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Subaru WRX STI Type RA and BRZ tS coming to Canada

Subaru BRZ tS

If, like me, you were wondering if STIs latest introductions were coming to Canada, then rejoice as they are! However, make haste if you intend on purchasing one of these sweet Subies as only a handful will be made available. Official numbers for Canada have yet to be announced but we do know that the US will have 500 of ...

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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 ...

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Tackling range anxiety with the AJAC EcoRun

2017 EcoRun

For the 6th consecutive year, the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada has put together an event they call the EcoRun. The premise is simple enough: take a number of highly efficient cars on a road trip, record fuel or energy consumption, as well as learn and teach along the way. We may be in 2017 but alternative energy vehicles are ...

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Michelin’s Vision Concept tire of the future

Michelin Vision Concept Tire

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 ...

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The return of the flying car

At least the idea of it, anyhow. Car manufacturers are always looking for an edge on their competitors. Some are working on EVs, others autonomous cars and in most cases, all are developing these technologies simultaneously. Toyota however, is interested in the idea of the flying automobile. Their ambitions are in self-proclaimed early stages but that did not stop them ...

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New Nissan LEAF coming soon

We know very little about the next Nissan LEAF that is expected to break cover in the fall, or more precisely, in early September. The rare details include that the 2018 LEAF will be assembled at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee plant. Another is that at least one iteration will provide a range of at least 320 km, if only to compete ...

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