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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning,, Iain Shankland

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Launch

The official launch of the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning happened last night and there were some shocking numbers thrown about – starting with the starting price: $39,974, before any credits!!! Of course that’s not the one you or I will actually want – it’s a base, commercial-oriented trim level. Optioned out it’ll top off at around $90k – similar to a King Ranch if you tick all the boxes in a traditional F-150., Iain Shankland, That’s A Wrap!

That’s A Wrap! The Latest Automotive News From Around The Web – April 23, 2021

Highlights from this week include: Audi encourages more driver comfort stops with its new EV’s; Nearly 750,000 GM Trucks/SUV’s have non-deploying airbags – oops; M-B launches an OTT Luxury EV car; After a 6-year wait – it’s finally here; EVs accounted for 2almost 1/3 of Kia’s total sales in Europe this year; Electric Ambulances are coming; VW launch a new CUV – and it’s NOT electric; Stellantis goes electric; FIA creates a New Electric GT Racing series and more…

Kia Virtual Auto Show Experience,

Kia Unveils First-Ever Virtual Auto Show Experience in Canada

Kia Virtual Auto Show is an interactive, immersive user platform that gives Canadians front-row access to the brand’s versatile line-up and special announcements this spring Toronto, February 22, 2021 ― Today, Kia Canada unveiled its first-ever Virtual Auto Show Experience; ( an advanced, immersive virtual brand platform that promises to connect Canadians with Kia’s innovative line-up of products, from February 22nd until April 30th, 2021. The first of its kind in Canada, the unique, 3D environment provides Canadians, media, and automotive enthusiasts the ability to experience the full Kia Canada line-up, partake in interactive virtual experiences, and to witness Canadian-specific new product launches. The free, virtual platform is fully accessible by desktop and offers a modified mobile option, allowing Canadians to discover a world of vehicles from the comfort and safety of home.

All-New 2022 Nissan Frontier – The “Right-Sized” Pickup

NASHVILLE, Tenn./Mississauga, Ont. – Today, Nissan unveiled the All-New 2022 Frontier to the media in a virtual product launch. We bring you the highlights from the live launch in this second part… Frontier highlights… All-New powerful, rugged design Best-in-class 310 horsepower, proven shift-on-the-fly 4WD “Right-sized” pickup for a workweek in the city or a weekend off-road Modern, utility-centric interior includes largest-in-class available 9-inch colour touchscreen, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Available WiFi and wireless charging First-ever Nissan to feature Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection and Off-Road Mode Standard class-exclusive Intelligent Forward Collision Warning Standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 on every trim Available class-exclusive Traffic Sign Recognition

#CIAS2019,, Iain Shankland

Media Day At The 2019 Canadian International AutoShow #CIAS2019

The great thing about attending the AutoShow during the Press/Media Day is the lack of people, and the ability to get some good shots of vehicles without a million people getting into the shot and ruining it. The show runs from Feb. 15-24, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North and South Buildings. You can purchase tickets online at  Note: Tuesday, Feb. 19th is Super Tuesday and tickets are only $14 Here’s a collection of my pictures from the show…, Iain Shankland, @cdnintlautoshow, #CIAS2019, #CanadianInternationalAutoShow

Vehicles Making Their Canadian Debut At The Canadian International AutoShow (Part 2)

In Part 1: Horsepower & Speed we highlighted the powerful new vehicles at the show, be it supercars or pickup trucks. This time we’re focusing on the future of the automobile and transportation as we’ll come to know it. Like it or not – EV’s are going to dominate all modes of transport in our future and that’s for the better. Already China has cities that have ditched the diesel and run exclusively on electric buses… bye bye diesel fumes. In the U.K. they are pressing forward with electric commuter trains and the infamous black cabs (taxis) are being muscled aside with the new EV variant. Time to check out this years’ EV future and present vehicles.