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Oh, Canada 150! How some automakers are celebrating

Automakers will mark Canada's sesquicentennial celebrations July 1 with variety throughout the year. Here's a look at how some of them are celebrating Canada's 150th birthday.

Next stop, self-flying cars

Not all automated vehicles will drive on roads. They'll also be in the sky.

Automakers head straight to Level 5 AVs

Mobility will improve when fully automated vehicles arrive, but they create new problems. One of the biggest challenges is government regulation.

Offshore imports plague remanufacturing in Canada

Some Canadian companies rebuild automotive parts, but they're mainly small- to mid-sized businesses. The competition for cheaper pricing is just too intense for a large-scale Canadian industry to succeed.

Bespoke cars speak to exclusive, expensive tastes

There's a low-volume growth market in Canada for vehicles that are one-of-a-kind designs.

Québec expected to drive nearly half of Volvo V90 sales in Canada

In the United States, Volvo's new V90 wagon will be available only by special order; in Canada, it will grace showroom floors.

Ford diesel trucks cheaper to own than gas variants, by a lot

A Canadian survey by Vincentric shows a marked difference in the long-term cost of diesel ownership between Ford and General Motors trucks.