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Automotive News - September 2020

A Type S for Every Acura Model?

We’ve recently been introduced to the next Acura TLX model and its Type S performance variant. It appears that more Acuras carrying the Type S designation are on the way as well. Several more, in fact.

Join the 1,100-hp Tesla Model S Plaid on the Laguna Seca

Get inside the 1,100-hp Tesla Model S Plaid electric car as it tears around the Laguna Seca track in record time. This famed track in California that features the celebrated corkscrew turn appears no match for the insanely powerful new Tesla EV.

2020 Toyota C-HR Long-Term Review, Part 3: Cool & Chill

As part of our Auto123 long-term review of the 2020 Toyota C-HR, Auto123 turns beauty pageant judge. It’s obvious from the first glance: the C-HR is esthetically unlike any other Toyota in the lineup. Is that good or bad? Here’s part 3 of our in-depth review of the little SUV.

Infiniti’s QX60 Monograph Prototype Gets Big Reveal

Infiniti has just presented the QX60 Monograph in an elaborate online reveal, introducing us to a concept that previews both the new design of the next-gen QX60 SUV and where the brand is headed aesthetically with all its models.

Here are the 2021 BMW M3 and M4

BMW has unveiled the M3 and M4 variants of its 2021 3 Series and 4 Series models. The cars’ performance capabilities are as impressive as they are expected, but particularly noteworthy is the presence of a manual transmission with the base versions of the model.

Toyota Outlines Changes Coming to its Models for 2021

Toyota has laid out all the changes coming to the models in its North American lineup in 2021. Several of its models are getting character-building elements and features. Nightshade and Lunar Rock editions, vibrant colours, boosted capabilities - who said Toyotas were reliable but dull?

Chevrolet Unveils New Multi-Function Tailgate

Chevrolet unveiled the new multi-function liftgate it will offer with its Silverado pickup truck. The company also announced that improvements touching on towing capability are in the works for Silverado versions with 2.7L 4-cylinder turbocharged and 3.0L diesel engines.

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Review: The Everyday AMG

The strengths of the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 2020 are undeniable, but so are its flaws. Mostly, there's a lack of interior space compared to its main rivals. Here's our review of an AMG product designed for everyday use.

Detroit’s Auto Show Moved Back Again, to September 2021

The North American International Auto Show, or the Detroit Auto Show, has been pushed back once again. After moving from January on the calendar to June, and then being delayed for a year due to the coronavirus, the event has been rescheduled for late September 2021.

First Images Teased of the Next-Gen BMW M3

Ahead of the official presentation of the next-gen M3 and M4 models, BMW shared a few teaser images on its Instagram account. One of the images confirms that a manual transmission will be part of the product offering. Purists will rejoice…

Hyundai Dropping Manual Gearbox for Venue in 2021

Hyundai is dropping the manual transmission as an option on its Venue model for 2021. That configuration was available only with the base version of the SUV, and the company cites very low demand for the decision to remove it from the product offering.

The 2020 Subaru Impreza and WRX: What’s the Same, and What Isn’t

In Subaru-loving Canada, one question that comes up among Canucks is: Just what is the difference between the Japanese automaker’s Impreza and WRX models? We take a look, while being mindful that that the differences could grow when the WRX is redesigned, likely for the 2022 model-year.

Ford Shows Front Grille of Future F-150 Electric Truck

Ford shared an image previewing what the front grille of the electric F-150 will look like. The image is intentionally dark and offers little detail, but it's meant to be so as a long marketing campaign for this much-anticipated vehicle begins.

Choosing the Best Tire for Your Vehicle

This year more than most, budget-conscious motorists in Canada may be deciding it’s wise to hold on to their vehicle for a little while longer. That means ensuring it is properly maintenanced… and fitted with good tires. Here are some useful things to keep in mind if you’re shopping for new tires for your car, SUV, minivan or truck.

2020 Cadillac CT5-V Review: The Model of Redemption

The 2020 Cadillac CT5-V comes at a more-than-competitive price while offering a lot of standard equipment, and power and handling that have nothing to be ashamed of versus the competition. Has Cadillac finally found the right formula?

