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From Canada, With Displacement: Ford’s Largest Gas V8 Arrives As a Crate Engine

North of the border, Wednesday dawned on a country celebrating a significantly less festive, no-touch national holiday. No fireworks and crowds on this COVID-y Canada Day, just locals lighting them off from the roofs of walk-ups in your author’s humble neighborhood. The “crowd” outside the Burger King hasn’t grown or shrunk in size (and remains […] The post From Canada, With Displacement: Ford’s Largest Gas V8 Arrives As a Crate Engine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Canada, Ford, Autos, Engines, News Blog, Crate Engines


Some Canadian cars for Canada Day

Virtually all of the vehicles made in Canada right now are American or Japanese brands, but over the years, there have been various ones made or sold only in Canada -- such as Bricklin, Beaumont, and even the Ford GT. Find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Canada, Classic Cars, Ford, Autos, Canada Day, Jil McIntosh, Old cars, Antique Cars, Bricklin Beaumont


2021 Kia K5: Pour One Out for the Optima, Then Forget

The name Americans have come to associate with Kia’s midsize family sedan is dead, but you probably knew that already. Hopefully you’ve recovered. On Tuesday, Kia pulled the wraps off the U.S.-market K5, the automaker’s replacement for the long-running Optima (which carried the Magentis name in Canada until 2010). Riding atop a third-generation N3 platform, […] The post 2021 Kia K5: Pour One Out for the Optima, Then Forget appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Canada, Autos, K5, Engines, Kia, New Cars, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Kia K5, 2021 Kia K5


Our 2020 autopom! Review

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. autopom! Review In Our Opinion: With four comprehensive coverage levels, impressive customer reviews, and plans for vehicles up to 14 years old, autopom! is one of the industry’s best extended warranty providers. The company serves as a broker that connects drivers to plans administered by other companies. In order to maintain its excellent reputation, autopom! only works with A...
Tags: California, Canada, Autos, Alice, Best Customer Service, Cathcart, Endurance, Better Business Bureau BBB, Lake Forest California, Vehicle Ownership, Andretti Motorsports, CarShield, Kristin McClure, Auto Warranty, Royal Administration and Integrity Admin Group Its, Mid Level Mid Level


2021 Ford F-150 Engines: This New Chart Has All The Important Specs

When the 2021 Ford F-150 hits the market this fall, six engines will be available, including a full hybrid option. The engine lineup includes some familiar favorites by now for the F-150, like the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and the 5.0-liter V8. New for 2021, however, is the 3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6.  Although horsepower and fuel economy figures are forthcoming, Ford says the PowerBoost hybrid has a 12,000 lbs. max towing capacity (when properly equipped) and a range of 700 miles on a f...
Tags: Displacement, Canada, Ford, Autos, Port, Ford Motor Company, FFV, Car News, Max Recline Seat, Ti VCT, Power Stroke V6


2021 Ford F-150: Fresh From The Oven With New Tech & Full Hybrid Option

The 2021 Ford F-150 is perhaps the most important new vehicle to debut in 2020. And from some angles, the new truck looks erringly similar to the outgoing model, which is not exactly a bad thing. True to form, the F-150 is still competing with Ram and GM for class-leading capability and bragging rights. Ford is hoping to edge out the competition with a host of new and innovative features for the 2021 F-150. “We see it as our duty to deliver not just what our customers want and need, but what ...
Tags: America, Canada, Ford, Gm, Autos, Starbucks, Chevy, Kansas City, Cadillac, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn Michigan, Bang Olufsen, Car News, Apple CarPlay Android Auto, Ford Motor Company Ford, New Tech


All the tech in Ford’s most important vehicle: the 2021 F-150 truck

Ford rolled out all the stops Thursday evening for the reveal of its all-new F-150 truck, right down to the splashy videos dominated by electric guitar riffs. Heck, the automaker even cast the sharp-tongued Denis Leary as its MC. Of course, none of that really matters. It’s all about what Ford has done to improve the most important and profitable vehicle in its lineup. It’s been six years since the last redesign. This all-new F-150 offers kind of performance and abundance options that Ford truck...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Tech, Canada, Automotive, Ford, Epa, Waze, Alexa, Denis Leary, Mustang Mach, Ford Alexa Office


Green Dreams: Unifor Releases New Economic Strategy for Canada

Unifor hopes to sway the Canadian government toward an automotive strategy centered around the adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles and a totally revised economic system. On Wednesday, the union released its “Road Map for a Fair, Inclusive and Resilient Economic Recovery” while announcing that corporations have failed everyone. It’s all part the #BuildBackBetter campaign, […] The post Green Dreams: Unifor Releases New Economic Strategy for Canada appeared first on The Truth About Cars...
Tags: Unions, Government, Canada, Autos, EVs, Electrification, Unifor, News Blog, Union News, Jerry Dias, Auto Unions, Economic Strategy


