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V6-powered Rams badged HEMI V8s in factory error

The American truck brand sent dealers a service bulletin after some six-cylinder 1500-series pickups accidentally got ‘HEMI’ badging

Photo-radar traffic tickets invalid, rules Quebec judge

Tickets don’t pass legal muster due to the Crown’s inability to verify calibration of cameras at the time of the alleged offense

Genesis to launch with standalone dealers, top-shelf service

Premium Korean brand spun off from Hyundai set to revolutionize the luxury dealership experience without, initially, having any dealerships

New NIO EP9 electric supercar breaks Nurburgring EV lap record

All-electric two-seater from Chinese electric car startup NextEV can reach top speed of 313 km/h, or travel up to 427 km on a single charge

‘Million Dollar Car Hunters’ TV show follows Ontario’s RM Sotheby’s

New BBC TV program chases the world’s biggest classic car auction house as it searches the world for rare automobiles to sell

‘Hyper GT’ confirmed as successor to McLaren F1

British supercar outfit McLaren has confirmed it will build a direct successor to its legendary F1-badged halo car

Toyota changes tune on EVs, aims to launch new electric cars

Aichi, Japan-based automaker changes direction in its effort to corner the alternative powertrain market

Dubai man buys licence plate for $12.1 million

Number ‘5’ licence plate – indicative of social status and immense wealth – bought at early November government auction

Jeremy Clarkson’s 'The Grand Tour' coming to Canada

Yes, The Grand Tour is coming to Canada in December, according to a recent tweet by Jeremy Clarkson; Amazon Prime most likely to stream show to Canadian audience, though not confirmed

$75-million Ferrari 250 GTO may be world's most expensive car

With an asking price equivalent to $75 million CAD, a British-owned 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is on track to become the world’s most highly-valued car

Workhorse aims to sell range-extended electric pickup by 2018

American electric truck start-up aims to sell its W-15 plug-in range-extended electric pickup starting in 2018

All Ferraris to feature hybrid tech starting 2019

Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed early November that starting in 2019, all new Ferraris will feature hybrid technology

Automakers ask Trump to slash regulations, stabilize car prices

U.S.-based org seeks “new paradigm” for vehicle regulation from president-elect in effort to stabilize new vehicle prices

One-off classic Packard wins best-in-class, then rolls into pond

This one-of-a-kind just-restored Packard won best-in-class at a concours d’elegance—before rolling backwards and sinking into a pond

Transport Canada investigating Ford F-150 brake safety issue

The Canadian government’s transportation authority has received reports of an issue with Ford F-150 brakes that could affect stopping

Canadian government to increase investment in auto sector

Growth of the automotive sector is sought through further investment in the country’s Automotive Innovation Fund, direct grants and political support

Tesla to end free access to Supercharger network

California-based automaker will no longer provide free, unlimited use of its international supercharger network to new Tesla owners

Nissan's new ‘e-Power’ uses gas to recharge hybrid battery

Japanese automaker launches e-Power—a series-hybrid drivetrain that uses gasoline to power an electric motor, which in turn puts power to the drive wheels

Grappler Police Bumper lassos fugitives’ rear wheels

A new device dubbed the Grappler Police Bumper allows police to lock onto a fugitive’s rear wheel during a high-speed pursuit

Quebec mandates zero-emission vehicle sales starting 2018

Quebec is set to become Canada’s first province to require automakers make a certain percentage of their sales ZEVs

Ford Flex to be axed in 2020, Oakville production to cease

Production of the Flex crossover at Ford’s Oakville, Ontario assembly plant will come to an end in 2020, according to a statement by Unifor

Fisker EMotion concept hints at production EV with 644-km range

Henrik Fisker claims his latest creation will deliver 644 km of range and a 259 km/h top-speed

Cadillac poised to close almost half its U.S. dealerships

Cadillac is offering its lowest-volume dealerships up to $180,000 to revoke their franchises

New VW Atlas sports spacious interior for seven

German automaker unveils all-new family-centric SUV aimed squarely at the North American market

Licence-plate-blocking sprays carry major fines

Police warn applying a highly-reflective spray-on film to your car’s licence plate is illegal and carries a major fine if caught

Mercedes-Benz to build truck based on X-Class concept

German automaker reveals concept photos and video of its new X-Class pickup concept—a vehicle destined for mass production