AJAC announces category winners for 2018 Canadian Car of the Year and 2018 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year

Seven vehicle manufacturers moved closer today to winning the ultimate accolades of 2018 Canadian Car of the Year and 2018 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. Their wins in 14 different categories were announced during media day of the Montreal International Auto Show / Salon de l’Auto. The big winners were Mazda and Jaguar Land Rover, with three wins each. Honda/Acura, Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles won two categories each. Category winners were chosen by nearly 100 voting member...
Tags: News, Toronto, Canada, Auto Shows, Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen, Volvo, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, AJAC, Mark Richardson, Automobile Journalists Association of Canada

Peugeot plans 100 percent electrified vehicle lineup by 2025

 European automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to offer electric and hybrid electric powertrain options for all of its vehicles by 2025, according to CEO Carlos Tavares. The chief executive also said that PSA will seek to re-enter the U.S. market, according to Reuters, and revealed that they company aims to offer partial autonomous driving features on 80 percent of its car lineup by 2030, with… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Psa, Transport, Automotive Industry, GreenTech, Peugeot, Citroën, Reuters, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Carlos Tavares, Groupe PSA

Rolls-Royce Manchester Opens New Super-Luxury Showroom

With cars like Rolls-Royce, even the buying process has to be something of a treat. The kind of people who buy Rollers demand every second of their lives to be absolutely exquisite, which is why RR has to invest in over-the-top facilities to cater to the clientele. The new super-luxury Rolls-Royce Manchester showroom is the latest of such facilities.  Located in Wilmslow, Cheshire, the new Rolls-Royce Manchester facility is a two-storey with a specially commissioned Phantom lift for the 2018...
Tags: United Kingdom, Autos, Rolls Royce, Rolls Royce Motor Cars, Wilmslow Cheshire, Royce Motor Cars, Royce Manchester, Julian Jenkins, Rolls Royce Motor Cars Manchester

Your car knows you’re cheating on your diet (and your spouse)

General Motors (GM) first started tracking customers in 1996. Using its popular OnStar service, those in select GM vehicles could ask for directions, diagnose vehicle-related problems, or even disable a stolen vehicle by contacting a voice on the other end of the line. For around $35 a month, GM provided customers with an on-demand concierge available at the touch of a button. But unbeknownst to many, OnStar required more than just a monthly subscription fee. “Data is the currency of the digital...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Cnn, Gm, Insider, General Motors GM, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Jim Barbaresso, HTNB

New Rewards Reservation Program To Include 2019 Infiniti QX50

The 2019 Infiniti QX50, sure to be a hit with the soccer-mom brigades across suburbia, is now part of a new program that gives customers a chance to reserve the vehicle before it officially lands. In addition to reserving your QX50 for the not at all unreasonable starting sum of $36,550, the program offers luxury gifts. This reservation system must be working, since more than 4,000 people have already signed up? So besides tech, audio, and home tchotchkes that Inifniti calls “luxury rewards,” wh...
Tags: Moab, Autos, Infiniti, Nissan, Detroit, North American International Auto Show, Cobo Center, Detroit Michigan, Car News, Tony Borroz, Gino D Orazio, VC Turbo, North American International Auto Show Cobo Center, Inifniti, VC Turbo FWD, VC Turbo AWD

Want an old car? Be careful -- and turn off the TV!

I hate televised auctions and "build-it-quick-to-flip-it" shows, because they present an unrealistic view of the old-car hobby. You can't build a good car cheap or fast, and it's very easy to spend more than it's really worth. Find out all the pitfalls in my story at Autofocus. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Money, Cars, Old, Custom Cars, Classic Cars, Auctions, Auction, Autos, Collecting, Restoration, Custom, Antique, Jil McIntosh, Old cars, Antique Cars

