Automotive

Mercedes-Benz's GLB Class is one of six such utilities to wear the three-pointed star.

Introducing the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB

This compact utility vehicle could be just the right size for all but those seated in the third row

  • Sep 20, 2021

 

The redesigned Toyota Tundra will have styling influenced by the Hilux pickup, pictured, that’s not sold in North America. PHOTO: TOYOTA

The Auto Sleuth: New Tundra and Mercedes C Class, GM re-designs and more

Hot-off-the-press news from the auto world

  • Sep 8, 2021

 

The redesigned Envision is wider and longer, but that seems to benefit passengers as the cargo space has been slightly reduced. PHOTO: GENERAL MOTORS

Meet the 2021 Buick Envision

A midsize vehicle that gives Buick serious credibility as a builder of utility vehicles

  • Sep 6, 2021

 

The Kia EV6 will be available in three power levels, topping out at 576 horses. All-wheel-drive is optional, but standard for the highest power level. PHOTO: KIA

The Auto Sleuth: Kia’s EV6, surprises from the new Bronco, NASCAR news and more

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  • Aug 24, 2021
The Kia EV6 will be available in three power levels, topping out at 576 horses. All-wheel-drive is optional, but standard for the highest power level. PHOTO: KIA
For a spirited driving experience, the Kona Electric doesn’t disappoint.

2021 Hyundai Kona Electric

It has range and power, and with the right rebates it has the price

  • Aug 20, 2021
For a spirited driving experience, the Kona Electric doesn’t disappoint.
Amy Jones and her uncle, Phil Dagger, take a break outside an RV at Galaxy Motors. Dagger, who built the company from a single dirt lot on Island Highway to a multi-store entity on Vancouver Island, passed away earlier this week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island auto entrepreneur remembered for humble spirit, perseverance in business

Galaxy Motors owner Phil Dagger passes away in North Saanich home at age 69

Amy Jones and her uncle, Phil Dagger, take a break outside an RV at Galaxy Motors. Dagger, who built the company from a single dirt lot on Island Highway to a multi-store entity on Vancouver Island, passed away earlier this week. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Ford F-150 Lightning goes on sale in 2022 with a choice of regular- and extended-range battery packs. As such, horsepower and range differ between models. PHOTO: FORD
The Ford F-150 Lightning goes on sale in 2022 with a choice of regular- and extended-range battery packs. As such, horsepower and range differ between models. PHOTO: FORD
With 302 horsepower, the RAV4 Prime is a sporty machine that can zip to 60 mph (96 km/h) from rest in less than six seconds, so it’s important for the interior to look the part. PHOTO: TOYOTA

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: Fuel economy doesn’t have to come at the expense of performance

Quickness, fuel-efficiency and all-wheel-drive functionality make this Toyota the total package

  • Aug 2, 2021
With 302 horsepower, the RAV4 Prime is a sporty machine that can zip to 60 mph (96 km/h) from rest in less than six seconds, so it’s important for the interior to look the part. PHOTO: TOYOTA
The 2021 Lexus NX 300h’S 2.5-litre gasoline engine is assisted by two electric motors. A third motor drives the rear wheels. Output is 194 horsepower, while the non-hybrid 300 is rated at 235 horsepower. PHOTO: LEXUS

2021 Lexus NX 300h: Crisp fashion-show styling, economical operation and affordable price

This compact utility vehicle sports style, technology and fuel-efficiency

  • Jul 22, 2021
The 2021 Lexus NX 300h’S 2.5-litre gasoline engine is assisted by two electric motors. A third motor drives the rear wheels. Output is 194 horsepower, while the non-hybrid 300 is rated at 235 horsepower. PHOTO: LEXUS
The Ford Bronco Sport platform is the basis for the Maverick small truck that arrives for the 2022 model year. Expect the same engines. PHOTO: FORD

The Auto Sleuth: Hot off the press news from the auto world

Maverick wait is nearly over, a new electric truck, an Audi rival to the Escalade + more

  • Jul 14, 2021
The Ford Bronco Sport platform is the basis for the Maverick small truck that arrives for the 2022 model year. Expect the same engines. PHOTO: FORD
Tim Quocksister of Silver Arrow Cars.  Photograph by Lia Crowe

