Trucks

Supply chain issues that have plagued the automotive sector are expected to start easing this year, which should mean more new-vehicle inventory available to consumers.

Rollercoaster Continues for Auto Industry

By Blair Qualey Over the past few years, the auto industry has…

  • Jan 23, 2023

 

The 2023 Honda CR-V is 7.5 centimetres longer than the current version and the cargo capacity for the hybrid will no longer be less than the nonhybrids. PHOTO: HONDA

The Auto Sleuth: Honda CR-V updates; Walmart picks Canoo + more

Updated Honda CR-V is larger, but the powertrains carry over The last…

  • Jan 19, 2023

 

Salmon Arm’s Jim McConnell and Juanita Austin spent 58 days over the summer travelling across the country to PEI and back in their electric vehicle. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm couple put their electric vehicle to the test in cross-Canada road trip

A Salmon Arm couple’s cross-Canada journey by electric vehicle had their EV…

 

The base Hornet GT, which has a base price of $40,200 including destination charges, comes with a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder that produces 268 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel-drive is standard. PHOTO: STELLANTIS

Dodge’s first new model in years is generating plenty of buzz

In North America, there are plenty of new and innovative models from…

  • Dec 29, 2022
The base Hornet GT, which has a base price of $40,200 including destination charges, comes with a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder that produces 268 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel-drive is standard. PHOTO: STELLANTIS
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the General Motors CAMI production plant in Ingersoll, Ont., on Dec. 5. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne

Canada moves to mandate electric vehicle sales starting in 2026

One-fifth of all passenger cars, SUVs and trucks sold in Canada in…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the General Motors CAMI production plant in Ingersoll, Ont., on Dec. 5. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne
In addition to outfitting your vehicle with the right tires – preferably snow tires – it’s essential to slow down, accelerate and brake more slowly, and turn your lights on, day and night, notes Blair Qualey, President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC.

Plan for a safe holiday road trip

By Blair Qualey As the holiday season takes centre stage, this is…

  • Dec 26, 2022
In addition to outfitting your vehicle with the right tires – preferably snow tires – it’s essential to slow down, accelerate and brake more slowly, and turn your lights on, day and night, notes Blair Qualey, President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC.
The Kia Telluride, and the Hyundai Palisade (below) are getting revised styling a new trims, but no changes to their powertrains. PHOTO: KIA

Changes coming for the Palisade and Telluride, updates for Leaf, Mustang + more

Changes coming for the full-size Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride Both eight-passenger…

  • Dec 19, 2022
The Kia Telluride, and the Hyundai Palisade (below) are getting revised styling a new trims, but no changes to their powertrains. PHOTO: KIA
The electric motor of the Bolt EUV, left, drives the front wheels with 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Maximum range is about 400 kilometres, which is just shy of the Bolt EV, above, which weighs 45 kilograms less.PHOTO: CHEVROLET

Chevrolet Bolt EUV brings space, range and practical design

There are actually very few electric vehicles on the market at the…

  • Dec 19, 2022
The electric motor of the Bolt EUV, left, drives the front wheels with 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Maximum range is about 400 kilometres, which is just shy of the Bolt EV, above, which weighs 45 kilograms less.PHOTO: CHEVROLET
Due to ongoing supply chain issues, the New Car Dealers Association of BC has decided to cancel the Vancouver International Auto Show for 2023. Photo courtesy NCDA BC

2023 Vancouver International Auto Show cancelled – but other event options being explored

By Blair Qualey As owners of the Vancouver International Auto Show, the…

  • Dec 12, 2022
Due to ongoing supply chain issues, the New Car Dealers Association of BC has decided to cancel the Vancouver International Auto Show for 2023. Photo courtesy NCDA BC
The Maserati Grecale, pictured, is based on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio platform. Both brands are owned by Stellantis. PHOTO: MASERATI

Maserati’s Grecale, A new-look Escape + more news from the auto world

Maserati officially unveils the Grecale The Italy-based automaker, part of Stellantis, will…

  • Dec 12, 2022
The Maserati Grecale, pictured, is based on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio platform. Both brands are owned by Stellantis. PHOTO: MASERATI
All 2022 NX models come with all-wheel-drive, and only the NX 350 gets a turbocharged four-cylinder, although it isn’t the quickest model. That’s the domain of the plug-in hybrid. PHOTO: LEXUS

