Trade and Tariffs NAFTA replacement on tough path to approval in Canada, U.S. In the U.S., for President Donald Trump's new North American trade accord to become law, he'll need the help of a political rival with a track record of blocking such deals. Meanwhile, Canada says it won't back the deal with U.S. metal tariffs in place. Automakers Tesla to raise prices on cars in inventory 3% next month Trade and Tariffs USMCA opens a can of worms view gallery 14 photos Automakers Jeep Gladiator's conquest plan: Stand out from the crowd Retail Pronounced shift to auto leasing underway, says Equifax Canada Automakers FCA shortens shifts at Ontario minivan plant to adjust inventory Technology Hamilton’s new 3-km highway to the AV future Retail Cadillac Canada transforms Toronto film studio into virtual showroom Retail THE UNOBVIOUS ONES: The Order of Canada recipient helping dealerships improve Retail Weak auto sales drag down Canada's retail sector Motor vehicle and parts dealers saw a 1.5 per cent dip in trade, thanks to weakness in new car sales, after gains in four of the previous five months. Retail TAKE FIVE: A peek at the 2020 model year Automotive News Canada’s Take Five is a look at five new, refreshed or retooled vehicles that are destined for or have recently entered the Canadian market. Here's a look at 2020 offerings from BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Volkswagen and Lexus. Retail Kia looks to revamped Forte and Memorial Cup sponsorship to up its game Kia isn’t just relying on a high-profile hockey sponsorship to boost the brand. The new Forte is roomier inside and sleeker outside, with styling that tips its hat to the Stinger sport sedan. View Gallery8 photos Automakers Porsche adds sporty 'coupe' to Cayenne lineup Porsche aims to reignite sales of the popular Cayenne crossover with a sportier coupe variant that will square off against the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe and the BMW X6. Automakers Mazda3 gets awd drive option, retains 2.0L engine in Canada Mazda is adding optional all-wheel drive to its next-generation Mazda3, making it one of only two vehicles in the mainstream compact sedan segment with the feature that is becoming an increasingly important purchasing factor for Canadians. Automakers Ford hires Amazon vet to succeed Shanks as CFO As part of changes to its global leadership team, Ford said CFO Bob Shanks, 66, will be replaced by Tim Stone, a two-decade veteran of Amazon and former finance chief at the parent company of the popular phone app Snapchat. Automakers Kia Canada recalls 79,301 vehicles in 'product improvement campaign' The fix on 2014-18 Optimas, Sorentos and Sportages involves a software update to detect potential problems before an engine fails. Technology Vietnam-tied hackers said to target auto industry Vietnamese "state-aligned" hackers are targeting foreign automotive companies in attacks that appear to support the country's vehicle manufacturing goals, according to cybersecurity provider FireEye. Government Relations Federal budget includes $300M for $5,000 rebates on ZEV sales The Liberal Government of Canada has pledged $300 million over three years to grant rebates of up to $5,000 for electric or hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles. It will also bolster some green infrastructure in an effort to drive ZEV sales. Labour Unifor 'quite optimistic' some GM Oshawa jobs will be saved Unifor President Jerry Dias says he's "quite optimistic that we're going to be maintaining some sort of a footprint in Oshawa." The union is so hopeful that it has postponed an aggressive multi-media campaign to persuade the automaker to reverse its November decision to close the facility. 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.