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  • Automotive Journalists' Association gives nod to Free Press writer

    Free Press copy editor Kelly Taylor has been honoured by the Automobile Journalists' Association of Canada for his work in three categories of automotive journalism. Kelly was named runner-up for Journalist of the Year on the strength of four stories: The Gas Engine That Thinks It's a Diesel, Food in your …

    October 24, 2014

  • Ford opts for Mexico instead of Ontario for engine plant, union says

    TORONTO - Ford Motor Co. has decided to build its new engine in Mexico after it was unable to reach a deal with the federal and Ontario governments to bring the investment to Windsor, Ont., Unifor said Friday.Both levels of government suggested that they would not provide public money for …

    October 24, 2014

  • Ford profit fall in third quarter on costs for launching new F-150

    DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it's a serious drag on profits.Net income dropped 34 per cent to $835 million in the third quarter, largely due to the cost of …

    October 24, 2014

  • Dealer of the Week

    Sales Rep: Darren LustyDealership: River City FordNo. of Years: FiveFavourite Model: Ford ExplorerWhy: "I like the technology that the Explorer has to offer as well as the space," Lusty said. "You feel very secure in an Explorer as …

    October 24, 2014

  • Getting your car ready for the big chill doesn't have to break the bank
    Winter not so hard -- if you're prepared

    After back-to-school and Christmas expenses, the cost of prepping our vehicles for Canadian winters has to be at the top of our wish-we-could-avoid-it list. With a little common sense and some smart shopping, getting our daily driver ready for Old Man Winter's worst doesn't have to break the bank.Winter tiresIf …

    October 24, 2014

  • New Kia K900 sedan arrives in Winnipeg

    With its all-new K900 sedan, Kia has for the first time thrown down the gauntlet to the makers of luxury models. "Everything about the new Kia K900 screams luxury," said Birchwood Kia West sales rep Dalton Laba of the new model that made its debut in Kia dealer showrooms at …

    October 24, 2014

  • Upcoming Audi R8 could see electric powertrain

    HOT on the heels of Lamborghini's outrageous Asterion plug-in hybrid concept, Audi is looking to introduce electrified variants of the next R8 sports car.Speaking with Audi research and development chief Ulrich Hackenberg, Britain's CAR Magazine says we're going to see a plug-in hybrid and an electric e-tron version of the …

    October 24, 2014

  • The top 10 trucks for towing
    Big rigs

    Although there is a horsepower war going on among sports car and supercar makers, truck makers are battling just as hard for boasting rights on who can tow the most.To help out, we've pulled together the top 10 new trucks for towing. A couple of caveats, though. The noted maximum …

    October 24, 2014

  • The dos and don'ts of 'borrowing' a pickup truck

    Andy Warhol promised everybody they would get their 15 minutes of fame. For those unaccustomed to the spotlight, it might get a little uncomfortable. But for one group of people, who don't even have to have any discernible talent, that fame and popularity never wanes. These are the people who …

    October 24, 2014

  • PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon expanded its investigation into discrimination at the Portland truck-making plant of German automotive giant Daimler AG after four more employees came forward with allegations of racial harassment.The four new civil rights complaints against Portland-headquartered Daimler Trucks North America bring the total to nine, all filed over …

    October 23, 2014

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