Posts Tagged ‘car nation’
Filed under: Ford, Fuel Efficient, Green News, Nissan
Ford, Nissan and Daimler Joining Forces on Fuel Cell Tech
by admin on Jan 31st, 2013
The shift towards alternative fuels is gaining momentum. Ever so slowly, we are moving away from gas and diesel and towards hybrids, electric cars and emerging technologies. This is once more demonstrated by the news that Ford, Nissan and Daimler are collaborating to deliver new hydrogen fuel cell technology for future models. This advanced technology is expensive, prohibitively so. It makes sense for automakers to work together and ...
Filed under: Concept, Feature Section, News
The Car Nation Canada View of the LA Auto Show
by admin on Dec 18th, 2012
Now the noise has died down, the stands have been cleared and the show has moved on, it’s a good time to see what noteworthy happenings were unveiled at this years’ LA Auto Show. So here is what we took away from one of the largest auto shows of its kind. Nissan Ellure Concept Nissan’s hybrid concept got eyes goggling and tongue’s waggling from the moment it was unveiled. The futuristic looks certainly galvanized opinion, with...
Filed under: Vehicle Financing
How a High Utilization Rate Can Affect Your Credit Score and Ultimately Force a Bad Credit Car Loan
by admin on Dec 11th, 2012
Even if you have paid all your bills on time, your credit score can still be affected quite dramatically. Sometimes this only comes to light when you’re trying to buy something that needs credit, like a car. Then a bad credit car loan becomes your only option. So why, if you paid everything on time is your credit score regarded as less than perfect? Believe it or not, your payment history makes up, at most, 40 percent of your cr...
Filed under: News
Formula 1 Returning to the US This Weekend
by admin on Nov 16th, 2012
The thrilling, high speed circus that is Formula 1 makes a welcome return to North America this weekend with the first US Grand Prix in 5 years. Our own Grand Prix at the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit is still a seasonal highlight for petrol heads and spectacle watchers around Canada. The race weekend draws visitors in their thousands and TV viewers in their millions and now the US wants a piece of that pie. It’s not surprising, see...
Filed under: How-To
Top Tips for Driving Safely in Winter
by admin on Nov 1st, 2012
[caption id="attachment_3611" align="alignright" width="230" caption="Sign of the Times!"][/caption] Most Canadians know how to drive in the cold. We are taught early by parents, instructors and that harshest master of all, experience. However, we wouldn't be doing our community duty if we d didn't remind people from time to time to prepare in advance of the cold. The conditions of the past week has brought home in no uncertain terms ho...
Filed under: Kia, Soul
Kia to Unveil Green Lantern Soul at SEMA
by admin on Oct 29th, 2012
Continuing their slow release of DC Comic-themed cars in support of the WeCanBeHeroes charity, Kia will be showing their Green Lantern Soul at SEMA this week. We have already seen the Batman Optima and mentioned the Flash Forte Koup on Friday, next up is the Green Lantern Soul. The Kia Soul is a small family car, usually with a 1.6-liter or 2.0-liter engine that produces up to 164hp. Little has been released about this version, ex...
Filed under: Vehicle Financing
Why Let a Bad Credit Record Stop You Getting a New Car?
by admin on Oct 23rd, 2012
Do you need a new car? Need a loan but have had adverse credit? Why let that stop you? If you can afford the repayments and need a new car, there are plenty of decent bad credit car loans that can get you what you want. Too many good people have been affected by financial problems that weren't of their making. Too many honest, working people have suffered bad credit records because of the actions of others. Well, we’re here to te...
Filed under: Nissan, Sentra
New 2013 Nissan Sentra Priced
by admin on Oct 4th, 2012
We spoke about the new Nissan Sentra a little while ago when it broke cover to join the new Altima and Pathfinder models. It’s an all-new car, with a new chassis, new engines, improved materials and a sleeker design, so what will it cost? According to Nissan Canada, the suggested MSRP is between $15,000 and $23,000. The breakdown goes like this: Sentra 1.8 S M6: $14,848 Sentra 1.8 S CVT: $17,548 Sentra 1.8 SV M6: $17,548 ...
Filed under: Hyundai
Hyundai Planning Return to WRC with i20
by admin on Oct 1st, 2012
Hyundai withdrew from the World Rally Championship in 2003 after poor performances and middling capabilities of their cars. They didn't leave the sport behind though, as they took a step back to develop a long-term plan that would result in the new WRC i20. The new Hyundai rally car was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, although didn't provide many details about it for obvious reasons. However, as a fan of WRC, I can tell you tha...
Filed under: Fuel Efficient, Green News, Hyundai, Tucson
New Hyundai ix35 Unveiled at Paris
by admin on Sep 28th, 2012
Every motoring website in the Western world is covering the Paris Motor Show, which is why we aren’t. However, the unveiling of the new Hyundai ix35 is too good to miss. The new Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell (Tucson to us) is the world’s first production hydrogen fuel cell car, which was unveiled yesterday. The new vehicle is set to roll off the production line in winter 2012 and enter the market immediately. The initial run is 1,000 ...