Canada's Magna International Inc. has delivered a carbon fibre subframe prototype to Ford it says will reduce weight and tooling costs and hopes to rule on mass production by year end.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said she and her peers are now down to the finest details on automotive rules of origin and that auto "is really at the heart of the NAFTA negotiation."
Porsche Canada will open its first national parts distribution centre by the end of 2019. The automaker didn't say how much the facility will cost but it will serve all 19 Canadian dealerships.
An Ontario judge has approved a settlement worth up to $290.5 million with about 20,000 owners of 3.0-litre VW, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles in Canada affected by Volkswagen AG's diesel emissions-cheating scandal.
The decline of Canada's auto assembly might feel familiar to Travis Hester. He spent his early years with GM at Holden, the Australian unit that ceased production last year, ending mass auto assembly there.
Canada's foreign affairs minister is heading to Washington at a critical juncture in the NAFTA talks as the countries consider what a deal might include if there is to be one this spring.
The trio of ministers leading talks to retool NAFTA are meeting again in Washington beginning today as they continue to push for a deal in principle within weeks.
Since its Canadian launch in 2011, about 50 per cent of Leaf sales have been in Quebec, the automaker said. The City of Montreal alone will own close to 230 by the end of the year.
Unifor President Jerry Dias said Steve Carlisle's appointment to senior vice president at GM will raise his profile and influence within the automaker's Detroit headquarters, "a huge benefit" for Unifor.
The long-awaited Cadillac XT4 will be priced below several of its closest competitors in the luxury compact crossover segment. The vehicle aimed at young, affluent buyers will come in three trim levels.
Ford Motor Co. says it will make just 68 of the 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet drag strip cars, which can top 240 km/h. Ford Canada says a "very limited" number will be available north of the border.
General Motors appointed its Canadian chief Steve Carlisle president of Cadillac, replacing Johan de Nysschen, who is leaving the automaker immediately. Travis Hester will succeed Carlisle.