Monthly Archives: July 2011

Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Hyundai Accent

NEW FOR 2012: – Redesigned model For 2012, the Hyundai Accent is redesigned into its fourth generation. It is available as a four-door hatchback or four-door sedan; the two-door hatchback is discontinued. The new model is larger than the one … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Hyundai Genesis

NEW FOR 2012: – 5.0-litre V8 replaces 4.6-litre V8 – Gasoline direct injection (GDI) added to 3.8-litre V6 for increased power and reduced fuel consumption – Eight-speed automatic transmission replaces six-speed – New 5.0-litre R-Spec model – New exterior styling … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

NEW FOR 2011: – Bluetooth 2.0 hands-free connectivity with streaming audio and USB input with voice control standard on both models – Real Time Traffic function added to navigation system – Revised exhaust sound tuning – S-AWC badge added For … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2011 Honda Insight

The Honda Insight hybrid is temporarily discontinued for 2011, primarily due to production issues caused by the Japanese earthquake. Honda will continue to sell remaining 2010 models pending a 2012 edition. Click here for the 2010 Honda Insight Buyer’s Guide … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class

On sale in September, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 350 diesel and gas models receive noteworthy fuel economy and driveability improvements, says Greg Wilson.

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Motoring Memories: Chevrolet, 1929 – a portent of things to come

The introduction of Chevrolet’s smooth six-cylinder engine in 1929 helped Chevrolet outsell its arch-rival, Ford.

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Kia Canada launches 2011 Optima Hybrid

Today, Kia introduced the hybrid version of its 2011 Optima family sedan, at a price of $30,595.

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Nissan Canada delivers Canada’s first Leaf electric car

Today, Nissan Canada delivered the first all-electric Nissan Leaf in Canada to PowerStream, the second largest municipally-owned electricity distribution company in Ontario.

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Used Vehicle Review: Toyota Camry, 2007-2011

Though it has a good reputation for reliability, the sixth-generation Camry has had some problems, says Chris Chase.

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Autos.ca Summer Tune-Up: Songs for the Road, volume eight

This week’s Tune Up highlights artists you probably haven’t heard of, though not through your lack of attention or their lack of trying. These are musicians with serious songwriting talent and musical chops who have either taken a pass on … Continue reading

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2012 Cadillac SRX gets more power

The Cadillac SRX midsize luxury crossover receives a significant upgrade for the 2012 model year, including a new 308-horsepower 3.6-litre direct-injected V6. Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz reveals new C63 AMG Coupé Black Series

Mercedes-Benz revealed the new 2012 Mercedes- Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series on Monday, now the most powerful C-Class of all time.

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Vehicle appeal at all-time high; Hyundai Equus #1 – J.D. Power

According to J.D. Power and Associates’ 2011 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study released today, overall vehicle appeal has reached an all-time high since the study’s inception in 1996. Continue reading

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