyundai Veloster gets sportier

New engine and new suspension make second gen drive as good as it looks Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars Jun 10, 2018, 10:30 PM

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

FIRST DRIVE: 14 developments in the 2019 Lexus ES

7th-gen ES sits on a stiffer, sportier platform and offers an F-Sport

Is the all-new 7th generation of Lexus’ mid-size sedan any quicker, or more agile? Is it better than before? Here are 14 things of note we found out. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Automotive Reviews Jun 7, 2018, 6:00 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

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

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


Ford recalls EcoSport, F-Series for brake issues

EcoSport has incorrect bits; medium-duty trucks have brake cable issues

EcoSports have incorrect brake fluid reservoir caps and European owner’s manuals; F-650 ad F-750 trucks have parking brakes cables with inadequate tension. Read More

Car Safety New Cars May 20, 2018, 2:30 AM

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FIRST DRIVE: 18 things you should know about Ford's EcoSport

Built in India; massaged to meet the demands of North American buyers

To fill out its SUV/CUV lineup, Ford is joining the small SUV/CUV segment with EcoSport, a vehicle that has been selling in other markets since 2012. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews May 18, 2018, 2:00 PM

Subaru makes Crosstrek its first plug-in hybrid

Crosstrek Hybrid will pair Toyota Hybrid System (THS) to Boxer engine

In addition to the 2.0-litre flat-4 engine, the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid will retain Subaru’s Symmetrical All Wheel Drive, but will add a new transmission. Read More

Green Cars New Cars May 13, 2018, 2:30 AM

9 ways new Lincoln MKC matches new Acura RDX

New MKC takes on new RDX for battle of the 2019 compact crossovers

With the adoption of the new Lincoln design language, the MKC gets redone for 2019 at the same time as Acura is bringing in a bigger compact 2019 RDX. Read More

Luxury Cars New Cars May 11, 2018, 2:30 AM

New M5 Competition is BMW's most powerful sedan ever

Competition designation to become specific trim at top of M model ranges

TwinPower Turbo 4.4-litre V-8, generates 617 hp at 6,000 rpm and 553 lb-ft or torque from 1,800-5,860 rpm, to accelerate to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Car Nuts May 10, 2018, 2:30 AM

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QUICK LOOK: 2019 Genesis G70

Luxury sedan is well-engineered, satisfying to drive, and excellent value

Does North America really need another performance sedan? Genesis thinks it does, and introduced its compact G70 sedan this month in Canada to prove it. Read More

Luxury Cars New Cars May 9, 2018, 10:30 AM

Kia shows off new Niro EV ahead of Paris Motor Show

EV version identical to current hybrid with unique grille, front fascia

New-gen powertrain uses 39.2 kWh lithium polymer battery to offer 240 km of range, with option to move up to 64 kWh battery pack and 380 km range. Read More

Green Cars Auto Shows New Cars May 8, 2018, 2:30 AM

Volkswagen to debut new GTI flagship at Worthersee

Volkswagen GTI TCR is street legal version of TCR series racing Golf GTI

GTI TCR 2.0-turbo engine makes 285 hp, which is 65 more than the “ordinary” GTI’s and 84 fewer than racing car’s, plateauing between 5,000 and 6,800 rpm. Read More

New Cars Car Nuts May 5, 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

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25 things you need to know about the 2019 A-Class

New-to-Canada luxury compact redefines Mercedes-Benz entry-level

The A-Class enters its 4th generation globally, but its 1st in Canada, where it’s expected to make a significant impact in the luxury compact segment. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Automotive Reviews Apr 28, 2018, 9:30 PM

FIRST DRIVE: 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke

You have to keep reminding yourself that it's a big diesel churning away

After driving various 2018 F-150s with and without payloads and trailers, we find minimal engine noise in the cabin, regardless of engine load. Read More

New Cars Apr 28, 2018, 4:30 PM

FIRST DRIVE: 2018 Buick Regal Sportback and GS

Little changes add up to a more refined, luxurious and sophisticated look

2018 Buick Regal Sportback will arrive in Preferred II and Essence trim; Regal GS will get you where you need to go, and you'll enjoy every minute. Read More

New Cars Apr 28, 2018, 2:30 AM

Mercedes embraces AR and VR as sales tools

New A-Class a digital tour de force in vehicle and in showrooms

Mercedes-Benz introducing 3D augmented reality app called Mercedes cAR, and equipping showrooms with data goggles for InCar Virtual Reality Experience. Read More

Auto Technology Car Buying New Cars Apr 27, 2018, 2:30 AM

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Aston Martin resurrects old DBS name for new flagship

DBS Superleggera completes Aston Martin’s goal of replacing 2-door models

First displayed on 1958's DB4, the name Superleggera in its stylized signature script, will adorn the hood of the new DBS, alongside the hood vents. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Apr 21, 2018, 9:10 PM

