Monthly Archives: January 2012

First Drive: 2012 Kia Rio sedan

The new Kia Rio Sedan is “a heck of a deal…given its long list of standard and available features.”

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Feature: More hybrids on the way

A recent survey of Gen Y consumers explains why automakers are bullish on hybrids.

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War Amps key tags going out to Canadians

The annual War Amps key tags are going out to Canadians, raising money for the War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) and other programs.
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Solar car attempts record-setting quest

A solar-powered car has begun the U.S. leg of its quest to circle the globe running solely on the sun. Continue reading

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Ford shows what’s behind the “green” door

Ford will offset the use of nearly 140,000 kilograms of oil-based resin annually in North America with a new plant-based door material in the redesigned Escape.
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New EGR cooler promises fuel efficiency

Denso has developed its first EGR cooler for gasoline engines, which it said will help automakers meet stricter fuel efficiency and emissions regulations worldwide.
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Nissan unveils new maritime car carrier

Nissan has unveiled the Nichioh Maru, a new energy-efficient car carrier that will transport parts and vehicles on one of Japan’s main maritime shipping routes.
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Preview: 2013 Ford Fusion

The new Fusion’s attractive styling is getting rave reviews but equally interesting is its wide selection of 4-cylinder powertrains.

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Steering You Right: Judgments ignored

What happens when you ignore a traffic ticket? Lawyer Jordan Charness cite’s Peter’s case.

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Test Drive: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ sedan

Check out Chevy’s new small car and read our reviews of the Sonic hatchback and Sonic sedan.

A turbocharged 138-hp 1.4-litre engine and 6-speed manual transmission give the Sonic LTZ a sportier character than other Sonics.

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Britax child car seats under recall

Britax has announced a safety recall on certain Chaperone infant car seats sold in Canada. Continue reading

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Lithium battery company files for protection

Lithium-ion battery technology company Ener1 has filed for bankruptcy protection, citing an electric vehicle market that was slower than expected. Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz ML550, 63 AMG announced

Mercedes-Benz Canada has announced the 2012 ML550 4MATIC and ML63 AMG, which will go on sale in February.
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