Chevrolet has just presented its Menlo in China; it’s the first electric vehicle introduced by the brand for that market. The model is based on the Buick Velite 6.
Honda has announced that it is recalling over 240,000 Odyssey minivans over a defect that could create a short circuit, possibly sparking a fire. It is not known at this point how many if any of the 241,339 models subject to the recall are in Canada.
Sales of new vehicles within China have come to a near-total standstill due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. In February to date, sales are down an astounding 92%, as most dealerships stay closed and the few that don’t get almost no showroom traffic.
Volkswagen has teased its new Golf GTI ahead of the variant’s big reveal at the Geneva Motor Show next month. At the same time it’s remaining tight-lipped about the specs of the popular variant, although rumour has it it could get an output of 242 hp or even 255 hp.
Toyota has released details and sets of images of the new 2020 Camry and 2021 Avalon AWD versions that will be exclusive to the North American market. The Camry AWD will be available as of this spring and it’s expected to get an average combined fuel consumption rating between 8.1L and 8,4L/100 km.
Ford has announced a new recall affecting 228,000 vehicles, including 15,281 in Canada, for a faulty rear suspension that could break when used heavily for a length of time. The models affected are certain 2013-2018 Ford Flex and Taurus models and Lincoln MKT SUVs.
Kia has revealed official images of the 2021 Kia Sorento, including of the interior, ahead of the big premiere of the SUV at the Geneva auto show. In general, it’s safe to say the safeness of the old Sorento is gone, replaced by a more striking interior environment.
General Motors announces it’s retiring the Australian Holden car brand, which has been owned by the American automaker since 1931. The cost-cutting move is part of GM’s plan to eventually quit right-hand-drive (RHD) vehicle markets.
First unexploded bombs, now… environmentalists? A German court has put a temporary stop to construction of Tesla’s gigafactory in the country after a court injunction was obtained by protestors worried about the impact on the local environment.
During media day at the Toronto Auto Show, Nissan confirmed the return of the Versa to Canada, and revealed a much more compelling model than the one we saw a few years ago. Expect it to debut this summer.