Monthly Archives: December 2011

Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Lotus Evora

NEW FOR 2012: – Supercharged Evora S – Intelligent Precision Shift (IPS) automatic transmission available on Evora – Close-ratio manual transmission replaces standard-ratio transmission – Available satellite radio is now a Pioneer unit – Red brake calipers standard on Evora … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 BMW 1 Series

NEW FOR 2012: – New headlight and taillight design – 128i models receive new front bumper design – Optional M Sport Package replaces Sport Package For 2012, the BMW 1 Series undergoes minor changes. All models receive new headlights with … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro

NEW FOR 2012: – New high-performance Camaro ZL1 – Special 45th Anniversary Package for Camaro and Camaro SS – New 3.6-litre V6 engine – Revised instrument panel, steering wheel design, and front passenger seat power lift feature – New Rear … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 GMC Yukon

NEW FOR 2012: – Hybrid adds navigation radio with 80-GB hard drive, Time Shift Recording capability and available Sirius Weather Service – Exterior colours: Crystal Red Tintcoat, Quicksilver Metallic and Steel Grey Metallic added For 2012, the GMC Yukon Hybrid … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

NEW FOR 2012: – TBA The Chevrolet Silverado is also sold as the GMC Sierra. The 1500 is available as the WT (Work Truck), LT, LTZ and as a Hybrid model, and is offered in Regular, Extended and Crew Cab … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 GMC Terrain

NEW FOR 2012: – TBA A sister vehicle to the Chevrolet Equinox, the Terrain comes with a choice of two engines. A 2.4-litre four-cylinder is available on all models (SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1 and SLT-2). All but the SLE-1 can be … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe

NEW FOR 2012: – TBA The full-size Tahoe uses a 5.3-litre V8 engine with six-speed automatic transmission, while the Tahoe Hybrid uses a 6.0-litre V8 and hybrid electric propulsion unit, along with a four-speed automatic transmission. All engines use Active … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Chevrolet Suburban

NEW FOR 2012: – TBA Also available as the GMC Yukon XL and Cadillac ESV, the Suburban is available in 1500 (half-ton) or 2500 (three-quarter ton) configuration. The 1500 uses a 5.3-litre V8, while the 2500 uses a 6.0-litre V8. … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche

NEW FOR 2012: – TBA Based on GM’s full-size SUV platform, the Avalanche uses a 5.3-litre V8 with Active Fuel Management, which shuts off half the cylinders under light load for improved fuel economy, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

NEW FOR 2012: – All-new model For 2012, the all-electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a new model. The i-MiEV uses a 49-kW motor with a single-speed transmission and lithium-ion battery. Charging takes approximately six hours on 240-volt and 22.5 hours on … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Honda CR-V

NEW FOR 2012: – Redesigned model For 2012, the Honda CR-V has been redesigned into its fourth generation, with new styling, more power and increased fuel efficiency. New standard features introduced on the 2012 edition include an easy-folding split rear seat, Eco … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo

NEW FOR 2012: – Rear-wheel drive 550-2 Coupe and Spyder – 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale For 2012, the Lamborghini Gallardo includes a rear-wheel drive 550-2 coupe and Spyder convertible. There is also a 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale, a top-line model … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Cadillac CTS

2011 model pictured NEW FOR 2012: – New 3.6-litre V6 engine – Standard Bluetooth connectivity on all models – Sedan and coupe add new grille design – Touring Package available on Luxury and Premium sedan models, and on Premium coupe … Continue reading

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