Automotive News - September 2019

Toyota, Subaru To Partner Again on Next 86, BRZ

Subaru and Toyota have confirmed they will once again work in partnership to create the next versions of the former’s BRZ and the latter’s 86 models. Rumours are pointing to a more-powerful new powertrain taken from Subaru’s arsenal of weapons.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE First Drive: Ahead by a Length

Overall, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE pushes innovation and bold automotive avant-gardism to yet another level, particularly in terms of comfort and technologies. Clearly Mercedes-Benz wants to maintain its industry-leading position in this area.

37,000-lb Towing Capacity for the 2020 Ford Super Duty

Ford has revealed just what kind of weights its new 2020 Ford Super Duty truck will be able to pull, and it’s little surprise that the towing capacity of the big pickup surpasses that of the Chevrolet Silverado HD. The arms race among the big American automakers continues in the lucrative pickup segments…

2020 Subaru Outback First Drive : Polishing the Diamond

Auto123 headed to the Yukon to meet and test drive the the sixth-generation 2020 Subatu Outback. Changes are mild on the outside, but more substantial on the inside and under the hood, and together the changes makes for a substantially improved product.

Early Look at the All-Electric Volvo XC40

Volvo has published images of the architecture underpinning its all-electric Volvo XC40. The SUV will make its official debut on October 16, and the company is promising a level of safety greater than any of its models has ever enjoyed.

2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Off-Road Review: Big Mountain Man

The 2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon is big, and its heavy, but it’s also surprisingly lithe and capable as an off-roader. Its very aggressive tires are not the most comfortable on the asphalt, but if you venture regularly through inhospitable terrain, this truck starts to make a lot of sense.

Top 10 Midsize SUVs in Canada in 2019-2020

Auto123 presents our choices of the top midsize SUVs in Canada in 2019-2020 to help you make sure you’re making the best choice! This year there are returning veterans, extreme makeovers and some brand-new talent to choose from.

Arrests, Fines and Charges at FCA, Daimler and Volkswagen

It’s been quite an eventful week for players in the automotive industry, but not for the right reasons. FCA, Daimler and Volkswagen have been subject to, respectively, an arrest, fines and new charges being laid – all related to the ongoing fuel-emissions scandal.

Future of Kia’s Stinger in Doubt?

An executive at Kia involved in the creation of the Kia Stinger admitted at the recent Frankfurt auto show that the future of the performance sedan is uncertain, due mainly to weaker-than-expected sales, particularly in the crucial North American market.

2019 Lexus NX 300 Review: The Bearable Lightness of Being

In any other category, one that wasn’t so hotly contested by so many high-quality products, the 2019 Lexus NX 300 would be king of the castle. As it is, it holds its own quite well, offering amazing comfort and refinement and decent fuel economy. Now about that touchpad…

Toyota Has Sold 10 million of its Land Cruiser

The Land Cruiser hits a big milestone: As of this past August 31st, Toyota attained the one million mark for units sold of its iconic model. Today the company is selling it at a rate of around 400,000 units per day; of this total, one-third are in the Middle East.

Amazon Will Give You $50 to Test Drive an Infiniti

Infiniti Canada and Amazon are teaming up to encourage qualified customers of the online retailer to test-drive a new vehicle from the automaker. Those signing up for a road test of an Infiniti will get a $50 gift card redeemable on

2020 BMW Z4 M40i Review: An Ever-Rarer Breed

Yes, there are now more convertibles on the market than there have been for a long time, but the 2020 BMW Z4 M40i sits in a category apart, one of those cars they hardly make anymore. Here’s our review of a pretty little roadster to wrap up our unofficial Convertible Week.

Volkswagen ID.4 to Debut at Next Chicago Auto Show

Volkswagen intends to presents the first ID electric product destined for the North American next February, which is when the 2020 Chicago is taking place. The ID.4 crossover will be based on the ID. CROZZ concept model.

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid First Drive: Efficient and Roomy

We headed to the land of bourbon and Louisville Sluggers for a first drive of the new 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid. We look not at what’s the same here with the regular all-new 2020 Ford Escape – there’s our review for that – but at what’s different.

Top 12 Compact SUVs in Canada in 2019-2020

Auto123 appraises the top 12 sellers in the segment of compact SUVs in Canada in 2019-2020. We look at the good, the bad and the aging and tell you which are smart buys and which ones should be approached with caution.

2019 BMW M850i Cabriolet Review: the Apex of Luxury

The 2019 BMW M850i Cabriolet offers a very high level of luxury to go with an impressively comfortable environment, making it a refined road-trip companion – as long as you pack lightly. Here’s our review of a refined, sporty convertible.

