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 two offerings from BMW and one each from Cadillac, Toyota and Lexus.
Storing thousands of vehicles is an unusual step for an automaker to take, said George Augustaitis, director of automotive industry and economic analysis at CarGurus. But the wagons remain viable for VW Canada during a down market for cars.
The Conservatives have vowed to increase charging and refueling infrastructure, develop faster-charging and longer-range EV batteries and meet the challenges of recycling used batteries. But, their policy doesn't say it will keep — or kill — the Liberals iZEV program launched in May.
GM has said the test track would benefit its nearby Canadian Technical Centre in Oshawa, as well as its new technical centre in Markham, Ont., that opened in 2018. Much of the testing on the software developed in Canada now occurs in the United States.
FCA in March said it would end the third shift at the Windsor plant on Sept. 30 amid sluggish North American sales for the Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans it builds. The automaker has now extended the shift's life two times since that announcement.