Category Archives: Toronto 2009

Subaru G4e Concept

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The G4e nameplate means ‘Green for the Earth’. Also, the ‘e’ in this Subaru concept’s name could be a code that it’s electric. It could also stand for electrifying styling, as the G4e four-door sedan certainly has a distinctive look. Most impressively, the compact features a newly developed lithium ion battery that will allow it to go up to 200 km on a charge. The Subaru-designed batteries use high-capacity vanadium technology that enables them to store two to three times more lithium ions than conventional models. Continue reading

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Lexus HS250h – the small, luxury hybrid

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According to a survey by Toyota Canada, 6 out of 10 Canadians want a small, luxury hybrid car. To answer to those needs, Lexus showed its latest hybrid model, the HS250h at the 2009 Toronto International Auto Show. This four-door sedan is powered by a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine, which when combined Continue reading

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2010 Volkswagen Golf VI

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The Rabbit is roadkill. Run over, so to speak, by the introduction of the sixth-generation Golf, which had its North American debut here at the Toronto show. When it arrives this fall, as a 2010 model, it will go back to being called Golf, and not Rabbit. Continue reading

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Run For The Hills!

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The Canadian International Autoshow could be one of the safest places to be right now. The Canadian Armed Forces are there. Upon discovering their display, I immediately tried to find their snow removal equipment. I mean, isn’t that the only reason we invite the army to Toronto? Continue reading

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Targa Newfoundland Invaids CIAS (Sort Of….)

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For 7 years now the Targa Newfoundland Rally has been running with great success. Every year the event seems to get bigger and far more popular. They key to its success? Grass roots style racing. In this event the cars, people, and scenery are like no other racing series. Continue reading

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Two Wheelin’ in T.O.

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For a country with only a 6 month riding season (crazed February riders excluded), we sure do love our motorcycles. Besides the various bikes shows that occur throughout the year, manufacturers always seem to bring a few to the Canadian International Autoshow. Continue reading

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Steamrollers: The 300 Club

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Not too long ago a 245mm width tire was deemed large. However, things have gotten out of hand today as car manufacturers push for wider and wider rubber. Even the Smart Car can come with a 215/35R17. Continue reading

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CIAS Tour: Dodge

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Dodge dominates the floor space for the Chrysler Corporation at CIAS this year. They have brought multiple examples of the all new Dodge Ram. The Viper is also on display sporting giant rear tires and an even more giant rear wing. Continue reading

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CIAS Tour: Chrysler

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Chrysler, like its other two divisions, brought few vehicles to CIAS this year. There are important new models being unveiled this year though. The most important would be the Range Extended ENVI Town and Country concept van. Continue reading

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CIAS Tour: Jeep

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Gone are the days of elaborate Jeep displays at CIAS. Well, at least for now it seems. No more Wranglers climbing faux Rocky Hills. No more Grand Cherokee’s parked at ridiculous angles. This year’s display resembles Saturday afternoon traffic on the 401 more then anything else. Continue reading

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