Auto Adjudication: AJAC crowns its Canadian Car of the Year category winners

Montreal, Quebec — The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) announced its 2020 Canadian Car of the Year category winners at the Montreal Auto Show on Thursday, along with the winners of its Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year categories. More than 1,200 ballots were cast by AJAC members across Canada, said the organization. From […]

EV/AV Report ⁠— January 20, 2020

Rugged revamping Rumours have circulated about Hummer’s return to the automotive landscape⁠ for months⁠—but recent updates to the matter suggest General Motors could be reviving the brand name with a lineup of electric pickups and SUVs, resurrecting the once-popular yet controversial badge name that was phased out nearly a decade ago. Sources familiar with the […]

Waning White: BASF’s 2019 colour report shows decrease in white vehicles

Toronto, Ontario — Whether speeding down a North American highway, the Autobahn in Europe or Asia’s highway network, chances are one will see more white cars than any other colour on the road⁠. According to BASF, however, the popularity of white decreased last year, from 41 percent in 2018 to 39 percent in 2019. Although […]

Magna’s Mixed Feelings: Supplier releases outlook for 2020

Toronto, Ontario — On Thursday, Aurora, Ont.-based Magna International released its outlook for 2020, with the company predicting lower sales and ending its two-year partnership with ridesharing company Lyft. While Magna predicts growth through to 2022, the automotive supplier expects 2020 sales to be negatively impacted by foreign currency translation⁠—specifically, the strength of the U.S. […]

Leading Labellers: LKQ aquires Auto Data Labels

Toronto, Ontario — LKQ Corporation has announced its acquisition of Auto Data Labels, a New York-based manufacturer and distributor of replacement vehicle information labels. Finalized on Dec. 13, 2019, the acquisition will see Auto Data Labels integrate within LKQ’s recycled and aftermarket parts services to provide vehicle identification, Federal Safety certification, tire pressure, under hood, […]

Fuel Pump Faults: Toyota Canada recalls 55,000 vehicles

Toronto, Ontario — Toyota is recalling 700,000 vehicles⁠—with 54,687 of them in Canada⁠—due to faulty fuel pumps that could fail and ultimately cause engines to stall. The recall covers certain 2018 and 2019 Lexus and Toyota models: the LS 500, LC 500, RC 350, RC 300, GS 350, IS 300, ES 350, LX 570, GX […]

Believe it or Not ⁠— January 17, 2020

Prosecutable prototypes State troopers in Bowling Green, Kentucky arrested two General Motors employees when police caught the men racing prototype 2020 Chevrolet Corvettes at 11:20 p.m. on Jan. 8⁠. Mark Derkatz, 30, of Windsor, Ont. and Alexander Thim, 27, were charged with reckless driving, racing a motor vehicle on a public highway and speeding more […]

The Future is Bright: Cars and Jobs predicts positive growth for Quebec employment

Montreal, Quebec — Cars and Jobs, a program promoting the many available careers in the automotive sector, are predicting the continued growth of auto sector employment in Quebec throughout 2020. “Over the past few years, we have been hearing consistently from our dealers throughout Québec and Canada that they need to hire new talent in […]

Boyd in B.C.: Crashpad Collision to join the Boyd network

Parksville, British Columbia — The Boyd Group has announced its acquisition of a collision repair facility located in Parksville, B.C. The location will undergo a transformation to operate under the Boyd brand. Previously working under the name ‘Crashpad Collision,’ the facility garnered acclaim in its community—currently sitting at a 4.4 out of 5 rating on […]