Foursome: America Shuns Non-Crew Cabs Like Never Before

Once upon a time, crew cab pickups were for logging crews in the Pacific Northwest, not families. That’s obviously changed. Whereas the typical pickup configuration was a regular cab, long-bed setup (efficient!), times change, and with it the take rates of various truck configurations. In the eventful 2020 model year, it seems the buying public […] The post Foursome: America Shuns Non-Crew Cabs Like Never Before appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, Canada, Autos, Trucks, Pacific Northwest, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Crew Cab, Regular Cab, Pcikups, America Shuns Non Crew Cabs Like Never Before


Slow Burner: A 1976 Honda CB550 from MONNOM Customs

Some custom builds strut like peacocks; others reveal their charms slowly. This is one of the slow burners, a seemingly innocuous CB550 that has been assembled with a great deal of craft and thought. It comes from furniture designer Mike Gustafson, who also wields a grinder when operating under the moniker of MONNOM Customs. He first came to our attention three years ago when he built a CB350 with wooden bodywork. That was his second build; this is his fourth. The ‘M4’ project began when ...
Tags: Dane, Australia, Canada, Motorcycles, Iowa, Mike, Rick, DES MOINES Iowa, Kemp, Ikon, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Motogadget, Dyna, Restomod, Honda CB550


Mustang Mach-E Allows for Hands-Free Driving via New Active Drive Assist System

This article originally appeared on AutoVision News. It has been republished with permission. Ford is expanding the capabilities of Co-Pilot360 to allow for hands-free driving on more than 100,000 miles of divided highways in the United States and Canada. The feature, known as Active Drive Assist, employs a driver-facing camera that monitors head position and eye gaze.  Active Drive Assist is part of the Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 Prep Package, available for the forthcoming Mustang Mac...
Tags: Europe, Florida, California, Canada, United States, Idaho, Ford, Autos, Detroit Lions, Quebec, Cadillac, Justin, Tang, Jacob Miller, Hau, Car News


Ford to roll out hands-free driving in Q3 of 2021, starting with the Mustang Mach-E

Ford will start offering a hands-free driving feature in the second half 2021, beginning with its new Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle. The hands-free feature, called Active Drive Assist, is part of a larger package of advanced driver assistance features collectively called Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 Prep Package. But it’s the hands-free offering that is getting all of the attention today. The hands-free feature has been anticipated since the Mustang Mach E — which has a driving monitoring syste...
Tags: TC, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Canada, Automotive, United States, Ford Mustang, Ford, Gm, Driver, Mustang, Self-driving Car, Cadillac, Mustang Mach, Ford Co


Cardo Systems Will Distribute Through Parts Canada

They’ve Joined Forces Thanks to a new distribution deal with Parts Canada, Cardo Systems products will now be more easily available. Parts Canada will offer all of the Cardo’s Bluetooth motorcycle communications equipment through the distributor, helping the customers who want Cardo’s products more easily get them. James Danyluk, president of Parts Canada expressed his excitement at being able to offer the Cardo brand products at Parts Canada dealers. Jamie Cheek, Cardo’s Vice President of Sale...
Tags: Canada, Motorcycles, Cardo, Motorcycle News, Cardo Systems, Parts Canada, Parts Canada Cardo Systems, Cardo s Bluetooth, James Danyluk, Parts Canada dealers Jamie Cheek Cardo


Ford Edge, Lincoln Nautilus in Danger?

Ford’s utility vehicle lineup may grow too crowded to sustain the midsize Edge and its Lincoln Nautilus sibling for much longer. That’s the opinion of AutoForecast Solutions’ Sam Fiorani, who claims the Blue Oval has cancelled next-generation versions of both models. Introduced for the 2015 model year and facelifted for 2019, the two-row Edge and […] The post Ford Edge, Lincoln Nautilus in Danger? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Canada, Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Lincoln, Edge, Nautilus, Blue Oval, Ford Edge, News Blog, Product Planning, Lincoln Nautilus, Ford Edge Lincoln Nautilus, AutoForecast Solutions, Sam Fiorani


Don’t Bet on Seeing Chinese Brands in the U.S. Anytime Soon

Over the past decade, regular reports that Chinese automakers were readying a major push into the North American market became commonplace. We started seeing them move out of trade show basements to take up some of the most desirable real estate on the main floor. While some of the product clearly wasn’t yet up to […] The post Don’t Bet on Seeing Chinese Brands in the U.S. Anytime Soon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Economy, Industry, Canada, United States, Editorials, Trade, Autos, Automotive Industry, Faraday Future, Trump, Ccp, Don, Geely, PRC, Chery