GM Recalling 5,000 Malibu Cars in Canada Over Engine-Software Issue

General Motors is issuing a recall of around 5,000 Chevrolet Malibu cars for a problem with the functioning of the engine. Versions with the 1.5L 4-cylinder engine could suffer from a software problem related to the engine management module, which could lead to failure to start or even unexpected stalling.

BMW Confirms i3 EV Won’t be Renewed

BMW confirmed this week that it will not renew the i3 electric model, as it focuses on producing plug-in hybrid versions of its best-selling models and works on 13 new EVs to be rolled out by 2023.

2020 Ford Escape First Drive: Getting With the Program

We headed to bourbon country for a first drive of the modernized new 2020 Ford Escape, freshly updated with new styling and mechanics. We sampled the different versions of the SUV on some of Kentucky’s twisty and undulating roads and in town in the home of baseball bats and, of course, that bourbon.

10 Million Vehicles Sold in the United States for Subaru

Subaru has announced the attainment of a major milestone for its American division. The Japanese automaker has just sold its 10 millionth vehicle in the U.S. It took Subaru 41 years to get to 5 million, and only 10 more to get to 10 million. Reason to celebrate, indeed…

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible to Make its Debut on October 2

Chevrolet will unveil the convertible version of the mid-engined Corvette C8 on October 2nd. Visually we’ve already seen some previews of what to expect, but we’ll be looking to see that changing the configuration to a removable top will do to the model’s weight… and its price point.

2019 Honda Civic Coupe Review : Still a Winning Formula

There’s frankly little to find fault with when it comes to the 2019 Honda Civic Coupe - hence the model’s long reign at the top of the Canadian sales chart. It’s not all that exciting a drive, but it’s a very practical and pleasant one! Plus the price point is an attractive one...

Top 10 Vehicles of the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show

The big presentations of press day at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show are done, and form them we can safely say the current edition of the event won’t go down in history for the number and flamboyance of its reveals. Still, here are our Top 10 new models shown in Frankfurt.

Young Drivers: 12 Tips to Help You Save on Car Insurance

If you’re a student, recent graduate or about to buy your first vehicle, we offer you here a list of tips that should help you save money on your car insurance premiums. Following a few simple steps could really help reduce the amount you pay per month!

Sales of Jeep Gladiator Halted Over Driveshaft Problem

Jeep has issued a stop-sale order on its new pickup, meaning that no new Gladiators will leave dealerships in the possession of new owners until a potential issue with its driveshaft has been rectified. A recall of 3,427 Gladiators already sold is also being issued.

The Toyota RAV4 Fails Moose Test in Sweden

The Toyota RAV4 failed an important obstacle avoidance test carried out by a Swedish magazine. The vehicle’s performance in the so-called moose test was bad enough that the magazine is recommending consumers not buy the SUV until Toyota makes the needed corrections.

Comparison: 2019 Toyota Avalon vs 2019 Volkwagen Arteon

How to choose between the 2019 Toyota Avalon and the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon? We send a seasoned veteran into the ring against an upstart rookie, a trusted name in a battle of wits with a more energetic new rival. Which big sedan is for you?

2019 Lexus RC 350 Review: The Fast and the Curious

The 2020 Lexus RC 350 is a luxury car, through and through. You can tell from the interior materials, the good tech and the smooth V6 power. But if you’re expecting the fully sporting experience the car’s looks would have you believe is on offer, you may want to look elsewhere.

Frankfurt 2019: Hyundai and its Pony-Inspired Electric Concept

Hyundai has lifted the veil in Frankfurt on the 45 EV, an electric concept car inspired by the first prototype version of the Pony in 1974. The reference is significant, as this new EV marks the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the brand, that of electrification.

GM Recalling 3.5 Million Vehicles Over Brake Issue

General Motors has just announced a recall of around 3.5 million vehicles due to a problem with their braking systems. In a nutshell, the issue lies with the brake assist system, which can lose effectiveness at slower speeds.

Canada-Only 2020 BMW M8 Version Revealed in Vancouver

BMW has unveiled a Canada-Only version of its M8, called the Competition Coupé Individual Manufaktur Edition. Only 20 of this very limited edition will be made available, and it will set committed buyers back some $200,000 to get one.

Frankfurt 2019: Porsche introduces 911 Carrera 4 variants

During its turn in the spotlight at the 2019 Frankfurt auto show, Porsche used the occasion to introduce the Carrera 4 variants of its 911 model, now more refined than ever. Both the coupe and convertible versions should be at dealerships by spring of 2020.

Frankfurt 2019: Land Rover Finally Unveils 2020 Defender

Land Rover used the occasion of the 2019 Frankfurt auto show to present, finally, its new 2020 Defender. The styling of the reborn SUV respects the tradition of the nameplate, and a look at the spec sheet hints at impressive off-road capabilities.

