Mitsubishi Mirage US Launch in Question

Mitsubishi Mirage US Launch in Question
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That said, given that low price is still a huge factor when it comes to purchasing small, entry-level cars in this country, plus the fact that cars in the Mirage’s category are a relatively new phenomena, there’s still a great deal of uncertainty about how such vehicles will fare in the long run. Continue Reading...

2013 Scion FR-S Launch Coincides with Canadian Motorsport Sponsorship

2013 Scion FR-S Launch Coincides with Canadian Motorsport Sponsorship
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Aspiring Canadian racers have something to look forward to this summer as Scion announces its plan to sponsor motorsports drivers for the second year in a  row.  Continue Reading...

Millions in Money and Candy Spilled on Canadian Highway

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Millions in Money and Candy Spilled on Canadian Highway
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Here’s a question: how do millions of dollars in gold-colored coins and tons of candy end up spilled on a highway? No, nobody tried to hijack the Lucky Charms Leprechaun. Instead, a serious crash occurred North of the border in Canada. A Brink’s tractor-trailer carrying millions of dollars in loonies and toonies (that’s what Canadians call… Continue Reading...

Scion FR-S Website for Canadians, But Why?

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Scion FR-S Website for Canadians, But Why?
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Last week Scion launched a new online campaign that showed off their darling sports car the FR-S. Visitors were given the opportunity to interact with the car in several ways, similar to any car’s configuration site. This is unique because the Scion FR-S hasn’t come out yet in North America and likely won’t for be… Continue Reading...

Canadian Police Release List of Common Excuses for Speeding

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Canadian Police Release List of Common Excuses for Speeding
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Think you’ve got an original excuse to explain your speeding? Think again. A traffic unit from London, Canada released a list of the most common excuses for speeding with some amusing results. Take a look through and see if you’ve used any of the following: “I’m running out of gas and need to get to… Continue Reading...

Watch a Corvette Burnout on the Back of a Flatbed Pickup [Video]

Watch a Corvette Burnout on the Back of a Flatbed Pickup [Video]
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What better way to sell  your car than an outrageous YouTube video? Lettrage Perfect Design, a company in Lavaltrie, Quebec that sponsors modified cars is seen here with a C6 Corvette, and way too much spare rubber. Watch as this driver creates a smoke show in front of a small crowd. The driver then does a… Continue Reading...

Pontiac Aztek in High Demand… by Canadian Thieves

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Pontiac Aztek in High Demand… by Canadian Thieves
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Canadian car thieves have an affinity for the ugly, or so it would seem based on recently released data. Do you remember the Pontiac Aztek? It’s OK if you don’t, we smacked our heads against a brick wall over its design too. But its ugly looks haven’t stopped it from making number eight on the… Continue Reading...

Rare BMW Z1 For Sale In Canada

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Rare BMW Z1 For Sale In Canada
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Over the last two-decades, BMW has given us quite a few “Z” cars. There was the chic Z3 that James Bond helped unveil in the movie “Golden Eye,” followed by the sinfully pretty Z8 (also used in a Bond flick; The World Is Not Enough), which was penned by Henrik Fisker (yes, the same guy… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Passat Ad Pulled From Canadian TV [Video]

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Volkswagen Passat Ad Pulled From Canadian TV [Video]
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Volkswagen Canada is pulling a television commercial after receiving complaints that it is insensitive and offensive. The ad features the Volkwagen Passat, but the complaints center around what happens after the man pulls into the emergency lane. He jumps out of the car in a panic, saying his wife is having a baby, but stops to chat… Continue Reading...

Canada’s Auto Sector Losing Ground To Mexico

Canada’s Auto Sector Losing Ground To Mexico
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Automobile manufacturing is a big part of the Canadian economy. 10 percent of the country’s manufacturing output is related to the auto industry. Things have been changing for a few years already, and the future is not looking good for Canada.  Thanks to their lower labor rates and production costs, more and more car companies… Continue Reading...

Acura MDX To Be Built In Alabama To Offset Rising Yen

Acura MDX To Be Built In Alabama To Offset Rising Yen
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Honda announced today that they would use excess capacity at their Alabama plant following a $300 million investment in the facility. The investment will allow for a total of 340,000 units anually. Rising exchange rates are forcing Honda to devote more resources to North American production while reducing exports. Honda will shift their Acura MDX… Continue Reading...

