Once again the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) is about to arrive in Toronto for 9 days, and we’ll be there for the Media Day on Thursday February 12th. Last year we tried something a little different and we’ll continue expanding on that again this year. We’ll be tweeting live from the show – including pictures from the vehicle launches as well as other auto-related information/pictures. The Tweets will simultaneously be fed to our Facebook page if you’d rather follow us there. Follow us on Twitter at @Road_Test or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/RoadTest.org using the hashtag: #cias2015 45 Canadian premieres So what are we going to see at the show this year?
All-new Ford GT supercar sets new standards for Ford innovation through performance with advances in light-weighting, aerodynamics and ultra-efficient EcoBoost® engine Ford GT features the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever – a new twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 producing more than 600 horsepower! Ford today unveiled the all-new GT, an ultra-high-performance supercar that serves as a technology showcase for top EcoBoost® performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction.
(DETROIT, USA – January 13, 2015) Exotic-car performance, four doors, and enough cabin space to comfortably accommodate five adults. Previously, only a few automobiles in the world possessed these traits, but not any more. Today, Lexus has joined the ranks of the super sports sedan-maker with the introduction of the GS F at the North American International Auto Show. The much-anticipated GS F sports sedan, which combines the opulence of a leading luxury cruiser with the performance of a world-class sports car, is the latest vehicle to join the company’s high-performance “F” line which already includes notable examples such as the RC F. Based on the mid-size GS luxury sedan, the GS F breaks new ground for Lexus as the largest vehicle ever offered with an “F” badge.
DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2015 – The all-new 2016 Lincoln MKX, debuting today at the North American International Auto Show, is designed to attract a wide range of customers in the United States and beyond by more technology, engine choices and personalization options. Lincoln MKX offers the first high-end Revel® audio system in a vehicle (an automotive first), and an available advanced 2.7-litre twin-turbocharged EcoBoost® V-6 engine, helps make this the most powerful, best-handling, quietest Lincoln MKX ever.
January 13, 2015 , Windsor, Ontario – The new 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel brings a one-of-a-kind off-road design to the full-size truck segment. “Offering an off-road-style package on the Ram 1500 has been on our to-do list for some time but the right combination didn’t present itself until now,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO — Ram Truck Brand, FCA US LLC. “The Rebel drops right into a core segment of the truck market with unique design cues and can-do attitude backed by Ram Truck engineering.” New exterior design highlights Rebel features an all-new grille with prominent billet silver “RAM” letter badge. Departing from the brand’s iconic “cross-hair” designs, the blacked-out Rebel grille tops a completely new black off-road front bumper design with a durable powder-coated surface, which incorporates a powder coated, billet silver skid plate, new front tow hooks and new LED fog lamps. Black bezel bi-functional projector headlamps with LED marker lights lie beneath an aluminum, twin-snorkel sport hood.
DETROIT, Jan. 12, 2015 – Ford, America’s truck leader, today introduced the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor – the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup in the company’s line-up. Ford has reengineered every part of the F-150 Raptor to make it the toughest, smartest, most capable off-roader – and more efficient than ever.
The first Volvo designed from the ground up for plug-in/electrification compatibility, the XC90 T8 delivers all the performance of a luxury SUV, but with emission levels that even small hybrid cars struggle to match. When designing the XC90 T8, Volvo Cars chose not to compromise on performance, driving pleasure, efficiency or even luggage space. By building on the new modular Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform and successful Drive-E petrol powertrain, the company has created a uniquely roomy 7-seater SUV that delivers 400hp/640Nm combined with ultra-low emissions (59g/km) and high fuel efficiency (2.5 l/100km). The fuel economy according to the U.S. driving cycle is 59 MPGe.
He used to go to all the public functions…especially the movie theatres. And he always carried a sugar bag to collect empty bottles and cans. His name was… Albert (Tapper) Torney. Everyone thought he was a bit eccentric and kids would tease and hassle him. Then it was discovered that he sold the empty bottles – but only some of the cans. After he died in 1998 (aged 86) his large collection of model cars made from aluminum cans was discovered. This goes to prove…”you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover” (or a sculptor by his sugar bag)!
Kia claims unprecedented third consecutive ICOTY victory with new flagship sedan. K900 Recognized for Distinctive Design, Advanced Technology and Unmatched Luxury LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2014 – In conjunction with the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, Road & Travel Magazine (RTM) has named the 2015 Kia K900 as its International Car of the Year. The K900’s stunning design combined with luxurious amenities, impressive performance and great value propelled the Kia brand to an unprecedented third consecutive win of the prestigious ICOTY award. The ICOTY jurors honored Kia’s Cadenza premium sedan last year and the best-selling Optima midsize sedan in 2012.
New Look, Engine and Premium Platinum Series LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2014 – The new 2016 Ford Explorer is ready for adventure with a fresh look, more innovations than ever, a bigger EcoBoost® engine option, and a new Platinum series that elevates the features and style of Ford’s iconic sport utility vehicle. The new Explorer will go on sale next year, in time to celebrate the nameplate’s 25th anniversary.