Automotive

The Aviator, which arrived for the 2020 model year, is built on the same rear-wheel-drive platform as the Ford Explorer.

2021 Lincoln Aviator

Lincoln flies high with its latest first-class utility vehicle

  • Nov 27, 2021

 

The 4 Series is first and foremost a two-door luxury cruiser. And with a base 255-horsepower four-cylinder engine, it is definitely a cruiser. The interior varies only slightly from that of the 3-Series sedan. PHOTO: BMW

2021 BMW 4 Series: Anonymity is definitely not one of its characteristics

BMW has thrown subtlety out the window with the next-generation 4-Series models…

  • Nov 19, 2021

 

A new-design long-wheelbase Grand Cherokee appeared for 2021. The five-passenger model continued on and now the redesign has arrived. PHOTO: JEEP

The Auto Sleuth: The new Grand Cherokee, the return of the Integra name and more

Hot off the press news from the auto world!

  • Nov 15, 2021

 

Rolls Royce Ghost

Rolls Royce Ghost unveiled

The absolute pinnacle of automobiles

  • Nov 12, 2021
Rolls Royce Ghost
A 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe with an e-Crate powertrain. (canEV photo)

Vancouver Island company puts a unique jolt into classic car production

Electric engines can fit into standard engine mounts of popular hot rods

A 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe with an e-Crate powertrain. (canEV photo)
The wide rear pillar and the shorter section of side glass give the impression the Carnival is as much utility vehicle as minivan. That’s not the case, however, as the Carnival does not offer all-wheel-drive. PHOTO: KIA

Meet the 2022 Kia Carnival

Walking a fine line between minivan and utility vehicle

  • Nov 1, 2021
The wide rear pillar and the shorter section of side glass give the impression the Carnival is as much utility vehicle as minivan. That’s not the case, however, as the Carnival does not offer all-wheel-drive. PHOTO: KIA
Shawn Driver proudly stands next to his in Sooke shop. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)

Fast enough for you? Vancouver Island racer hits record speed of 468 km/h

High-speed driver Shawn Driver is breaking records, but still wants to go faster

Shawn Driver proudly stands next to his in Sooke shop. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)
Aside from some subtle exterior styling changes, the Legacy — redesigned for the 2020 model year — looks much like the previous model. Continuing with tradition, the base price includes all-wheel-drive. PHOTO: SUBARU

2021 Subaru Legacy: A four-sedan that out-Subarus other Subarus

Comfort, space and performance, with all-weather and all-road mastery

  • Oct 20, 2021
Aside from some subtle exterior styling changes, the Legacy — redesigned for the 2020 model year — looks much like the previous model. Continuing with tradition, the base price includes all-wheel-drive. PHOTO: SUBARU
Having made its official debut in July 2021, the Ghost is the most technologically advanced and the most successful Rolls-Royce model thus far in the company’s storied 116-year history. Alfonso Arnold photo

A joy forever: Rolls-Royce Ghost

Ghost is the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce model thus far

  • Oct 6, 2021
Having made its official debut in July 2021, the Ghost is the most technologically advanced and the most successful Rolls-Royce model thus far in the company’s storied 116-year history. Alfonso Arnold photo
2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport offers space and style but without the extra expense of the Escalade.

2021 Cadillac XT6: More room, more seating and an enjoyable first-class ride

A Cadillac with three rows of seats, but without the Escalade’s hefty size or price

  • Oct 4, 2021
2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport offers space and style but without the extra expense of the Escalade.
Mercedes-Benz's GLB Class is one of six such utilities to wear the three-pointed star.

Introducing the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB

This compact utility vehicle could be just the right size for all but those seated in the third row

  • Sep 20, 2021
Mercedes-Benz's GLB Class is one of six such utilities to wear the three-pointed star.
The redesigned Toyota Tundra will have styling influenced by the Hilux pickup, pictured, that’s not sold in North America. PHOTO: TOYOTA

The Auto Sleuth: New Tundra and Mercedes C Class, GM re-designs and more

Hot-off-the-press news from the auto world

  • Sep 8, 2021
The redesigned Toyota Tundra will have styling influenced by the Hilux pickup, pictured, that’s not sold in North America. PHOTO: TOYOTA
The redesigned Envision is wider and longer, but that seems to benefit passengers as the cargo space has been slightly reduced. PHOTO: GENERAL MOTORS

Meet the 2021 Buick Envision

A midsize vehicle that gives Buick serious credibility as a builder of utility vehicles

  • Sep 6, 2021
The redesigned Envision is wider and longer, but that seems to benefit passengers as the cargo space has been slightly reduced. PHOTO: GENERAL MOTORS
The Kia EV6 will be available in three power levels, topping out at 576 horses. All-wheel-drive is optional, but standard for the highest power level. PHOTO: KIA

The Auto Sleuth: Kia’s EV6, surprises from the new Bronco, NASCAR news and more

Hot off the press news from the auto world!

  • Aug 24, 2021
The Kia EV6 will be available in three power levels, topping out at 576 horses. All-wheel-drive is optional, but standard for the highest power level. PHOTO: KIA
For a spirited driving experience, the Kona Electric doesn’t disappoint.

2021 Hyundai Kona Electric

It has range and power, and with the right rebates it has the price

  • Aug 20, 2021
For a spirited driving experience, the Kona Electric doesn’t disappoint.
The Ford F-150 Lightning goes on sale in 2022 with a choice of regular- and extended-range battery packs. As such, horsepower and range differ between models. PHOTO: FORD
The Ford F-150 Lightning goes on sale in 2022 with a choice of regular- and extended-range battery packs. As such, horsepower and range differ between models. PHOTO: FORD
With 302 horsepower, the RAV4 Prime is a sporty machine that can zip to 60 mph (96 km/h) from rest in less than six seconds, so it’s important for the interior to look the part. PHOTO: TOYOTA

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: Fuel economy doesn’t have to come at the expense of performance

Quickness, fuel-efficiency and all-wheel-drive functionality make this Toyota the total package

  • Aug 2, 2021
With 302 horsepower, the RAV4 Prime is a sporty machine that can zip to 60 mph (96 km/h) from rest in less than six seconds, so it’s important for the interior to look the part. PHOTO: TOYOTA
The 2021 Lexus NX 300h’S 2.5-litre gasoline engine is assisted by two electric motors. A third motor drives the rear wheels. Output is 194 horsepower, while the non-hybrid 300 is rated at 235 horsepower. PHOTO: LEXUS

2021 Lexus NX 300h: Crisp fashion-show styling, economical operation and affordable price

This compact utility vehicle sports style, technology and fuel-efficiency

  • Jul 22, 2021
The 2021 Lexus NX 300h’S 2.5-litre gasoline engine is assisted by two electric motors. A third motor drives the rear wheels. Output is 194 horsepower, while the non-hybrid 300 is rated at 235 horsepower. PHOTO: LEXUS
The Ford Bronco Sport platform is the basis for the Maverick small truck that arrives for the 2022 model year. Expect the same engines. PHOTO: FORD

The Auto Sleuth: Hot off the press news from the auto world

Maverick wait is nearly over, a new electric truck, an Audi rival to the Escalade + more

  • Jul 14, 2021
The Ford Bronco Sport platform is the basis for the Maverick small truck that arrives for the 2022 model year. Expect the same engines. PHOTO: FORD
Tim Quocksister of Silver Arrow Cars.  Photograph by Lia Crowe

Wild Ride

Silver Arrow Cars: 20 years of selling the classics

  • Jul 12, 2021
Tim Quocksister of Silver Arrow Cars.  Photograph by Lia Crowe