2011 Chevrolet Cruze has a body structure that is 65 per cent high-strength steel

Insurance industry picks 2011 safest cars

The insurance industry 2011 safety pick awards recognize 66 vehicles. South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia and German car maker Volkswagen led the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s annual list of the safest new vehicles (2011 model year). Hyundai and its affiliate Kia Motors, and Volkswagen and its Audi brand received the most awardsRead Full Story

VW Jetta Interior

Volkswagen aims at domination!

Volkswagen is taking aim at world domination, starting with the 2011 Jetta. VW is on record as planning to be the biggest car company in the world by 2018, and one of the ways it aims to achieve this goal is by offering premium class vehicles at affordable compact, entry-level pricing. Such is definitely the caseRead Full Story

Think environmental regulations are the greatest threat to the future of the collector car hobby?

(Reprinted on the Historic Vehicle Association web site  from Hagerty’s Magazine, Winter 2010) By Bob Butz A 2010 REPORT from the Earth Policy Institute spelled bad news for America’s car manufacturers: Americans scrapped 4 million more cars and trucks than they purchased in 2009 — the first significant drop in the U.S. auto fleet in more thanRead Full Story

The XJ - Then and Now

Auto Talk: Jaguar’s all-new XJ!

The new cat builds on Jaguar’s new area design first seen in 2007 on the smaller XF model. The latest version is bigger and longer, featuring beautiful flowing lines, a high belt line, commanding front snout with hooded headlights and an overall get-up-and-go appearance. According to Jaguar Cars managing director, Mike O’Driscoll, the mission wasRead Full Story


You just know it's a Mustang!

Introduced on April 17, 1964, and demonstrated in dealers’ showrooms across Canada in 1965, the Mustang was Ford’s most successful launch since the Model A.  The instant bond created with buyers was understandable—the car simply had character. Forty-five years later, North America’s favourite muscle car still exhibits that character. New exterior design, new interior trimRead Full Story

Infiniti 3

Infiniti competes in sports sedan M-class

It’s been 21 years since Infiniti started selling vehicles in North America and along the way the brand has matured and evolved into its own luxury marque, with global operations that include 230 dealers in 15 countries. Leading manufacturers such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus were seriously challenged in 2003 when Infiniti introduced theRead Full Story


AJAC names 11 ‘Best New’ vehicles for 2011

 Seventy of Canada’s top automotive journalists spent one week last month in the picturesque tourist town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, but not for the scenery or the wine tasting. The journalists, all members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), were there for the express purpose of determining the Best New cars and SUV/CUVs in 11Read Full Story

BMW engine

A masterfully engineered sports sedan – BMW 335is Coupe

Get the revs up, roll down the windows and enjoy the sensational, specially tuned exhaust note that emanates from the 320-horsepower, twin turbo, in-line six cylinder engine powering BMW’s latest sports sedan. Yes, it’s addictive, and if you are an enthusiast you will want to do it all day long. This future classic is simplyRead Full Story


Porsche Invests 150 Million Euro in R & D

Through extensive construction projects, Porsche is implementing a long-term strategic site plan for its research and development centre in Weissach, Germany. The sports car manufacturer is investing around 150-million euros (CDN$200-million) in a high-tech wind tunnel, a state-of-the-art design centre and an innovative electronics integration centre. The technology implemented in the new wind tunnel willRead Full Story

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Successes!

 Once again, the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is the world’s most successful GT race car. The fastest racing-911, developed following the rules of the GT2 category left its mark on the globe’s race tracks, winning against strong competition from Ferrari, BMW, Aston Martin and others. Read the full story under the Features – Motorsport menu.


MINI Announces Countryman Pricing

MINI Canada announces pricing for the new 2011 MINI Countryman MINI Cooper Countryman With an MSRP of $27,850, the MINI Cooper Countryman features the recently upgraded 1.6 litre DOHC 4 cylinder engine with fully-variable valve management, producing 121 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 114 ft/lb @ 4,250 rpm. Equipped with the standardRead Full Story

Ferrari 599 HGTE Fiorano

Ferrari 599 HGTE Fiorano

      Ferrari 599 HGTE Fiorano: New Handling Package By Steve Blake Half of November’s rainfall was due to fall the day I got to test the new Ferrari 599 HGTE. As I stood in Ferrari of Vancouver’s showroom looking outside at the bright red car waiting for me, the rain came down inRead Full Story

Joerg Bergmeister in the 2011 Carrera GTS

Joerg Bergmeister in the 2011 Carrera GTS

While in Palm Springs, California for the press launch of the all-new 2011 Porsche Carrera GTS, five-time American LeMans Series’ champion, Joerg Bergmeister, took his first drive in the new car. Here, he compares the new 408 hp GTS model to his own 911 Carrera S — and to his Flying Lizard 911 GT3 RSRRead Full Story

2011 Acura TSX

AutoTalk – Acura TSX for 2011

2011 Acura TSX Sedan promises improved style, performance and engine efficiency   Acura has announced a number of updates to its TSX sports sedan for the 2011 model year. Topping the list, is a freshened exterior along with a wide array of new features and technology. The exterior of the 2011 TSX receives a newRead Full Story

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Rally Triple Crown with the Canadian Title!

BANCROFT, Ontario (November 20, 2010) – Ten months and thousands of kilometres after it started, the team of Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard ended the 2010 rally season with a dominant victory in the Rally of the Tall Pines, sewing up the Canadian Rally Championship and earning the coveted ‘triple crown’ of North American rallyRead Full Story

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Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Stars and Cars Shine at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Recently I travelled south to the Monterey peninsular in California, as did many thousands of others, to revel in what must be one of the top automobile concours in the world . . . The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This year the celebrated marques were noRead Full Story

Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera

WIDE RANGE OF CUSTOMISATION OPTIONS FOR THE PORSCHE PANAMERA Porsche Exclusive and Porsche Tequipment offer customers a Gran Turismo tailored specifically for their needs MISSISSAUGA – August 4, 2009 — Through Porsche Exclusive and Porsche Tequipment, Porsche enables customers to refine and personalize all Porsche models individually, tailoring them to their specific wishes beyond evenRead Full Story

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