September 26, 2014

  • Electric vehicles are becoming a more regular site on British Columbia’s roadways. That’s largely because the vehicles, which use electric or traction motors for propulsion, are becoming increasingly accessible to everyday drivers. Evolving technology is part of the reason, helping to bring down the price of electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan […]
  • We love Motor Trend's annual World's Greatest Drag Race video. Now back for its fourth appearance, the idea of lining some of the world's fastest cars up for a ten-wide, straight-line, full-throttle run is, well... it's pretty freaking badass. The lineup this year boasts some impressively fast cars to be sure. The group of ten includes the following darlings: Alfa Romeo 4C, BMW i8, BMW M4, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Ford Fiesta ST, Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Porsche 911 Turbo S,...

September 24, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Toyota has released the first official picture of the C-HR Concept that will make its debut on October 2nd at the Paris Auto Show. This follows the shadowy figure we saw on September 15th. At first glance, the Toyota C-HR Concept promises to take on other small crossovers like the Nissan Juke and Chevrolet Trax, not to mention the upcoming Honda HR-V. The design may hint at the future direction of Toyota models. There are no further details available at this point, so we'll likely have to...
  • When it comes to the brands that best fit their lifestyle needs, U.S. drivers are pointing to Toyota, Nissan and General Motors, the three topping the charts in the new Motorist Choice Awards. Ironically, two of the category winners, the Toyota FJ and Nissan Cube, are being discontinued despite being fan favorites, according to TheDetroitBureau.com.

September 23, 2014

September 22, 2014

  • Before even officially going on sale to customers, the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup twins are already proving to be a success with dealer orders exceeding original projections. Now, there is even more good news for these siblings, with the fuel economy for their four-cylinder engines netting class-leading numbers and the 3.6-liter V6 getting segment-best payload ratings. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder in the two trucks makes 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque, and in...

September 21, 2014

September 20, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Nissan's luxury brand Infiniti has just opened a London design centre, hoping the urban buzz will inspire some truly great cars Does it matter where a car is designed? Infiniti thinks so.Nissan’s upmarket brand has recently opened a London design studio in Paddington, next door to its parent company’s European design headquarters. It will also be followed by similar establishments in Beijing and San Diego, all reporting in to the Japanese HQ.It's all in the name of bolstering Infiniti’s design...

September 17, 2014

  • General Motors has an early success on its hands in the form of the initial rollout of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks. According to the automaker, dealers have ordered nearly 30,000 of the trucks thus far, a number that far exceeded GM's early expectations. This high demand for the Colorado and Canyon twins has prompted GM to add a third shift to its Wentzville Assembly plant where the trucks are built, starting early next year. An extra shift will add an additional...
  • It's been a long time coming, but it appears we might finally see a turbocharged Kia Soul next year. Kia officials reportedly confirmed the hotter Soul to Motor Trend recently, and also stated that the company is (still) investigating the use of all-wheel drive for the next generation of its boxy hatchback. The turbo Soul will arrive with the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder found in the Forte, rated at 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. According to Motor Trend, Kia wanted to launch the...

September 16, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Pros: The 2015 Toyota Tacoma offers some decent cab-box and engine-transmission combinations. Given the brand's reputation, expect reliable performance from this rugged “little” truck. Plus, the various models in the lineup are all nicely finished and appointed. Cons: The suspension is a bit stiff, compromising ride quality. And while the V6 is an honest worker, the 4-cylinder proves quite noisy, unrefined and underpowered...
  • from Auto123

    Pros: Toyota has applied significant improvements to the road handling characteristics of the 2015 Corolla. Soundproofing is improved and the interior has expanded, mostly in the rear. The familiar 4 cylinder engine is now mated to a CVT transmission for improved fuel economy. The electric rack and pinion steering system is fairly precise. Cons: Although fairly precise, as mentioned, the steering system offers little feedback. Mechanically speaking, Toyota has not increased the engine output...
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