Take Five is a look at five new or upgraded vehicles that are destined for or have recently entered the Canadian market. Here is a sampling of vehicles from Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, FCA and GM.
Ford's new F-series trucks in 2014 set standards for fuel economy and lightweight vehicle construction. But GM engineers, with stopwatches and trained eyes, took Ford's factory tour and saw troubles.
The 2019 Buick Regal Sportback is the fourth vehicle globally to receive the Avenir high-end treatment.
General Motors lowered its earnings forecast for the year following a second-quarter profit decline due indirectly to the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum. The automaker said earnings before interest and taxes dropped 13 per cent to US$3.2 billion compared with a year earlier.
General Motors has dropped the Chevrolet City Express, a small work van which the automaker has marketed under a partnership with Nissan since 2014.
General Motors is increasing the use of 3D printing at its plants, including those in Canada, to streamline operations and potentially save millions of dollars in annual production costs.
A new 7.2 kilowatt charging system cuts the time needed to recharge the plug-in hybrid from roughly 4.5 hours to 2.3 hours with a 240-volt outlet.
General Motors Canada President Travis Hester has laid out his plan for the company. It includes building on Canada's “rich research and development ecosystem” and supporting manufacturing in Ontario.
General Motors is recalling nearly 545 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1s from the 2019 model year in Canada and the United States because of airbag deployment issues, the automaker says.
General Motors, aiming for more gains in the booming North American market for utility vehicles, is resurrecting the venerable Chevrolet Blazer nameplate as a tech-savvy, yet sporty, crossover.
General Motors is realigning responsibilities of two of its top executives, allowing GM President Dan Ammann to better concentrate on the automaker's development and deployment of autonomous vehicles. Ammann, who was already overseeing the operations, is relinquishing responsibilities for Cadillac and GM's global portfolio planning to product chief Mark Reuss.
General Motors is investing $232 million in a mid-Michigan plant to build two of Cadillac's next-generation sedans. The two new cars will replace the ATS, CTS and XTS, which is built in Ontario.