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2015 Kia Soul EV named Canadian Green Car of the Year

Vancouver, BC — The 2015 Kia Soul EV has won the inaugural Canadian Green Car of the Year Award, chosen by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) and presented at the Vancouver International Auto Show. In October, 70 of Canada’s most respected journalists convene in Ontario for the annual Canadian Car of the Year competition. This year, of those 70, ...

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Honda Civic: Hatchback coming to Canada?

Those who miss the Honda Civic hatchback will be happy to learn that rumours abound that a return—after a 10 year absence—of the lovable Japanese hatch to North America could be in the works. According to Honda, demand—in Canada, especially—for a return of the hatchback is strong. Reports have as many as 30-40,000 units being exported to North America as ...

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General Motors is recalling 64,000 Chevrolet Volt models

Chevrolet volt recall

The Chevrolet Volt is being recalled by General Motors because of a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning associated with owner negligence. The issue at hand relates to the Chevrolet Volt’s unique engine design which combines an electric motor as well as a thermal engine which acts as a generator to charge the batteries that power the electric unit. When the ...

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Review: 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

As if the latest Jeep Cherokee wasn’t outlandish enough on the styling front, Jeep has gone the extra mile with the Trailhawk edition, a vehicle whose big off-road tires, higher ride height and plastic cladding would put many aftermarket conversions to shame. And you know what? It works. It works precisely because the new Cherokee, with its narrow DRLs, low-mounted ...

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First Drive: 2015 Ford Focus w/ EcoBoost 1.0

Whitefield, NH — When I sampled Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost three-banger in the Fiesta last year, I was pleasantly surprised by just how capable it was. Actually, more so than just capable, I found it to be a genuinely peppy powerplant with a nice off-beat warble that actually reminded me a little of those great Audi five-bangers from the 1980s. Of ...

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