2022 Lexus NX: A little more style + a lot more powertrain choices

You might not be able to tell by looking at it, but…

  • Dec 10, 2022
All 2022 NX models come with all-wheel-drive, and only the NX 350 gets a turbocharged four-cylinder, although it isn’t the quickest model. That’s the domain of the plug-in hybrid. PHOTO: LEXUS
Getting home safe is a shared responsibility. Take your turn being the designated driver – your friends and family will thank you. If no one can be a designated driver, there are still plenty of options for you to get home. AdobeStock

Plan ahead for a safe holiday season

By Blair Qualey The holiday season is now upon us and that…

  • Dec 7, 2022
Getting home safe is a shared responsibility. Take your turn being the designated driver – your friends and family will thank you. If no one can be a designated driver, there are still plenty of options for you to get home. AdobeStock
An electric vehicle is charged in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Parkland Corp. says it is doubling the size of its previously announced electric vehicle charging network in western Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

B.C. to benefit as Parkland doubles western Canada EV charging network

50 ultra-fast charging stations coming to highways and destinations from Vancouver Island to Calgary

An electric vehicle is charged in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Parkland Corp. says it is doubling the size of its previously announced electric vehicle charging network in western Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A man is likely lucky to be alive after sheltering in a dumpster and ending up in a garbage truck compactor. (Black Press file photo)

Man sheltering in West Kelowna dumpster nearly crushed in garbage truck

The driver heard banging noises coming from the truck’s compactor

A man is likely lucky to be alive after sheltering in a dumpster and ending up in a garbage truck compactor. (Black Press file photo)
Hyundai will create a performance-oriented version of the Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, called the N. The Sleuth expects it will get the 576-horsepower system from the related Kia EV6 GT. PHOTO: HYUNDAI

Hyundai’s cool Ioniq 5, Volvo + Lexus share EV news and more

Hot off the press news from the auto world

  • Nov 30, 2022
Hyundai will create a performance-oriented version of the Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, called the N. The Sleuth expects it will get the 576-horsepower system from the related Kia EV6 GT. PHOTO: HYUNDAI
British Columbia leads the country and North America in per capita sales of ZEVs, with over 14 per cent of the light vehicle market represented during the first half of 2022.

The DOs and DON’Ts associated with zero-emission vehicles

By Blair Qualey Today, more than 80,000 zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) travel…

  • Nov 29, 2022
British Columbia leads the country and North America in per capita sales of ZEVs, with over 14 per cent of the light vehicle market represented during the first half of 2022.
A man hanging from the back of a transport truck took a nasty fall on Highway 97 at the south end of Vernon in a video posted to Facebook Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (Nathan McAllister/Facebook)

VIDEO: Man hanging from transport truck falls on B.C. highway

Stunt was posted to Facebook, “Just another day in Vernon”

A man hanging from the back of a transport truck took a nasty fall on Highway 97 at the south end of Vernon in a video posted to Facebook Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (Nathan McAllister/Facebook)
What should you have in your vehicle for winter driving? Basics include first aid essentials, flares, a small tool kit, water and granola bars, a small shovel, along with windshield washer fluid, de-icers and gas-line antifreeze, not to mention an inflated spare tire.

No time like the present to equip your vehicle with an emergency kit

By Blair Qualey As the temperature starts to dip and the looming…

  • Nov 17, 2022
What should you have in your vehicle for winter driving? Basics include first aid essentials, flares, a small tool kit, water and granola bars, a small shovel, along with windshield washer fluid, de-icers and gas-line antifreeze, not to mention an inflated spare tire.
The Lincoln Aviator brings Lincoln’s design vision to life, elevating beauty and performance in the brand’s newest SUV. Photo: Lincoln

Lincoln flies high with its latest first-class utility vehicle

Lincoln has just four vehicle models to sell – all utility vehicles…

  • Nov 17, 2022
The Lincoln Aviator brings Lincoln’s design vision to life, elevating beauty and performance in the brand’s newest SUV. Photo: Lincoln
Blair Qualey, President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC, with B.C. Premier John Horgan. The NCDA is administers the electric vehicle rebate program on behalf of the provincial government. Photo courtesy NCDA

Budget wish list summarized

By Blair Qualey The provincial government recently published a report that summarizes…

  • Nov 4, 2022
Blair Qualey, President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC, with B.C. Premier John Horgan. The NCDA is administers the electric vehicle rebate program on behalf of the provincial government. Photo courtesy NCDA