Automotive

The 2021 Lexus NX 300h’S 2.5-litre gasoline engine is assisted by two electric motors. A third motor drives the rear wheels. Output is 194 horsepower, while the non-hybrid 300 is rated at 235 horsepower. PHOTO: LEXUS

2021 Lexus NX 300h: Crisp fashion-show styling, economical operation and affordable price

This compact utility vehicle sports style, technology and fuel-efficiency

  • Jul 22, 2021

 

The Ford Bronco Sport platform is the basis for the Maverick small truck that arrives for the 2022 model year. Expect the same engines. PHOTO: FORD

The Auto Sleuth: Hot off the press news from the auto world

Maverick wait is nearly over, a new electric truck, an Audi rival to the Escalade + more

  • Jul 14, 2021

 

Tim Quocksister of Silver Arrow Cars.  Photograph by Lia Crowe

Wild Ride

Silver Arrow Cars: 20 years of selling the classics

  • Jul 12, 2021

 

The  2021 Durango has been given a more expressive nose and grille plus a rear spoiler and new 18- and optional 20-inch wheels. PHOTO: DODGE

Meet the 2021 Dodge Durango

The brand has just one utility vehicle, so it has to be a good one. Good thing it is

  • Jul 8, 2021
The  2021 Durango has been given a more expressive nose and grille plus a rear spoiler and new 18- and optional 20-inch wheels. PHOTO: DODGE
All Bronco Sport models come with all-wheel-drive, although the higher-up Badlands and First Edition trims come with locking rear differentials that can direct power to either or both rear wheels when needed. PHOTO: FORD

FIRST DRIVE: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport

It’s based on the Ford Escape, but you would never know it

  • Jul 1, 2021
All Bronco Sport models come with all-wheel-drive, although the higher-up Badlands and First Edition trims come with locking rear differentials that can direct power to either or both rear wheels when needed. PHOTO: FORD
Vancouver Ferrari. Photograph by Lia Crowe

Italian Stallions

Riding high in a Ferrari

  • Jun 30, 2021
Vancouver Ferrari. Photograph by Lia Crowe
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra speaks while Ottawa South MP David McGuinty looks on during a press conference at the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The Liberal government is speeding up its goal for when it wants to see all light-duty vehicles sold in Canada to be electric.THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

Liberals say by 2035 all new cars, light-duty trucks sold in Canada will be electric

The government had set 2040 target for when it wants to see all passenger vehicles sold be electric

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra speaks while Ottawa South MP David McGuinty looks on during a press conference at the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The Liberal government is speeding up its goal for when it wants to see all light-duty vehicles sold in Canada to be electric.THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai
The C40 Recharge is built on a dedicated EV platform, which is to say that it’s not shared with an internal-combustion model. PHOTO: VOLVO

The Auto Sleuth: Volvo’s C40 Recharge, Kia readies a new EV, Porsche Taycan + more

Hot off the press news from the auto world

  • Jun 24, 2021
The C40 Recharge is built on a dedicated EV platform, which is to say that it’s not shared with an internal-combustion model. PHOTO: VOLVO
The new E-Tron GT uses the same platform as the Porsche Taycan and the Audi will likely cost less. PHOTO: AUDI

The Auto Sleuth: The Audi E-Tron GT, Hyundai Kona, VW’s ID. Buzz + more

Hot off the press news from the auto world

  • Jun 20, 2021
The new E-Tron GT uses the same platform as the Porsche Taycan and the Audi will likely cost less. PHOTO: AUDI
The NX 300h’s styling is loaded with dips, dives, creases and sharp edges. It looks a lot sportier than it really is with a zero-to-60-mph (96 km/h) time of a leisurely 9.1 seconds. The important number, however, is the in-city fuel-economy number that’s 50 per cent better than the nonhybrid’s. PHOTO: LEXUS

2021 Lexus NX 300h

Compact utility vehicle flaunts its style, technology and fuel efficiency

  • Jun 19, 2021
The NX 300h’s styling is loaded with dips, dives, creases and sharp edges. It looks a lot sportier than it really is with a zero-to-60-mph (96 km/h) time of a leisurely 9.1 seconds. The important number, however, is the in-city fuel-economy number that’s 50 per cent better than the nonhybrid’s. PHOTO: LEXUS
As the top trim, the SR gets contrasting exterior accents, LED lights and 18-inch wheels. Leather seats are optional. PHOTO: NISSAN