Mexico to the Rescue As Suppliers Resume Operations

Mexico is attempting to accelerate parts production to ensure North American automakers have enough components on hand to stay operational. The response to the pandemic saw manufacturing stalled worldwide as governments assessed whether or not we’d soon be living through a plague of biblical proportions. While fate decreed a repeat of the Black Death would not […] The post Mexico to the Rescue As Suppliers Resume Operations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, Government, Supply Chain, Production, Canada, United States, Autos, Automotive Industry, Supply, Industry News, Relaunch, News Blog, U.S, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Royal Enfield Takes Its Showroom on the Road

A Mobile Showroom Makes a Lot of Sense Royal Enfield has been doing a lot of things right, from making good and affordable motorcycles to marketing them properly and opening showrooms. One thing that the company did that I found interesting was open up a portable dealership in Chiang Rai, Thailand.  This pop-up or mobile dealership is equipped with a showroom and workshop. It’s essentially a small Royal Enfield dealership set up on a mobile home platform, and it allows the company to do some pr...
Tags: Southeast Asia, Canada, Motorcycles, Chiang Rai Thailand, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, Lot of Sense Royal Enfield, Autocar India This


The Station: Amazon eyes Zoox, Aurora goes back to school and Cabana hits the road

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. The mobility world got busy this week. Really. busy. This is gonna be a long one, buckle up. Take a look at the most r...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, Youtube, China, Germany, Boston, India, Africa, Tech, Tesla


The BMW: The Epitome of a Luxury Vehicle

“There may be little practical difference between a Ford Mondeo and a BMW three series, but in terms of perceptions of who you are and what you are, then they are worlds apart.” – Martin Jacques Are you as BMW aficionado? And do you own a BMW or are you considering purchasing a BMW? The BMW is a popular car brand across the world, and it was the best-selling luxury vehicle in 2010. Therefore, it is worth knowing a bit about what makes this motor vehicle so special. What is a luxury vehicle? L...
Tags: Wikipedia, Canada, Ford, Autos, Bmw, Forbes, Ergo, Ammar, Useful News, BMW Articles, Luxury Vehicle, Martin Jacques Are, Hannah Elliot


For Fiat Chrysler, Minivans and Muscle Cars Might Have to Wait

Fiat Chrysler is prepared to ramp up its U.S. manufacturing presence starting May 18th, but the situation on the south side of the Detroit River is another story. That’s according to Unifor President Jerry Dias, whose union represents Detroit Three autoworkers in Canada. Dias’ U.S. counterpart, UAW President Rory Gamble, is now on board with […] The post For Fiat Chrysler, Minivans and Muscle Cars Might Have to Wait appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Canada, Fca, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, UAW, Detroit Three, Detroit River, News Blog, Rory Gamble, Coronavirus, Unifor President Jerry Dias, Canada Dias U S


Gatik adds autonomous box trucks to its ‘middle mile’ game plan

Gatik, the autonomous vehicle startup focused on the ‘middle mile’ of logistics, has added box trucks to its fleet as Walmart and other customers look for ways to boost efficiency and shore up the supply chain amid surging demand from consumers ordering goods online. Gatik came out of stealth nearly a year ago with a game plan — and Walmart as a customer — to haul goods short distances for retailers and distributors using self-driving commercial delivery vans. The self-driving vehicles still ...
Tags: Transportation, California, Marketing, Supply Chain, Tech, Walmart, Canada, Automotive, United States, Arkansas, Ford, Retail, Truck, North America, Delivery, Retail Store


Modified Honda Odyssey Minivans Deployed in Detroit for COVID-19 Testing

Honda has delivered 10 modified Odyssey minivans to the City of Detroit for the purpose of transporting healthcare workers and those potentially infected with COVID-19. To protect the driver from potential infection, the Odyssey vans were retrofitted with a plastic barrier behind the front seating area. Additional modifications to the ventilation system allow for a proper air pressure differential between the front and rear seating areas. City officials say the modified Odyssey vans will play...
Tags: Japan, Mexico, City, Chicago, Canada, Ford, Autos, Ohio, Michigan, Honda, North America, Detroit, Odyssey, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mike Duggan, Honda Odyssey


Pixar Artists Show You How to Draw Your Favorite Pixar Characters During Quarantine

With everyone stuck inside their homes amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people are naturally going to get a little stir crazy. Many have taken to baking, embroidery, learning new skills, and trying to tame their bored children. The latter two, Pixar can help with. The studio’s artists have introduced a new “Draw With Pixar” video series which teach viewers how to draw your favorite Pixar characters and give your kids something to do during their quarantines. Pixar artists ar...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Cars, Canada, Animation, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Keanu Reeves, Mcqueen, Video Clips, Disney/Pixar, Kelsey Mann, Toy Story 4, Scott Morse, ONward, Duke Caboom


