Automotive News - March 2020

More Details on the 2021 Genesis G80

After showing us its new G80 in early March, Genesis unveils the details of its technical specifications. On the menu are two new engines and a host of technological advances.

Coronavirus: Paris Motor Show Also Cancelled

The Paris Motor Show has been called off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. At the rate things are going, the question becomes whether any shows at all will be held this year, considering also that the manufacturers will have limited means to finish the year.

Coronavirus: Volkswagen Spending 2 Billion Euros a Week

The Volkswagen Group is currently spending 2 billion euros a week at a time when the coronavirus outbreak has decimated revenues. If the pandemic continues and sales don’t pick up, job losses will be inevitable, says the company’s CEO.

Hershey 2019: The Best Pickup Trucks of the Show

The annual Hershey automotive gathering might be held in the fall, but it’s like Christmas for fans of old pickups. Here are some of the trucks we would have loved to pack in our bags and bring back home with us.

Production of the Polestar 2 Underway in China

Production of the Polestar 2 is underway at a plant in China owned by parent company Geely. The model will first be sold in Europe starting this summer, with North America to follow. Of course, due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the exact timing is impossible to predict.

A New Logo for Nissan?

In addition to developing a new logo for its Z model, Nissan is also working on a major change to its design signature. The Ariya concept debuted the brand’s new logo.

2020 Buick Enclave Review: Maladjusted

Auto123 gets behind the wheel of an SUV that's starting to get older relative to others on the market, the 2020 Buick Enclave. While it's packed with features, it's hard to recommend it, mainly because it's simply too expensive when compared to its rivals.

BMW Confirms an Electric 7 Series on the Way

BMW has confirmed it will produce an all-electric version of the next-generation 7 Series car. The model will incorporate the manufacturer's new fifth-generation electric technology, which is scheduled to make its debut with the iNext SUV next year.

Hyundai Introduces its 2021 Elantra

Hyundai yesterday unveiled via the magic (and safety) of the Internet the seventh-generation model of its Elantra sedan. The big news, other than the evolved looks, is the arrival of a hybrid variant.

FCA Reserves the Hornet and Dodge Hornet Names

The FCA group has registered for trademarks on the names Hornet and Dodge Hornet with authorities in several countries. This is not the first time that the Hornet name has been protected by the company, but never before has the company reserved the name "Dodge Hornet".

It’s the End for the BMW i8

BMW is ending production of its i8 sports model. Though it lasted only six years, the model set the table for the subsequent electrified models from the German brand.

The Formula E Season Suspended

Formula E series organizers have suspended the start of the circuit’s upcoming season due to the coronavirus outbreak. There’s hope the series can resume its activities in May, but for now it’s just that – hope.

2020 Hybrid and Electric Car Guide: The Plug-In Hybrids

Here is the 4th edition of our annual Hybrid and Electric Car Guide! Here we take a look at the 2020 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models available in Canada. Check out our sections of the Guide on hybrid and all-electric vehicles as well.

Honda Odyssey Getting Updated for 2021

Honda has shared images and some information about the changes to its Odyssey model for the year 2021. In store are cosmetic changes and improved on-board features, as well additional safety features. The new Odyssey was to be unveiled fully at the now-postponed New York Auto Show.

Hershey 2019: Cars You Could Get for Under $10,000

With over 1,000 classic cars for sale at the annual Hershey rally, enthusiasts with limited budgets could be forgiven for going just a little mad with envy. Here are 10 more affordable models at the 2019 edition that made it worth the trip to Pennsylvania.

Hyundai Teases the Resculpted Next Elantra

In anticipation of the next-gen Elantra’s big unveiling next week in California, Hyundai has teased it via images and a video. They reveal an aggressive design, in line with the new Sonata's design.

Coronavirus: New York’s Auto Show Postponed Until August

The growing coronavirus crisis has gotten the better of the New York Auto Show. Until today organizers had maintained the show was still set to go on as scheduled in early April, but in the end, caution proved the better part of valour. The show has been rescheduled for August.

