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FIRST DRIVE: 25 features of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Subtle and rational changes are the focus in reworked full-sized pickup

Chevrolet’s pickup design and engineering teams once again chose subtle and rational changes over brash and spectacular styling or technical features. Read More

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Future classics on display at Hampton Court Palace

One-off Rolls-Royce joined by limited run Aston Martin and McLaren models Read More

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FIRST DRIVE: 20-item checklist for choosing a new Dodge Challenger

Dodge tweaks Challenger lineup with performance boosts and handling prowess Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars Aug 10, 2018, 8:25 PM

Ford celebrates 10 millionth Mustang

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

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FIRST DRIVE: 18 reasons you might want to take a Bullitt

Ford adds limited Mustang edition to celebrate Bullitt's 50th anniversary Read More

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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

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Ford advances blind-spot monitor in new Ranger

Taillight sensors monitor driver's blind-spot to the back of the trailer

Class-exclusive towing technology uses sensors in the pickup’s taillights to monitor the driver’s blind-spot to the back of the trailer being towed. Read More

Auto Technology New Cars Jul 31, 2018, 10:30 PM

McLaren reveals Speedtail; delivers first Senna

Speedtail meant to evoke images of hyper-velocity and streamlined design

Businessman David Kyte took his new Senna on a drive from the McLaren Technology Centre to the Circuit Paul Ricard for a McLaren Experience track-event. Read More

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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

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FIRST DRIVE: 20 items of note in the 2019 Infiniti QX50

Infiniti enhances new QX50 crossover with new spin on engine technology

Nissan’s premium brand figures it’s about time it gets the recognition it deserves as an innovation leader, and its latest model may just gain that respect. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Jul 25, 2018, 2:00 AM

Audi celebrates 20 years of TT with limited editions

Limited edition coupe and roadster pay homage to originals inside and out

TT 20 Years limited editions are available in Arrow Grey or Nano Grey with seats finished in moccasin brown Nappa leather, both paying homage to originals. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Jul 21, 2018, 2:30 AM

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

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FIRST DRIVE: Maserati Levante adds muscle to Trident style

Introduced two years ago, Levante adds V-8 muscle in GTS and Trofeo trims

Built on a gussied-up Ghibli luxury sedan architecture, Levante has contributed to doubling the legendary, century-old Italian marque’s sales in Canada. Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars Jul 14, 2018, 10:30 PM

VIDEO: Ford goes deep underground with Fiesta ST

Part of Ford’s performance-driven series Europe’s Greatest Driving Roads

Ford took the Fiesta ST performance hatchback to a top-secret location at one of Europe’s largest salt mines to film a new commercial called Undertrack. Read More

New Cars Car Nuts Jul 11, 2018, 2:30 AM

Audi e-tron interior a symphony in style

Features first production use of virtual side mirrors with door displays

State-of-the-art interior features new digital operation and display, and a Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System using a 705-watt amp and 16 speakers. Read More

Green Cars Future Cars New Cars Jul 10, 2018, 2:30 AM

Toyota Supra heading to NASCAR, maybe before showrooms

Supra name to replace Camry as Toyota’s car in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series

Design was worked over by TRD (Toyota Racing Design) and Calty Design Research, who had previously collaborated on three generations of NASCAR Camrys. Read More

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FIRST DRIVE: 18 things of note with the Lamborghini Aventador

Latest, greatest Lambo brims with modern tech, still channels Countach spirit

The Lamborghini Aventador continues the Countach tradition, generating 740 horsepower and, in new Roadster guise, it asks more than half a million dollars. Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars Car Nuts Jul 7, 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


Buick adds sportiness to LaCrosse for 2019

LaCrosse Sport Touring is distinguished by monotone exterior treatment

Buick LaCrosse ST features black mesh grille with body-colour surround, body-colour fender vents, 19-inch midnight silver wheels, and subtle rear spoiler. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Jul 4, 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

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FIRST LOOK: Toyota Corolla hatchback is fashionably late

New platform, fresh new Corolla hatch signals Toyota move away from Scion

Low centre-of-gravity seating position, more interior space and comforts, and new powertrain are all possible due to restructured and rigid platform. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Jul 2, 2018, 10:30 PM

Volvo sells out Polestar-engineered S60 via mobile app

20 S60 T8 Polestar Engineered sedans for North America sold in 39 minutes

Transactions carried out via Care by Volvo mobile app, through which customers can subscribe for new Volvos (as alternative to buying) for a monthly fee. Read More

Auto Technology New Cars Green Cars Jul 1, 2018, 10:30 PM

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


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

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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

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FIRST DRIVE: 21 things you should know about Nissan’s new Kicks

Subcompact CUV becomes the entry point to Nissan’s lineup of 6 utilities

Nissan is replacing “funky” with “fun.” The quirky love-it-or-hate-it Juke is gone, replaced by the all-new Kicks. Here are the features to look for. Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars Jun 22, 2018, 2:30 AM

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

Design is tribute to car driven to the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles by Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado. Read More

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

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FIRST DRIVE: 21 refreshments in the 2019 Kia Sorento

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

Bolder looks, revised interior and expanded 3-row offerings among improvements to the Kia SUV that’s bigger than a compact but smaller than a mid-sized. 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

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

FIRST LOOK: 2019 Hyundai Veloster gets sportier

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

Completely redesigned, funky little hatchback gets new chassis and new bodywork that's a little sleeker. 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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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, 8:30 AM

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