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Automotive Industry People

We explore the people that have shaped the automotive industry throughout history. We also cover the major Canadian automotive award winners annually.

Carlos Tavares has been voted 2020 World Car Person of the Year

Among his accomplishments, Tavares negotiated the forthcoming merger of PSA and FCA Read More


Fiat Chrysler to turn idle transmission plant into engine plant

Transmission Plant II in Kokomo becomes FCA’s first ever engine plant in Indiana Read More

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Mar 8, 2020, 1:00 AM

GM pulls plug on Holden and pulls Chevrolet from Thailand

Australian-based company started marketing cars in 1908 and joined GM in 1931 Read More

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Feb 17, 2020, 10:00 PM

Mercedes-Benz unveils its first pop-up camper in North America

Metris-based van can perform duties from daily driving to road trip vacation Read More


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How much would you pay for Al Capone’s bulletproof 1928 Cadillac?

The celebrated American gangster’s armoured car has Canadian connections Read More


Bentley recruits candidates for its continuing-education program

Particularly keen on candidates with digital and technology skills and interests Read More

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Jan 28, 2020, 9:30 PM

Princess of Wales's Audi Cabriolet goes to auction

1994 Audi Cabriolet was Diana’s personal driver for her and her sons in spring ’94 Read More

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Jan 26, 2020, 10:30 PM

Toyota invests $700 million US in Indiana to build 2020 Highlander

Move is part of plan to realign production at North American plants by 2022 Read More

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Jan 19, 2020, 10:30 PM

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GM invests over $45 million in engine plants that build 5.3L V-8

$40 million will go to the Spring Hill, Tenn. plant; 6.7 million to Tonawanda, NY Read More

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Jan 18, 2020, 10:00 PM

Diamond-in-Diamond quilting makes stitch in time in Bentley design

Pattern created as part of Mulliner Driving Specification for new Continental GTs Read More

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Dec 29, 2019, 9:30 PM

19 Christmastime road movies to get you in the mood to travel

The festive season is prime road time, with movies providing plenty of inspiration Read More

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Dec 22, 2019, 9:30 PM

GM invests $1.5 billion in plant to build next-gen midsize pickups

Wentzville, Missouri plant to upgrade body shop, paint shop and general assembly Read More

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Dec 15, 2019, 9:30 PM

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Rolls-Royce creates bespoke Red Phantom to help fight AIDS

Available for auction online with Sotheby’s and RM Sotheby’s from Dec 4 to 13 Read More


Hyundai confirms Alabama production of compact pickup for 2021

Alabama plant currently builds Santa Fe SUV and Elantra and Sonata sedans Read More


Marc Lachapelle is Canadian Automotive Journalist of the Year

Autofile contributor is the only four-time winner of prestigious writing award Read More


Ford's SYNC 3 technology has Canadian connections

Connectivity and Innovation Centre in Waterloo works on latest-gen system Read More


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GM converts Oshawa former plant into high-speed test track

New CTC McLaughlin Advanced Technology Track named after GM Canada founder Read More

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Oct 22, 2019, 2:30 PM

Where can you charge your EV? Canadian Tire, of course

Electrify Canada inks deal with auto retailer for fast chargers at stores Read More


We get to know the Land Rover Discovery the hard way

Land Rover TReK 2020 is a two-day competition that includes off-roading in a new Discovery Read More

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Oct 8, 2019, 12:00 PM

Volvo survey shows parent drivers fear for children's safety

Survey showed 69% of parents feel distracted when driving with their kids Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry People
Sep 20, 2019, 10:30 PM

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Toyota invests another $400 million to build pickups in Texas

The latest cheque brings investment in the plant to over $3 billion Read More

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Sep 17, 2019, 10:30 PM

Bentley delivers Flying Spur to Russia with love

Bentley Rooms penthouse, atop Tverskaya Residence proved perfect for the intro Read More

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Sep 16, 2019, 10:30 PM

All-America icon Ford Mustang sets world-record meeting in Belgium

Ford welcomed 1,326 Mustangs from across Europe at its Lommel Proving Ground Read More


21 road films to inspire one last summer road trip

With the kids nearly back to school, there’s still a chance for a road trip Read More

Car Travel Auto Industry People
Aug 25, 2019, 10:30 PM

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19 under-appreciated movie car chases

Car chases add excitement to any movie, especially those unexpected films Read More


Monterey Car Week to get heavy Hollywood influence

Seven of the most iconic cars in Hollywood will be on display in Monterey Read More


Rolls-Royce Black Badges seen in new light

Black Badge: Tokyo After Hours shows Dawn, Ghost and Wraith enjoying city Read More

Luxury Cars Auto Industry People
Jul 8, 2019, 10:30 PM

Rolls-Royce pays homage to 1st transatlantic flight

50 Wraith Eagle VIIIs will be made to commemorate the 1919 non-stop flight Read More

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May 23, 2019, 9:55 PM

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Nissan launches all-new Versa at music festival

Nissan chose Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival to unveil all-new sedan Read More

New Cars Auto Industry People
Apr 12, 2019, 10:30 PM

Sergio Marchionne voted World Car Person of the Year

World Car jurors from 24 countries choose Marchionne for prestigious award  Read More

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Mar 5, 2019, 4:20 AM

GM plant closures a result of market shift

Falling demand for new sedans, shift to electrification pegged as reasons Read More

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Dec 1, 2018, 9:50 PM

19 reasons to remember Oshawa production

Oshawa was present at the dawn of the auto industry but sun may be setting Read More

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Nov 25, 2018, 9:30 PM

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Quadriplegic racer demands track accessibility changes

Nathalie McGloin is the only quadriplegic woman racing professionally Read More

Motor Sports Auto Industry People
Oct 15, 2018, 10:30 PM

19 exhibits in Art Car History

Celebrating the artistic ways in which car owners express themselves Read More


Dutch firm creates calorie-burning car

FitCar PPV (Pedal-Powered Vehicle) lets drivers exercise during commutes Read More


Zanardi takes on DTM without legs

The BMW M4 DTM Zanardi is driving has been modified with hand controls Read More


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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

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Jul 30, 2018, 3:55 AM

ROAD TEST - Chev Camaro cruising the Pacific north-west

Sixth-generation Camaro V6 takes lengthy Pacific-coast trip in stride Read More


ROAD TRIP: 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum is an ideal family tourer

The Platinum edition combines the best attributes of the Sport and Limited models Read More


Road-tripping to the sun in a 2015 Kia Sedona

The third-generation Sedona has all the right stuff to compete in the minivan segment Read More


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