Brightened Up: 2023 Kia EV6 earns IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+ award

Toronto, Ontario — The 2023 Kia EV6 small electric SUV has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ award, thanks in part to its improved headlights. According to an IIHS press release, 2022 model year EV6s built before September did not earn an award due to a poor headlight rating. However, […]

Supporting Survivors: SATA coupe built by childhood cancer survivors sold for $137,500

Tennessee, United States — This past weekend, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer auctioned a custom Gen 3 Factory Five Type 65 Coupe for a remarkable $137,500. According to a press release from the Austin Hatcher Foundation, automotive therapy is one of the services provided at no cost to families facing pediatric cancer. This […]

EV/AV Report: Autonomous espionage and charging roads

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report, autonomous vehicles (AVs) join the United States’ list of national security threats, Detroit announces prototype roads that wirelessly charge electric vehicles (EVs) and Tesla escalates the full self-driving beta (FSD) to all interested customers in North America. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Weakest […]

Outsourced Care: GM dealers repaired more than 11,000 Teslas in 2021

Michigan, United States — General Motors (GM) is proud to announce that its dealerships have added a new service to their portfolio—Tesla repairs. On Nov. 17 during the Detroit automaker’s Investor Day, GM president, Mark Reuss announced to investors that Tesla repairs have become a growing segment of the business, with more than 11,000 Teslas […]

Bigger and Better: SEMA 2023 to debut citywide SEMA Week

Las Vegas, Nevada — On the last day of the 2022 show, SEMA announced plans to expand the show into a full-week, citywide celebration of all things automotive, complimenting the ongoing, exclusive trade show. Representatives explained that SEMA Week would be the beginning and culmination of a five-year vision to expand the show into an […]

Spontaneous Heating: NHTSA recalls 2016-2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs for engine fire risk

Washington, D.C., United States – On Tuesday, the NHTSA has placed a recall on 2016-2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUVs, citing malfunctioning anti-lock brake systems that could create electrical shorts and engine fires while parked or driving. While Transport Canada has not recalled the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV, it previously recalled 2017-2019 Santa […]

Trade Wars: Canadian automotive and parts industries threatened by U.S. Inflation Reduction Act

Ottawa, Ontario – A recent bout of investment into the American automotive and battery industry may result in fewer Canadian manufacturing jobs, according to industry representatives speaking in the House of Commons. On Tuesday, Industry representatives raised concerns that investment from the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into American manufacturing may trigger investment flight from […]

EV/AV Report: Tesla under criminal investigation, Ford closes AI development firm

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, the U.S. Department of Justice unveils an ongoing criminal investigation against Tesla, Ford abandons its self-driving program after US$4 billion of investment and the European Union (EU) approves a ban on internal combustion vehicles by 2035. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Blown Cover Three […]

Master at the MSO: Dean Fisher appointed master of ceremonies for 2022 MSO Symposium

Nevada, Las Vegas – On Friday, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and its board of directors announced that Dean Fisher, president of Driven Brands will serve as the master of ceremonies for the 2022 MSO Symposium. Fisher, the owner of multiple automotive-related companies brings over 50 years of industry experience to the conference. He is […]