Feb 17

Lexus Debuts A Trio Of Concepts At Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) In Toronto

Including the hydrogen fuel cell-powered flagship sedan LF-FC, the UX luxury compact SUV, and the ergonomic marvel that is the Lexus Kinetic SeatLexus Debuts A Trio Of Concepts At CIAS, Road-Test.org, Iain Shankland

(TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 16, 2017) Three head-turning Concepts will make their Canadian debut in the Lexus exhibit at the Canadian International Auto Show – February 17-26, 2017 (CIAS) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, proving that the relentless attention to detail, thoughtful engineering and amazing design are the future of luxury automobiles. Canadians attending the show won’t want to miss the LF-FC hydrogen fuel cell sedan, the UX compact SUV or the Kinetic Seat – a revolutionary concept that combats driver fatigue and introduces an entirely new level of comfort as they make their rounds on the Auto Show floor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 17

2017 Mazda CX-5 Makes Canadian Debut In Toronto

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Powertrain lineup will include new 2.2L turbo-diesel engine

Yesterday Mazda Canada introduced the new 2017 Mazda CX-5 crossover to the Canadian market during a press conference at the Canadian International Auto Show. This second generation compact crossover features Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology, an evolutionary KODO – Soul of Motion design theme, and will launch Mazda’s first passenger vehicle with a diesel engine in Canada in the fourth quarter of 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 11

Auto Exotica Delivers World’s Best Showcase Of Elite Cars At 2017 Canadian International AutoShow

Fans Can Get Up Close To Rare Exotics At CIAS

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Bugatti Chiron-735

They’re some of the most jaw-dropping cars on the planet, but spotting them on the road is a rarity. That’s what makes getting up close to the stable of exclusive exotics on display at the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow such a riveting experience for car buffs.

Auto Exotica, presented by Castrol and the Globe and Mail, is a perennial favourite attraction at the show, allowing visitors to appreciate the beauty, style and artistry of dozens of the world’s most impressive cars all in one space. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 11

Canadian International AutoShow Shines Light On Electric Vehicle Innovations

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BMW i3

Visitors to the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow will be able to learn about EV technology and speak to manufacturers while exploring ‘Electric Avenue’ on the 800 pre-function level of the South Building. They’ll also be able to try out the technology themselves during complimentary test drives offered through Plug’n Drive, a non-profit organization focused on accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles to maximize their environmental and economic benefits. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

Road Test – 2017 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD

2017 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD, Road-Test.org, Iain ShanklandA couple of years ago I tested the 2015 version of this vehicle. I actually wanted to try out the regular wheelbase version but there weren’t any available. For the 2016 model year Jaguar upgraded and refreshed the XJ – not wanting to miss the opportunity to drive one of my favourite cars for a week, why not drive the new refreshed version. Note: the 2016 and 2017 models are virtually identical other than a $1,000 msrp price increase. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 03

Concept Cars Get Imaginations Racing At The 2017 Canadian International AutoShow

Road-Test.org, Concept Cars CIAS2017, Iain ShanklandConcept models spring from the imagination of design engineers given the freedom to think outside the box. But the concept cars manufacturers’ roll onto the show floor at the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow, aren’t just the stuff of dreams – some of them will ultimately make it into production and onto the road someday – and AutoShow visitors play an important role in the process. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 02

More Vehicles Make Canadian Premiere At 2017 Canadian International AutoShow [CIAS]- Part 2

Yesterday we covered some of the good-looking vehicles launching at this years’ show. In Part Two we look at the weird awkward and ugly selection – a very competitive area I have to say… They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I can’t imagine anyone thinking these are attractive. Without further ado…  Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

41 Vehicles Make Canadian Premiere At 2017 Canadian International AutoShow [CIAS]- Part 1

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The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 HyperCar concept headlines 41 vehicles making their first appearance in Canada during the Canadian International AutoShow at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between February 17th and 26th. In this – the first of two parts, we check out the hot and interesting vehicles… tomorrow the ugly ones get their time in the spotlight. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 29

The 2017 Canadian International Autoshow (CIAS) Celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary Through Its Cars

January 26, 2017 – As Canada prepares to mark its 150th anniversary, the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS ) will help celebrate the country’s remarkable history through its cars.

This year’s Art & the Automobile exhibit will feature Canada’s most important cars in context with important historical landmarks over the past 150 years.

It will showcase a combination of Canadian designed and built cars that stretch back to the year of Canada’s confederation, as well as extremely rare cars owned by Canadian collectors who share a passion for fine cars – many of them with connections to important historical events. The one-of-a-kind exhibit is being hosted by Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance, September 17, 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 15

2017 Kia Niro Sets Guinness World Record Title For Lowest Fuel Consumption By A Hybrid Vehicle

Kia Nero, Road-Test.orgNew kind of crossover boasts a number of firsts for Kia, including a new, dedicated eco-car platform and a unique hybrid system

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 15, 2016 – Arriving at New York City Hall in downtown Manhattan, the 2017 Kia Niro officially received a Guinness World Record® title for the lowest fuel consumption driving across the USA from coast to coast (hybrid car).  The new record-setting mark is an incredible 76.6 mpg (3.07 L/100 km).

“We’re extremely pleased with the Niro’s record-breaking performance,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA. “We set out to build a vehicle that offers real-world utility, great looks and fantastic mileage, and setting the Guinness World Record® title confirms our achievement.” Read the rest of this entry »

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