Jim Robinson

The 2014 Toyota Tundra has a new

Motoring: Toyota gets down to work with 2014 Tundra

Toyota Canada believes, with the 2014 Tundra, they have the right truck to drive a change in perceptions.

The 2014 Toyota Tundra has a new
Based on the standard Audi A3 Sportback

Motoring: Audi’s dual-fuel g-tron a gas in every way

With two sources of fuel, Audi engineers estimate it will have a range of up to 1,300 km.

Based on the standard Audi A3 Sportback
Chevrolet claims the 2014 Cruze Diesel gets the best highway mileage in Canada for non-hybrid vehicles. The 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine is sourced from GM Europe and produces 151 hp and 264 lb/ft of torque and boasts highway fuel consumption of 4.2L/100 km.

Motoring: Chev Cruze Diesel resets the mileage bar

Now added to the Chev Cruze lineup is the 2014 Diesel which promises 4.2L/100 km highway operation.

Chevrolet claims the 2014 Cruze Diesel gets the best highway mileage in Canada for non-hybrid vehicles. The 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine is sourced from GM Europe and produces 151 hp and 264 lb/ft of torque and boasts highway fuel consumption of 4.2L/100 km.
Ford S-MAX ConceptThis is another car that will probably develop into a production people mover. An innovation is the use of organic LED lighting.

Motoring: Concepts are king in Frankfurt Motor Show

This year’s Frankfurt Motor Show runs until Sept. 22.

Ford S-MAX ConceptThis is another car that will probably develop into a production people mover. An innovation is the use of organic LED lighting.
No longer a wallflower

Motoring: Canadian-made Corolla still aims to be No. 1

During a reveal of the new car, Toyota Canada officials joked that they would offer everything except beige paint.

No longer a wallflower
The 2013 Santa Fe XL (Limited model shown) extends the standard model by 215 mm allowing for seating for up to seven.

Motoring: Santa Fe XL Limited proves size does matter

You can have a mid-size SUV and seat up to seven people all in one vehicle and that’s what the 2013 Santa Fe XL is all about.

The 2013 Santa Fe XL (Limited model shown) extends the standard model by 215 mm allowing for seating for up to seven.
The Mazda3 sedan and hatchback (shown) looks noticeably different with its new Kodo exterior design language and a remarkable drag  coefficient as low as 0.255 with self-closing radiator shutter.

Motoring: Third-gen Mazda3 stars in Hollywood

For this third generation, Mazda is being aggressive again, starting with the styling.

The Mazda3 sedan and hatchback (shown) looks noticeably different with its new Kodo exterior design language and a remarkable drag  coefficient as low as 0.255 with self-closing radiator shutter.
Nissan has entered the compact commercial van segment with the 2013 NV200 that starts at $21

Motoring: Nissan’s work van gets the job done

The emerging work van market was not lost on Nissan.

Nissan has entered the compact commercial van segment with the 2013 NV200 that starts at $21
Chevrolet Silverado High Country is coming in 2014. The High Country is distinguishable on the exterior by the unique grille treatment

Motoring: Chevrolet offers premium luxury truck

Silverado High Country sits above the Silverado LTZ and Z71 models as the Chevy’s truck flagship.

Chevrolet Silverado High Country is coming in 2014. The High Country is distinguishable on the exterior by the unique grille treatment
The Platinum package includes a host of interior and exterior trim such as the special grille with monochromatic bumper and chrome tow hooks. Note the large folding mirrors.

Motoring: Super Duty Platinum blends beauty and brawn

For 2013 you can buy a mix of high-end Lariat and King Ranch Super Duty Ford models with the Platinum list of amenities.

The Platinum package includes a host of interior and exterior trim such as the special grille with monochromatic bumper and chrome tow hooks. Note the large folding mirrors.
Jim Robinson/contributor Striking a pose in front of the house that was the setting for Alfred Hitchcock’s landmark thriller

Motoring: Kia reaches for the top with Cadenza

Kia Cadenza is considered a “near luxury” sedan with a similar size and a host of features found in the Mercedes E-Class or Audi A6.

Jim Robinson/contributor Striking a pose in front of the house that was the setting for Alfred Hitchcock’s landmark thriller
With an acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds

Motoring: Audi’s electrifying R8 supercar whirrs away into history

After spending untold millions of development dollars, Audi has decided not to put its super sportscar into production.

With an acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds
Revealed at the Canada Science and  Technology Museum in Ottawa

Motoring: Cambridge-built Corolla does Canada proud

Toyota production will be based in the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) plant in Cambridge, Ont.

Revealed at the Canada Science and  Technology Museum in Ottawa
Sunny skies and warm weather call for a car like the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible with its jaunty looks and impressive performance.

Motoring: MINI’s cheeky droptop gets John Cooper Works

Driving a John cooper Works MINI lots of fun while still in speed limit.

Sunny skies and warm weather call for a car like the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible with its jaunty looks and impressive performance.
Chevrolet’s flagship Impala for 2014 comes with handsome new styling

Motoring: Chevrolet Impala gets stylin’ again

Impala is rolling off the assembly lines in Oshawa and Detroit-Hamtramck ready to go head-to-head with Ford Taurus and Dodge Charger.

Chevrolet’s flagship Impala for 2014 comes with handsome new styling
Cadillac’s flagship XTS sedan (Premium AWD model shown) offers full-size luxury and leading edge connectivity in a trimmer package than in the past.

Motoring: Cadillac makes full-size luxury comeback with XTS

The 2013 XTS is a full-sized sedan with flagship styling and amenities plus leading edge technology throughout.

Cadillac’s flagship XTS sedan (Premium AWD model shown) offers full-size luxury and leading edge connectivity in a trimmer package than in the past.
The 2014 Mazda6 (GS model shown) is a mid-size sedan that offers greener operation with a suite of energy-saving technologies called Skyactiv.

Motoring: Putting Mazda’s Skyactiv to the real world test

With the automotive world gravitating to electrification, Mazda is alone in betting everything on the internal combustion engine.

The 2014 Mazda6 (GS model shown) is a mid-size sedan that offers greener operation with a suite of energy-saving technologies called Skyactiv.
The Kia Sorento for 2014 (SX AWD V6 model shown) takes a good thing and makes it better through a thorough use of 80 per cent new or ungraded components.

Motoring: Kia Sorento SUV refreshed and ready

Why change anything, I asked, when the Sorento is already a top seller?

The Kia Sorento for 2014 (SX AWD V6 model shown) takes a good thing and makes it better through a thorough use of 80 per cent new or ungraded components.
There is no car more recognizable in the world than the Porsche 911

Porsche 911 spoils you for anything else

It’s now 50 years since the first introduced and the Porsche 911 is still causing a stir.

There is no car more recognizable in the world than the Porsche 911
The undoubted star of this year’s Geneva Motor Show was LaFerrari of which only 499 will be built and every one is already sold.

Motoring: Fast exotics at Geneva

LaFerrari seat is fixed and fitted to the driver; pedal box and steering wheel are adjustable.

The undoubted star of this year’s Geneva Motor Show was LaFerrari of which only 499 will be built and every one is already sold.