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.
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.
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.
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.
Along with the beginning of spring, March 2022 brought with it news of a new hot hatch from a surprising source, the revival of a classic van with all-electric power, and the first-ever SUV model from a British brand known for super-lightweight sports cars. Toyota’s newest sporty offering will be a 300-hp, AWD version of... Read More.
February 2022 brought news of several significant new plug-in models, a redesign for one of Canada’s most desirable sport compact cars, and a brand-new compact SUV with off-road aspirations. Kia’s latest electric vehicle is the EV6, which promises to be its most driver-centric battery-powered model yet. Meanwhile, Alfa Romeo revealed details of its first-ever plug-in... Read More.
January was a big month for big SUVs, with automakers revealing redesigned or updated versions of some of their largest utility models. Jeep revealed the first-ever plug-in hybrid Grand Cherokee (the brand’s second plug-in model), Toyota has done a ground-up redesign of its Sequoia full-size SUV, and Ford is preparing to launch a high-performance Raptor... Read More.
by Lori Straus If you’ve been trying to buy a new car lately, you may have noticed a delay in delivery. That’s due to a shortage in semiconductor microchips. These components run everything from a vehicle’s infotainment system to its brakes, power steering, and sensors. In this blog post, we’ll quickly outline how the chip... Read More.
Ontario’s gas prices jumped in April when the federal government’s carbon tax went into effect and Ontario’s Conservatives countered with a cut to the province’s gas tax. But as we write this during the lead-up to Canada Day, Ontario’s average gas price is just under $1.20/litre, only two cents more than the national average.... Read More.