In this month’s auto news highlights, Kia is amping up its electric vehicle profile with a high-performance version of its EV6, while Dodge is promising – or is that threatening? – a future electric muscle car louder and faster than its brutal Hellcat models. Dodge’s nearer-term plans centre on the Hornet compact crossover. The brand’s... Read More.
Today’s pickup truck market is more diverse than ever. The trucks you can buy today range from entry-level workhorses to full-on luxury vehicles, all of which are designed to pull their weight and then some. But with more and more trucks being used as daily drivers, manufacturers are putting a lot of effort into making... Read More.
A few years ago, it looked like plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) would be the way of the future for the hybrid model segment. But the pace at which battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology is advancing means PHEVs may end up being a blip in the growth of the plug-in vehicle marketplace. Still, PHEVs offer a... Read More.
Many Canadians find automatic cars easier to drive, but some still prefer the higher level of driver involvement that comes with a manual transmission. Although many new cars aren’t being produced with manual transmission as standard equipment, more options are still out there than you may think. If you’re considering a manual transmission in your... Read More.
If you’re planning some camping trips this summer, you’ll want to find the right vehicle. Whether you camp in a tent, under the stars, or decide to sleep inside your vehicle, we’ll help you find the perfect match. Best Camping Cars Technically, if all you need is to load up some stuff, you can take... Read More.
Most of us enjoy listening to some kind of audio while driving. For the audiophile, having a top-notch sound system in the car is a must, but upgrading to aftermarket isn’t always feasible. Did you know, though, that many cars come with excellent factory audio systems? Judging a sound system depends on the quality, quantity,... Read More.
Electrified vehicles continue to dominate the auto industry’s news headlines, but this month’s stories illustrate that not everything is about battery power. That’s especially true in the Ford camp, where that company is getting set to launch the F-150 Raptor R, a more potent version of the existing Raptor off-roader that will generate its power... Read More.
In the late 2000s, BMW created the SUV coupe vehicle segment with the X6, which combined the existing X5 SUV’s ground clearance and all-wheel traction with a sleeker body. The mid-size X6’s success prompted BMW to expand its SUV coupe offerings in 2015 with the compact X4, which was based on the already-popular X3 model.... Read More.
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.