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Lotus to layoff a quarter of its workforce

Lotus has issued a press release to day, wherein it indicates that a “need to both reshape its organisation and to reduce costs” may result in the loss of “up to 325″ jobs. That’s a fairly significant number of layoffs for any company, but considering that Lotus currently employs 1,215 people…


Volvo XC90 R-Design adds a dash of sport

The 2015 Volvo XC90 is a huge leap forward for the Swedish automaker as its first all-new model since leaving Ford ownership. There’s a lot riding on the crossover’s success, too, because its platform is supposed to underpin Volvo vehicles for years to come. The latest move for the new CUV is…


Most reliable cars known to last 300,000 kilometres or more

Canadians drive a lot. Collectively, we average between 15,000 to 20,000 kilometres on our cars each year, according to Transport Canada. Because of this, a vehicle’s ability to travel long distances without major problems or costly repair is a huge aspect to take into consideration when it…


Mini Rocketman back on the table, might go aluminum

Mini just doesn’t want its Rocketman concept to die. It unveiled the truly mini model at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, and since then, there have been countless on-again, off-again rumours about the possibility of it going into production. If the latest talk proves true, a smaller vehicle like the…


Forza Horizon 2 opening sequence drops

This week marked the launch of the Forza Horizon 2 demo on the Xbox One (go play it, it’s darn entertaining as demos go). This partial version of the game doesn’t allow you to explore the entire playing area, and you’re limited to a paltry trio of vehicles, but it does come with a big-ticket…


2014 Kia Cee’d GT

Kia may be an automaker with a lot going for it these days, but it’s not yet one that takes pains to appeal to performance enthusiasts. Aside from its Pirelli World Challenge team, it doesn’t support any major racing programs to speak of. And despite having showcased such concepts as the GT4…


Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Gets 10.7L/100km

With its crazy 707 horsepower on tap and roughly $63,995 starting price, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been one of the most talked about cars of the summer, maybe even the year. However, there’s always been one lingering question about the behemoth that Dodge has waited to answer…


Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider will make Paris debut

The news out of Ferrari is coming nearly as fast as its wonderful sports cars, as of late, with CEO Luca di Montezemolo stepping down and a special model for America upcoming. Now, it’s looking increasingly likely that the 458 Speciale Spider is making its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor…


Kia Soul getting turbo power, possible AWD

It’s been a long time coming, but it appears we might finally see a turbocharged Kia Soul next year. Kia officials reportedly confirmed the hotter Soul to Motor Trend recently, and also stated that the company is (still) investigating the use of all-wheel drive for the next generation of its…


Mercedes B-Class gets fresh facelift for 2014 Paris Motor Show

Front-drive hatchbacks are the name of the game these days in the German automotive industry. In recent years BMW has gotten into the game with the 2 Series Active Tourer, while Audi has stepped up its game with the A1 and Mercedes has been keen to play, too. The Silver Arrow has rolled out the…


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