Vehicles

FILE - This Sunday, June 25, 2017, file photo shows TK Holdings Inc. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. A driver in South Carolina is the latest person to be killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator. Honda says that a faulty driver’s air bag blew apart in a crash involving a 2002 Honda Accord in Lancaster County, South Carolina. The company wouldn’t give details of the Jan. 9, 2021, crash near Charlotte, North Carolina, nor would it identify the person who was killed. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

South Carolina driver killed by exploding air bag inflator

Drivers can check to see if their vehicles have been recalled

  • Apr 22, 2021

 

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019 file photo, the KIA logo is displayed on a sign at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Kia is telling owners of nearly 380,000 vehicles in the U.S. to park them outdoors due to the risk of an engine compartment fire. The Korean automaker is recalling certain 2017 through 2021 Sportage SUVs and 2017 through 2019 Cadenza sedans to fix the problem. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Park outside: Kia recalls nearly 380K vehicles for fire risk

Dealers to replace fuses in the electrical junction box

  • Mar 9, 2021

 

Vehicles are seen in a parking lot at the General Motors Oshawa Assembly Plant in Oshawa, Ont., on June 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

GM, Navistar team up to build hydrogen powered heavy trucks

GM has been researching hydrogen fuel cells for 50 years

  • Jan 27, 2021

 

ATB Economics released new vehicle sales stats for November. (Contributed by ATB Economics)

2020 will be remembered as tough year for new car and truck dealers in Alberta

ATB Economics releases new vehicle sales stats for November

ATB Economics released new vehicle sales stats for November. (Contributed by ATB Economics)
Jerry Dias, left, President of the Unifor union and Matt Hough, General Motors’ general director of human resources and labour relations, exchange a binder during the start of formal contract talks with the Detroit Three automakers, Fiat Chrysler, Ford and General Motors, in Toronto on August 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Jerry Dias, left, President of the Unifor union and Matt Hough, General Motors’ general director of human resources and labour relations, exchange a binder during the start of formal contract talks with the Detroit Three automakers, Fiat Chrysler, Ford and General Motors, in Toronto on August 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Vehicles for sale are seen under a protective tent at a Mazda dealership in Calgary, Thursday, July 14, 2016. DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. says that 156,095 cars and trucks were sold in Canada in October, down 2.1 per cent from October 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Vehicles for sale are seen under a protective tent at a Mazda dealership in Calgary, Thursday, July 14, 2016. DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. says that 156,095 cars and trucks were sold in Canada in October, down 2.1 per cent from October 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, Cruise AV, General Motor’s autonomous electric Bolt EV is displayed in Detroit. General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year. CEO Dan Ammann says that the Cruise got a permit from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 to let the cars travel on their own. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM to run robot cars in San Francisco without human backups

No date for starting a ride service

  • Oct 16, 2020
FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, Cruise AV, General Motor’s autonomous electric Bolt EV is displayed in Detroit. General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year. CEO Dan Ammann says that the Cruise got a permit from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 to let the cars travel on their own. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
FILE - This April 16, 2020 file photo shows traffic on the Hollywood Freeway (U.S. 101) in Los Angeles. California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 that the state will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035. On Wednesday he ordered state regulators to come up with requirements to meet that goal. California would be the first state with such a rule, though Germany and France are among 15 other countries that have a similar requirement. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

California is ready to pull the plug on gas vehicles

The first state with such a mandate

  • Sep 24, 2020
FILE - This April 16, 2020 file photo shows traffic on the Hollywood Freeway (U.S. 101) in Los Angeles. California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 that the state will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035. On Wednesday he ordered state regulators to come up with requirements to meet that goal. California would be the first state with such a rule, though Germany and France are among 15 other countries that have a similar requirement. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Ford is reviving the Bronco brand name, in a July 6, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Ford revives Bronco brand, aims at Jeep’s big off-road sales

DETROIT — When it comes to rugged vehicles that go off the…

  • Jul 6, 2020
Ford is reviving the Bronco brand name, in a July 6, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Early on in the pandemic, car culture seemed positioned for a renaissance of sorts, in a May 20, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Summer Cruisin’: Car culture gets a new lease as cultural events turn to ‘pod’ life

TORONTO — Hollywood flicks were always the main attraction at Bob Boyle’s…

Early on in the pandemic, car culture seemed positioned for a renaissance of sorts, in a May 20, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Shifting out of ‘park’: this family business will help drive you forward

Shifting out of ‘park’: this family business will help drive you forward

Southside Dodge offers great selection in a no-pressure environment

  • May 18, 2020
Shifting out of ‘park’: this family business will help drive you forward
Ford Motor Co. said it made $47 million in 2019, down from a $3.68 billion profit a year earlier, in a Feb. 4, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Ford full-year profit plunges on slower sales, pension costs

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co.’s profit last year plunged by more than…

  • Feb 5, 2020
Ford Motor Co. said it made $47 million in 2019, down from a $3.68 billion profit a year earlier, in a Feb. 4, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Alberta Motor Association is working on its backlog of customers following Alberta’s extreme cold weather, in a Jan. 20, 2020 story. (Photo contributed)

Alberta Motor Association addressing vehicle backlog

Tow truck drivers worked around the clock in Red Deer

Alberta Motor Association is working on its backlog of customers following Alberta’s extreme cold weather, in a Jan. 20, 2020 story. (Photo contributed)