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NewsVolkswagen: The Jetta is the new entry-level model
Geneva, Switzerland – Breaking news from VW: First, a game of musical chairs is going on between the Golf and the Jetta, with the latter becoming Volkswagen Canada’s new entry-level model. Second, other vehicles we’d love to have here in the True North will be out of reach for Canadians.
New ModelsLexus CT 200h Coming To North America
The HS 250 is a complete and utter failure. Debuting as some sort of bizzaro premium Prius for the Lexus loving crowd, it’s relatively astronomical price tag and middling fuel economy led to nearly unanimous criticism and dismal sales performance. But apparently Lexus wants another kick at the can with …
New ModelsMcLaren MP4-12C Performance Figures Released
When news first broke that McLaren was working on a new car to follow in the mighty F1’s footsteps, you better believe the world took notice. Because as much as cars like the Veyron have thoroughly trounced the F1’s speed record, there’s no getting around the fact that the F1 …
NewsHonda to Resume Second-Shift Production in Canada
More Than 400 New Positions To Be Added Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) is scheduled to add a second production shift to its Plant 2 facility in early 2011 that will increase daily output from 400 to 600 units per day, and will allow HCM to add more than 400 …
NewsCanadian Study Finds Hybrid Drivers More Prone to Lying, Cheating
A recent study carried out by Canadian psychologists Nina Mazar and Chen-Bo Zhong has discovered that green consumers are more likely to be social deviants. Studying the environmentally conscious consumer, Mazar and Zhong (of the University of Toronto) found that “purchasing green products may produce the counterintuitive effect of licensing …
NewsCanada Post Trading Old Vans for Ford Transit Connects
If you’re in the market for a cheap and reliable service van, you might want to start watching your local government surplus auction. In a recent release, Canada Post has announced that they will begin replacing their aging fleet of mail vans with 1,175 new Ford Transit Connects. Chosen as …
News80% of BMW 1 Series Owners Are Wrong
If you’re anything of an automotive enthusiast, you know that BMW has founded their entire empire on the construction of agile, capable rear wheel drive coupes and sedans. And while other manufacturers have spent the last thirty years proliferating the use of wrong-wheel drive layouts to power econoboxes and bland …
New ModelsToyota Pushing For Enthusiast Market?
Toyota, believe it or not, earned their current image with such enthusiast-driven (pun very much intended) vehicles as the rear-wheel drive Corolla, Celica, MR2, and eventually, Supra. Relatively cheap and providing buyers with plenty of driving enjoyment, these cars slowly faded away as the emotive power of an automobile gave …
NewsCarbon Motors Dedicated Police Cruiser to Get BMW Diesel
In 2007, Carbon Motors announced a plan to supply North America’s police forces with a dedicated policing vehicle. Built from the ground up with police duties in mind, the car, called the E7, addresses many of the problems police have been forced to deal with during the Crown Victoria’s and …
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