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.

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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?

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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

World Debut Of All-New 2019 Kia Forte Sedan Announced Ahead Of North American International Auto Show

RENDERINGS OF ALL-NEW 2019 FORTE, Road-Test.org, Iain Shankland(SEOUL) January 11, 2018 – Ahead of the global debut of the all-new 2019 Kia Forte sedan at the upcoming North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Kia Motors today revealed design renderings of the compact sedan.  While the third-generation Forte retains its sporty and youthful image, it has graduated with a more sophisticated appearance thanks to a number of sleek and dynamic styling cues inspired by the Stinger fastback sport sedan. What is most noticeable is that the Forte has evolved from a cab-forward design to one that is decidedly swept-back. Continue reading

Canadian International AutoShow [CIAS] To Offer Electric Vehicle Test Drives

The Canadian International AutoShow, in keeping with its 2018 theme of The New Movement, will offer free electric vehicle test drives to anyone attending this year’s show – Feb. 16-25 at the downtown Metro Toronto Convention Centre – as long as they are 21 and have a valid driver’s license.

Eight manufacturers of EVs – Nissan, BMW, Fiat-Chrysler, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Hyundai and Volvo – will display cars like the Nissan Leaf and the BMW i3 in the EVolution Zone.  General Motors and Ford (along with the previous eight) will offer up cars for test drives in nearby special sections in both the convention centre’s North and South Buildings.     As well as the Leaf and the i3, other EVs available to test will include the Chevrolet Volt and Bolt, the Outlander PHEV, the Honda Clarity, the Volvo XC40, the Hyundai IONIQ and the Ford Focus Electric. Continue reading