Monthly Archives: November 2009

Toyota takes top sales spot in October

The Toyota Corolla was the best-selling passenger car in Canada in October, toppling the Honda Civic from the spot, while the Ford F-Series pickup remained the light truck leader by a wide margin, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.
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Mustang to offer new V6 engine

The 2011 Ford Mustang will feature a new, all-aluminum V6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission, for improved fuel consumption and driving fun. Continue reading

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Montreal Auto Show runs next January

The 42nd edition of the Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS) has been announced; it will run from January 15 to 24, 2010 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal with all manufacturers expected to be on hand with their latest models and innovations.
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New Infiniti M debuts on Facebook

Following its virtual reveal at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance show in California earlier this year, the all-new 2011 Infiniti M will debut in its physical form at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, and live via a Webcast on Facebook. Continue reading

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Capstone unveils extended-range supercar at L.A. show

Capstone Turbine will unveil its CMT-380 prototype at the Los Angeles Auto Show, a high-performance, hybrid-electric supercar powered by a low-emission, range-extending microturbine engine and traditional batteries.
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Vehicle permits going out for Olympic Games

Vehicle access permits that will permit residents to travel the Sea to Sky highway during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games are now being distributed. Continue reading

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EU mandates tire fuel efficiency labels

The European Union (EU) has mandated that all new tires sold in Europe will be classified and labelled for fuel efficiency, wet grip and noise performance, as of November 2012. Continue reading

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First Drive: 2010 Toyota 4Runner


Along with its new “rugged, tough appearance” the 5th generation Toyota 4Runner is “even more capable off-road than ever before,” reports Managing Editor, Grant Yoxon. The new 4Runner goes on sale in Canada in early December. Continue reading

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Made in Canada: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox and 2010 Toyota RAV4



This week, we test two ‘made in Canada’ compact SUVs: the all-new 2010 Chevrolet Equinox AWD made in Ingersoll, Ontario, and a base Toyota RAV4 FWD built in Woodstock, Ontario, both equipped with four-cylinder engines.

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Steering You Right: Reciprocity, Part two

Paying for a speeding ticket in another province or state doesn’t mean you’re off the hook in your home province, warns lawyer Jordan Charness. “You might earn demerit points at home based on your traffic offence abroad,” he says. Continue reading

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Nissan features “Best Part of Your Day”

Nissan Canada has extended its “Best Part of Your Day” advertising campaign, including events, a microsite launch, online community, and social activities that focus on random acts of street-level kindness to thousands of Canadians. Continue reading

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Canadian biofuels reduce GHG: study

A new third-party study of Canadian renewable fuel production has concluded that Canadian-produced ethanol and biodiesel significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
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Audi unveils all-new A8

Audi has revealed the all-new A8 in a world premiere in Miami, and will present the car at Design Miami 2009 to an audience of design experts from around the world.
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