Toyota Says It’s “Too Early To Predict” North American Plant Shutdowns

Toyota Says It’s “Too Early To Predict” North American Plant Shutdowns
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After a brief announcement on March 23rd stating that the natural disasters in Japan may affect North American production, Toyota has announced that it is still “too early to predict” whether plants in Canada and the United States, which build both Toyota and Lexus cars, will face shutdowns due to a shortage of parts from… Continue Reading...

Another Reason To Move To Canada, Used Vehicles From Mexico To Be Allowed In Near Future

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Another Reason To Move To Canada, Used Vehicles From Mexico To Be Allowed In Near Future
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If you have been contemplating moving to Canada, this news might just be enough to push you across the border. According to a report by Canada’s Minister of Transport, Chuck Strahl, under the NAFTA agreement, used vehicles from Mexico that can be modified to meet Canadian safety and emission requirements, would be allowed to be… Continue Reading...

Russian Explorers to Drive 5,000 Miles to Canada, Over the North Pole

Russian Explorers to Drive 5,000 Miles to Canada, Over the North Pole
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Tomorrow a Russian-led expedition will attempt to drive from their country’s north shore to Canada, across the North Pole, a dangerous journey that is expected to take months to complete. If successful it will be the first time anyone has driven (yes, driven) from Russia to Canada, thanks to special vehicles with over-inflated tires that… Continue Reading...

Audi TT-RS To Debut At Canadian International Auto Show

Audi TT-RS To Debut At Canadian International Auto Show
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Audi has been busy courting Canadian media outlets with some of their hottest product. Sympatico Autos, a popular portal in the Great White North, was given exclusive drives of the A1 Quattro, RS3 and (earlier in the year) TT-RS. Given the penchant for smaller (and premium) cars north of the 49th parallel, we understand the… Continue Reading...

Kia Drops Borrego, Rondo From U.S. Market

Kia Drops Borrego, Rondo From U.S. Market
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Kia‘s Rondo small minivan and Borrego SUV have been dumped from the U.S. lineup, ostensibly after slow sales forced Kia to cease importation. Although originally reported by Automotive News, Kia declined to comment on the matter. The Borrego was never a strong seller in the U.S., although the large SUV, along with the Rondo small… Continue Reading...

Audi RS3 Gets Sideways In The Snow

Audi RS3 Gets Sideways In The Snow
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Audi‘s finest test drivers got to wring out the new RS3 Sportback in on some powder-strewn Canadian roads this past week, and lucky for us, they were kind enough to film the whole thing. Powered by the same 340 horsepower 5-cylinder in the TT-RS, the cost of the TT-RS will likely stop it from being… Continue Reading...

BMW X1 Delayed For U.S. Market, Canadian Launch To Proceed On Time

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BMW X1 Delayed For U.S. Market, Canadian Launch To Proceed On Time
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BMW‘s upcoming X1 crossover will be delayed by almost a year, due to extreme demand in the European market. BMW’s Leipzig, Germany plant can barely produce enough vehicles for Europe, and BMW USA has decided to delay the small crossover’s American launch until at least the fall of 2011. Canada will be getting the X1… Continue Reading...

Porsche Canada Slashes Prices As Canadian Dollar Surpasses US In Value

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Porsche Canada Slashes Prices As Canadian Dollar Surpasses US In Value
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Canadians get a raw deal when it comes to cars. Even though their dollar is worth a little bit more than the greenback (and is projected to rise in the near future) cars still cost about 30 percent more on average. Due to the discrepancy, it’s common for Canadians looking for luxury vehicles to buy… Continue Reading...

Honda Civic Si Is Canada’s Most Stolen Car

Honda Civic Si Is Canada’s Most Stolen Car
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The 1999 and 2000 Honda Civic Si (known as the SiR in Canada) have been named as Canada’s most stolen cars, with the 2000 model taking the top spot, and the 1999 following it. Previous years have seen the Subaru Impreza WRX, Acura Integra GSR and Integra Type R claim the title, but the Civic… Continue Reading...

Nissan 370Z NISMO Finally Headed to Canada

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Nissan 370Z NISMO Finally Headed to Canada
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Sure we don’t get the special edition Mitsubishi EVOs with even more horsepower, or the Civic Type R, but things could be worse: you could live in Canada. That’s right, while many high-performance vehicles have been denied to us, our friends to the North have had to do without Nissan‘s 370Z NISMO. But that’s about… Continue Reading...

Lamborghini Countach Seized By Canadian Government At Auction For $58,000

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Lamborghini Countach Seized By Canadian Government At Auction For $58,000
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The government of Canada is auctioning off a Lamborghini Countach, with bids starting at the low price of $58,000. The vehicle was forfeited to the Canada Revenue Agency (the Canadian IRS) with only 54,000 miles on the clock. The vehicle was originally listed for an opening price of $70,000 but failed to get a single… Continue Reading...

Canadian Police Seize Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Auction It For $306,000

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Canadian Police Seize Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Auction It For $306,000
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A resident of Vancouver, British Columbia saw his Ferrari get auctioned off by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, after they seized the vehicle for excessive speed in September. The Ferrari was racing a BMW M6 in the north end of Vancouver, and was clocked traveling 124 mph in a zone designated for speeds of around… Continue Reading...

