The Concept Z4 features classic roadster design cues such as a long wheelbase, a low-slung and stretched silhouette and a compact rear end. But a shorter hood and crisp overhangs in the wedge-shaped concept put the driver closer to the center of the car than in previous BMW roadsters, the company says.
Hyundai's next-generation fuel cell vehicle previews the company's second commercially produced hydrogen model and is equipped with Hyundai’s fourth generation of hydrogen fuel cell technology. It will feature a driving range of more than 360 miles per charge, compared with the 258 miles on the current Tucson fuel cell crossover. The unnamed midsize crossover will be launched in Korea in early 2018, followed by the U.S. and Europe.
The Prototype 9 pays homage to Infiniti’s current and future design language, and reinterprets the brand’s Torii gate grille. It is powered by a prototype electric motor and battery from Nissan’s advanced powertrain department.
Ford is offering a special edition GT for 2018, following the 2017 '66 Heritage Edition. The 2018 GT '67 Heritage Edition is a tribute to the red and white GT40 IV race car Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt piloted to victory at Le Mans in 1967. Ford Canada says "a very limited" number will be available in Canada.
The hood, headlights, taillights and front and rear fascias on the 2018 Acura RLX are all revised for a more aggressive and sculpted look. Inside, the RLX receives new seats and upgraded materials.
The Subaru Forester is set to be the latest model to join the brand's global platform when its redesigned. Spy photos indicate that the compact crossover will pick up some design cues, such as the grille and headlights, from the Impreza and Crosstrek, while keeping the familiar Forester shape. The redesign comes not long after the 2017 Forester was named the Automobile Journalists’ Association of Canada’s (AJAC) Utility Vehicle of the Year today at the Canadian International Auto Show. Photos: KGP PHOTOGRAPHY
Infiniti's new QX50, introduced as a concept at the 2017 Detroit auto show in January, has been spotted undergoing high-altitude testing. The production version captured by photographers closely resembles the crossover concept. The QX50 will ride on a new fwd platform shared with other Renault and Nissan vehicles, marking a change from the current vehicle's rwd setup. Infiniti's new 2.0-litre variable compression turbocharged engine will make its production debut in the QX50. Inside, it features a revised gear shifter, relocated push-start button, along with the addition of a couple of cupholders The new QX50 should debut by the end of 2017 and go on sale in early 2018. “Infiniti is preparing for new and updated crossovers and sport utility vehicles, including the all-new QX50,” Infiniti Canada spokeswoman Jennifer McCarthy said in an email to Automotive News Canada. PHOTOS: BRIAN WILLIAMS / SPIEDBILDE
Chevrolet's new midengine Corvette has been spotted again on the test track. It will have two conventional gasoline and one hybrid powertrain options. Production is expected to start in January 2019 at the Bowling Green, Ky., plant. PHOTOS: CHRIS DOANE AUTOMOTIVE
The newest Phantom is the first Rolls-Royce to be built on the U.K.-firm’s in-house aluminum platform. The engine is an updated version of the 6.75-litre V-12 unit now with twin-turbochargers to increase the power to 563 hp. Orders are already being taken by four dealers in Canada and deliveries of the new Phantom begin early next year. It will be available in standard or extended wheelbase versions and be priced from around $515,000.
Honda is giving the subcompact Fit a slight refresh for the 2018 model year, updating its face to better resemble the rest of the brand's lineup. An available 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is new inside. Honda is also adding the new exterior colour Orange Fury, as well as a new Sport trim. Honda Sensing comes standard on all CVT trims in Canada, but the Helios Yellow paint won’t be available here.
The 999,999th Porsche 911 ever manufactured – a Guards Red 911 Targa 4 GTS — was sold by Pfaff Porsche in Ontario. Owner Rob Tenuta received the car in a special ceremony and got a Porsche desk pylon and special certificate.
Spy shots indicate that the all-new Volvo XC40 may have a more dressed-down interior than its bigger XC90 and XC60 siblings. The photographs show a simpler cabin without the wood trim present in the models built on Volvo’s new scalable product architecture platform, including the XC90 and the XC60. Volvo tells Automotive News Canada the XC40 is coming to Canada and will arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2018.