Mazda takes Mazda6 upmarket with mid-cycle refresh

New front and rear clips and almost all-new interior, floor to ceiling

More elegant looks pit it against offerings from Acura, Buick, Lexus and Volkswagen, though Mazda is also aiming at Audi, BMW, Infiniti and Mercedes. Read More

New Cars Car Buying Apr 21, 2018, 2:30 AM

Corvette chosen to again pace Indy 500

2019 ZR1 to lead 33-car field to green flag in 102nd running of the race

This marks the 15th time in 40 years the performance coupe has served as the race pace car (including five straight years from 2004 to 2008, inclusive). Read More

Motor Sports New Cars Apr 20, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ford F-150 diesel ratings a Power Stroke of genius

Ford’s new F-150 Power Stroke diesel posts top fuel efficiency ratings

Addition of all-new 3.0L Power Stroke V-6 diesel boosts number of engine choices for F-150 buyers to six. Diesel trucks due to arrive at dealers in May. Read More

Fuel Economy New Cars Apr 19, 2018, 12:05 AM

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Dodge adds more sport to Durango sport ute

Limited-run appearance package adds looks of R/T and SRT to Durango GT

Durango GT Rallye Appearance Package adds performance hood with cold air intake and two heat extractors, performance front fascia and LED fog lights. Read More

New Cars Auto Accesories Apr 12, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ford shifts Focus to an all-new global model

New Focus available in 4-door bodystyles (hatchback, sedan and wagon)

A product of One Ford manufacturing strategy, all-new, roomier, global Focus features innovative technologies, and improved power and ride and handling. Read More

New Cars Car Buying Apr 11, 2018, 2:30 AM

QUICK LOOK: 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Not to be mistaken for the sporty coupe and convertible of yesteryear

Latest addition to the Mitsubishi fold is a compact crossover aimed at the mass market, slotting in between the entry-level RVR and larger Outlander. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Apr 8, 2018, 9:30 PM

Subaru celebrates 30 years of STI with limited editions

Production-run limited to 500 versions of WRX STI Type RA and BRZ tS

Founded in 1988, Subaru Tecnica International (STI) forwards Subaru’s motorsports ventures and develops performance parts for its production vehicles. Read More

New Cars Car Nuts Apr 3, 2018, 2:30 AM

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QUICK LOOK: 2018 Range Rover Sport SVR

For people who want an SUV to haul around a race track in record time

575-hp Range Rover Sport SVR will take you around corners at least as quickly as most performance cars, and it will sound just as good while doing it. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Apr 1, 2018, 12:30 AM

Volvo honours wagon heritage with futuristic V60

Power comes from turbocharged 4-cylinder or turbo and supercharged four

New station wagon is based on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which it shares with the award-winning XC60, and members of the 90-Series. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Mar 31, 2018, 1:00 AM

Toyota mounts 3-faceted attack with RAV4

Toyota rolled out 3 distinct versions of all-new compact ute in New York

All three versions provide more interior space, with the Hybrid's cargo bay now just as spacious, since the battery now resides under the rear seat. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Mar 29, 2018, 5:00 PM

Maserati debuts the fastest Levante SUV ever

Top-of-the-line Levante Trofeo gets power from 3.8-litre Twin-Turbo V-8

Unique features include lower front fascia and rear bumper, more aggressive side vents and 22-inch forged aluminum wheels - largest ever on a Maserati. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Luxury Cars Mar 29, 2018, 1:30 AM

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Volvo XC60 is World Car of the Year for 2018

Winners in six World Car Award classes were revealed at New York Auto Show

The World Car Awards winners were determined by an international jury of 82 distinguished automotive journalists from 24 countries around the world. Read More

Auto Awards New Cars Auto Shows Mar 28, 2018, 2:00 PM

Nissan announces all-new Altima in New York

All new midsize sedan to feature variable-compression turbo and AWD

Nissan says 2019 Altima carries on recent developments in expressive styling, uplifting interiors, powertrain development and drivetrain enhancements. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Mar 28, 2018, 9:00 AM

Mazda unveils new CX-3, hints at new Mazda3 Sport

CX-3 compact crossover gets exterior, interior and powertrain updates

Due in production in 2019, a compression-ignition gasoline engine aims to improve efficiency by 20-30%, as Mazda aims to cut CO2 emissions 50% by 2030. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars New Cars Mar 28, 2018, 9:00 AM

Kia stings the luxury market with new K900

Completely redesigned new-generation large sedan reimagined in every way

Stately and dignified exterior, beautifully crafted cabin, sophisticated ride performance and extensive safety systems highlight second-gen luxury sedan. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Luxury Cars Mar 28, 2018, 7:00 AM

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