Head To-Head: 2022 Volkswagen Taos vs 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
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by Dan Heyman
2y ago
It’s not often in these comparison stories that we get to compare two brand-new, never-before-seen vehicles. But here we are: the Toyota Corolla Cross and Volkswagen Taos are the latest entrants from each manufacturer in the always-expanding small/compact (some can argue “subcompact” – I’m not quite sure with these) crossover game, and they are two similar, but also divergent combatants. They both are aimed at young, likely active families and both come powered by four-cylinder engines from a pair of manufacturers that are well-versed in a number of crossover/SUV segments. They also have some ..read more
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Weekly News Roundup: Windsor Battery Plant, Hurricane I6, 2023 Corvette, More
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by Evan Williams
2y ago
Windsor Getting Stellantis Battery Factory The big news this week is a new battery plant coming to Windsor, ON. Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler Automobiles/FCA) has announced that the Ontario city will receive a $5 billion investment to build more than 45 gigawatt-hours of EV batteries every year. The plant, a venture with LG Energy Solution, is set to open in early 2024 and could supply more than 600,000 EVs every year. “Our joint venture with LG Energy Solution is yet another stepping-stone to achieving our aggressive electrification road map in the region, aimed at hitting 50 percent of ..read more
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Base Camp: 2022 Genesis GV60
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by Matthew Guy
2y ago
Every week, wheels.ca selects a new vehicle and takes a good look at its entry-level trim. If we find it worthy of your consideration, we’ll let you know. If not, we’ll recommend one – or the required options – that earns a passing grade. For anyone not familiar, Genesis is an upstart luxury brand backed by well-known and successful companies in South Korea. Drawing on the engineering might and expertise of that country’s home-market automakers, Genesis has been taking established luxury brands to task by offering vehicles with expressive styling and top-shelf build quality. After setting tabl ..read more
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FIRST DRIVE: 2023 Mazda CX-50
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by Dan Heyman
2y ago
The Mazda CX-50 has arrived, and from what I can see, it faces a couple of challenges. One, Mazda is embarking on the path that many others have: the path towards electrification, which it says means a fully electrified line-up by 2030. The CX-50 gets two powertrains, one of that is turbocharged and one that is not. A hybrid model developed in partnership with Toyota (the CX-50 is the first Mazda to roll off the line at the new Huntsville, AL manufacturing plant shared with the Japanese giant) is on the way, but we’re going to have to wait. Two, it shares a spot in the C-segment crossover port ..read more
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Cast your vote: CAA wants to know what’s your Worst Road in Ontario
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by Wheels.ca
2y ago
From potholes to traffic congestion, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is calling on all road users across the province to nominate and vote for roads they believe are in urgent need of repair. The CAA’s annual Worst Roads campaign provides a platform for Ontarians to give decision-makers a snapshot of what roads are not meeting their expectations. “Over the past 18 years, the CAA Worst Roads campaign has had a direct impact on road infrastructure and helped to prioritize much-needed road repairs,” says Teresa Di Felice, assistant vice-president, government and community relations for C ..read more
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FIRST DRIVE: 2022 Kia EV6
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by Kunal Dsouza
2y ago
The new Kia EV6 is a big deal for the brand and an even bigger deal for electric cars. It’s their first EV built on a dedicated EV platform and has received so much hype that we were absolutely bursting at the seams with anticipation. Thankfully, the wait is over and the EV6 is finally here. Based on the new Electric-Global Modular platform (E-GMP) shared with the Hyundai IONIQ5, the EV6 is one part crossover, one part wagon, and wears a convention shattering body that will draw inquisitive stares wherever you take it. It pulls off the same visual trickery that the IONIQ5 does, looking more li ..read more
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Race Fan TV Listings March 23-April 3
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by Wheels.ca
2y ago
Updated: March 23, 2022 (11:51AM) Wednesday, March 23 6:00P-7:00, FSR, NASCAR Race Hub, L 8:30P-9:00, REV TV, Winged Nation #8, the biggest names and latest news in Winged Sprint car 2022, All Star Circuit of Champions, ASCS, The World of Outlaws, and more, N   Thursday, March 24 2:00P-4:00, FSR, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fr8Auctions 200, Atlanta Motor Speedway, GA, Mar 19/22, R 6:30P-7:30, FSR, NASCAR Race Hub, L 8:00P-9:00, FSR, NHRA Sportsman Series, Gainesville, Mar 13/22, N 9:00P-9:30, FSR, NHRA in 30, Gainesville, Mar 13/22, R 9:00P-11:00, REV TV, AMA Supercross Monster E ..read more
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FIRST DRIVE: 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS
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by Dan Heyman
2y ago
THE STREETS OF WILLOW – The Porsche Cayman GT4 RS marks the first time those two wonderful letters have graced the rear deck and side sills of a Porsche not called “911”. And it…is…loud. Especially from the inside, as the airbox sits right there in the cabin with nothing between it and your ear canal. This particular Cayman needs that huge airbox because underneath it sits the 4-litre flat-six sourced from the 911 GT3, while the “standard” GT4 makes do with a bored out, de-turbo’d version of the 911’s 3.0-litre flat-six. The RS’s engine needs more air for both cooling and power production, whi ..read more
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REVIEW: 2022 Lexus NX 450h+
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by Dan Heyman
2y ago
For 2022, the Lexus NX has been completely redesigned with new styling, tech and powertrain options. There are new fascias both front and rear, a vastly re-designed interior and specifically for the purposes of this review, a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model to go along with the hybrid seen previously. That’s why there’s a “+” in my tester’s model name, the “+” referring to the owner’s ability to plug in and charge the vehicle for full EV driving over a claimed 61 kilometres. While the latest NX still gets the big “hourglass” grille emblazoned with the traditional Lexus “L” badge, there are new hea ..read more
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Once more, with feeling, for Lewis Hamilton
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by Norris McDonald
2y ago
My friend Gerald Donaldson lives in Toronto, has a rustic cabin deep in the Ontario woods (“You can hear the wolves at night,” he said), writes for the website “F1” and lives and breathes Formula One, among other racing series. He’s written two dozen books on F1, from biographies of Gilles Villeneuve and James Hunt to the story of McLaren. Every year around this time, we would sit down and talk about the new season of F1. Usually, it was at a downtown eatery called Over Easy. But then came COVID-19 and it’s been by telephone ever since. And Over Easy is history, I discovered the other day. So ..read more
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