Frankfurt 2019: 2020 Volkswagen ID.3 Makes In-Person Debut

Volkswagen unveiled its first mass-production all-electric vehicle, the Europe-only 2020 ID.3, on the eve of the 2019 Frankfurt auto show. The Golf-like small car will have a range that varies between 205 miles (330 km) and 342 miles (550 km), according to the European WLTP test cycle.

Tesla Wants to Debut its Pickup in November

According to Elon Musk, Tesla intends to debut its new all-electric pickup truck this coming November – though neither the company or its founder is saying when precisely the presentation will take place. The reveal comes about a year after Rivian presented its electric pickup.

A V6 Engine for the Next Ford Ranger?

Ford is already hard at work on the next generation of the Ford Ranger, and new rumours are indicating the automaker is testing out two V6 engines – one of them for the North American market. That engine is already familiar to Ford truck owners: the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 in use in the F-150.

Honda and Subaru Set Sales Records in U.S. in August

Honda and Subaru enjoyed record sales in the month of August in the United States. In particular, the former’s CR-V and the latter’s Crosstrek has their best sales month ever on record. This is at a time when the industry as a whole is on the defensive.

2020 Subaru Legacy First Drive: From the Shadows Into the Light?

Auto123 got a first taste of the next-generation 2020 Subaru Legacy, a sedan that’s equipped to please, but not to outpace its rivals. While the new model is superior to its predecessor, we can’t help but ask if it has what it takes for Subaru to push this car to the top of its segment.

Karim Habib is Kia’s New Head of Design

Karim Habib is named head of design at Kia Motors after a stint at Infiniti. Born in Lebanon and Montrealer by adoption, the designer is one of the surest talents in the automotive business, and his appointment at Kia will make some rivals nervous.

The 718 Cayman, the Next Porsche to Get Electrified?

According to Porsche, the 718 could be the next model in its lineup to get an electric variant. The company is also talking about sharing platforms with other brands – which happens to link up with Toyota’s comments about the possibility of the MR2 returning to its lineup.

42% of Americans Think an Electric Car Needs Gas to Run

A new study carried out by Ford reveals that 42% of Americans believe an electric vehicle needs gasoline to function. Results like this serve to remind us all of how much work needs to be done by the auto manufacturers and other stakeholders in electric mobility.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review: The Prius of SUVs

Auto123 reviews the hybrid version of the 2019 Toyota RAV4, the clear beneficiary of a new and improved hybrid system. The salient question is whether this version has properly evolved along with the new generation of the enormously popular SUV.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible to Debut in October

The convertible version of the new mid-engined 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will be presented this coming October – great news for fans of the model who won’t have to wait a year or two before seeing the open-air variant of the C8 appear on the market.

Fiat 500 Being Discontinued in North America

Fiat has made the predictable move of announcing the end of the Fiat 500 in the North American market. Given the company’s big struggles on this continent, the question immediately becomes, which model will be next?

Bosch Working on a 3D Digital Instrument Cluster

Equipment-maker Bosch is working on development of a 3D digital instrument cluster. This high-tech innovation would allow for displaying crucial driving data in a much more visible way, with icons appearing closer to the driver’s eyes.

Mercedes-Benz Pulling out of Toronto, Montreal Auto Shows

In a move that surprised no one, Mercedes-Benz announced it won’t be at the 2020 editions of the Toronto and Montreal auto shows. Already last year, the famed German brand was absent from the Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton and Quebec City shows.

2020 Porsche Taycan First Drive: A Star is Born

With the Taycan, Porsche shows the way, as it has so often in the past. This time the automaker makes the eloquent demonstration that it’s possible to preserve one’s sport-car genes in a modern, 100%-electric vehicle. The acceleration is astounding; so is the price of entry…

Ford’s Electric F-150 Will Debut in 2021

Ford’s first all-electric vehicle will be an SUV inspired by the Mustang. We now have confirmation of what the second will be. After that first model, called the Mach E and coming in 2020, the follow-up will be the all-electric F-150 pickup in 2021.

Mazda Goes Electric: We Test Drive its New EV Powertrain

We had the chance to test out Mazda’s first electric powertrain during a short drive in EV-friendly Norway. At the wheel the experience is a positive, and the driving dynamics were definitely a high point from the unit. But Mazda will have to increase the range and the punch it delivers at over 100 km/h.

Next Subaru WRX and STI Expected in Late 2020

Subaru is working on the next editions of the WRX and STI models and should have them ready in the latter part of 2020. The two sporty models will likely get newer engines that provide greater output then before.

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