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China’s Geely buys a $9-billion stake in Daimler

Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. has acquired a stake worth about 7.3 billion euros ($9 billion) in Daimler AG to become the …

Daimler AG

Genesis, Toyota among Consumer Reports’ top auto picks

In the pantheon of luxury carmakers, Hyundai Motor Co. doesn’t usually come to mind. But the Korean company’s new Genesis brand beat out German …

South Korea

BMW plans to build battery electric Minis in China

German automaker BMW says it’s in talks to build battery electric models of its Mini cars in China, which would be the first time the iconic cars …

China

B.C. Truck Museum running out of luck

“It seems that we take one step forward and then two steps back,” says a very frustrated B.C. Truck Vintage Museum president Chenn Bergen.The …

Western Canada

Three hot deals on near-luxury crossovers with all-weather traction

<i>On the last three Fridays of every month, Graeme Fletcher combines manufacturers’ incentives from Unhaggle.com with resale value, dependability and</i> …

SUV Review: 2018 Acura RDX

When an aging model retires in favour of new-and-improved, what should you do? Wait for the replacement, or pick up the outgoing one – and likely at …

Audiophile

Motor Mouth: The hidden dangers of driving drowsy

We all know the three Ds of deplorable driving — Distracted, Drunk and Drowsy — cause way too many accidents. That distracted has taken over from …

Autonomous Vehicle

Hyundai to sell new diesel Santa Fe in Canada

Hyundai‘s seven-seat 2019-model-year Santa Fe SUV will be available only as a diesel when it launches in Canada, while its five-seater trim will be …

Chevrolet

Chevrolet sees fourth lawsuit over overheating Corvettes

Chevrolet has just been handed a fourth class-action lawsuit related to its Corvette Z06 sports car overheating on race tracks and entering a …

Sports Cars

More and more SUVs actually being used for sport and utility

Of the hundreds of vehicles for sale at the moment, the Jeep Renegade may have the strongest resemblance to a woodlands critter — perhaps a hedgehog, …

Sergio Marchionne

Reader Review: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

CALGARY — As a retired traveling sales rep, Paul Hughes figures he’s driven more than 1.6 million kilometres in company vehicles. Now, Hughes can add …

Volkswagen

Cadillac pokes and prods its race drivers in the name of fitness

If you’re a car racing fan, it’s no surprise that every single factor of the car’s performance comes under a microscope. No facet is too tiny to be …

Motorsport

Can we live with autonomous driving? To an extent, we already are

Even though automakers have been relatively quiet at the early events of the 2018 auto show circuit (Detroit, Montreal and Toronto), they seem to …

Ford’s North America President steps down following ‘inappropriate behaviour’

A statement from Ford says Raj Nair, the company’s president and vice president of North America, is departing effective today.The departure follows …

North America

Toyota recalling 8,000-plus trucks for stability control defect

Toyota is recalling some 8,180 brand-new 2018 model year Sequoia and Tundra trucks in Canada because the Vehicle Stability Control System may turn …

Toyota

Volvo’s 2019 V60 wagon offers 390 hybrid plug-in horsepower

Volvo took the covers off of its new V60 wagon late February, a midsize five-door estate available in a plug-in hybrid trim with a total 390 hp on …

Volvo

More electric cars were sold in Ontario than Quebec last year

Some 7,477 battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles were sold in Canada’s most populous province last year, according to data compiled by Fleet …

Electric Vehicles

Do you own one of Canada’s most stolen vehicles of 2017?

Don Sinden was jolted from his sleep at about 2 a.m. last summer when he heard noise from his driveway of his Ottawa home. Squinting out his bedroom …

Canada

SUV Review: 2018 Jeep Compass Limited 4×4

The new year brings with it a new clarity for Jeep and the compact-sized Compass sport-ute. When it introduced the second-generation Compass last …

Honda CR-V

This Ferrari, once buried below a Toronto condo, is now at the auto show

Back in December, 2014, we wrote about the famous “Condo Find” Ferrari that had been unearthed in the heart of downtown Toronto. That car was a 1971 …

Toronto

Lexus’ new UX compact crossover to break cover in Geneva

Lexus will pull the covers off of the production version of its UX small crossover, a compact SUV designed to take on the BMW X2, Jaguar E-Pace, and …

Auto Shows

Mercedes conducting internal probe into alleged emissions-cheating software

Mercedes-Benz‘s parent company Daimler sought to play down a newspaper report that its own engineers questioned the legality of software used to …

EPA

First Drive: 2019 Hyundai Nexo FCEV

GANGWON-DO, SOUTH KOREA – Outwardly, the 2019 Hyundai Nexo looks like a contemporary crossover complete with its two-box styling and, in a nod to …

Alternative Fuel

Alfa Romeo unveils first new F1 car in 33 years

Alfa Romeo hasn’t had a Formula One car in 33 years and it hasn’t won a driver’s championship since 1951. The last F1 car to wear the Alfa Romeo …

Alfa Romeo

The Ferrari 488 Pista is more hardcore than the Speciale or Challenge

A new track-ready Ferrari 488 designed to replace the 458 Speciale broke cover in leaked images on a Ferrari Chat forum mid-February, offering a …

Sports Cars

Your Corner Wrench: Auto glass care and hacks

It’s seldom a good day when you come out to get your commute started only to find some glass panel on your ride with a crack, or worse. You know …

Home Improvement

Lorraine Explains: Defrosting your windshield

In the throes of winter as we are right now, mornings can be especially difficult as we try to warm up the car and clear off the snow. But perhaps …

High-speed Rail

Lincoln, Genesis pick-up services could do more than just save time

“Starting March 1, Lincoln dealers will pick up a client’s 2018 vehicle when it is time for service and drop it off when finished.”Lincoln, you have …

On the Road: 1952 Buick Super Estate Wagon

CALGARY — It took a quarter of a century for this 1952 Buick Super Estate Wagon to appear at the World of Wheels.For the past 25 years the car has …

Classic Cars

Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive an ideal driving partner

ST-ALEXIS-DES-MONTS, Quebec – Yes, it’s winter, so almost on cue various carmakers are showcasing their winter-friendly models. What makes a car …

Volkswagen Golf