Toyota Canada has announced that it will start assembling the Lexus NX SUV at its plant in Cambridge, Ontario beginning in 2022. Last year the company poured $1.4 billion into updating its facilities to accommodate a new vehicle platform.
The Government of Canada’s iZEV EV incentives program takes effect on May 1, and it creates a new reality consumers and manufacturers when it comes to electric vehicles. Auto123.com tries to demystify the program and the benefits consumers get from it, and looks at how the manufacturers will respond to increasing demand.
The drop in auto sales since the beginning of the year has led to an increase in vehicle stocks at dealerships in North America. In the short term the situation is not alarming, but if this state of affairs drags on, it could result in a host of new incentives that will make consumers happy, manufacturers less so.
Toyota Canada will make a major announcement on Monday reaffirming its commitment to producing cars in Canada. We’ll have to wait for then before we have any details…
Ford has announced $500 million in investments in Rivian, an EV maker currently developing two electric vehicles. For Rivian the cash infusion is obviously very welcome, while for Ford it means access to the company’s EV platform and the development of its own electric vehicle based on that architecture.
Auto123.com’s coverage of the 2019 New York Auto Show concludes with a personal look at some of the show’s displays and off-the-beaten-path treasures that grabbed our attention and encouraged us in our car-related reveries.
At the New York Auto Show this week, Volkswagen is displaying its Tarok pickup currently destined for the Brazilian market. VW would seem to be taking the pulse of consumers on our continent to see if the product could be feasible in North America.
We do a quick flyover of the models, premieres and presentations that marked the first day of the 2019 New York Auto Show. The last big car show of the spring season was highlighted by crazy concepts, big tech-heavy utility models… and cars! Real cars!
Kia served up a hot new prototype at the 2019 New York Auto Show this week. The Kia HabaNiro Concept is fully electric and able to drive autonomously, plus it harbours new technologies that will start to appear in production vehicles over the next decade.
At home in one of its regional strongholds in the U.S. market, Subaru used the occasion of the New York Auto Show to introduce the next-generation 2020 Subaru Outback. The future of this popular model for the manufacturer still follows from a foundation of continuity, because why mess with a winning formula?