50 Not Out: Sato Marine Cycle’s 1968 Harley Shovelhead

We have an ongoing fascination with the Japanese custom scene. But it’s not only the skills and design chops that keep us captivated: It’s the perpetual air of mystery. We still know so little about our friends in the East. Today’s new discovery is a long, low Harley-Davidson Shovelhead by Sato Marine Cycle. The shop is based in Onomichi in the Hiroshima Prefecture, a city best known for featuring in the classic Japanese movie Tokyo Story. SMC has been operating for 30 years—originally as ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Tokyo, Allstate, Harley, Yamaha, Harley-davidson, Sato, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Custom Motorcycles, Grimeca, Harley Davidson Shovelhead, Harley Shovelhead, Shovelhead, Mooneyes, Yusaku Sato

Hyundai Velostar Models Headed To Forza Motorsport 7

Hyundai revealed its all-new 2019 Veloster Turbo and the Veloster’s high performance counterpart, the Veloster N, at the North American International Auto Show. As part of that debut, Hyundai also announced both cars will join the list of vehicles in Forza Motorsport 7 for Xbox and Windows 10. This is a rather interesting choice for Forza. They have done stuff like this is the past, including “First in Forza” debuts like the McLaren P1, Ferrari La Ferrari, Ford GT, Lamborghini Centenario, and Po...
Tags: Feature, Microsoft, Video Games, Porsche, Autos, Hyundai, Aston Martin, North American International Auto Show, Forza Motorsport, Raytheon, Forza, Car News, Forza Motorsports, Tony Borroz, Hyundai Motor America Photos Source, Veloster Turbo

These Amazing Aston Martin Adventures Are Hilariously Expensive

While most of them look like incredible once-in-a-lifetime experiences, the prices for some of Aston Martin's latest driving adventures are a little on the steep side...
Tags: Autos, Aston Martin, Aston Martin Adventures

Infiniti Electric Cars Set to Arrive from 2021

As a premium brand Infiniti really has no choice but to follow the latest trends. So they announced they have launched a vast electrification program, the first outcomes of which will be launched by 2021. Infiniti electric cars onslaught will also include a pure all-electric model.  “Electrified powertrains” is apparently the new term to describe a hybrid system with a gasoline engine boosted via an electric motor for better performance and efficiency. So it’s not really groundbreaking and f...
Tags: Autos, Infiniti, Detroit, Infiniti Electric Cars Set, Inifiniti

All-Electric Ferrari Supercar All But Confirmed

One cool things about major motor shows is that the bosses of big companies often get jealous of what the competition is doing, and either make boastful claims or divulge information that then turn into an obligation. That seems to be the case with Ferrari’s caporegime, Sergio Marchionne, who apparently committed himself in an interview to an all-electric Ferrari supercar.  According to Marchionne Ferrari now has no choice but to go and make an electric supercar, and it will have to be the b...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Ferrari, Autos, Musk, Elon, Sergio, Marchionne, Sergio Marchionne, Marchionne Ferrari

Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept Defined As “Flagship Luxury Crossover”

With the LF-1 Limitless concept, Lexus aims to introduce a new genre of luxury vehicle: the flagship crossover. The Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept combines high performance with unrestrained luxury and is a showcase of technology, innovation, and the latest evolution of design at Lexus. But is this exactly new? Aren’t there “flagship crossovers” already? What makes the Lexus LF-1 Limitless so special? Power & Performance For starters, Lexus (nee Toyota) says the LF-1 concept could be a fuel cel...
Tags: Feature, California, Lexus, Autos, North American International Auto Show, Cobo Center, Detroit Michigan, Liza Minnelli, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Car News, Tony Borroz, Lexus nee Toyota, North American International Auto Show Lexus, Carmela Soprano, Powertrain Controls Lexus

Your car knows you’re cheating on your diet (or your spouse)

General Motors (GM) first started tracking customers in 1996. Using its popular OnStar service, those in select GM vehicles could ask for directions, diagnose vehicle-related problems, or even disable a stolen vehicle by contacting a voice on the other end of the line. For around $35 a month, GM provided customers with an on-demand concierge available at the touch of a button. But unbeknownst to many, OnStar required more than just a monthly subscription fee. “Data is the currency of the digital...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Cnn, Gm, Insider, General Motors GM, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Jim Barbaresso, HTNB

