Automotive News Canada’s Take Five takes a look at five new, refreshed, or retooled vehicles that might be destined for or have recently entered the Canadian market.
1) BMW 7 SERIES
It’s likely not possible to now not observe the large brand new grille on the 2020 BMW 7 series, shown above. But it’s simply one of the numerous changes the luxurious sedan receives for the imminent model 12 months. The automaker redeveloped its turbocharged 8- and 12-cylinder engines and could begin supplying a plug-in hybrid model with a six-cylinder gasoline engine. That model generates 286 horsepower and is paired with a 113-horsepower electric motor. Zero to one hundred km/h takes five to —1 seconds. BMW Canada has not but announced an all-electric range.
2) FORD EXPLORER
The redesigned Explorer, a larger and sportier model of its predecessor, comes with all-wheel force as standard in Canada. The automobile is now not primarily based on a front-wheel-force platform. However, a rear-wheel pressure platform is shared with the new Lincoln Aviator. The sixth-era Explorer comes with a 300-horsepower turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with a ten-velocity transmission. A turbocharged V-6 is likewise available. The Explorer is the first Ford vehicle in North America to offer the automaker’s new park-assist feature so that it will parallel park with the touch of a button.
3) HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT N LINE
Canada has its first N Line Hyundai. What does that imply? Sportier layout and an upgraded powertrain and chassis. The Elantra GT N Line comes with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine paired with both a six-speed manual transmission or a paddle-shift seven-speed automated. Hyundai Canada stated the GT N Line gets quicker steerage and a “particularly tuned suspension paired with larger the front brakes.” And Hyundai needs anybody driving this sort of vehicle to comprehend it’s an N Line: Each automobile comes with a “precise, leather-based-wrapped, perforated N steerage wheel with metal spokes.
4) VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT
The Passat won’t be on a brand new platform, but the midsize sedan receives a host of modifications with its 2020 refresh. There’s a new front fascia and new styling lines. The Passat comes with a carryover 2.Zero-litre 4-cylinder and a six-velocity computerized tran venture. The up-to-date indoors consists of a refreshed instrument panel. New trendy safety equipment consists of ahead-collision caution and blind-spot monitoring.
5) LEXUS RC F
The freshened RC F coupe gets five more horsepower for its 5.Zero-litre V-8, now rated at 472. The Track Edition, which has an equal engine, can accelerate to 60 mph (ninety-six km/h) in much less than four seconds. It includes a digital release manage that automatically adjusts traction, and the throttle for the fastest jackrabbit begins feasible. Among other outside layout tweaks, the headlights now feature stacked LED lighting.