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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CAR REVIEW: 2017 Kia Soul Turbo

2017 Kia Soul Turbo

The Kia Soul hit our roads running back in 2009 as a 2010 model year and despite its unusual looks, it quickly caught on. You only have to sit for a few minutes at a busy intersection to realize how well received this quirky car-cum-crossover really is. The multiple trims, powertrains and special editions have kept the Soul in the running and one of the latest versions, the SX Turbo, really has us excited. With ...

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QUICK CAR REVIEW: The Brief: 2017 Dodge Durango R/T

2017 Dodge Durango

The one you want in your driveway In a world of cookie-cutter, polite and responsible means of family transportation, one three-row crossover/SUV stands out as the bad boy, anti-conformist, don’t-give-a-damn alternative. And I love it for all of that. FCA’s taken a very different approach to motoring where passion for the automobile gets a front row seat concentrating on design, driving pleasure and fun. I’ve used this example on a number of occasions and I ...

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FIRST REVIEW: 2017 Mercedes GLC Coupe

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

There’s much to think about when buying a new car. From budget, to needs and emotions – all of these must fall into place in order to make the right choice. As most of you shop crossovers, some OEMs decided a few years back to increase their offering in the “truck” segment. Much like cars, a CUV can be offered in a number of configurations. While the convertible iteration has not quite caught on, the ...

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NEW CAR: The 2017 Nissan Qashqai will be the most affordable SUV in its segment

Unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the 2017 Nissan Qashqai will be offered starting at $ 19,998 when it hits the market this June. The Qashqai, which will be aimed squarely at the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Toyota C-HR, Fiat 500x and Jeep Renegade in the red hot subcompact SUV segment, already has the advantage of being the most affordable model in the segment if we ignore automaker discounts. Powered by a 2.0-liter, ...

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CAR NEWS: Volkswagen TDI owner? Here are your options

If you are one of the 105,000 Volkswagen TDI owners in Canada, you will be happy to know that as of April 28, you will finally be able to return your vehicle to Volkswagen, exchange it for another VW model, or wait until a repair is approved to make the emission system compliant with environmental standards. You will also receive a cash payment that will vary between $ 5,100 and $ 8,000 depending on your ...

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Top 10 best automotive interiors according to WardsAuto

Mazda CX-9

American publication WardsAuto unveiled its seventh annual top 10 interiors list this week. If expensive luxury cars occupy a good chunk of the list, there is also room for more wallet-friendly models. More so than last year, that’s for sure. WardsAuto’s editorial team trades the models during the year and each member evaluates the interior of a particular model according to a series of criteria ranging from ergonomics to the quality of the materials, craftsmanship, ...

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QUICK CAR REVIEW: 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Truckin’ good times  Did you know that Toyota’s been doing the truck thing for more than 80 years? Did you know that Land Rover will be celebrating their 70th anniversary next year? From a certain point of view, Toyota and Land Rover are on equal footing when it comes to ruck heritage and building legendary offroaders. Obviously, Toyota’s more the affordable variant and with less technology but in many respects, this ensures longevity and reliability, ...

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New York 2017: the Infiniti QX80 Monograph concept

concept Infiniti QX80 Monograph

The QX80 Monograph concept showcases a potential design direction that Infiniti’s next mega SUV might look like. From the pictures, and seeing it in person, we can almost point out the few elements that won’t make it to production. In other words, it almost looks as though it’s ready to roll off the assembly line. Although the QX80 Monograph is only a concept, a number of visual styling cues are familiar, and a number more ...

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FIRST REVIEW: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen was a little late to the modern SUV party. Back in the day, from 1968 to 1983, they had the Type 181, also known as the “Thing” but this is not exactly the type of SUV we’re talking about. The compact Tiguan showed up in 2009 preceded by the Touareg in 2004 but despite both these players, the lack of a 3-row ute was evident. You’re more than likely aware that utility vehicles are ...

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