Them Kia Boyz: Hyundai, Kia vehicles ‘easy targets’ for theft, IIHS report says

Toronto, Ontario — In the hopes of balancing out some of the fear mongering that can sprout up when vehicle thefts come on the rise, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has unveiled some concrete insights into what vehicles are being targeted, why they are being targeted, and what happens when they are recovered? It […]

Porsche Policy: Porsche Insurance launches in Canada

Toronto, Ontario — Porsche owners now have the ability to opt into an insurance plan designed to cater specifically to their needs as the German automaker has officially launched Porsche Insurance in Canada. Customers who sign on to the OEM-affiliated insurance plan will be afforded a number of exclusive benefits, according to Porsche’s press release, […]

Waved Away: Tesla to cut 10 percent of jobs based on Musk’s ‘super bad feeling’

Toronto, Ontario — About 10,000 people are expected to lose their jobs because their billionaire CEO has a “super bad feeling” about the economy. You could probably guess who we’re talking about already. In an email to Tesla executives obtained by Reuters, Elon Musk said he wants to “pause all hiring worldwide” and layoff 10 […]

A Price on Friendship: Stellantis sees decline in supplier relations, study says

Detroit, Michigan — Plante Moran published the results of its twenty-second annual North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index (WRI) Study on Monday, showing that some automakers are trending positively, some are hitting a plateau—and one in particular is on a sharp decline. The annual study from Plante Moran tracks supplier perceptions of working relations with […]

Prior Engagements: Ford and Honda won’t be at SEMA 2022, organizers say

Las Vegas, Nevada — In a surprise to much of the automotive community, international automakers Ford and Honda have announced that they will not be showing up to this year’s SEMA trade show, set for November in Las Vegas, Nev. Normally high-profile fixtures at the annual auto show, Ford and Honda were named in a recent […]

ICE-d Out: Nissan to end ICE development in all markets but U.S.

Toronto, Ontario — Nissan and the internal combustion engine have officially parted ways, making the brand the first Japanese automaker to announce a full stop to the development of ICE technology in every market but the U.S. Though the company has already ended gas engine sales in Europe, it will carry on the limited development […]

Back in Business: Canadian manufacturers experiencing growth as health measures lift

Toronto, Ontario — As the omicron wave of COVID-19 begins to subside and public health measures are lifted across many provinces and regions, some new industry data is showing that production for manufacturing is trending upward. Reaching its highest level since November of last year, the IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose […]

Top of the Class: Hyundai lineup 98 percent AEB-equipped, two years ahead of deadline

Toronto, Ontario — Like the kid in class that somehow got their science project done a week early, Hyundai is showing off as among the first automakers to equip nearly all of their vehicles with automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems. Beating the industry deadline by two years, 98 percent of all Hyundai vehicles produced this […]