Land Rover Defender Works V8 - 70th Edition, Road-Test.org, Iain Shankland

Defender Lives On: Land Rover Launches V8 Edition To Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Land Rover Defender Works V8 - 70th Edition, Road-Test.org, Iain ShanklandRyton-on-Dunsmore, UK – 17 January 2018 – Land Rover today announces a limited-edition high-performance version of the iconic Defender, with a Limited run of up to 150 Collector’s Edition badged V8-powered examples, re-engineered to celebrate the Land Rover marque’s 70th anniversary in 2018.

The Defender Works V8 pays homage to the early high-powered engines in both the Series III Stage 1 V8 from 1979 and subsequent Defenders including the 50th Anniversary Edition, which are highly sought after by enthusiasts and collectors today. Continue reading

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor, Road-Test.org, Iain Shankland

Ford Reveals The New 2019 Ranger Raptor

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor, Road-Test.org, Iain ShanklandFord released some details of the new 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor at the reveal in Bangkok on Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2018).

No word on a North American version at this time, with Ford Thailand just saying that “the Ranger Raptor is set to turn heads throughout Asia Pacific and around the world.”

However, the All-New 2019 Ranger for North America will be at the Canadian International AutoShow next week, so possibly we’ll get more information then. Continue reading

40 Vehicles To Make Canadian Premiere At The 2018 Canadian International AutoShow

 

The world’s fastest production car, the Koenigsegg Agera RS supercar, is headlining more than three dozen new cars and trucks that will be making their first appearance in Canada at this year’s Canadian International AutoShow.

The sleek Agera RS will be seen for the first time in Canada, with the majority of new premieres unveiled over 20 presentations being made during Media Preview Day (February 15th) at the downtown Metro Toronto Convention Centre, site of the AutoShow.

The show opens to the public at noon on Friday, February 16th and runs daily until Sunday, Feb. 25.

Here are the vehicles being launched (photo under each reveal): Continue reading

World’s Fastest Car, Road-Test.org, Iain Shankland, CIAS218

The World’s Fastest Car Will Be Making Its First Appearance In Canada At The AutoShow

This time next week we’ll be at the opening of the 2018 Canadian International AutoShow (#CIAS2018). One of the not-to-miss highlights is the World’s Fastest Car – the Koenigsegg Agera RS will be there, making its first appearance in Canada

World’s Fastest Car, Road-Test.org, Iain Shankland, CIAS218While the Agera RS will have made its North American auto show debut a month earlier at Detroit, the Canadian International AutoShow is going it one better. As well as the car, Toronto has attracted the founder and CEO of the Swedish high-performance manufacturer Koenigsegg Automotive AB, Christian von Koenigsegg, who will address reporters on Media Day Feb. 15 and introduce the bullet car to their new Canadian market. Continue reading

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GM Canada Announces Some Must-See Vehicles At This Years’ Canadian International Auto Show (#CIAS2018) In Toronto

Don’t miss the General Motors area of this year’s show because there’s plenty to see.

 ~ CHEVROLET

Making its Canadian debut at CIAS, the all-new Silverado sets the course for the next century of Chevy Trucks with the most functional bed of any full-size truck. With a weight reduction of up to 450 pounds, it offers increased performance, along with a broad range of trims and engine/transmission combinations – including an all-new Duramax 3.0L inline-six diesel, to help each customer find their ideal truck.

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The all-new 2019 Silverado RST (new trim for 2019)

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When do you think you’ll be buying or leasing an Electric Vehicle?

EV, Logo, Road Test Special, Iain Shankland

It’s not a matter of you MIGHT get one – you WILL be getting one! At some point in the very near-future the EV will be cheaper to purchase/lease than a regular ICE (Internal Combustible Engine) vehicle WITHOUT government incentives.

If you want to put off the inevitable as long as possible, it’ll probably be around 2024-2025 – that’s only 6 years from now!

Take the time to watch this brief video and you’ll understand that it’s a lot closer than you think before we’re all driving electric. Continue reading