Toyota Canada CEO Larry Hutchinson says the company needs to “take a hard look” at offering more AWD options for its sedans. Such a move would cost buyers extra, though.
From fake key fobs to fraudulent paperwork, thieves have several ways to rob a dealership of new vehicles. And from an Alberta dealer, who was the victim of theft, to the Ottawa police, it seems everyone has advice about to keep cars safe on their lots.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to extend holiday downtime at two North American plants, including the Brampton, Ont., factory that builds the Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger, as the automaker aligns production with demand.
At least a dozen companies are prototyping or testing flying cars or passenger drones, with Uber aiming to launch by 2023. One study found air taxis will number 15,000 and become a global market worth $32 billion by 2035.
Unifor President Jerry Dias has promised a major fight with General Motors in the coming months to try to keep the Oshawa plant open. It's not yet known who will attend a meeting between union and company executives, who will discuss the factory's future.
General Motors of Canada says several employers have identified about 2,000 jobs that will become open in the Durham region, northeast of Toronto, in 2019 and 2020. About 300 technician jobs will be available at GM dealerships. And another 100 workers can transfer to other GM facilities.
Toyota Canada's first recall covers 4,789 Lexus LX utility vehicles because of an airbag issue while the second recall affects brake systems on about 2,603 Tacoma pickups.
Toyota Canada says it is replacing Takata airbags in about 5,500 Toyota and Lexus vehicles that had previously had them replaced.
Ultraluxe automakers say their customers won’t be buying their next vehicles online anytime soon.
BMW and Porsche unveiled a charging station that can jolt EVs in less than three minutes with enough power to drive 100 kilometres -- pushing ahead of Tesla in the race to make battery-powered cars more convenient.
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