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NewsStellantis to Cut Production, Threatens to Axe Money-Losing Brands
Things are not going well for Stellantis, particularly in North America where declining sales, rising inventory and weak profit margins are starting to become a serious problem, not to mention the many recent changes in senior management. The world's fourth-largest automaker announced worse-than-expected results for the first half of 2024, …
ElectricOttawa’s ZEV Incentives More Popular Than Ever So Far in 2024
Canadians are not letting high prices and interest rates prevent them from getting their hands on a new electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid —thanks to Ottawa. A total of 95,775 Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV) claims were made by dealers on behalf of customers during the first half of 2024.
NewsTesla Revises New Vehicle Timing Yet Again
Tesla reported a hefty drop in second-quarter profits Tuesday due to the effect of price cuts while spending aggressively on autonomous driving and other technology. Elon Musk's electric vehicle company reported profits of $1.5 billion, down 45 percent, on revenues of $25.5 billion, which were up two percent behind an …
NewsUpdated 2025 Honda Civic Si Doesn’t Want to Fall Into Oblivion
The sporty Honda Civic Si has largely been overshadowed by the sensational, high-performance Civic Type R over the past couple of years. The addition of a Civic Hybrid that’s just as powerful and a lot more fuel-efficient for 2025 won’t do it any good, either. Naturally, the recent update to …
ElectricThree More Companies Are Expecting Longer Transition to EVs
The list of car companies scaling back their EV plans and ambitions due to the segment’s slower than expected growth keeps getting longer and longer. Porsche is the latest. In recent statements quoted by Reuters , the German sports car maker acknowledged that the transition to EVs is taking longer …
News2025 Honda Odyssey: Still No Hybrid, But There’s New Stuff to Like
With the Kia Carnival joining the hybrid minivan club for 2025, the Honda Odyssey is now alone with a gas-only configuration (notwithstanding Chrysler’s other minivan, the Grand Caravan , which is mainly sold as a fleet vehicle). It’s also getting fairly old. Should families still care about it? Sure. Besides, …
NewsNext-Gen Passport to Be Honda’s Most Capable SUV Ever
The Honda Passport is currently being outsold 2-to-1 by the larger, three-row Pilot despite the two SUVs sharing the same platform and engine. For 2024, the company hoped to make it more attractive with improved off-road performance, updated styling and a more versatile interior, but Canadian sales through the first …
New ModelsStunning SOLLEI Concept Hints at Future Custom Commissioned Cadillacs
Cadillac today unveiled a coach-built luxury electric convertible concept that aims to push the boundaries of future bespoke commissions, like an open-top vision of the Celestiq ultra luxury sedan. Called SOLLEI, a contraction of the words sol (sun) and leisure, the car “celebrates Cadillac’s pedigree of elegant convertibles in a …

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First Drives2024 VinFast VF 9: Too Expensive For Its Own Good
While VinFast refuses to disclose sales figures for the North American market, it appears that things are going quite well. The Vietnamese automaker’s first vehicle, the VF 8 two-row midsize crossover and Tesla Model Y fighter, is becoming an increasingly common sight on the road with hard-to-beat value in an …
Test Drives2024 Ford Mustang: 60 Years Strong and Standing Alone
Ford unveiled the original Mustang in April of 1964 as part of the World Fair in New York. Although the car derived from the cheap and unspectacular Falcon, over 22,000 units were sold on the first day alone. Lee Iacocca, who was vice president and general manager of the Ford …
First Drives2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS T-Hybrid: Making a Historic Move
Similar to the 718 twins, the 911 ’s switch to (partial) electrification is not sitting well with Porsche purists. The outcry on social media is already reaching alarming levels, while many people are overstating their love for the current, battery-less models. But make no mistake: a gas-electric 911 was inevitable …
Test Drives2024 Hyundai Sonata: Aero Styling Mixed With a Classy Cabin
With the current-generation Hyundai Sonata dating back to 2020, it was more than time for a mid-cycle refresh. Designers haven’t just made a few tweaks here and there. Rather, they’ve significantly altered both the exterior and interior. Meanwhile, just two powertrain options are available. The changes result in a sleeker-looking …

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