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NewsSubaru Forester gets top marks in latest IIHS safety tests
Roof strength is focus of new rating system - only 4 small SUVs rated 'Good' Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is proud to announce that the 2009 Forester is one of just four small SUVs out of a total of 12 evaluated to earn top marks from the Insurance Institute for …
News2009 Volkswagen GTI Coming to Canada
After showing a conceptual new GTI last year, Volkswagen has surprised no one by formally releasing news that the new GTI will be debuting worldwide this year, and that the new model echoes the concept’s space age style almost perfectly. Looking somewhat inspired by the Scirocco model that never left …
NewsIIHS Introduces New SUV Roof Strength Tests
The biggest issue with SUV safety is their publicized ability to turn turtle when involved in a collision. While the government does take steps to determine how safe certain vehicles are, the current standards are negligently low. However, while federal standards may be poor judges’ an SUV’s safety factor, the …
NewsSpyker Owner Shot
Spyker, the incredibly luxurious Dutch sportscar manufacturer, narrowly escaped becoming ownerless when the enigmatic Russian billionaire Alexander Antonov was shot six times. Having acquired the brand just a few years ago, Antonov’s rebirth of the historic brand in 1999 was considered largely a hobby for the incredibly wealthy Russian, who …
New ModelsTechnical innovations make their world debut in the Porsche Panamera
Automatic Engine Start/Stop Function Among Several New Technologies to be Featured on Porsche's Upcoming Four-Seat Gran Turismo Porsche AG today presented the key technologies of the new Panamera prior to the Gran Turismo’s world debut in Shanghai. They include several technological innovations new to the luxury performance segment. Among them …
NewsBentley Workers Take to Cabinetry
During times of crisis, it’s not uncommon for the automotive industry to take on other manufacturing capacities. During wartime, the machinery made to produce such fine pieces as engine components were easily converted into weapons manufacturing facilities, while sheetmetal shops would produce everything from vehicle parts to aircraft skins. And …
NewsCAW Leadership at GM Unanimously Endorse Restructuring Deal
CAW leadership representing production and skilled trades workers at General Motors in Canada unanimously endorsed the CAW-GM tentative restructuring agreement at a meeting today in Toronto. Over three hundred local union and workplace representatives approved the tentative restructuring deal that generates substantial cost savings for the company, including a freeze …
NewsBMW Looks to NASA to Increase Efficiency
With so much emphasis being placed on fuel efficiency, many manufacturers are trying to reinvent the wheel, so to speak, in the search for that Next Big Thing. From GM’s plug-in electric car, to Honda’s cheaper Insight to the hydrogen movement, there are massive changes on the automotive engineering front, …
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