Wild Ride

Silver Arrow Cars: 20 years of selling the classics

  • Jul 12, 2021
Tim Quocksister of Silver Arrow Cars.  Photograph by Lia Crowe
The  2021 Durango has been given a more expressive nose and grille plus a rear spoiler and new 18- and optional 20-inch wheels. PHOTO: DODGE

Meet the 2021 Dodge Durango

The brand has just one utility vehicle, so it has to be a good one. Good thing it is

  • Jul 8, 2021
The  2021 Durango has been given a more expressive nose and grille plus a rear spoiler and new 18- and optional 20-inch wheels. PHOTO: DODGE
All Bronco Sport models come with all-wheel-drive, although the higher-up Badlands and First Edition trims come with locking rear differentials that can direct power to either or both rear wheels when needed. PHOTO: FORD

FIRST DRIVE: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport

It’s based on the Ford Escape, but you would never know it

  • Jul 1, 2021
All Bronco Sport models come with all-wheel-drive, although the higher-up Badlands and First Edition trims come with locking rear differentials that can direct power to either or both rear wheels when needed. PHOTO: FORD
Vancouver Ferrari. Photograph by Lia Crowe

Italian Stallions

Riding high in a Ferrari

  • Jun 30, 2021
Vancouver Ferrari. Photograph by Lia Crowe
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra speaks while Ottawa South MP David McGuinty looks on during a press conference at the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The Liberal government is speeding up its goal for when it wants to see all light-duty vehicles sold in Canada to be electric.THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

Liberals say by 2035 all new cars, light-duty trucks sold in Canada will be electric

The government had set 2040 target for when it wants to see all passenger vehicles sold be electric

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra speaks while Ottawa South MP David McGuinty looks on during a press conference at the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The Liberal government is speeding up its goal for when it wants to see all light-duty vehicles sold in Canada to be electric.THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai
The C40 Recharge is built on a dedicated EV platform, which is to say that it’s not shared with an internal-combustion model. PHOTO: VOLVO

The Auto Sleuth: Volvo’s C40 Recharge, Kia readies a new EV, Porsche Taycan + more

Hot off the press news from the auto world

  • Jun 24, 2021
The C40 Recharge is built on a dedicated EV platform, which is to say that it’s not shared with an internal-combustion model. PHOTO: VOLVO
The new E-Tron GT uses the same platform as the Porsche Taycan and the Audi will likely cost less. PHOTO: AUDI

The Auto Sleuth: The Audi E-Tron GT, Hyundai Kona, VW’s ID. Buzz + more

Hot off the press news from the auto world

  • Jun 20, 2021
The new E-Tron GT uses the same platform as the Porsche Taycan and the Audi will likely cost less. PHOTO: AUDI
The NX 300h’s styling is loaded with dips, dives, creases and sharp edges. It looks a lot sportier than it really is with a zero-to-60-mph (96 km/h) time of a leisurely 9.1 seconds. The important number, however, is the in-city fuel-economy number that’s 50 per cent better than the nonhybrid’s. PHOTO: LEXUS

2021 Lexus NX 300h

Compact utility vehicle flaunts its style, technology and fuel efficiency

  • Jun 19, 2021
The NX 300h’s styling is loaded with dips, dives, creases and sharp edges. It looks a lot sportier than it really is with a zero-to-60-mph (96 km/h) time of a leisurely 9.1 seconds. The important number, however, is the in-city fuel-economy number that’s 50 per cent better than the nonhybrid’s. PHOTO: LEXUS
As the top trim, the SR gets contrasting exterior accents, LED lights and 18-inch wheels. Leather seats are optional. PHOTO: NISSAN

2020 Nissan Sentra: More than a redesign, this small sedan is a statement

The Nissan Sentra’s current iteration, which arrived in early 2020, is unchanged for 2021

  • Jun 6, 2021
As the top trim, the SR gets contrasting exterior accents, LED lights and 18-inch wheels. Leather seats are optional. PHOTO: NISSAN
The Evija is a 1,200-horsepower supercar that will be sold in North America by Lotus. PHOTO: LOTUS

The Auto Sleuth: Revitalized Lotus, GM targets zero-emissions and more auto news

Hot-off-the-press news from the auto world

  • May 30, 2021
The Evija is a 1,200-horsepower supercar that will be sold in North America by Lotus. PHOTO: LOTUS