Auto&Car

May 3 2017

The top 10 must-see vehicles at the Toronto auto show – The Globe and Mail #aftermarket #auto #accessories

#toronto auto show # Corvette Z06 The Corvette has been many things since it hit the market in 1953 – boulevard cruiser, V-8 phallic symbol, teenage fantasy, etc. Never mind all that. The seventh-generation Corvette (known as the C7) is brilliant, and Z06 is its |ultimate iteration. The ZO6 uses the same hydro-formed aluminum chassis as the standard C7, but adds bigger brakes, track-worthy suspension, and a low-profile supercharger that pushed the V-8 up to 650 horsepower. The Z06 competes with Porsches and Ferraris for a fraction of the price. Acura NSX This is the production version of the NSX …

Mar 29 2017

Review: 2015 Honda Civic is showing its age – The Globe and Mail #detroit #auto #show

#used honda civic # Review: 2015 Honda Civic is showing its age Add to. The compact car segment is a fast-paced one in Canada: small cars are the bread-and-butter for mainstream manufacturers here, so keeping up with the times is important. Honda has been uncharacteristically lazy about updating the popular Civic since its last full redesign in 2006, and it shows. In Pictures After an underwhelming redesign in 2012, the Civic went under the knife again in 2013. That resulted in a better car, but one that still shared too much with the 2006 design it was still based on. …

Feb 9 2017

Canadian car parts suppliers poised for growth – The Globe and Mail #auto #transport #companies

#canadian auto parts # Canadian car parts suppliers poised for growth Add to. Auto sales in the United States – still Canada’s most important parts market despite boom times in China and South America – rose 13.5 per cent in 2012 to nearly 14.5 million vehicles. This year, U.S. sales will reach 15.3 million vehicles, estimates Polk, a Southfield, Mich.-based research firm. Polk cites low interest rates, a healthier housing sector and a wave of new vehicles introduced by major auto makers as reasons for the growth. Consumers are eager to trade in their worn-out vehicles after delaying purchases during …

Nov 27 2016

Review: 2015 Honda Civic is showing its age – The Globe and Mail #auto #loans #calculator

#used honda civic # Review: 2015 Honda Civic is showing its age Add to. The compact car segment is a fast-paced one in Canada: small cars are the bread-and-butter for mainstream manufacturers here, so keeping up with the times is important. Honda has been uncharacteristically lazy about updating the popular Civic since its last full redesign in 2006, and it shows. In Pictures After an underwhelming redesign in 2012, the Civic went under the knife again in 2013. That resulted in a better car, but one that still shared too much with the 2006 design it was still based on. …

Nov 24 2016

The top 10 must-see vehicles at the Toronto auto show – The Globe and Mail #auto #insurance #company

#toronto auto show # Corvette Z06 The Corvette has been many things since it hit the market in 1953 – boulevard cruiser, V-8 phallic symbol, teenage fantasy, etc. Never mind all that. The seventh-generation Corvette (known as the C7) is brilliant, and Z06 is its |ultimate iteration. The ZO6 uses the same hydro-formed aluminum chassis as the standard C7, but adds bigger brakes, track-worthy suspension, and a low-profile supercharger that pushed the V-8 up to 650 horsepower. The Z06 competes with Porsches and Ferraris for a fraction of the price. Acura NSX This is the production version of the NSX …

Nov 13 2016

Auto economist Jim Stanford leaving Unifor to join spouse in Australia – The Globe and Mail #auto #car #sales

#go auto # Auto economist Jim Stanford leaving Unifor to join spouse in Australia Add to. Australia is losing its auto industry, but it’s gaining one of the highest-profile economists in the auto sphere with Jim Stanford’s departure from Unifor. Mr. Stanford, 54, has been an economist at Toronto-based Unifor and its predecessor union, the Canadian Auto Workers, since March 1994, when then-CAW president Buzz Hargrove hired him to bolster the union’s economics and research department. He is moving to Australia in January to join his spouse, Donna Baines, who began a job as chair of social work and social …

Oct 4 2016

Auto economist Jim Stanford leaving Unifor to join spouse in Australia – The Globe and Mail #goodwill #auto #auction

#go auto # Auto economist Jim Stanford leaving Unifor to join spouse in Australia Add to. Australia is losing its auto industry, but it’s gaining one of the highest-profile economists in the auto sphere with Jim Stanford’s departure from Unifor. Mr. Stanford, 54, has been an economist at Toronto-based Unifor and its predecessor union, the Canadian Auto Workers, since March 1994, when then-CAW president Buzz Hargrove hired him to bolster the union’s economics and research department. He is moving to Australia in January to join his spouse, Donna Baines, who began a job as chair of social work and social …