Abandoned BMW Dealership For Sale At $3.6 Million

Abandoned BMW Dealership For Sale At $3.6 Million
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An abandoned BMW dealership outside of Toronto, Canada is up on the market, with an asking price of $3.6 million. Citation Motors of Oakville, Ontario was said to have had its BMW franchise revoked in 1988, and closed its doors soon after. The property remained abandoned in an eerie, “frozen-in-time” sort of way, and 2… Continue Reading...

Canada May Restrict All Cars to 150 KM/H

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Canada May Restrict All Cars to 150 KM/H
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Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis of Scarborough-Agincourt, Ontario, Canada, is a long time political activist for speed limiters with the intent of reducing the number of car accidents caused by excess speed. Though a previous attempt in 2006 to present a speed limiter bill to the House of Commons was unsuccessful, a recent high-speed car accident… Continue Reading...

AJAC Canadian Car of the Year Awards Nominees Announced

AJAC Canadian Car of the Year Awards Nominees Announced
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Our neighbors to the north apparently do more than just make maple syrup and drink beer, they annually get together to choose their car of the year. Sounds like fun eh! The Automobile Journalist Association of Canada (AJAC) has just released its list of contestants for this years competition, which will be held in the… Continue Reading...

Nissan Leaf’s Sell Out In Canada In Just Two Hours

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Nissan Leaf’s Sell Out In Canada In Just Two Hours
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Last weekend, Nissan Canada officially began the reservation process for the all-new electric Leaf. Within two hours, all Leaf inventory was reserved. On August 27th, Canadians attended one of 27 Nissan Leaf certified dealers and were invited to reserve the electric vehicle for a refundable $99 deposit. Judy Wheeler, Nissan Canada’s director of marketing, said, “Response… Continue Reading...

Cadillac XTS Confirmed As Part of $117 Million Investment In Oshawa Assembly Plant

Cadillac XTS Confirmed As Part of $117 Million Investment In Oshawa Assembly Plant
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General Motors will invest $117 million in the Oshawa Assembly Plant in preparation to build the all-new Cadillac XTS. This move will also solidify 400 jobs on the company’s felixble assembly line. The XTS has been designed to compete against other large luxury cars, and production should begin in the first half of 2012. “This… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Ousts Ford As Canada’s Number 1 Truckmaker

Chrysler Ousts Ford As Canada’s Number 1 Truckmaker
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Chrysler has taken the title of number one light-truck seller in Canada from Ford in the first half of 2011. Deliveries in the light truck segment have grown at twice the rate of the rest of the Canadian auto industry, and Chrysler led in sales last month for the first time in 2011. The Dodge… Continue Reading...

Apple Opposes DUI Checkpoint Apps

Apple Opposes DUI Checkpoint Apps
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Apple has officially rejected any inclusion of DUI checkpoints in its iOS apps. In this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple updated its app store to prohibit applications informing users of DUI checkpoints. This recent update was a result of a group of U.S Senators sending numerous letters of concern to Apple, Google, and RIM, asking… Continue Reading...

Fiat’s U.S Expansion Plans Revealed

Fiat’s U.S Expansion Plans Revealed
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Fiat is hoping to build a strong U.S-market demand for the 500 by expanding its line-up with a successor to the Bravo compact hatchback. Concerns have be raised about relaunching Fiat in the United States, however early sales figures of the 500 have exceeded expectations. A cabriolet version of the hatchback is now appearing in… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Repays $7.6 Billion In Outstanding U.S, Canadian Loans

Chrysler Repays $7.6 Billion In Outstanding U.S, Canadian Loans
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The Chrysler Group has repaid it outstanding debt worth $7.6 billion in loans to the U.S and Canadian governments. This ends nearly two years of public ownership of the third largest U.S automaker. Chrysler made a payment of $5.9 billion to the U.S Treasury and $1.7 billion to Export Development Canada- finally ending loans that… Continue Reading...

Toyota Canada Warns Dealers Of Chaotic Summer Due To Tight Supplies

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Toyota Canada Warns Dealers Of Chaotic Summer Due To Tight Supplies
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Toyota Canada has cut its sales projections by a third and warned dealers that the supply of new vehicles is starting to be choked off as the company feels the effects of the March 11th earthquake that rocked northern Japan. While Toyota sent two memos to dealers regarding the revised sales forecast, the company refused… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Is Canada’s Top-Selling Car Brand

Hyundai Is Canada’s Top-Selling Car Brand
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For all the fuss about Hyundai‘s success in the United States, the Korean automaker is making even bigger waves in Canada, where the brand reigned supreme for Q1 of this year. While truck sales far outpace car sales in Canada (just like in America – and both markets are topped by the Ford F-Series), Hyundai… Continue Reading...
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