Trucks

The coming EV9 electric vehicle has a blocky appearance that straddles the line between attractive and utilitarian. PHOTO: KIA

Kia’s 2024 EV9; Mercedes electric G-Class; Subaru Crosstrek updates + More

Kia reveals 2024 EV9 in final form The brand’s full-size electric utility…

  • Jun 7, 2023

 

Hundreds of electric cars, built in Vietnam and newly certified for sale in Canada, arrived at the B.C. Vehicle Processing Centre in Nanaimo on May 16 and will available to Canadian buyers this month. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Vietnamese-made electric cars arrive at Port of Nanaimo for sale in Canada

More than 750 VinFast electric vehicles being processed at Nanaimo’s B.C. Vehicle Processing Centre

 

ICBC is implementing a new discount for vehicles driven less than 10,000 kilometres in a year. (ICBC)

ICBC rolls out new discount for vehicles driven under 10,000 km a year

Insurance corporation says savings could be between 10 and 15%

 

The Okanagan Forest Task Force found a truck engulfed in flames when on patrol on Friday night, June 2. (OFTF/Facebook)

Friday Night Fire: Truck found ablaze on Postill Lake Road in Kelowna

OFTF found the truck engulfed in flames when on patrol

The Okanagan Forest Task Force found a truck engulfed in flames when on patrol on Friday night, June 2. (OFTF/Facebook)
Bling Performance in Penticton did a vinyl wrap on a 1969 van which appears in episode 3 of Discovery Channel’s Bush Wreck Rescue, starring Okanagan custom car builder Bill Desrosier. (Still from Bush Wreck Rescue)

Photos: Penticton auto detailer featured in new TV series Bush Wreck Rescue

Bling Performance wraps a ‘hippie’ 1969 Chevy V10 van in the Discovery Channel show

Bling Performance in Penticton did a vinyl wrap on a 1969 van which appears in episode 3 of Discovery Channel’s Bush Wreck Rescue, starring Okanagan custom car builder Bill Desrosier. (Still from Bush Wreck Rescue)
Blair Qualey, from the New Car Dealers Association of B.C., and Josie Osborne, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, marked EV Day at the Legislature in May. NCDA photo

Celebrating progress in zero-emission vehicle adoption

By Blair Qualey The New Car Dealers Association of BC (NCDA) hosted…

  • May 29, 2023
Blair Qualey, from the New Car Dealers Association of B.C., and Josie Osborne, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, marked EV Day at the Legislature in May. NCDA photo
Five years ago, who would have dreamed of a midengine all-wheel-drive hybrid Chevrolet Corvette that makes 655 horsepower? PHOTO: CHEVROLET

2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray: representing performance progress more than change

The eighth-generation Corvette, launched for 2020, brought the biggest change in the…

  • May 21, 2023
Five years ago, who would have dreamed of a midengine all-wheel-drive hybrid Chevrolet Corvette that makes 655 horsepower? PHOTO: CHEVROLET
(Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Semi truck extracted from Kelowna home after 1 month

The family was also victim to a burglary while evacuated as the semi remained lodged in their home

(Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Calid Kid at Skaha Ford. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Look what’s back in town: ‘Malicious’ monster trucks on display in Penticton

The popular monster-truck event runs Saturday and Sunday at the Penticton speedway

Calid Kid at Skaha Ford. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Salmon Arm has a few options for charging electric vehicles around town. (Observer file photo)

Gas-powered truck purchase generates high number of responses to Salmon Arm council

City receives about 20 letters, all but one wanting politicians to choose electric vehicles

Salmon Arm has a few options for charging electric vehicles around town. (Observer file photo)
The Encore was cancelled, but the Encore GX gets new exterior styling and fresh interior with a large touch-screen. PHOTO: BUICK

The Auto Sleuth: Ferrari’s crossover; An updated Encore + more

Buick updates the Encore GX The recent departure of the compact Encore…

  • May 6, 2023
The Encore was cancelled, but the Encore GX gets new exterior styling and fresh interior with a large touch-screen. PHOTO: BUICK
Most new car dealers are classified as small businesses, meaning they employ fewer than 50 people, but combined, those members directly and indirectly employ more than 27,000 people in B.C. in a wide variety of jobs.

