Automotive News Canada’s Take Five is a take a look at five new, refreshed or retooled vehicles which 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 the brand new grille on the 2020 BMW 7 series, shown above. But it’s simply one in every of 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.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 the front-wheel-force platform, however a rear-wheel pressure platform shared with the new Lincoln Aviator.
The sixth-era Explorer comes with a 300-horsepower turbocharged 2.Three-litre 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.
Three) 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-litre 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 vehicles to comprehend it’s an N Line: Each automobile comes with a “precise, leather-based-wrapped, perforated N steerage wheel with metal spokes.”
four) 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 the equal the engine, can accelerate to 60 mph (ninety six km/h) in much less than four seconds. It includes 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.