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 |  Jul 03 2013, 12:32 PM

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Chrysler will extend the controversial recall of its 1992 – 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002 – 2007 Liberty SUVs to 167,318 units in Canada.

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 |  Sep 05 2012, 12:02 PM

Italian exotic sports car manufacturer Lamborghini is recalling 96 of its Gallardos and Gallardo Spyders ranging from model years 2004 through 2006.

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 |  Jul 26 2012, 9:02 AM

Split between two vehicles from different eras with separate problems, Transport Canada is announcing recalls for the 2007-08 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2012-13 Hyundai Sonata.

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Report: Front-Wheel Drive Acura RDX Won’t Be Offered in Canada

Upgrades net 8% fuel-economy improvement on SH-AWD model

 |  Aug 03 2009, 8:51 AM

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Acura has just released official info on the 2010 RDX luxury crossover with the biggest news being a new base model that comes standard with a front-wheel drive layout – unless if you live in Canada.

Previously only offered with Acura’s SH-AWD system, the new FWD RDX gets better fuel-economy and costs $2,000 less. A spokesperson from Acura Canada told AutoGuide that there just isn’t a market for a front-wheel drive model in this segment, which makes particular sense considering how suited the AWD model is to the Canadian climate.

But not to worry, you fuel-conscious Canadians. Acura Canada says the new RDX (in AWD trim) gets improved fuel-economy by as much as 8 percent. This was achieved through the use of higher fourth and fifth gears, better aerodynamics and an improved lock-up clutch. The new Transport Canada fuel-economy rating for the RDX is 11.7 L/100km city (20.1 mpg)  and 8.7 L/100km highway (27 mpg), for a total combined average of  10.3 L/100 km (22.8 mpg), as compared to 11.1 L/100km (21.2 mpg) on last year’s model.

The 2010 RDX continues to be powered by Acura’s turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine with 240hp and 260 ft-lbs of torque.

Outside the RDX gets Acura’s new corporate “shield” front fascia, a near rear bumper with hexagonal exhaust pipes and redesigned 18-inch wheels. New standard equipment includes a backup camera an electronic compass and USB connectivity.

 

Official release after the jump:

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