Autos

An electric vehicle is charged in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Parkland Corp. says it is doubling the size of its previously announced electric vehicle charging network in western Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

B.C. to benefit as Parkland doubles western Canada EV charging network

50 ultra-fast charging stations coming to highways and destinations from Vancouver Island to Calgary

 

Hyundai will create a performance-oriented version of the Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, called the N. The Sleuth expects it will get the 576-horsepower system from the related Kia EV6 GT. PHOTO: HYUNDAI

Hyundai’s cool Ioniq 5, Volvo + Lexus share EV news and more

Hot off the press news from the auto world

  • Nov 30, 2022

 

Blair Qualey, President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC, with B.C. Premier John Horgan. The NCDA is administers the electric vehicle rebate program on behalf of the provincial government. Photo courtesy NCDA

Budget wish list summarized

By Blair Qualey The provincial government recently published a report that summarizes…

  • Nov 4, 2022

 

The current Porsche Macan, pictured, will be replaced by a new model later in 2022 and there will also be an electric version, although on a dedicated EV platform. PHOTO: PORSCHE

Porsche’s electric Macan; A new Morgan 3 Wheeler + more news from the auto world

Porsche adds electric Macan for 2023 The automaker’s top-selling model globally will…

  • Nov 4, 2022
The current Porsche Macan, pictured, will be replaced by a new model later in 2022 and there will also be an electric version, although on a dedicated EV platform. PHOTO: PORSCHE
The Toyota Sequoia’s overall dimensions have increased for 2023, which translates into more passenger and cargo space. PHOTO: TOYOTA

2023 Toyota Sequoia: As tough as they come in this class, and now it’s a hybrid

With the price of fuel soaring dramatically, automobile owners are experiencing plenty…

  • Nov 3, 2022
The Toyota Sequoia’s overall dimensions have increased for 2023, which translates into more passenger and cargo space. PHOTO: TOYOTA
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne speaks to reporters at the Liberal summer caucus retreat in St. Andrews, N.B. on September 13, 2022. When Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne gets in front a microphone these days to talk about electrifying Canada’s auto industry, he has a favourite line to sum up his efforts to attract global investment. “Not everyone in the world wakes up thinking about Canada,” he says. His job, as he sees it, is to change that. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne speaks to reporters at the Liberal summer caucus retreat in St. Andrews, N.B. on September 13, 2022. When Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne gets in front a microphone these days to talk about electrifying Canada’s auto industry, he has a favourite line to sum up his efforts to attract global investment. “Not everyone in the world wakes up thinking about Canada,” he says. His job, as he sees it, is to change that. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
The design of the Volvo XC60 and XC90 Recharge models will derive inspiration from the concept Recharge, pictured, that Volvo debuted in 2021. PHOTO: VOLVO

The Auto Sleuth: Volvo adds electric Recharge versions; Lexus’ first EV + more

Hot off the press news from the auto world!

  • Oct 16, 2022
The design of the Volvo XC60 and XC90 Recharge models will derive inspiration from the concept Recharge, pictured, that Volvo debuted in 2021. PHOTO: VOLVO
As before, the WRX has standard all-wheel-drive and a six-speed manual transmission. A CVT is optional, but standard with Sport and Sport-tech trims fitted with Subaru’s EyeSight suite of dynamic-safety technologies. PHOTO: SUBARU

Rally-inspired sedan keeps its performance creds on the front burner

Many automakers participate directly or indirectly in motorsports. For the past two…

  • Oct 6, 2022
As before, the WRX has standard all-wheel-drive and a six-speed manual transmission. A CVT is optional, but standard with Sport and Sport-tech trims fitted with Subaru’s EyeSight suite of dynamic-safety technologies. PHOTO: SUBARU
All Outback models get the 260-horsepower turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission. PHOTO: SUBARU

2022 Outback Wilderness: Tricked-out Subaru takes direct aim at growing outdoorsy market

There likely isn’t an automaker that’s better positioned than Subaru to confront…

  • Sep 12, 2022
All Outback models get the 260-horsepower turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission. PHOTO: SUBARU
For 115 years, BCAA has been helping British Columbians move forward. The organization that started as a humble club of 11 automobile enthusiasts in Victoria now has more than a million Members, and they are not stopping there.

