Tuesday, Oct. 06, 2015 3:09PM EDT
Land Rover is teasing what it calls the “world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible” – the Range Rover Evoque droptop.
A few days after the company placed full-size wire-frame versions of the new vehicle on streets around London, it released a video showing the vehicle completing tests at the Eastnor Castle estate, in Britain.More »
Friday, Oct. 02, 2015 1:50PM EDT
James Bond is renowned for driving cars we all wish we could drive. But good luck getting your hands on the new Aston Martin DB10.
Sam Mendes, director of the newest Bond film Spectre, commissioned Aston Martin to create the car. Only 10 were built and, the Daily Mail reports, seven were destroyed during filming. The production crew blew up £24 million ($48 million) worth of cars in the film, which reportedly costs £200 million ($400 million) to make.More »
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2015 11:07AM EDT
Honda is getting into the hydrogen fuel-cell game with the tentatively-named FCV – announcing Wednesday it will debut the sedan in production-ready form at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.
“The all-new FCV features a cruising range of more than 700 kilometres and exhilarating driving made possible by the high-output motors,” reads a statement. “When combined with an external power feeding inverter, this FCV can function as a ‘mobile power plant’ that generates and provides electricity to the community in the case of an emergency.”More »
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2015 12:55PM EDT
Monday, Sep. 28, 2015 12:49PM EDT
A flat tire can leave you feeling defeated and deflated. It is nearly impossible to get enough torque on those small wrenches that come with the car to put on the spare and, once the full-size tire comes off, chances are it is never going back on. Often, the only good long-term solution is to replace the tire.More »
Monday, Sep. 28, 2015 12:34PM EDT
Even though many new cars offer self-parking features, most Americans choose not to use them.
A survey conducted by The American Automobile Association (AAA) found nearly 80 per cent of Americans are confident in their parallel parking skills and only one in four trust the technology. This, despite the technology outperforming drivers in AAA testing.More »
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2015 2:09PM EDT
Auto insurance rates vary wildly across Toronto – with some areas costing $1,000 less per year than others.
The cheapest area to live in Toronto for car insurance is the Christie neighbourhood, where a married 35-year-old male with a clean driving record in a 2012 Honda Civic will pay $1,479 a year. The best available rate for the same driver in the most expensive area of Downsview would be $2,422.More »
Friday, Sep. 11, 2015 4:47PM EDT
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Thursday, Sep. 10, 2015 1:09PM EDT
“If you set out to build a car that violated every principle of aesthetics, you would find it hard to beat the Aztek,” wrote Drive columnist Peter Cheney in November. “Slab-sided, hunchbacked and perched on roller-skate-sized wheels, the Aztec looks like the spawn of an unholy union between a Transformers toy and a Dustbuster vacuum.”More »
Sunday, Sep. 06, 2015 6:00PM EDT
Wednesday, Sep. 02, 2015 10:37AM EDT
While the big news for Ontario drivers on Tuesday was the drastic increase in set fines for distracted driving or dooring a cyclist, the province raised another fee that will affect everyone who owns a car in the southern part of the province, not just a select few offenders.
The government raised the fee for renewing validation stickers from $98 to $108. While the $10 jump is not much, there has been a 46 per cent increase in the fee since the middle of 2012.More »
Wednesday, Sep. 02, 2015 9:05AM EDT
Almost half of car seats (42 per cent) don’t fit properly into vehicles, according to a soon-to-be-released study from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Parents roll up towels, blankets or pool noodles under the car seats to level out the seats, the report says.
“The problem is the base of several rear-facing car seats are designed for different seat pan angles than most vehicles provide,” Julia Bing, lead research engineer on the study, said in a statement. “I want to emphasize that all car seats are safe and have passed federal regulations. But, to really optimize the safety of a child’s car seat and provide the best protection for the child, one must make sure it fits properly in the vehicle.”More »
Tuesday, Sep. 01, 2015 11:24AM EDT
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:06PM EDT
Ontario drivers found guilty of dooring a cyclist or distracted driving will face higher set fines and demerit points as of Sept. 1, when new legislation comes into effect.
The “Making Ontario Roads Safer Act”, or Bill 31, was unanimously approved in June with the goal of protecting cyclists.
Distracted driving: Under the new laws there will be a set fine of $490, three demerit points and a minimum 30-day suspension for novice drivers for distracted driving. The current minimum is $60. Fines could reach $1,000 and drivers with G1 or G2s could have their licenses suspended on the spot.More »
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 10:33AM EDT
Canadian auto shops can do a much better job serving customers, according to a study released Wednesday.
The J.D. Power 2015 Canadian Customer Service Index Long-Term Study found the majority (67 per cent) rated their experience as an 8 out of 10 or below. Only 40 per cent of those customers said they ‘definitely will' return to the shop for service in the future.More »
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 8:50AM EDT
Hitting a pothole can send a shock from your hands clenching the steering wheel right down to your toes as you hear the sound of a sickening thud.
And this is not to mention the damage it can do to your car.
If only there were a way to avoid them other than swerving at the last second. Google may have a solution. The tech giant filed a patent last week that will basically turn cars into pothole patrollers.More »
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 10:28AM EDT
German auto maker Audi says it will unveil an all-electric SUV concept at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.
In a statement, which also included early-stage images, the company said the vehicle’s range will be more than 500 kilometres. The range of the Tesla base Model S is about 420 kilometres and the Model X is expected to be about 360 kilometres.More »
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 11:53AM EDT
A well-known hacker and car buff has made a device for $32 that can unlock most cars that have a remote keyless entry.
Samy Kamkar recently showed how he unlocked and started GM cars by breaching the OnStar system. He has also shown off a 3D printed device that can crack any Master combination lock in less than 30 seconds.More »
Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 1:38PM EDT
Does it seem like that red light is never going to change? Do you ever catch yourself hitting the gas to try to make it through a green light only to slam on the brakes when it turns yellow?
Frustrated drivers will appreciate this then: An iPhone app called EnLighten predicts when the light will change. And now, BMW has announced the app, by Connected Signals, can be integrated with its displays.More »