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Civic vs Corolla Sales

While the 2012 Honda Civic, prior to the refresh, was universally given a thumbs down by most automotive media including Motoring, it hasn’t hurt sales. Despite the bad reviews, Automotive News reports that Civic sales last year in the U.S. surged 44% to 317,909 units, outpacing the Toyot

New Member of the Motoring team - David Booth

We welcome David Booth to the Motoring team. David is a columnist and senior writer at the National Post newspaper and goes by the handle of Motor Mouth in the Driving section. David will be sharing his irreverent musings on the show and at This week David says if you&r

2014 Chevrolet Impala

GM launched the new 2014 Chevrolet Impala to Canadian media yesterday and before you start yawning I'm here to tell you I like this car and I wasn't alone.This is the 10th generation, it first appeared in 1958 and has been aimed at fleet business until now.GM hopes to turn the current 70% fleet sale

Launch of the LEAF Electric Vehicle Taxi

New York – To celebrate Earth Day, Nissan and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today launched a new electric vehicle taxi pilot with the world's best-selling electric car, Nissan LEAF. This pilot program, which puts six LEAF taxis into service beginning this spring, will help Nissan,

GM and Ford working together?

So, GM and Ford – the classic Detroit rivals – have announced that they will work together, on of all things transmissions. This in itself is interesting but hardly earth shaking; unless you read between the lines. This news release said that they would jointly build 9 and 10-speed

Dodge Dart GT

Canadian born Reid Bigland who is not only the big cheese of Chrysler Canada but also head of the Dodge Brand says the Dart GT will have a 2.4L four-cylinder engine with 184hp. Coupled with a 6 speed automatic transmission, Bigland believes this is the "sweet spot" for the nameplate a

Fiat 500e electric car

Talk about a can of worms. When the Fiat 500e electric car goes on sale this summer, the company is offering up an odd feature. Buyers get to use rental vehicles for 12 days per year for FREE from a national rental company. Obviously Fiat is trying to alleviate "range anxiety" and you migh

Tesla Model S

Tesla says it’s finally in the black and now going after those luxury sedan owners with a leasing program. Tesla says  it has achieved “full profitability” for the first time after a better than expected first 3 months of this year. It sold 4,750 cars which was 250 m

Remembering Suzuki

Suzuki Canada has announced it will stop selling vehicles here after the 2014 model year.It was 1996 when Graeme drove the Suzuki X90, a car the Jetsons would have loved!