The value of local franchised New Car Dealerships

By Blair Qualey Across British Columbia, there are more than 400 franchised…

  • May 1, 2023
Most new car dealers are classified as small businesses, meaning they employ fewer than 50 people, but combined, those members directly and indirectly employ more than 27,000 people in B.C. in a wide variety of jobs.
The previous Mustang was a beautiful car, so it makes sense that the 2024 model is more about tweaking than making dramatic changes. The lower panel at the rear is more detailed and the top of the taillights integrate more with the duck-tail truck lid. PHOTO: FORD

2024 Mustang returns in all its heritage-driven glory

For Mustang devotees, heartbeats quicken, blood pressures rise and palms moisten in…

  • May 1, 2023
The previous Mustang was a beautiful car, so it makes sense that the 2024 model is more about tweaking than making dramatic changes. The lower panel at the rear is more detailed and the top of the taillights integrate more with the duck-tail truck lid. PHOTO: FORD
Matt Sager, bottom left, and his team of auto enthusiasts embarked on a 3,000-kilometre journey from their home in British Columbia to Northwestern Ontario for the second season of ‘Lost Car Rescue’ which aired on the History channel on April 19, 2023. Jeff Topham photo

B.C. brothers uncovering rare auto gems in second season of ‘Lost Car Rescue’

Watch Matt and Steve Sager of Mill Bay follow their passion for restoring vehicles

Matt Sager, bottom left, and his team of auto enthusiasts embarked on a 3,000-kilometre journey from their home in British Columbia to Northwestern Ontario for the second season of ‘Lost Car Rescue’ which aired on the History channel on April 19, 2023. Jeff Topham photo
The Nissan Ariya represents a leading-edge EV that takes a something-for-everyone approach in content plus battery, power and range. PHOTO: NISSAN

2023 Nissan Ariya EV offers astonishing diversity and many modern conveniences

Supply chain issues have delayed numerous new vehicle models, including the electric…

  • Apr 25, 2023
The Nissan Ariya represents a leading-edge EV that takes a something-for-everyone approach in content plus battery, power and range. PHOTO: NISSAN
The provincial government reports the number of registered ZEVs has skyrocketed from 5,000 in 2016 to more than 100,000 today.

Reflecting on EV progress this Earth Day

By Blair Qualey Earth Day is a great opportunity to recognize the…

  • Apr 22, 2023
The provincial government reports the number of registered ZEVs has skyrocketed from 5,000 in 2016 to more than 100,000 today.
The Sequoia’s new bodywork is highlighted by a larger and aggressive-looking grille. It’s flanked by more prominent fenders with deep creases, which underscore the character-changing appearance. PHOTO: TOYOTA

2023 Toyota Sequoia: As tough as they come in this class, and now it’s a hybrid

With the price of fuel soaring dramatically, automobile owners are experiencing plenty…

  • Apr 18, 2023
The Sequoia’s new bodywork is highlighted by a larger and aggressive-looking grille. It’s flanked by more prominent fenders with deep creases, which underscore the character-changing appearance. PHOTO: TOYOTA
To help prevent vehicle theft, keep your garage door open​er out of sight or take it with you when parking away from your home.

April is Auto Crime Prevention Month – here’s how to lock out auto crime

By Blair Qualey April is Auto Crime Prevention Month and the latest…

  • Apr 18, 2023
To help prevent vehicle theft, keep your garage door open​er out of sight or take it with you when parking away from your home.
The REV Ram 1500 is introduced at the New York International Auto Show in New York April 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

New Ram electric pickup can go up to 500 miles on a charge

An electric Ram pickup truck with up to 500 miles of range…

The REV Ram 1500 is introduced at the New York International Auto Show in New York April 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
For the 2023 Lexus RX redesign, the doors and fenders have been smoothed, while the floating-style rear roof pillars maintain their familiar look. A new taillight bar extends the full width of the vehicle. PHOTO: LEXUS

2023 Lexus RX: The all-star in the Lexus stable keeps getting better with age

Through the past four generations spanning more than two decades, the Lexus…

  • Apr 5, 2023
For the 2023 Lexus RX redesign, the doors and fenders have been smoothed, while the floating-style rear roof pillars maintain their familiar look. A new taillight bar extends the full width of the vehicle. PHOTO: LEXUS