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VW could face prosecution by Canadian government

Volkswagen Canada is under investigation by the Canadian Environmental Protection Agency for importing emissions-cheating vehicles

All new Teslas built to be self-driving-capable

As of this week, every vehicle rolling of the company’s assembly line will be equipped with the hardware for fully autonomous driving

Ride-share company exec predicts vehicle ownership to end 2025

The co-founder of the popular Lyft ride-sharing service forecasts personal vehicle ownership in urban centres will end by the year 2025

MINI previews brand’s first plug-in hybrid

Premium British brand previews its first-ever plug-in hybrid vehicle, set to intermittently motor with zero tailpipe emissions

Uber buzzes grid-locked drivers with ad-carrying drones

Future mobility company has outfitted a swarm of drones with pro-Uber advertisements and begun buzzing drivers caught in grid-locked traffic

Subaru discontinues Crosstrek Hybrid after dismal sales

Japanese automaker’s only hybrid vehicle may have been done in by competition from non-hybrid sibling, with similar fuel economy

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550E first to offer wireless charging

Refreshed hybrid flagship sedan to use electromagnetism to wirelessly recharge battery, like a phone or laptop

Ford pauses Mustang production after sales drop by a third

American automaker shutting down production of sports car for a week after recent plunge in demand and correlating surge in supply

This Calgary woman is trying to drive perfectly for a month

Alberta-based mother and public school teacher commits herself to observe all road laws and speed limits with precision

2017 Ford Raptor will make 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque

Top pickup manufacturer confirms official power figures for its hotly anticipated and multi-talented 2017 Ford Raptor

Future Benzes will scan for and share empty parking spots

A new cloud-based data-sharing technology will allow Mercedes-Benz cars to share the locations of empty parking spaces

Unmanned self-driving cars get green light in California

California has approved the testing of unmanned self-driving cars within its state limits

Trump baits union head into revealing Ford Bronco's revival

Dearborn-based automaker to re-launch production of its Ranger light pickup and iconic Bronco off-road SUV at Michigan assembly plant

Buick launches Avenir luxury sub-brand

Premium American automaker launches Avenir, a new luxury sub-brand poised to capture new buyers

Mammoth 910 lb-ft of torque pulls Chevy Silverado HD into big-rig territory

Chevy’s new 6.6-litre V-8 turbodiesel sheds weight while offering up 445 horsepower and 910 stump-pulling lb-ft of torque

Hundred-plus Tesla owners sue because “Insane Mode” not quick enough

Tesla Motors is being sued by more than 120 Norwegian Model S owners who say their cars’ acceleration isn’t as fast as advertised

2018 Chevy Equinox to launch with diesel engine, lightweight design

Chevrolet has replaced its aging Equinox with an all-new model focused on efficiency, available with an optional diesel engine

Jeep replaces aging Compass compact SUV with all-new design

The 2018 Jeep Compass compact SUV will feature best-in-class off-road capability and a sharp new Grand Cherokee-esque design

Ford GT prototypes pulled over by police during testing

Ford engineers were stopped for speeding while testing the high-altitude performance of prototype Ford GT supercars

GM-Unifor strike averted in 11th-hour talks

Strike action involving 3,900 Canadian workers was averted in last-minute talks conducted between company and union stakeholders

McLaren denies reports it may be acquired by Apple

The ‘Financial Times’ cites several inside sources who claim an acquisition or strategic investment in the works; McLaren PR denies rumours

U.S. government greenlights autonomous cars

American auto safety regulators unveiled policies earlier this week that will pave the way for automakers to develop, test and mass-produce fully autonomous cars

Ontario-based Auburn first Canadian Cobble Beach best-of-show winner

Fourth annual Canadian concours d’elegance, held September 18 near Owen Sound, debuts classic car test drive program

2017 Shelby GTE Mustang to slot in above GT, below GT350

New GTE – the E is for “Enhanced” – gets 456 horsepower, exhaust mods, handling tweaks, and body kit for bargain performance

Chevy Bolt EV will have Tesla Model 3-beating 383-km range

UPDATED: New GM electric vehicle will reach Canadian dealerships early 2017 at $31,400 after Ontario green-car rebates

Aston Martin expands product range to include boats, baby strollers

Maker of exclusive British sports cars branches out to capture additional revenue and design recognition