Here's The New Hyundai Veloster Rendered In Convertible And 'Poverty Spec' Forms

Just days on from the reveal of the new - but still quirky - Veloster, the renders are already starting to arrive
Tags: Autos

Citroen Is Returning To The Oddball Big Saloon Game

We love the old Citroen C6, and even the C5 was brilliant in its own way, and after a long break Citroen is getting back in the game
Tags: Autos, Citroën

BMW North America Is Charging Subscription Fees For Apple CarPlay

You know Apple CarPlay? The iOS-compatible smartphone interface that's included on loads of cars for free? BMW has decided it wants you to pay an annual fee for it
Tags: Autos, Bmw, BMW North America

Canadian Police Thought This Snow Sculpture Was A Real Supra

A machinist in Montreal briefly fooled police with a Mk3 Supra-like snow model
Tags: Autos, Montreal

Turo car sharing marketplace launches in Germany

 Peer-to-peer car sharing platform Turo is expanding to Germany officially starting today, after acquiring Daimler’s Croove in-house product forpvoding essentially the same service last September. Turo also received a significant strategic investment from Daimler at the same time as it acquired the automaker’s cars sharing experiment, and it now operates peer-to-peer rental services… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Germany, Tech, Automotive, Carsharing, Daimler, Car Sharing, Peer To Peer, Turo

Leaked Specs Reveal 488 'GTO' To Be Race-Engined, CF-Festooned Monster

A substantial leak of information has revealed myriad stats for the Ferrari 488 GTO
Tags: Autos

2019 Toyota Avalon Appears In Detroit

Well, here it is, the all-new 2019 Toyota Avalon, which, to be honest, is the automotive equivalent of saying “here’s the all-new 2019 jar of mayonnaise!” I’m not trying to imply that the 2019 Toyota Avalon is a bad car, not at all. It’s not. What I am saying is that it is boring. Sure, sure, it has adequate power and handling, and enough comfort and convenience features and room to make you feel like you’re driving down the road in a medium-sized Tokyo apartment, but it is as exciting as getti...
Tags: Feature, Autos, Tokyo, Toyota, Electric, Detroit, North American International Auto Show, Kenny, Cobo Center, Detroit Michigan, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Car News, Piano Black, Tony Borroz, Owsley Stanley, Gino D Orazio

Sit back, Relax and Enjoy the Wild Ride

The one time I’m dying to drive a concept and it doesn’t even have a steering wheel! You’re sure to feel this first world problem too when you take a look at the NV01 by Radek Stepan.This wicked looking roadster is entirely autonomous. Just hop inside the cockpit made completely of glass, use your voice to tell it where to go and it will take you there at breakneck speed. Riders immediately find themselves in a comfortable laying position where they can take in the passing surroundings or watc...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Vehicle, NV01, Radek Štěpán

Boondocking/Uraling near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Off on another RV trip again, eventually ending up in Sun City, AZ, to help out my FIL once he gets out of heart surgery at the end of the month.In the meantime, due to prior plans, logistics and just plain shack rot, I started out yesterday from Colorado and ended up overnighting in a rest stop off of I-40 near Clines Corner after failing to find the BLM spot nearby in the dark.Note to self:  Don't try to find BLM campsites in the dark.  There's no signs most of the time.After an uneventful nig...
Tags: Colorado, Motorcycles, New Mexico, BLM, Sunset, Albuquerque, Don, Scarlett, Scarlett Rides, RV Trips, Sun City AZ, Clines Corner, Monticello Point Road

Supercar Superbuild Features Mercedes-AMG, Rolls Royce, Jaguar & Others In Season Two

