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  • Ontario and Ottawa putting up $100M for Toyota expansion in southern Ontario

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. - The federal and provincial governments have teamed up to provide about $100 million to help expand Toyota's manufacturing operations in southern Ontario.The money will go towards the automaker's planned $421-million investment at plants in Cambridge and Woodstock.Ottawa's contribution will be a repayable loan of $59 million — …

    July 31, 2015

  • 2016 Hyundai Tucson packed with style and safety

    The completely redesigned top-of-the-line 2016 Hyundai Tucson, which arrived in local Hyundai showrooms in mid-July, has it all. As leading Winnipeg Hyundai sales rep Bill Turnbull points out, the 1.6-litre premium trim model in the showroom at Winnipeg Hyundai -- the first model to arrive -- includes a heaping helping …

    July 31, 2015

  • Hunger for passenger cars may be waning in Canada, SUV and pickup sales climb
    Bestseller list

    The first half of 2015 saw Canadian sales of new passenger cars drop, resulting in a significant shift toward utility vehicles in the top-10 list of bestsellers.Last month was the best June on record for new car and truck sales in Canada, supporting a six-month total of 993,726 units, which …

    July 31, 2015

  • TORONTO - Torstar Corp. is tapping into the world of niche online forums by picking up a stake in VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a Canadian company that serves the appetites of car fanatics and offers tips to pet lovers.The publisher of the Toronto Star, which ditched its Harlequin romance novel business …

    July 29, 2015

  • MADRID - Spain's competition authorities have fined 20 car manufacturers and distributors 171 million euros ($188 million) for practices it said constituted a cartel.A statement from the National Markets and Competition Commission said that the sanctioned companies "exchanged commercially sensitive and strategic information in the Spanish vehicle distribution and after-sales …

    July 29, 2015

  • China auto sales slump hits industry fortunes, forces price cuts

    BEIJING, China - General Motors Co.'s $5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a collapse in the booming Chinese demand they were counting on to power their growth.June sales in the biggest car market by number of vehicles sold shrank …

    July 29, 2015

  • Batman says he has Batmobile trouble, leaves traffic chaos on Ontario highway

    TORONTO - When the Dark Knight has car trouble it's a recipe for traffic chaos. Drivers returning from Ontario's cottage country clogged Highway 401 near Napanee on Sunday evening as they watched Batman, in his Batsuit, working on his Batmobile. Julie Toole said she watched Batman "in full garb standing at the …

    July 29, 2015

  • Georgia judge cuts damages in Jeep fire death from $150M to $40M, rejects plea for new trial

    DETROIT - A Georgia judge has cut the damages that Fiat Chrysler must pay the family of a child who died in a Jeep SUV fire from $150 million to $40 million.Decatur County Superior Court Judge J. Kevin Chason also denied Fiat Chrysler's motion for a new trial, dismissing arguments …

    July 28, 2015

  • Questions arise about Uber's insurance after Alberta says it is inadequate

    TORONTO - Drivers who work for Uber should verify their vehicles are insured for commercial use, the Insurance Bureau of Canada said Tuesday after the Alberta government concluded the ride-hailing service's insurance policies don't meet that province's requirements.Some insurance policies only provide coverage for personal automobile use, which could lead …

    July 28, 2015

  • Volkswagen outsells Toyota in first half worldwide, GM reporting results later this week

    TOKYO - Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies.Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it sold 5.02 million vehicles in the first six months of this year, down 1.5 per cent from …

    July 28, 2015

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