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 Canada Canadian Tire expanding EV charging network across Canada Canadian Tire will install a total of 240 fast chargers and 55 Level 2 chargers at 90 retail locations across the country, saying that “the popularity of electric vehicles is on the rise.” The federal government will spend $2.7 million to help pay for some of the chargers. Cars & Concepts Genesis takes covers off first crossover, the GV80 Genesis marked a new milestone with the global unveiling of its first crossover, the GV80, a crucial model that could reel in customers interested in the upstart Korean brand's value and quality proposition, but turned off by its all-sedan lineup. Trade and Tariffs U.S. Senate Republicans expect USMCA vote Thursday A final vote in the Senate would also clear the way for the federal Liberal government in Ottawa, which has long insisted it would wait for U.S. approval before proceeding, to introduce implementation legislation of its own. Cars & Concepts Redesigned GMC Yukon, Yukon XL gain space, tech in 2021 GMC's full-size Yukon and Yukon XL gain as much as 30 per cent more cargo space and a suite of advanced technology powered by GM's new digital vehicle platform as part of a redesign for the 2021 model year. Recalls Toyota Canada recalls nearly 55,000 vehicles over fuel pump problem The recall involves several non-hybrid Toyota and Lexus models from the 2018 and 2019 model years. The automaker said the subject vehicles have a fuel pump that might stop operating. Automakers ElectraMeccanica plans more U.S. kiosks to sell single-seat Solo south of the border The British Columbia-based automaker in November 2019 opened a kiosk in the Westfield Century City Shopping Mall on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles. Now, it's looking at locations in Washington and Oregon. Retail Nissan hikes price of 2020 Kicks $1,000 to pay for new standard safety features A Nissan Canada spokeswoman said the price hike was needed to pay for making the automaker's Safety Shield 360 standard on the base model of the popular compact SUV. Remote start has also been added to the mid-level trim. Retail Chevrolet Corvette, Jeep Gladiator, Kia Telluride win North American car, truck, utility awards The Chevrolet Corvette won the 2020 North American Car of the Year award, while the Jeep Gladiator took truck honors and the Kia Telluride was named top utility vehicle of the year. Suppliers Canadian auto suppliers pushed to U.S. The current U.S. political climate and proximity to auto assembly plants are drivers pressuring suppliers to set up shop south of the border. Canada THE UNOBVIOUS ONES: Why retire? Parlay all that knowledge into a new career Al Coulas founded Coulas Automotive Service Solutions after retiring from FCA; Michele Kloesel gets the paperwork done at Nissan and Infiniti; Brian Murphy is responsible for setting current wholesale values on vehicles for Black Book. They are the latest group of Unobvious Ones, flying under the radar in Canada's auto industry. 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.