Automakers Canada's auto industry continues to wait on China Analysts think it’s just a matter of time before China-based automakers either begin selling cars or locate plants in North America. Cars & Concepts TAKE FIVE: Luxury brands harness more horses, while minivan embraces basic black Retail THE UNOBVIOUS ONES: Lobbyist tackles feds in ‘endless’ fights for dealers Retail Nissan Canada takes stair-step in the right direction, dealers say Labour All GM Oshawa vehicle output temporarily stopped due to UAW strike Recalls GM Canada recalls 14,000 Chevrolet Trax over faulty control arms Labour UAW cites some progress in GM talks, which have disrupted Canadian production Retail Infiniti partners with Amazon to drum up test drives in Canada Cars & Concepts CT4 poised to replace ATS as Cadillac revamps sedan lineup The 2020 CT4, which will be available for ordering this year, is slightly bigger and heavier than the ATS. Automakers Ford, GM ramp up plans for electric pickups Ford and GM have more than one reason to take chances on electric pickups — a concept that some analysts and industry executives say could be a small niche. Trade and Tariffs Top U.S. trade official submits USMCA ideas to Democrats in effort to ratify deal The Trump administration has sent U.S. House of Representatives Democrats its latest proposals for addressing legislators’ concerns about the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal, U.S. lawmakers and congressional sources say. Automakers Auto execs not so sure that change is necessary What also emerges from IBM's survey is how many executives do not feel a sense of urgency about the massive changes expected to occur in the auto industry in the near future. Cars & Concepts BMW's next 4-series coupe gets a bigger, bolder grille The Concept 4 design has divided show-goers in Frankfurt with its interpretation of BMW's traditional kidney-shaped grille, which the automaker says references sports cars from its past. Automakers For Chrysler Voyager, a tricky trip awaits FCA needs a lower-priced Chrysler minivan to keep customers as the Grand Caravan makes its exit. The automaker said it would start selling the Ontario-made Voyager in the United States this fall, but it is not known when it will be available in Canada. Executives Hiring of Canadian Karim Habib signals Kia's lofty ambitions Design chief Karim Habib, who was raised in Montreal, comes to the South Korean mainstream automaker from Infiniti and BMW. That's viewed as a sign that Kia wants to project a more premium image. Automakers VW subsidiary Electrify Canada breaks ground on national charging network Like its counterpart Electrify America south of the border, Electrify Canada’s first charging station will be installed at a premium outlet mall. Volkswagen Canada Group is preparing for the arrival of the Porsche Taycan and the Audi e-tron GT. Automakers Land Rover Defender arrives in Canada in March, priced from $65,300 Land Rover has transformed the Defender off-roader into a far more luxurious, roomier and high-tech vehicle. JLR's head of vehicle dynamics calls the retooled Defender still "fun" but without the flaws of the model retired in 2016. Suppliers Ontario suppliers can now access $10M in provincial assistance The three-year Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) program, first unveiled in the spring, gives up to $100,000 each in government money to small- and medium-sized automotive parts suppliers. 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.