Volvo sees pandemic giving a jolt to electrification plan

Volvo Cars in Canada sells five plug-in hybrid models – two SUVs (sport-utility vehicles), two sedans and one station wagon, the V60 plug-in hybrid. All five are rated at 400 horsepower. They are fast, too: 0-100 km/hour in 4.6 seconds for the V60. And you won’t find any loss-leading starter models among them. Volvo, under …

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2020 GMC Sierra Elevation: quite the diesel rig for hook-ups

For the moment, imagine you own a landscaping business and from job to job you tow a 20-foot trailer loaded with gear. Say, 9,200 pounds or 4,173 kg worth of mowers, digging tools, weed whackers, leaf blowers and the like. Typically, you do big, big jobs. You need a tow rig with room for four …

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2020 Chevrolet Bolt video review: smart and nerdy

If only Chevy had been more daring with the design. Sigh…

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2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata: turn off the news and escape

It seems just a little wrong – slightly off-putting – to immerse yourself in a rare indulgence while the world churns and burns with an expanding health crisis and an unfolding economic catastrophe. As such, I’m feeling guilty. Not overwhelmed, mind you, but with hospitals overflowing in Arizona and a traumatized Canada doubling the national …

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