Mileage Mix-up

by Derek Kubik on May 26, 2016

Ever since the Volkswagen emissions scandal there has been increased scrutiny of vehicle mileage and emissions. So whether it’s by mistake or intentional, it’s no surprise to hear that more vehicle manufacturers are having mileage woes.

Recently GM and Mitsubishi have joined VW in misrepresented mileage figures, however their backstories to their current position are quite different. With the former apparently being a mistake and the latter being a low tech means of cheating tests.

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Challenge the status quo as you embrace an undeniable combination of luxury, performance, comfort and safety in the 2016 Lexus NX. An innovative leader in luxury, Lexus has brought together advanced technology and a desire to push the limits so that you are able to drive a vehicle that challenges every other model on the road. This Luxury Compact SUV offers four doors and seating for five individuals as it delivers impressive efficiency and is able to bring you closer to the beautiful world around you. Available trim levels include the NX 200t and the NX 300h.

2016 Lexus NX Exterior

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On the interior of the 2016 Lexus NX, attention has been paid to every single detail. Surrounding you with refinement and encouraging radical design concepts, every moment spent inside is as exhilarating as the last. Keep your focus on the road, as you remain informed of vital vehicle information through the Head Up Display. This display provides important vehicle and driver information at eye level on the glass of the windshield so that your attention is never compromised. Comfort comes through with indescribable dedication as the F-SPORT seats come with injected liquid foam for evenly distributed cushioning. Also available is the Voice-Activated SD Card-based Navigation System, with Remote Touch for a seamless arrival at an array of destinations. [click to continue…]

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IIHS has really cracked down on sub-par crash-test results this year. Previously they shamed full-size pickup models, this time they took on American Muscle cars. In order to qualify for a Top Safety Pick award  models have to rate Good in all crash tests and their forward-collision warning system must rate at least Basic. [click to continue…]

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2016 Mazda CX-3 GS

by Jessica Alger on May 24, 2016

2016 Mazda CX-3 GS Exterior Front End

Experience the thrill of the road in the agile and fun to drive 2016 Mazda CX-3 GS. A stunning design on both the interior and exterior offer you four doors and seating for up to five people. Luxurious details and convenience features simplify everyday tasks as you encounter efficient and exhilarating performance. [click to continue…]

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Mini Cooper models are some of the coolest cars on the road today and they have really stepped up their game with the 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman. With three trim levels Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper S ALL4,  along with a selection of 12 different exterior colours and multiple interior colours for personalization through Mini Yours; there are so many different ways to Defy Labels and make your 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman your own.

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CARPROOF has recently launched a used-vehicle appraisal tool called Vehicle Valuation Report (VVR) which incorporates actual retail sold values into its appraisal formula. Having data regarding what similar cars have sold for removes the unknown variable between what a car was listed for and for how much it actually sold.

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IIHS Crash Test Results

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Earlier this month, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) introduced a new crash test that would test the safety of 10 different variants of pickup trucks belonging to major auto dealers Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Ram, and Toyota. The test works by replicating a situation where the vehicle runs off the road and the front end hits a tree or a pole at 65 km/h. The results of this test could be quite influential considering the intense competition that currently exists in the truck segment. So far in 2016, Ford has sold over 186,000 F-150s. In comparison, Chevy has sold 128,965 Silverados in the first quarter of the year and Fiat-Chrysler has sold 113,367 Rams.

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The Tesla Model III

by Derek Kubik on April 20, 2016

On March 31, 2016 Tesla Motors held the unveiling event for the Tesla Model III. Tesla feels it’s very important to speed up the transition to sustainable transport and the Model III is most affordable Tesla vehicle to date. Furthermore the Model III is a culmination of the Tesla master plan; start with a low volume high price vehicle (the Roadster), then make a medium volume not as high priced vehicle (the Model S) –  this platform also extended into the Model X. Finally with the revenue from the Model S and X, Tesla developed their high volume affordably priced vehicle – the Model III.

Tesla Model 3 front sideImages from: Teslamotors.com

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For rally-car enthusiasts and hot-hatch hooligans, the excitement of the Ford Focus RS hitting North America is vibrating. The Focus RS definitely has the competition shaking in their boots with its 2.3 liter turbocharged four, sending 350 HP and 350lb-ft of torque to all four wheels.

The Ford Focus RS is a front engine, 4-wheel drive, 5 passenger hatchback that is finding itself needing little introduction wherever it goes. Having a zero to 60mph of 4.6 seconds, this is one car that will have you on the go, quickly. This 6-speed manual transmission, everyday drivable car will make anyone feel like a rally-car driver easily.

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AmazonAutoNation had the privilege of attending the 2016 Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show in the heart of Canada’s capital city. The annual event was held from March 17th to March 20th and featured over 300 vehicles from 30 different manufacturers.

Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show

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