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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

 

The redesigned Toyota Tundra will have styling influenced by the Hilux pickup, pictured, that’s not sold in North America. PHOTO: TOYOTA

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  • Sep 8, 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

Meet the 2021 Buick Envision

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

  • Sep 6, 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

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

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  • 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
Hummer had already announced an electric pickup and now there’s a utility vehicle in the works for spring of 2023. PHOTO: GENERAL MOTORS

The Auto Sleuth: Electric options for Kia + Hummer, Outback gets a boost, and more

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  • Jul 23, 2021
Hummer had already announced an electric pickup and now there’s a utility vehicle in the works for spring of 2023. PHOTO: GENERAL MOTORS
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

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  • 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
The  2021 Durango has been given a more expressive nose and grille plus a rear spoiler and new 18- and optional 20-inch wheels. PHOTO: DODGE

Meet the 2021 Dodge Durango

The brand has just one utility vehicle, so it has to be a good one. Good thing it is

  • Jul 8, 2021
The  2021 Durango has been given a more expressive nose and grille plus a rear spoiler and new 18- and optional 20-inch wheels. PHOTO: DODGE
All Bronco Sport models come with all-wheel-drive, although the higher-up Badlands and First Edition trims come with locking rear differentials that can direct power to either or both rear wheels when needed. PHOTO: FORD

FIRST DRIVE: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport

It’s based on the Ford Escape, but you would never know it

  • Jul 1, 2021
All Bronco Sport models come with all-wheel-drive, although the higher-up Badlands and First Edition trims come with locking rear differentials that can direct power to either or both rear wheels when needed. PHOTO: FORD
The new E-Tron GT uses the same platform as the Porsche Taycan and the Audi will likely cost less. PHOTO: AUDI

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  • Jun 20, 2021
The new E-Tron GT uses the same platform as the Porsche Taycan and the Audi will likely cost less. PHOTO: AUDI
The NX 300h’s styling is loaded with dips, dives, creases and sharp edges. It looks a lot sportier than it really is with a zero-to-60-mph (96 km/h) time of a leisurely 9.1 seconds. The important number, however, is the in-city fuel-economy number that’s 50 per cent better than the nonhybrid’s. PHOTO: LEXUS

2021 Lexus NX 300h

Compact utility vehicle flaunts its style, technology and fuel efficiency

  • Jun 19, 2021
The NX 300h’s styling is loaded with dips, dives, creases and sharp edges. It looks a lot sportier than it really is with a zero-to-60-mph (96 km/h) time of a leisurely 9.1 seconds. The important number, however, is the in-city fuel-economy number that’s 50 per cent better than the nonhybrid’s. PHOTO: LEXUS
As the top trim, the SR gets contrasting exterior accents, LED lights and 18-inch wheels. Leather seats are optional. PHOTO: NISSAN

2020 Nissan Sentra: More than a redesign, this small sedan is a statement

The Nissan Sentra’s current iteration, which arrived in early 2020, is unchanged for 2021

  • Jun 6, 2021
As the top trim, the SR gets contrasting exterior accents, LED lights and 18-inch wheels. Leather seats are optional. PHOTO: NISSAN
Bennett Dean turned two on May 28 and his family has planned a surprise car parade the following afternoon at 3 p.m. on Garnet Road in honour of his big day. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Car parade for Saanich tot’s second pandemic birthday a roaring success

Sports cars, motorcycles, a garbage truck rolled down Garnet Road for Bennett Dean’s second birthday

Bennett Dean turned two on May 28 and his family has planned a surprise car parade the following afternoon at 3 p.m. on Garnet Road in honour of his big day. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The Evija is a 1,200-horsepower supercar that will be sold in North America by Lotus. PHOTO: LOTUS

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  • May 30, 2021
The Evija is a 1,200-horsepower supercar that will be sold in North America by Lotus. PHOTO: LOTUS
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, spaciousness and performance, with the added benefit of all-weather and all-road mastery

  • May 13, 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
As a competitor to Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus and BMW, the CT-5 has to look both tough and sophisticated. The designers nailed this one. PHOTO: CADILLAC

Cadillac CT5-V: Performance, style and value

If there’s such a thing as a bargain luxury-performance sedan, this is it

  • Apr 26, 2021
As a competitor to Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus and BMW, the CT-5 has to look both tough and sophisticated. The designers nailed this one. PHOTO: CADILLAC
A Toyota Supra shown at the recent SEMA360 virtual trade show could signal the arrival of an open-top model, but The Sleuth thinks it would not come with the exaggerated bodywork. PHOTO: TOYOTA

The Auto Sleuth: A Canoo lifestyle vehicle, an Apple car, an Ioniq 45 and more

Hot off the press news from the auto world

  • Apr 11, 2021
A Toyota Supra shown at the recent SEMA360 virtual trade show could signal the arrival of an open-top model, but The Sleuth thinks it would not come with the exaggerated bodywork. PHOTO: TOYOTA