Automakers VW ordered to pay $196.5M in emissions scandal after pleading guilty The automaker admitted that between 2008 and 2015, it imported 128,000 cars that violated Canadian pollution standards. Retail Auto sales in for another 'bumpy ride in 2020,' says Scotiabank Retail Mobile auto-maintenance and repair latest threat to dealers Recalls Honda, Toyota recall 700,000 vehicles in Canada over airbag dangers Automakers Fiat Chrysler CEO hopes to seal PSA merger by early 2021 Trade and Tariffs NDP caucus will discuss whether to support new NAFTA Retail Sales trend toward 80 per cent light trucks in 2020 Mobility Cruise plans ride-hailing fleet with new electric AV Suppliers AVs still key area for Magna despite end of Lyft partnership Cars & Concepts Infiniti's QX55 delayed Technology GM’s Cruise to unveil first car built to operate with no driver The vehicle Cruise has been developing along with GM is a purpose-built electric, autonomous model designed to be more spacious and passenger-friendly than a human-driven car. Trade and Tariffs Canada to start ratifying new NAFTA next week following U.S. approval The federal government did introduce a ratification bill last year, but did not forge ahead with it, preferring not to get ahead of the ratification process in the United States. The bill died when the election was called. Opinion Calling the Mach-E a Mustang? Brilliant Is a Mustang purist going to buy a Mach-E? Not likely, and that’s what makes it brilliant marketing. Automakers Canadian billionaire becomes front-runner for Aston Martin stake, report says Lawrence Stroll has been discussing a potential investment of about US$261 million in the British luxury carmaker, Bloomberg reported. Automakers Toyota shuffles its U.S. factories while Canadian production is unchanged Toyota is midway through its five-year plan to spend US$13 billion through 2021 on revitalizing and expanding its U.S., Canadian and Mexican plants, and building new capacity. Canadian RAV4 and Lexus RX plants were retooled last year. The program still has US$5.9 billion of investment that is not yet assigned. Canada Congress Industry leaders to tackle tech, market challenges at Toronto forum Some of the country’s top auto executives will address critical issues facing the industry at the upcoming fourth annual Automotive News Canada Congress, Feb. 13 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The afternoon event is open to all industry professionals. Cars & Concepts Land Rover's new Defender: Contender or pretender? Opinions differ The new utility model is the “third pillar” in JLR Canada’s conquest strategy, but skeptics view it as a disingenuous styling homage to a classic. Trade and Tariffs U.S. Senate approves North American trade deal replacing NAFTA The legislation for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement passed on an 89-10 bipartisan vote, sending the measure to President Donald Trump for him to sign into law. Automakers Volvo confident Canadians will embrace its electrification plans As Volvo readies its plan to introduce a new electric vehicle each year through 2025, company executives say they’re confident Canadians — especially in major cities — will embrace EVs, saying "there are pockets around Canada that are extremely hot." Suppliers Magna expects lower 2020 sales, ends Lyft partnership Magna International Inc. says it expects sales in 2020 to fall compared with 2019 due to a stronger U.S. dollar, the sale of its fluid pressure and controls business and lower expected light vehicle production in Europe. Load More Digital Edition View latest issue See our archive Sign up for free newsletters Breaking News Alerts (as needed) Weekly News Summary (Mondays) Daily News Summary (weekdays) Yes, send me info about special editorial content, new features, events, subscriptions, webinars and research from Automotive News Canada Yes, send me info and whitepapers from select third-party partners of Automotive News Canada EMAIL ADDRESS Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your email address. Please select at least one newsletter to subscribe.