Now Devoid of Cars, GM Assembly Plant to Fill With Masks

It was a sad day when General Motors all but mothballed its Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant — a manufacturing site that had cranked out cars since 1907 — but new production will soon be underway. Not of sedans or pickups, the latter of which happened to be the plant’s last vehicular products when it ceased assembly in […] The post Now Devoid of Cars, GM Assembly Plant to Fill With Masks appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Canada, Gm, Autos, News Blog, Oshawa Ontario, GM assembly plant, Oshawa Assembly


INTERVIEW: Jay Donovan from Baresteel Design

Can you introduce yourself to our readers? Where you are from and what you do? My name is Jay Donovan, I live in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and I suppose I would say that I’m a metal fabricator/artist who is learning how to build motorcycles. While I definitely approach building in a very artistic way, my goal and intention is to continue exploring ways to do so that impede less upon function and grow the harmony between both a motorcycle’s static, or visual impact, and it’s kinetic fu...
Tags: Interview, Massachusetts, Canada, Motorcycles, Stingray, Vancouver, Electric, Jay, Wellington, Nz, Michael, Electric Bike, Manta, Yamaha, Bobby, PAUL


Motorcycle Sales Take a Hard Downward Turn Due to COVID-19

Is It Really Surprising? Motorcycle sales had been slowing down, and then the Coronavirus pandemic hit, and they really took a nosedive. According to news reports, India, the world’s biggest motorcycle market has seen some serious drops. Some as high as 62 percent, according to The Hindu Business Line. Hero MotoCorp was down 43 percent, Royal Enfield was down 44 percent, Bajaj was down 55 percent, and TVS Motor Company was down the most at 62 percent. The big foreign players in the Indian marke...
Tags: Europe, India, Canada, Motorcycles, Italy, Honda, Suzuki, Bajaj, Motorcycle News, Motociclismo, MotoCorp, Royal Enfield, TVS Motor Company, Coronavirus


Coronavirus Impact: Canadian Auto Sales Drive Off a Cliff

Mirroring its southern neighbor, Canadian auto sales took a dive last month as measures designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 went into effect across the country. First-quarter volume, as a result, fell roughly 20 percent across the industry, with March’s decline pegged at 48 percent by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (via Bloomberg). Still, amid all […] The post Coronavirus Impact: Canadian Auto Sales Drive Off a Cliff appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Bloomberg, Canada, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Auto Sales, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, News Blog, Q1 2020 auto sales


Have a Honda CBF125 and Looking for a Good Shop Manual? Haynes Has You Covered

For Our Readers Outside of the U.S. We primarily focus on North American bikes, but there are so many good motorcycles in Europe, India, and other areas of the world. One of these bikes is the Honda CBF125. Haynes, the maker of fantastic shop manuals for various vehicles, reached out to us and shared the fact that the publisher has a new manual for the Honda CBF125. This small commuter bike was sold outside of the U.S. and is a great little motorcycle from what I hear. For those readers who are...
Tags: Mexico, Book Reviews, Canada, Motorcycles, Honda, Haynes, Europe India, Motorcycle News, Coronavirus, Honda Cbf125


Damon Motorcycles makes acquisition, raises $3M and extends pre-orders

EV startup Damon Motorcycles has acquired the IP of Mission Motors, raised $3 million in funding and announced a special production run of its debut model. The Vancouver-based venture unveiled the 200 mph Hypersport in January and began taking pre-orders for the e-moto, with a base price of $24,995. Damon has positioned its EV entry as an ultra-fast, smart and safe motorcycle. In addition to its go-straight-to-jail top-speed, the Hypersport boasts 200 miles of highway range, 147 ft-lbs of torque...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, Jay Leno, California, Cdc, San Francisco, Tech, Spokesperson, Tesla, Ceo, IP, Canada, United States, Motorcycles, Italy


CARCHEX vs autopom!: Extended Warranty Comparison

CARCHEX and autopom! are two leading extended warranty providers.Both companies stand out with their variety of coverage types and competitive rates. While CARCHEX is popular for its number of plans that cover most vehicle types, autopom! is known for providing great customer service.  Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Whether it’s the better build of vehicles nowadays or the act of more conscious ownership, studies s...
Tags: Canada, DMV, Autos, Bronze, Baltimore, Edmunds, Michael, Mike, Larry, Neil, Statista, Horace, Vehicle Ownership, Carchex, Auto Warranty, Used Car Warranty Company Best Customer Service



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