Supercar Superbuild kicks off its second season this Sunday (January 22nd) on the Smithsonian Channel. The cameras go behind the scenes, revealing the high-stakes gambles, engineering challenges, impossible deadlines, clandestine meetings, and years of sacrifice designers and craftspeople face to bring the world’s most incredible vehicles to life. Those who enjoy cars and appreciate history will definitely be fascinated by Supercar Superbuild. In-Depth Look The second season will expose viewer...
Tags: Feature, Germany, Autos, Detroit Lions, Jaguar, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes AMG, Motor City, Detroit Michigan, Chevy Camaro, Wayne State University, Smithsonian Channel, Sindelfingen, Carl Anthony, Car Shows

Uber’s big SoftBank deal has officially closed

 SoftBank’s $1.2 billion primary direct investment deal has officially closed, according to Uber itself, which confirmed the deal closure and provided the following statement to TechCrunch via a spokesperson: We’re proud to have SoftBank, Dragoneer and the entire consortium in the Uber family. This is a great outcome for our shareholders, employees and customers, strengthening… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Business, Finance, Softbank, Tech, Automotive, Transport, Venture Capital, Commuting, Private Equity, Car Sharing, SoftBank Group, Didi Chuxing

Bentley Bentayga to Tackle Pikes Peak This Year

Pikes Peak hill climb event in Colorado is not exactly a stomping ground for the Bentley type of people. But even so, the British luxury car maker has decided to enter a racing edition of Bentley Bentayga SUV in this year’s edition of the event. And they are sending the top dog version.  As you know, Bentley Bentayga has a W12, a diesel and a new V8 petrol variants engine-wise. The one being prepared by Bentley’s motorsport arm for the hill climb event is the 600 horsepower and 900 Nm of tor...
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Bentley, Motorsport, Colorado Springs, Bentley Bentayga, Bentayga, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Motorsport Brian Gush

First 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Headed for Auction

True to the great tradition American car makers have been adhering to this past few years, Ford announced that the first production unit of the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt will be auctioned for charity. Even cooler, the proceeds from the sale of the Mustang Bullitt VIN001 will go to a charity Steve McQueen would have approved.  Going under the hammer on Friday at Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale Auction, the first 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt will benefit Boys Republic, a school and treatment ...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Steve McQueen, Scottsdale, Barrett Jackson, Highland Green, Ford Mustang Bullitt, Boys Republic

Weekly Roundup, Friday 19 January, 2018

This is your last chance to join us on our June Grand Expedition of Great Britain, from Land’s End to John O’Groats, and many other places inbetween. Good morning First, a touring update, if I may. Grand Expedition of Great Britain I’m going to make this the ‘last call’ for our Grand Expedition of Great Britain tour.  If you’re thinking of coming, please let me know in the next very few days.  Any later and I literally will not be able to get hotel rooms for you. This is a true ‘tour’ in the ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hong Kong, Europe, Chris Christie, London, Tibet, Wales, Washington Post, North Korea, France, Scotland, China, Miscellaneous, Cars, US

Closing Chaos – CAR Infographic

Tags: Real Estate, Infographic, Car, Radio, Closing, General Interest, California Association Of Realtors

TOP SHELF. Chris Kent’s ‘Obersten Regal’ Honda CX500 Racer

“Throughout the process they kept saying, ’Man, you aren’t cutting corners. It’s all top shelf!” smiles Iowa’s Chris Kent.The post TOP SHELF. Chris Kent’s ‘Obersten Regal’ Honda CX500 Racer appeared first on
Tags: Motorcycles, Iowa, Honda, Racer, Café Racer, CX500, Chris Kent

The House of Machines, Los Angeles: Community, culture, motorcycles and more in this new DTLA space

by Andrew Maness The growth that Downtown Los Angeles and its Arts District just east of the iconic skyline has been rapid and fascinating. One of the busiest areas is around the intersection of Mateo and 7th Streets, making the arrival of The...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Travel, Design, Los Angeles, Motorcycles, Downtown Los Angeles, Losangeles, Southafrica, Motorbikes, Andrew Maness, Houseofmachines, House of Machines

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