Infinit Q60.

Infiniti takes first U.S. vehicle to Cuba in 58 years

Alfonso Albaisa, Infinit executive design director, took an all-new INFINITI Q60 to Havana—the first U.S.-spec car registered in Cuba in 58 years—to trace his roots back to his parents’ birthplace. Now based in Japan, where he oversees all four INFINITI design studios across the world, Alfonso grew up in Miami. This was his first opportunityRead Full Story

Warning of the dangers of driving and drinking in Himachal Pradesh, India. Photo: John Hill.

Progress in curbing drinking and driving but continued vigilance needed: poll

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) has produced a fact sheet summarizing findings on self-reported drinking and driving in Canada. This fact sheet is based on the Road Safety Monitor (RSM) 2016 poll conducted by TIRF, a national, Canadian independent road safety research institute, in partnership with Beer Canada, the Toyota Canada Foundation, and, StateRead Full Story


Volvo Car Financial Services launches in Canada

Volvo Car Canada Ltd. has launched Volvo Car Financial Services (VCFS). VCFS will handle day-to-day management of the financial services business including leasing and financing.   “Volvo Car Financial Services is an integral part in growing the Volvo Car business in Canada,” said David Carroll, national sales manager – Canada, VCFS. “We are here toRead Full Story

Subaru's EyeSight system ffers pre-collision braking control that works to help drivers avoid or limit frontal impact by detecting other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists and slowing or stopping the car when necessary.

Global sales of EyeSight-equipped Subaru Vehicles surpass one-million

After eight years and seven months since the launch of its EyeSight driver assist system Subaru models equipped with the system surpassed one-million units in November 2016. EyeSight achieved a world first in using solely stereo camera technology to provide a driver-assist system incorporating features such as adaptive cruise control and pre-collision braking that detectsRead Full Story

Porsche Centre, Vancouver.

Dilawri and OpenRoad to build new flagship Porsche Centre in Richmond, British Columbia

The Dilawri Group of Companies and OpenRoad Auto Group have partnered to build and operate a new flagship Porsche Centre in the Richmond Auto Mall. Construction of the new state-of-the-art dealership is set to start in 2018, with plans for completion in 2019. “This is an excellent opportunity to provide our customers with greater accessRead Full Story

Automotive writer Brendan McAleer.

Brendan McAleer recipient of 2016 Bridgestone Feature Writing Award

North Vancouver resident Brendan McAleer has received the 2016 Bridgestone Feature Writing Award. The Bridgestone Feature Writing Award, which recognizes outstanding journalism in the Canadian automotive industry, was presented to McAleer as part of the annual Automotive Journalist Association of Canada (AJAC) TestFest event held from October 24 to October 28, in Bowmanville, Ontario. McAleerRead Full Story

1936 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic. Photo: Michael Furman.

Petersen Museum celebrates the ‘Art of Bugatti’ with year-long display

On October 23, 2016, the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, California, will unveil the most comprehensive retrospective on the Bugatti family in history, showcasing the art, sculpture, furniture and automobiles of the family that changed automotive design, engineering and racing during the art deco period. “Art of Bugatti” will open to the public in theRead Full Story

(L-R) David Gooding and Charlie Ross sell the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider for $18,150,000. 
Image copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photo by Mike Maez.

Gooding’s 2016 Pebble Beach auctions achieve highest one-day sale of more than $76-million

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, realized more than $76.7-million during the first of its two-evening Pebble Beach auction event on Saturday August 20, 2016. The auction house, acclaimed for its world-class consignments and record-breaking prices, delivered an 88 per cent sales rate as 70 of 80 lotsRead Full Story

A large-scale digital "Welcome Wall" displays messages in various languages, along with an array of VW images, video and promotional information.

OpenRoad VW celebrates grand opening with summer beach party

OpenRoad Auto Group celebrated the grand opening of OpenRoad VW, Western Canada’s largest VW dealership with an elaborate Westcoast beach party on August 13, 2016, that featured an outdoor beach volleyball court, collector VW displays, and a gourmet barbeque. More than 500 guests attended the casual celebration, including Maria Stenstrom, president of Volkswagen Canada andRead Full Story

Camaro Back View

First Camaro lights up Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise event

The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) illuminated glass showcase containing the very first Camaro built in 1966 was the start attraction at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise. The Woodward Dream Cruise is a classic car event held annually on the third Saturday of August in Metropolitan Detroit along Woodward Avenue. The 2016 event celebrates Camaro’s 50th anniversaryRead Full Story

Pebble Beach Auction: 1989 Ferrari 328 GTB, estimate $125,000-$150,000.

Shining stars at 2016 Pebble Beach Auctions

Since the 1950s, Pebble Beach has been the ultimate destination for lovers of collector cars. Today, enthusiasts from around the world enjoy this singular experience: the spectacular California coastline, the prestigious concours and the finest classic cars available anywhere. As the official auction house of the world-renowned Pebblie Beach Concours d’Elegance and the only auctionRead Full Story

All-new 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback.

All-new 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback arrives fall 2016

Arriving this fall in North America, the 2017 Civic Hatchback is the latest addition to the much-heralded 10th-generation Honda Civic lineup, joining the 2016 North American Car of the Year—the Civic Sedan, and the Civic Coupe that launched earlier this year. The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback combines Euro-inspired styling and five-door versatility with the Civic’sRead Full Story

Infiniti's new VC-T engine.

World’s first production-ready variable compression ratio engine

Infiniti plans to present VC-T (Variable Compression-Turbocharged), the world’s first production-ready variable compression ratio engine and one of the most advanced internal combustion engines ever created, on September 29 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile). More than 20 years in development, Infiniti’s new four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline VC-T engine represents a major breakthroughRead Full Story

2017 Subaru BRZ includes  updated materials on the instrument and door panels and an updated climate control panel. (CNW Group/Subaru Canada Inc.)

2017 Subaru BRZ comes with enhanced performance and updated features

The rear-wheel-drive 2017 Subarun BRZ, an authentic sports coupe with an ultra-low centre of gravity and precision steering that delivers pinpoint handling accuracy, is now available in Subaru dealerships across Canada. Power and Handling The 2.0L DOHC naturally aspirated horizontally opposed Subaru Boxer engine receives several internal updates for friction reduction including new valves, camshaftRead Full Story

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