Summer driving instantly sprang to my mind when I first saw the 2020 X1 xDrive28i. December doesn’t make me think of summer normally, but the X1 has the sporty style of a car you want drive to the beach–or on the beach–and maybe a weekend getaway in the woods.
Bullitt was an iconic classic film starring Steve McQueen and featuring an incredible co-star, the 1968 Ford Mustang fastback. Now, Ford is honouring that classic car, and the film, with the brand new Mustang Bullitt, and I had a chance to get behind the wheel and drive away (okay, not really) for a few minutes at the Canadian International Auto Show.
Autonomous vehicle technology is on the way in the next decade, and it’s positioned to change the world in ways that we’re not even sure of yet. At the recent Further With Ford conference at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, the company offered a glimpse into their strategy for the future, going so far as to point out that they are now “an auto and a mobility company”.
It was a rainy day at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park when I sat down behind the wheel of a sedan to try out the new MotoMaster SE3 premium all-season tires, and the conditions were perfect. And by perfect, I mean that it was rainy, cold, and just a little bit unseasonable.
Thursday was the big media preview day and press conference gauntlet at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto, and it was a long but interesting day on the show floor.
The 2014 Canadian International AutoShow is on right now at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and it’s packed wall-to-wall with the latest car models, and even a few unique concept cars until February 23.
Driving is one of my very happy passions, but the funny thing is that I don’t actually own a car. For the last decade, I get my road trip fixes thanks to car rentals, and any time I need to get on four wheels, I’ve turned to one of the (now vanishing, it seems) rental locations in Toronto.
We may not have flying cars (yet), or robots that serve our every needs, but Google is championing at least one technology that could change the world as we know it, and bring the hopes of so much science fiction to reality.