2020 Nissan Sentra: More than a redesign, this small sedan is a statement

The Nissan Sentra’s current iteration, which arrived in early 2020, is unchanged for 2021

  • Jun 6, 2021
As the top trim, the SR gets contrasting exterior accents, LED lights and 18-inch wheels. Leather seats are optional. PHOTO: NISSAN
The Evija is a 1,200-horsepower supercar that will be sold in North America by Lotus. PHOTO: LOTUS

The Auto Sleuth: Revitalized Lotus, GM targets zero-emissions and more auto news

Hot-off-the-press news from the auto world

  • May 30, 2021
The Evija is a 1,200-horsepower supercar that will be sold in North America by Lotus. PHOTO: LOTUS
Aside from some subtle exterior styling changes, the Legacy — redesigned for the 2020 model year — looks much like the previous model. Continuing with tradition, the base price includes all-wheel-drive. PHOTO: SUBARU

2021 Subaru Legacy: A four-sedan that out-Subarus other Subarus

Comfort, spaciousness and performance, with the added benefit of all-weather and all-road mastery

  • May 13, 2021
Aside from some subtle exterior styling changes, the Legacy — redesigned for the 2020 model year — looks much like the previous model. Continuing with tradition, the base price includes all-wheel-drive. PHOTO: SUBARU
As a competitor to Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus and BMW, the CT-5 has to look both tough and sophisticated. The designers nailed this one. PHOTO: CADILLAC

Cadillac CT5-V: Performance, style and value

If there’s such a thing as a bargain luxury-performance sedan, this is it

  • Apr 26, 2021
As a competitor to Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus and BMW, the CT-5 has to look both tough and sophisticated. The designers nailed this one. PHOTO: CADILLAC
Kevin Jensen (L) and son TJ stand in front of a stack of tires inside their Big O Tires shop on Quadra Street .  Don Denton photography

Driving Success In Business

Big O Tires revs to record growth

  • Apr 23, 2021
Kevin Jensen (L) and son TJ stand in front of a stack of tires inside their Big O Tires shop on Quadra Street .  Don Denton photography
The new E-Tron GT uses the same platform as the Porsche Taycan and the Audi will likely cost less. PHOTO: AUDI
The new E-Tron GT uses the same platform as the Porsche Taycan and the Audi will likely cost less. PHOTO: AUDI
Mosaic Forest Management will be testing out Tesla semis as part of a pilot project. Photo courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Electric logging trucks to be tested on Island

Mosaic Forest Management testing three Tesla semis

Mosaic Forest Management will be testing out Tesla semis as part of a pilot project. Photo courtesy of Tesla Inc.
The Cadenza, pictured, is on the way out. In its place, Kia will bring to market a heavily redesigned sedan call the K8. PHOTO: KIA

The Auto Sleuth: Hot-off-the-press news from the auto world

A new Kia. Lynk & Co to sell vehicles in Europe. And is Mazda joining the coupe craze?

  • Mar 17, 2021
The Cadenza, pictured, is on the way out. In its place, Kia will bring to market a heavily redesigned sedan call the K8. PHOTO: KIA
With the recent and not entirely unsurprising retirements of the Continental and MKZ sedans for 2021, the 2021 Corsair assumes the entry-point position for the brand.

2021 Lincoln Corsair: Lincoln’s new entry-level vehicle is also a great sedan alternative

The Corsair, which was new for 2020, replaced the MKC

  • Mar 8, 2021
With the recent and not entirely unsurprising retirements of the Continental and MKZ sedans for 2021, the 2021 Corsair assumes the entry-point position for the brand.
A definite edge over some competing models is the availability of all-wheel-drive on all four trim levels (1.3-litre engine with the nine-speed automatic transmission). PHOTO: CHEVROLET

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Proof that good things often come in small (and tall) packages

  • Mar 3, 2021
A definite edge over some competing models is the availability of all-wheel-drive on all four trim levels (1.3-litre engine with the nine-speed automatic transmission). PHOTO: CHEVROLET