The Ford Bronco Shows More of Itself

After seeing the Bronco Sport appear undisguised online, it's the Bronco's turn to make an unofficial appearance today. The model's for-real presentation is scheduled for next month, but we're starting to get a good idea of what to expect.

Tesla Produces its One Millionth Car

Tesla today reached an important milestone in its history: the manufacture of its millionth model. In what is either a symbolic gesture or simple chance, the vehicle in question is a Model Y, which has been pegged to carry the brand to significantly expanded growth over the next few years.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Review: Offering More Than Ever, But So Are Others

With the 2020 Elantra, Hyundai continues its tradition of making models that are competitive choices by virtue of their solid construction and, especially, the tons of equipment included for the price. But with a bare-bones base model and rivals that are now matching it feature for feature, can we still say the Elantra really offers more for less?

New Ford Bronco Sport Seen in the Buff

The first images of the Ford Bronco Sport, the so-called Baby Bronco, have appeared on the internet in the form of spy shots. The SUV is to be officially presented within the next month.

An Electric Chevrolet Camaro: The Logical Next Step?

GM recently released some details about their electrification plan and a short video the automaker posted on Twitter that has been the subject, of much chatter. Why? It shows the silhouette of an electric model that mirrors the profile of the Chevrolet Camaro.

Comparison: 2020 Hyundai Kona vs 2021 Kia Seltos

How to choose between the 2020 Hyundai Kona and the brand-new 2021 Kia Seltos? We size up the close cousins and try to pick a favourite among these two models vying for consumer favour in a very popular vehicle segment in Canada.

A New Engine for the Chevrolet ... Express

This may come as a surprise to some, but Chevrolet’s Express van is still very much alive and well. So much so that it is even getting a new engine for the 2021 model-year. The unit in question is the 6.6L V8 introduced by the company with its HD pickups last year.

James Bond Waylaid by Coronavirus

The release of the new James Bond movie is delayed due to the coronavirus. Originally scheduled for April 10, it has been postponed to the end of November. This means we won’t get to see the old and new Aston Martins in action throughout the film... at least for now.

2020 BMW X7 M50i: 10 Things Worth Knowing

Auto123 arbitrarily decides what 10 things you really want to know about the big new 2020 BMW X7 M50i, the sort-of-high-performance version of the new three-row pachyderm from the German automaker.

(Virtual) Geneva 2020: Fiat 500 goes electric

Fiat presented yesterday the new generation of its 500 model. For its next turn, the automaker’s little bug has gone electric. We don't know for the moment if the Fiat 500 2021 will appear on the North American market.

Genesis introduces its 2021 G80 sedan

Genesis delivered a preview of the next-generation 2021 G80 sedan yesterday. The most striking element is a spectacular design that has the potential to take this Korean luxury car to another level.

(Virtual) Geneva 2020: BMW Presents its i4 Concept

BMW virtually presented the i4 Concept that had been scheduled to premiere at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The presentation, made by BMW CEO Oliver Zipse, reveals a concept with lines that show it’s close to production-ready.

Production of the Alfa Romeo Tonale to Begin in 2021

Alfa Romeo confirmed that production of its Tonale SUV is scheduled to begin in 2021. The future competitor of the BMW X3 and Audi Q3, among others, is eagerly awaited by Alfa Romeo dealers who have had few new products to place in their showrooms lately.

Vancouver Auto Show Still On Despite Coronavirus Concerns

In an effort to quell speculation, organizers of the Vancouver Auto Show have confirmed the event is still scheduled to take place. The cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show that was to take place this week has created doubts about other events that pull in lots of visitors.

Chevrolet Has Produced its Last Impala

Last Thursday, Chevrolet produced its last Impala, the model becoming the latest sedan to be sacrificed at the altar of SUVs. It’s the end of the era at GM; the Impala had been part of the lineup since 1958.

2021 Kia Seltos First Drive: The Magic Formula?

Auto123 headed down to Austin, Texas to test drive the new 2021 Kia Seltos. With this new all-new small SUV, Kia may have found the right formula for it to boss the segment. Check out our review to find out why.

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