Low Emissions Land_E

At this year's Geneva auto show, Land Rover showed the wild-looking Land_e e-Terrain Technology Concept, which showcases eight new hybrid-like technologies meant to reduce CO2 emissions and cut fuel c

Ford to build hybrids here

Ford used the Canadian International Auto Show to announce it will be the first manufacturer to build hybrid vehicles in Canada.

What happened to run what ya brung?

You see, beginning with the 2007 season, NASCAR (the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) will head in an ill-advised direction that will further erode the grassroots culture which formed t

Benefits of two sets of tires

Are you thinking of going bi-polar? We're asking not in the psychiatric sense, but in the tire sense. You know, considering moving to a lifestyle that entails changing to a winter wheel/tire set in th

BMW Driver Training

BMW Driver Training focuses mainly on improving driver's skills that are well above and beyond the admittedly light qualifications required by the various provincial jurisdictions.

Family cars with fun

So, you've had your fun and now you're paying the price. The Mustang/Mini/Miata/(insert-your-choice-here) of your carefree, childfree youth is history. Life as you drove it is sooo over.

BMW 3 Series Coupes arrive in fall

The new 2007 BMW 3 Series Coupe, bowing in Canada this fall, will be available with the company's first-ever, twin-turbocharged inline-six engine.

Second Hand: Mercedes C-Class

The three-pointed star, one of the most recognizable logos in the history of commerce, remains alluring, but buyers should keep their eyes open.

Mercedes gets in your face

BMW has M. Cadillac now has V. Several companies (Honda, Volvo) have R. But the best known of the alphabet soup designations for the high performance divisions of car companies is surely AMG.

Suzuki unveils big XL7 in N.Y. show

This year no fewer than 28 vehicles are making their world debuts at New York, with 18 more enjoying their inaugural North American appearances.

Baby got back

A somewhat alarming report out of the U.S. says automakers have had to increase the width of their vehicle's seats to accommodate grossly enlarging North American rear ends.

Lotus blossoms

We received word just as this issue was being put to bed, that a Montreal dealership has received federal certification to sell the much-touted Lotus Elise here in Canada.

Wondering about wagons

The North American automobile companies continue to complain about losing market share, but there is one niche which they have ignored for at least the last decade -- midsized station wagons.

Special Ferrari FXX

How's this for preferred treatment? Ferrari is building 29 examples of its track-only FXX prototype shown in Detroit for a small group of lucky owners.

Hammering the Solstice

So Pontiac announced a turbocharged Solstice GXP at the LA Auto Show with a 47 percent boost in horsepower. Impressed?

Maybe Mazda2

It looks like the long running rumour of Mazda bringing it diminutive Mazda2 to North America is starting to gain some steam.

A huge hydrogen hauler

Say what you want about the styling and shear girth of the locomotive-inspired Ford F-250 Super Chief concept from Detroit -- it's what's under the hood that counts.