Hyundai Veloster renderingsJan. 8, 2018
Hyundai is teasing a sleek rendering of the new Veloster that debuts at the 2018 Detroit auto show. The new Veloster lineup will be available in Canada and take on the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Ford Focus ST and other high-performance hatchbacks. The base and turbo models likely will carry over the 1.6-litre four-cylinder while the N should get the same 2.0-litre turbo that makes 271 hp in the i30 N abroad. The Veloster N is based on a new lighter, stiffer platform and will feature high-end parts such as Brembo brakes.
Mercedes G class interiorDec. 17
The new Mercedes G class, which the automaker says has “done extremely well in Canada,” is getting some new features. They include an optional touch-control infotainment system with two 12.3-inch displays, carbon fibre trim materials, wireless charging and seats with massage functions.
Jaguar I-Pace built by MagnaDec. 7
Jaguar has been road-testing its first full-electric car, the I-Pace assembled on contract by Magna, ahead of its Canadian launch next year. A production prototype completed a 322-km test from Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, to Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, on a single charge.
Lamborghini UrusDec. 5
Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali says the new Urus utility vehicle, due in showrooms in 2018, “will be perfect for this market.” With the Urus, he expects annual total Lamborghini Canadian sales to hit “400 by the end of 2019.”
Hyundai FCEV spy photosNov. 27
The Hyundai FCEV will replace the Tucson fuel cell vehicle in the Canadian market. It's built on an all-new, purpose-built platform for its hydrogen fuel-cell architecture and it is targeting a range of between 500 and 580 kilometres on a single tank. Horsepower is estimated to be around 160. The production FCEV will be formally introduced at the CES technology expo in Las Vegas in early 2018.
Aston Martin VantageNov. 22
Aston Martin expects its latest Vantage coupe to become its best-selling model, helped by a radical redesign that it hopes will appeal to younger buyers.
November Cars & ConceptsNov. 20
Automotive News Canada features four cars in this month's Cars & Concepts photo gallery. Take a look at the Ferrari Portofino, the Audi A7 Sportback, the Kia Proceed and the Polestar 1.
2019 Ram 1500 dual-function tailgate spy photosNov. 17
At least some versions of the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup will have a new dual-function tailgate, capable of dropping down in the traditional manner or opening up french door style, spy photos indicate.The tailgate design makes it easier for consumers to access the pickup's bed without having to reach over or climb on the dropped tailgate.
Versa Note e-Power hybrid spy photosNov. 14
New spy photos show the Versa Note e-Power hybrid undergoing road tests in Michigan alongside a Japan-market, right-hand-drive Note e-Power, a Toyota Prius C and a BMW i3. The Note e-Power has a series hybrid propulsion system similar to that of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine isn't connected to the wheels, but charges an internal battery pack powering an electric motor.
2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1Nov. 13
The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is powered by an exclusive 6.2-liter supercharged LT5 V-8 engine capable of 755 hp and 715 pound-feet of torque and a top speed of more than 210 mph. Those figures make it the fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever.
Lamborghini Terzo Millennio conceptNov. 10
The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept is the product of the first 12 months of a three-year partnership between the automaker and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
2018 Buick LaCrosse AvenirNov. 9
Buick is expanding the Avenir subbrand to its flagship sedan, the LaCrosse. It features unique styling and additional standard features and premium materials. It also features Avenir badging and exclusive 19-inch Pearl Nickel or available 20-inch Midnight Silver wheels. It's the second nameplate to receive the upscale Avenir trim following the 2018 Buick Enclave.