BCAA celebrates reaching one million Members with a made-in BC contest to win a unique prize

Canada’s Most Trusted Brand* has been helping British Columbians keep moving for over a century

  • Sep 12, 2022
For 115 years, BCAA has been helping British Columbians move forward. The organization that started as a humble club of 11 automobile enthusiasts in Victoria now has more than a million Members, and they are not stopping there.
The roofline is similar to the Rogue’s, but the Rogue looks like a Nissan and the Outlander looks like a Mitsubishi. Which is better? PHOTO: MITSUBISHI

Alliance with Renault-Nissan bears fruit with 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

“I get by with a little help from my friends,” is a…

  • Sep 7, 2022
The roofline is similar to the Rogue’s, but the Rogue looks like a Nissan and the Outlander looks like a Mitsubishi. Which is better? PHOTO: MITSUBISHI
The 2022 Nissan Frontier uses the previous frame, but there are some updates. The handling and steering are also claimed to be more precise. Four-wheel-drive is standard. PHOTO: NISSAN

2022 Nissan Frontier: Not 100 per cent new, but new enough to matter

It’s been a long time coming — 18 model years to be…

  • Sep 1, 2022
The 2022 Nissan Frontier uses the previous frame, but there are some updates. The handling and steering are also claimed to be more precise. Four-wheel-drive is standard. PHOTO: NISSAN
RCMP shoulder patch. (Black Press Media files)

Catalytic converter thief scuffles with victim in Langley City

Police advise not trying to stop thieves, but calling 9-1-1 instead

RCMP shoulder patch. (Black Press Media files)
B.C. is currently Canada’s leading province in overall percentage of zero emission vehicle adoption (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward).
B.C. is currently Canada’s leading province in overall percentage of zero emission vehicle adoption (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward).
The MX-30 uses the bones of the CX-30 utility vehicle, but the MX-30’s rear doors are hinged at the back and of course the styling is different with a big front bumper and thin grille. PHOTO: MAZDA

Mazda MX-30: Is there enough to lure buyers to Mazda’s first EV?

Electric-vehicle first-timer Mazda is dipping its toe into the electric grid with…

  • Aug 3, 2022
The MX-30 uses the bones of the CX-30 utility vehicle, but the MX-30’s rear doors are hinged at the back and of course the styling is different with a big front bumper and thin grille. PHOTO: MAZDA
The Corolla Cross is a nice bridge between the smaller Corolla Hatchback and the larger RAV4 (certainly better than the C-HR). As you might recall, Honda has a similar bridge between the Civic and the CR-V, called the HR-V. PHOTO: TOYOTA

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross: Capitalizing on the Corolla cachet

How did it take Toyota so long to flesh out the void between the Corolla and the RAV4?

  • Jul 28, 2022
The Corolla Cross is a nice bridge between the smaller Corolla Hatchback and the larger RAV4 (certainly better than the C-HR). As you might recall, Honda has a similar bridge between the Civic and the CR-V, called the HR-V. PHOTO: TOYOTA
The 2024 Chevrolet SS EV is shown in Warren, Mich., Tuesday, July 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

American automakers targeting average households with new crop of EVs

In their first rollouts of electric vehicles, America’s automakers targeted people who…

The 2024 Chevrolet SS EV is shown in Warren, Mich., Tuesday, July 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020, in Washington. Musk’s lawyer says a federal judge would trample on the Tesla CEO’s free speech rights if he ordered Musk to stop talking about 2018 tweets saying he had the funding to make Tesla a private company. In a court document filed Wednesday, April 20, 2022, Lawyer Alex Spiro says a motion from a group of Tesla shareholders seeking a gag order doesn’t establish that Musk’s comments will prejudice the pool of jurors who may hear the case. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Judge rejects gag order in suit over 2018 Elon Musk tweets

Lawyers have argued Musk is trying to influence potential jurors

Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020, in Washington. Musk’s lawyer says a federal judge would trample on the Tesla CEO’s free speech rights if he ordered Musk to stop talking about 2018 tweets saying he had the funding to make Tesla a private company. In a court document filed Wednesday, April 20, 2022, Lawyer Alex Spiro says a motion from a group of Tesla shareholders seeking a gag order doesn’t establish that Musk’s comments will prejudice the pool of jurors who may hear the case. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Although redesigned, it will take real fans of the GTI to readily notice the differences. Note that there is no base Golf model for the 2022; only the GTI and the R make the cut. PHOTO: VOLKSWAGEN

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Company credited for inventing the hot hatch turns up the heat

Hot-hatch crowd should be pleased one of its all-time favourites lives on

  • Mar 23, 2022
Although redesigned, it will take real fans of the GTI to readily notice the differences. Note that there is no base Golf model for the 2022; only the GTI and the R make the cut. PHOTO: VOLKSWAGEN
Danny Usher, Sales Manager at Galaxy Motors Courtenay, says some customers have been able to sell their trade-ins for more than the initial purchase price, thanks to improved vehicle quality and the global vehicle shortage.

What’s behind the vehicle shortage, and how can it benefit you?

Supply is low across the automotive industry, but Courtenay dealership has fared better than most

  • Mar 21, 2022
Danny Usher, Sales Manager at Galaxy Motors Courtenay, says some customers have been able to sell their trade-ins for more than the initial purchase price, thanks to improved vehicle quality and the global vehicle shortage.