Fiat 500 To Be Sold By Ferrari Distributor In Canada

Fiat 500 To Be Sold By Ferrari Distributor In Canada
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Fiat released their list of retail outlets in the United States and Canada, and one interesting tidbit jumped out at us. While 99% of Fiat franchises are paired with Chrysler dealers, one company, the Remo Ferri Group of Automobiles, which operates two Ferrari locations in the Toronto area, is listed as a distributor. A more… Continue Reading...

Canada’s Cadillac Ranch Closing its Doors

Canada’s Cadillac Ranch Closing its Doors
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Where do old Cadillacs go when it’s time to retire? They used to go to the Cadillac ranch in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. But now that the ranch is set to close its gates, old Caddies no longer have a place to roam the open ranges. C.R. Auto, located in Hay Lakes, is home to hundreds… Continue Reading...

Audi TT-RS To Hit The United States

Audi TT-RS To Hit The United States
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Audi’s craziest TT, the TT-RS will officially make it to the United States after an online campaign by Audi convinced the automaker to bring the 360-horsepower sports coupe to America. Audi executives were initially skeptical of the sales potential of the TT-RS, but planned a limited run of just 250 cars for the Canadian market,… Continue Reading...

Scion Launches In Canada, Pricing Announced

Scion Launches In Canada, Pricing Announced
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While Scion vehicles have been available in the United States for a number of years, they have never been officially brought to Canada, despite numerous grey market imports from south of the border. Now, Scion’s are finally available and Toyota Canada has announced pricing for the distinctively styled compacts. The 5 door xD hatchback starts… Continue Reading...

2011 Chevrolet Orlando Pictures Revealed, Will Debut At 2010 Paris Auto Show

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2011 Chevrolet Orlando Pictures Revealed, Will Debut At 2010 Paris Auto Show
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Chevrolet‘s Orlando micro-van has had its first pictures shown ahead of its debut at the Paris Auto Show. Based on the Cruze platform, the Orlando won’t make it to the United States, but is expected to be a strong seller in world markets, as well as Canada, where the compact minivan market has entries from… Continue Reading...

Speeding Canadian Teen Charged After Bragging About Exploits Online

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Speeding Canadian Teen Charged After Bragging About Exploits Online
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A 19-year-old man near Toronto, Canada has been charged with careless driving after bragging about going 87 mph in a 25 mph residential zone. Vladimir Rigenco was given a 2006 BMW M5 by his parents as a reward for doing well in high school. Predictably, Rigenco also had a proclivity for speeding and bragging about… Continue Reading...

Magna Founder Frank Stronach Given $1 Billion Severance Package

Magna Founder Frank Stronach Given $1 Billion Severance Package
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Auto parts maganate Frank Stronach, who founded Magna International Inc. is being given a $1 billion dollar golden parachute for him to exit the giant corporation he founded in 1957. Stronach is something of a folk hero in Canada, where Magna is based. A penniless immigrant from Austria, Stronach founded the company and grew it… Continue Reading...

Jacques Villeneuve Headed Back To NASCAR

Jacques Villeneuve Headed Back To NASCAR
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Jacques Villeneuve, the Canadian Formula 1 world champion and Indianapolis 500 winner, is headed back to NASCAR for the famous Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis. Villeneuve will be returning with the Braun Racing team, which campaigns Toyotas in NASCAR. Villeneuve has had a series of infrequent NASCAR drives, as his road course skills are highly sought… Continue Reading...

Bricklin, The Musical Debuts In Canada

Bricklin, The Musical Debuts In Canada
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A musical based on the story of the ill fated Bricklin SV-1 is set to debut in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, where the SV-1 was assembled over three decades ago. The play, dubbed “The Bricklin” is set to open in the city of Fredericton on July 27th. “It’s a story about hopes and… Continue Reading...

Nissan Launches Juke Microsite For Canadian Buyers

Nissan Launches Juke Microsite For Canadian Buyers
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Nearly a year after Nissan Canada launched a successful social media campaign for their Cube subcompact, the company is getting ready to launch their Juke compact SUV with an innovative microsite. The microsite features an interactive, 360 degree view of the Juke, as well as product information relating to styling, technology, performance and “adaptability”.  In addition, technical specifications,… Continue Reading...

Nissan Leaf To Qualify For $8,500 Incentive In Ontario

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Nissan Leaf To Qualify For $8,500 Incentive In Ontario
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The Canadian province of Ontario announced that the Nissan Leaf will qualify for the full $8500 rebate on electric vehicles sold in Ontario. The provincial government offers incentives of $5,000 to $8,500 Canadian dollars will apply to electric vehicles sold in the province. The incentives vary based on the size of a cars battery, but… Continue Reading...

Honda Dealers Sponsoring Honda Indy In Toronto, Free Admission For Practice Day

Honda Dealers Sponsoring Honda Indy In Toronto, Free Admission For Practice Day
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Honda dealers in the Canadian province of Ontario are chipping in to help out with the Honda Indy in Toronto, sponsoring the Friday practice on July 16th, and allowing fans to watch the action for free. The Ontario Honda Dealers Association is not only sponsoring the practice sessions, but also the car of hometown hero… Continue Reading...
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