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NEW CAR: Here’s the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class 2018 pickup

2018 Mercedes-Benz X Class

Mercedes-Benz offers one of the most complete model lineups in the automotive industry. With its new 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class midsize pickup, the German automaker once again demonstrates that no niche is out of reach, even for a luxury car manufacturer. The new 2018 X-Class’s underpinnings come from the Nissan Navara, known to us as the Nissan Frontier. Unveiled in concept form last year, the production X-Class offers curved lines with a rear-end that no doubt ...

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LIST: Top 10 stolen cars in the United States

The National Insurance Crime Bureau, or NICB just released its annual list of the top 10 stolen vehicles in the United States, and for a fourth year in a row the Honda Accord and the Honda Civic find themselves at the top of the list. Here are the top 10 vehicles that were the most stolen last year in the U.S. Honda Accord Stolen vehicles: 50,427 Honda Civic Stolen vehicles: 49,547 Ford F Series Stolen ...

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CAR NEWS: VW Dieselgate 2.0?

We’ve all read the headlines stating that Volkswagen was caught lying about emissions in late 2015. Specifically, their TDI engines were equipped with a cheating device that knew when to keep things clean, as in when being tested, and when not to, as in when the owner was doing his or her thing. This planned mistake cost VW many billions of dollars and the scandal is coming to an end in North America. However, it ...

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CAR NEWS: Michelin’s Vision Concept tire of the future

Michelin’s Vision Concept tire of the future

Some of you may have spotted a tractor or even a golf cart with some strange looking tires and wheels. Instead of the conventional tire on wheel, what you likely witnessed is one of Michelin’s may Tweel applications. The Tweel is essentially a single piece tire and wheel assembly (hence t-wheel) that requires no air, or valve for that matter and thus no maintenance. In other words, you can’t get a flat. For the moment, ...

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NEW CAR: New Kia Stonic compact CUV

Kia Stonic

When nearly all major players in the automobile industry introduce a brand new compact crossover in only a few years, you know something’s up. This segment is one of the, if not the fastest growing in the car business at the moment and there’s no slowdown to the expansion in sight. According to some, sales could could increase a hundred fold by 2020. The latest to join the party is Kia and its new Stonic. ...

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TECH: Apple Tackles Distracted Driving with IOS 11 “Do Not Disturb While Driving”

Do Not Disturb

Apple’s attempt to combat the danger that presents itself while using your phone while driving has resulted in a new feature to be introduced in its IOS 11 operating system. The feature, entitled “Do Not Disturb While Driving”, has a host of features with the goal of preventing drivers from accessing their phones while driving. The feature does exactly what it sounds like. It blocks the driver from receiving any notifications while driving. By using ...

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CAR NEWS: Buy a new car entirely online? It’s now possible

Conférence CH

The automotive industry has always lagged behind other retail industries, particularly in digital development. For example, it is possible to buy just about everything online except a car. A dealer located near Montreal would like to see that change, and yesterday announced the addition of an online module that allows the user to complete a transaction from beginning to end entirely online, and thus buy a vehicle without ever visiting the dealership. The retailer in ...

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LIST: 2017 J.D. Power Canadian Auto Lenders Study Reveals BMW Financial Services as #1

J.D. Power Finance Satisfaction Study

From January through February 2017, approximately 3,750 finance provider evaluations took place across two segments from new-vehicle dealerships in Canada. The study has been designed to evaluate auto lenders in two categories. The first category being captive, where lender that is owned by a or is directly affiliated with a manufacturer. The second category is non-captive where an independent lending institution is evaluated. Of the criteria being measured, captive finance providers are evaluated on dealer ...

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CAR NEWS: 2017 BMW 5 Series Earns IIHS “Top Safety Pick +”

BMW 5 Series

The 2017 BMW 5 Series has earned the IIHS’s award for Top Safety Pick +. Earning good and superior ratings on accident prevention systems and headlights, the BMW 5 Series was presented this award for its performance in five different crash tests. The long list of security and performance updates including Dynamic Damper Control with Adaptive Mode and Integral Active Steering, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system, Advanced Driver Assistant Systems and Parking Assistance Systems to ...

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CAR NEWS: Ford Issues Safety Recall in Canada for Certain 2011-2012 Ford F-150 3.5L GTDI

Ford F-150

For those who own a Ford F-150 3.5L GTDI built in 2011-2012, it has been noted that as a result of internal corrosion, Ford must replace electric vacuum pumps in certain vehicles. While 11 accidents have been reported, there have been no injuries related to the issue. Press Release Ford Issues Safety Recall in Canada for Certain 2011-2012 Ford F-150 Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall in Canada for approximately 43,600 2011-12 Ford ...

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