Nissan Unveils Z Proto, and Hope Is Reborn

Nissan has unveiled in an online presentation the Z Proto, a concept that will eventually turn into the next-generation Z sport model. The new prototype bridges past and future while presenting a gorgeous, sleek design. Good on Nissan, and now we wait with bated breath for the final product.

2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Review: Riding a Dinosaur

The 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro is a pimped-up version of a model that hasn't changed an iota in ten years. It's a strange formula for attacking the U.S. Big Three’s big guns, and indeed its attack has been as effective as a pea shooter’s against armour. Time is running out on the mighty Sequoia...

Montreal Auto Show Will Take Place Online in 2021

the Montreal Auto Show will be an all-virtual event in 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic and expected difficult winter ahead, organizers have switched to an intensive five-day online-only event. Other shows will surely follow...

Hyundai Presents its new 2022 Tucson

Hyundai has given a virtual presentation of its overhauled 2022 Tucson SUV. The fourth-generation Tucson is a model of innovation on several levels, particularly in terms of its design.

Ford Introduces the Tremor Version of the Ranger Pickup

Ford today introduced the Tremor package that will be offered with its Ranger pickup truck. Basically, this package takes the off-road capabilities of the model a step further. Canadian consumers can get it starting early next year for $5,250 CAD.

Lamborghini Builds 10,000th Aventador

Just under a decade after the debut of the Lamborghini Aventador, the Italian automaker has produced the 10,000th unit of the model. Much of the model’s success is due to its popularity in new, emerging markets, notably Russia and South-East Asia.

Top 10 Most Memorable Ford Mustangs of All Time

Enjoy this Top 10 of the most memorable Ford Mustangs in history. The story of the iconic Mustang, told in words and images, from the simple design genius of the 1960s-era Mach 1 to the awesome brute strength of the new GT500, with a lot of meat in between.

Maserati Previews New Grecale Compact SUV

Maserati has given a first introduction to the new compact SUV it is preparing. The Grecale will likely be based on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and be positioned under the Levante in the automaker’s lineup.

Ford Working on a Seven-Seat Version of the Escape?

Ford is reportedly preparing a seven-occupant version of its Escape compact SUV. This would allow the Escape model to create some separation not just from its big rival the Toyota RAV4, but also from its own upcoming stablemate, the Bronco Sport.

Nissan Builds its 500,000th LEAF

This week Nissan marked an impressive milestone as it announced it has built its 500,000th LEAF since the model’s debut for 2011. Just in the last three years, Nissan has added 100,000 units to its total of LEAFs sold around the world.

Volkswagen Presents the China-Only Tiguan X

Volkswagen has presented its new Tiguan X. The coupe-style SUV derived from the brand’s compact SUV will be marketed in China only, and it highlights the growing gap between Volkswagen's North American and global product lines.

2021 Genesis G80 First Look: Serious Business

With its new 2021 Genesis G80, the Korean luxury brand shows once again that it’s no flash in the pan. We went to meet the model in the flesh and get full details on the model. Now all that’s left is to drive the darn thing…

Nissan Sketch Previews Next-Generation Z

Nissan has shared a first sketch of the back end of its long-awaited next-generation Z model. On September 16th, the Japanese automaker will unveil the concept that will prefigure the production version expected to be ready within two years.

GM and Honda Announce Major Partnership

GM and Honda have announced a major partnership for research and development of common technologies and platforms. The two automakers are targeting economies of scale that will allow them to move forward more quickly and be more competitive across the industry.

Jeep Unveils the Reborn Grand Wagoneer, in Concept Form

Jeep has finally rolled out – virtually - its Grand Wagoneer concept, which prefigures a production version set to debut next year. The finished product will closely resemble the SUV presented today, and it will also be accompanied by a slightly shorter version named Wagoneer.

First Images of the 2022 Hyundai Kona and Kona N Line

Hyundai has officially unveiled images of its 2022 Kona N Line, a model that is expected in North America next year. The reveal was part of the Korean automaker’s presentation of the Kona model range – and the changes coming to it - for the 2022 model-year.

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