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RecallsToyota Grand Highlander, Lexus TX Recalled Over Airbag Issues
Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander and Lexus TX midsize SUVs. Most of the units that have been built so far are affected including approximately 145,000 in the U.S. and nearly 12,000 in Canada. The automaker said the curtain airbag on the driver’s side …
ElectricCanada May Follow U.S., Europe With Tariffs on Chinese EVs
The Canadian government could soon follow the lead of the U.S. and Europe by slapping tariffs on electric vehicles coming from China in order to ensure the playing field stays level. According to reports by Bloomberg , which spoke with people familiar with the Trudeau administration’s plans, public consultations on …
New ModelsBugatti Goes Hybrid With All-New, V16-Powered Tourbillon
A new era is beginning for Bugatti , now under the stewardship of Croatian electric hypercar maker Rimac. Taking over the Chiron , the all-new Tourbillon replaces the quad-turbo 8.0-litre W16 engine with a hybrid powertrain featuring a naturally aspirated V16 (developed with the help of Cosworth) and three electric …
NewsFord Delays Launch of Three Refreshed Models for Quality Assurance
Just like it did with the 2023 Super Duty , 2023 Escape and 2024 F-150 , Ford will delay the market launch of three refreshed models in order to perform extra quality checks and reduce the number of potential problems and recalls. These models include the 2025 Explorer , Bronco …
NewsNo Ford or GM Among Top 20 Most American-Made Vehicles of 2024
Every year for nearly two decades now, with the U.S. Independence Day approaching, Cars.com releases its American-Made Index, highlighting and ranking the top 100 vehicles manufactured in the country. The study is based on five main criteria including final assembly location, percentage of U.S. and Canadian parts, engine origin, transmission …
ElectricBad News for EV Shoppers in B.C.
After Quebec said it would phase out its provincial zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) incentive program starting in 2025, British Columbia is now making far fewer models eligible under the CleanBC Go Electric Passenger Vehicle Rebate Program. The maximum MSRP for cars has been lowered from $55,000 to $50,000. Additionally, SUVs and …
New ModelsFourth-Gen 2025 BMW X3 Shows Bold Styling, Tech Inside and Out
While we wait to see how the Vision Neue Klasse X concept will translate into the next generation of BMW electric SUVs and crossovers, the Bavarian automaker is introducing a completely redesigned X3 for the 2025 model year. This fourth generation of the compact luxury SUV marks an evolution across …
NewsHEMI-Powered Jeep Wrangler 392 is Back for 2025 by Popular Demand
Earlier this year, Jeep announced a Final Edition of the Wrangler 392 for 2024, with a production run of 3,300 units including just 300 for Canada. Fans want more, however, so the company is giving them what they want. The vehicle will return next year with its 6.4-litre HEMI V8 …
Recalls126,000 Stellantis Vehicles in Canada Need Software Fix to Camera Issue
Rear-view camera issues are commonplace in this day and age, with the latest example coming from Stellantis. The automaker has just announced a recall on nearly 1.2 million SUVs, vans and pickups in North America including approximately 126,000 in Canada. Affected models include the 2022-2023 Jeep Compass , Grand Cherokee …
News2025 Audi e-tron GT Lineup Debuts With Unprecedented Power
Since the Porsche Taycan is largely updated for 2025, it makes total sense that its close cousin, the Audi e-tron GT , would follow suit. The four-ring brand today unveiled a refreshed and significantly improved lineup, so here’s what you need to know. First, we’ll start with the juicy stuff.

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Test Drives2025 Infiniti QX80 : Giving It The Old College Try
The Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator and Mercedes-Benz GLS are the leaders of the full-size SUV segment in our part of the world. Less popular, the Infiniti QX80 is a kind of underdog, trying as best it can to carve out a place in the sun in this lucrative niche where …
Test Drives2024 Buick Encore GX: Cute, But...
In order to appreciate the Buick Encore GX , you first need to drive the stylish Envista , the brand’s all-new entry-level crossover featuring a 1.2-litre triple-cylinder engine with a very modest 136 horsepower. The Encore GX is barely more potent thanks to a 1.3-litre unit that increases output to …
First Drives2025 McLaren Artura Spider: Open-Top Bliss With 690 Horsepower
Monaco— Three years after the launch of the McLaren Artura hybrid supercar, the Woking-based manufacturer is introducing a Spider variant with a power-folding hardtop that opens or closes in just 11 seconds, even when driving at speeds up to 50 km/h. Engineers have made a series of modifications to the …
First Drives2024 Subaru WRX RS: Not an STI, But Plenty Good
Shannonville, Ontario— If you had to pick one sports car to drive all year long, what would it be? The Ford Mustang would be a stretch, but a hot hatch like Volkswagen Golf R would make a ton of sense, especially during harsh Canadian winters. Don’t forget the Subaru WRX …

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First Drives2024 Mazda MX-5: Little Details That Make All the Difference
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Test Drives2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid: Good, But Not the One You Should Buy
Looking at the latest sales numbers, the Honda CR-V is still well short of the segment-leading Toyota RAV4 , but it outsells the Nissan Rogue , Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-5 by about two to one. Considering it’s more expensive than those three, we’re a bit surprised by that, especially …
Test Drives2025 Genesis GV80: Details That Make a Difference
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Test Drives2025 Polestar 4: Blasting Ahead and Not Looking Back
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Test Drives2025 Porsche Taycan: Faster, Stronger, Farther
Sevilla, Spain— Five years after the launch of the Taycan , with nearly 150,000 units sold globally, Porsche is giving its highly successful electric sports sedan a first major update. For 2025, styling is revised but not that different from the outgoing Taycan. The main changes can be found in …
Test Drives2024 Chevrolet Traverse: More Performance and Personality
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