Among the many casualties of the auto industry’s transition to crossovers and SUVs is the subcompact car, which has largely disappeared from Canada’s new-vehicle market as subcompact crossovers have become the new entry-level offerings in many automakers’ portfolios. One effect of this change is that there are no longer many new vehicles you can buy... Read More.
If you’re interested in electric vehicles (EVs), you may have heard of Rivian Automotive. In this post, we’ll look at this new EV player and how they’re shaping up in the automotive market. What Is Rivian Automotive? Rivian is an American EV startup looking to expand the market for electric vehicles, specifically with battery-powered pickup... Read More.
If you’re planning a summer full of road trips, you’ll need the right vehicle. Your search should factor in things like how many passengers you’ll have, how far you intend to go, and how much you’ll be packing. In this post, we’ll look at some of the best road trip vehicles to help you find... Read More.
In a relatively short period of time, Tesla has made a huge impact on the auto industry with its range of high-performance electric vehicles. While its first offering was the late-2000s Tesla Roadster—a version of the Lotus Elise with an electric powertrain—the company has realized greater success with its more recent range of four-door vehicles,... Read More.
This month, our auto industry news roundup goes back to the future with initial details of a Delorean EV concept inspired by the car that starred in the 1980s time-travel movie franchise. If you’d rather stay in the present day, Toyota has updated its Corolla lineup for 2023 with more powerful hybrid powertrains, and a... Read More.
Toyota made its first foray into the subcompact crossover segment in 2018 with the C-HR, which still stands out today for styling that is uncommonly daring not just for the carmaker, but for the class in which it competes. Toyota’s second entry in this fast-growing vehicle category is the Corolla Cross, a vehicle that aims... Read More.
Wondering what’s on the horizon for the electric vehicle (EV) market? Check out the upcoming Volkswagen ID. Buzz! Inspired by the growing trend toward EVs, Volkswagen is reimagining their iconic Type 2 Microbus (a.k.a. the VW Bus) into an all-electric model. Both retro and modern machinery fans are in for a treat with this new... Read More.
Previously, we discussed how to find the most fuel-efficient vehicle by class. In this post, we’ll look at some vehicles with a long driving range on one tank of fuel or, in the case of electric vehicles, one full battery charge. First, let’s go over some terminology. Fuel efficiency refers to how much fuel (gas,... Read More.
Canadian Black Book (CBB) has announced the winners of its first-ever Best Residual Value Awards, which recognize the new car, truck, and SUV models expected to retain the most resale value in the future. CBB says the Best Residual Value Award program predicts how much of its original MSRP a new vehicle will retain after... Read More.
As has become commonplace, the automotive news headlines last month were dominated by electric vehicles and SUVs, but those (mostly) mainstream offerings were livened up by Nissan’s pricing announcement for its new Z sports car. Lexus also pulled the wraps off a new RX crossover that promises to be the most driver-oriented version yet of... Read More.