Trucks

The key question about the Maverick regards its capabilities as a pickup. As in, does it have any. The bed might be only 4.5-feet long, but it’s four-feet wide. Ford says it has the capacity for 18 4x8 sheets of three-quarter-inch plywood. PHOTO: FORD

2022 Ford Maverick: Can this little pickup pick up some new fans?

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  • Jun 30, 2022

 

Todd Maliteare, Bruce Cameron and Dr. David Suzuki. (Submitted/file photos)

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The roofline is similar to the Rogue’s, but the Rogue looks like a Nissan and the Outlander looks like a Mitsubishi. Which is better? PHOTO: MITSUBISHI

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

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  • Jun 11, 2022

 

The new LX600 ditches the previous LX’s V-8 engine in favour of a turbocharged V-6. The vehicle platform is shared with the Toyota Tundra pickup. PHOTO: LEXUS

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  • Jun 2, 2022
The new LX600 ditches the previous LX’s V-8 engine in favour of a turbocharged V-6. The vehicle platform is shared with the Toyota Tundra pickup. PHOTO: LEXUS
You can immediately see by the size of the rear passenger doors that space is tight. All hatchback models come with the sedan’s optional 168-horsepower four-cylinder. PHOTO: TOYOTA

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  • May 18, 2022
You can immediately see by the size of the rear passenger doors that space is tight. All hatchback models come with the sedan’s optional 168-horsepower four-cylinder. PHOTO: TOYOTA
The Alfa Romeo Tonale is a compact utility vehicle that in base trim comes with a 256-horsepower four-cylinder engine. There will also be a plug-in hybrid version. Look for it for the 2023 model year. PHOTO: STELLANTIS

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  • May 6, 2022
The Alfa Romeo Tonale is a compact utility vehicle that in base trim comes with a 256-horsepower four-cylinder engine. There will also be a plug-in hybrid version. Look for it for the 2023 model year. PHOTO: STELLANTIS
The 3.5-litre V-6 sends 290 horsepower to the Kia Carnival’s front wheels. That’s 14 more than the Sedona’s 3.3-litre V-6. PHOTO: KIA

2022 Kia Carnival: Walking a fine line between minivan and utility vehicle

This promising people mover offers more than ample space

  • Apr 25, 2022
The 3.5-litre V-6 sends 290 horsepower to the Kia Carnival’s front wheels. That’s 14 more than the Sedona’s 3.3-litre V-6. PHOTO: KIA
The current version of the U.S.-made Tundra dates back to the 2014 model year and, other than minor adjustments to the grille and the cancellation of regular-cab models, little has changed.

Toyota Tundra: Power, space and a rugged countenance

The truck saw few changes between 2014 and 2021

  • Apr 25, 2022
The current version of the U.S.-made Tundra dates back to the 2014 model year and, other than minor adjustments to the grille and the cancellation of regular-cab models, little has changed.
A test of Google Maps’ new ‘eco-friendly routing’ feature in Victoria. (Google Maps)

BC drivers can now find most fuel-efficient route on Google Maps

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A test of Google Maps’ new ‘eco-friendly routing’ feature in Victoria. (Google Maps)
The upcoming Lexus RZ 450e tall hatchback will be based on the LF-Z Electrified concept model, pictured, that was shown in early 2021. PHOTO: LEXUS

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  • Mar 28, 2022
The upcoming Lexus RZ 450e tall hatchback will be based on the LF-Z Electrified concept model, pictured, that was shown in early 2021. PHOTO: LEXUS
Although redesigned, it will take real fans of the GTI to readily notice the differences. Note that there is no base Golf model for the 2022; only the GTI and the R make the cut. PHOTO: VOLKSWAGEN

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Company credited for inventing the hot hatch turns up the heat

Hot-hatch crowd should be pleased one of its all-time favourites lives on

  • Mar 23, 2022
Although redesigned, it will take real fans of the GTI to readily notice the differences. Note that there is no base Golf model for the 2022; only the GTI and the R make the cut. PHOTO: VOLKSWAGEN
Gas prices are on the minds of vehicle drivers these days. (File photo)

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With a bit of dust on the 2022 Tucson, you can easily see the two diagonal cut lines in the doors. The dust also shows that you can take the Tucson off the asphalt, although this would likely be a better experience with the optional all-wheel-drive. PHOTO: HYUNDAI

2022 Hyundai Tucson: All-purpose wagon makes gains in style and stature

Bolder-looking, with a size that now one-ups most of the competition

  • Mar 11, 2022
With a bit of dust on the 2022 Tucson, you can easily see the two diagonal cut lines in the doors. The dust also shows that you can take the Tucson off the asphalt, although this would likely be a better experience with the optional all-wheel-drive. PHOTO: HYUNDAI
Trucks on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continued in Ottawa, Ontario, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Trucks on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continued in Ottawa, Ontario, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
Truck drivers hang a Canadian flag on the front grille of a truck parked in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill on Feb. 2. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

Court extends freeze on Ottawa protest donations tied to class-action lawsuit

Class-action lawsuit seeks $306 million in damages related to three-week anti-government protest

Truck drivers hang a Canadian flag on the front grille of a truck parked in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill on Feb. 2. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)
The new Land Rover Range Rover has an incredibly smooth body and a base turbocharged six-cylinder engine with 48-volt electric assist. PHOTO: LAND ROVER

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  • Feb 27, 2022
The new Land Rover Range Rover has an incredibly smooth body and a base turbocharged six-cylinder engine with 48-volt electric assist. PHOTO: LAND ROVER
A cyclist pushes his bike across an intersection past temporary fencing as police watch from their car, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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A cyclist pushes his bike across an intersection past temporary fencing as police watch from their car, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The fact the Tundra has survived with very little change since the 2014 model year might not prove the truck was ahead of its time, but it has certainly stood the test of time. PHOTO: TOYOTA

Meet the 2021 Toyota Tundra

Hands-down a better choice for most people than any utility vehicle

  • Feb 20, 2022
The fact the Tundra has survived with very little change since the 2014 model year might not prove the truck was ahead of its time, but it has certainly stood the test of time. PHOTO: TOYOTA
A police officer speaks with a trucker as he distributes a notice to protesters, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Police make arrests as Ottawa blockade members defy orders to leave

Near Parliament Hill, a convoy organizer was seen in handcuffs between two police officers

A police officer speaks with a trucker as he distributes a notice to protesters, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
An upside down Canadian flag flies on the bumper of a vehicle parked on Wellington Street during a protest against COVID-19 restrictions and mandates in Ottawa, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. The symbolism attached to national flags often revolves around patriotism, but experts say the Maple Leaf’s prominent appearance at COVID-19 mandate protests comes at a moment of reflection for Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Watching the Maple Leaf flying at protests giving some Canadians pause

Images of flags flying upside down or worn as a cape have captured attention since blockades began

An upside down Canadian flag flies on the bumper of a vehicle parked on Wellington Street during a protest against COVID-19 restrictions and mandates in Ottawa, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. The symbolism attached to national flags often revolves around patriotism, but experts say the Maple Leaf’s prominent appearance at COVID-19 mandate protests comes at a moment of reflection for Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
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