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Thinking of a new vehicle? Stay up-to-date on the latest concepts, electric vehicles, capable off-roading trucks and SUVs, cars, and more—offering greater range, fuel efficiency, and safety technology. A selection of models as featured in the NCDA’s Signals publication shown below.

2023 F150 Raptor R

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R

The third generation Ford F-150 Raptor is a monstrous pickup truck that truly lives up to its name. The ultimate new powerhouse is the new “Raptor R” V8 with 250 hp more than the base Raptor for a total 700 hp / 640 lb-ft of torque from a 5.2L supercharged V8 shared with the Mustang GT500.

Despite the Raptor’s rugged and aggressive exterior design that will turn heads wherever it goes, the cabin is spacious and surprisingly comfortable, with plenty of modern features/technology to keep occupants connected and entertained.

Off the beaten path, the Raptor R rises above the competition with up to 13” of ground clearance thanks to its Fox shocks, 37” beadlock capable wheels, and advanced Terrain Management system. The combination of powertrain performance and suspension tech makes it an absolute pleasure to drive through any terrain imaginable.

Overall, the Ford Raptor R is a top-of-the-line pickup truck that delivers brutal performance, style, and comfort on and off the pavement.

Prices start at $146,005.

2023 Honda CR V

2023 Honda CR-V

The sixth generation 2023 Honda CR-V is one of the best examples of a well-rounded vehicle. Totally redesigned for 2023, it looks to compete with the latest in the compact SUV segment with its 2.7” greater length and new tech.

A retuned 190hp 1.5 liter turbo 4-cyl and CVT combination is the base configuration, with an even more efficient optional 204 hp hybrid powertrain. Both can be paired with front or all-wheel-drive. Performance is fine for the segment but not exceptionally quick.

On the inside, you’ll find a handsome new interior lifted mostly from the latest Civic, complete with a honeycomb-textured accent and a 7-inch infotainment system. The spacious new interior allows plenty of room for passengers and luggage, along with additional storage cubbies and an adjustable load floor.

The stiffened new chassis and reinforced suspension results in ride and steering being light and accurate, though the handling is still not as fun-to-drive as some competitors.

Overall, the 2023 CR-V checks all the boxes for any daily driver, delivering reliability, comfort and capability in one package.

Pricing starts at $36,315.

2023 GMC Sierra AT4X

2023 GMC Sierra AT4X

The 2023 GMC Sierra AT4X pick-up truck is a formidable upgrade to the AT4 line-up. Its bold exterior styling features a winch-capable steel front bumper as well as widened fenders and boron skid plates for extra protection. Its rugged design and impressive off-road capabilities are built for adventure seekers who demand power, capability, with premium amenities.

Under the hood, the AT4X is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 10-speed gearbox. It also features a unique suspension system with Multimatic DSSV shocks and a two-speed transfer case with front/rear e-lockers not offered on any competitor.

Inside, the AT4X boasts a new premium cabin with leather-trimmed heated/ventilated seats, a massive new 13.4″ infotainment system, and a Bose Premium sound system. Also included are lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.

The 2023 Sierra AT4X is a top-notch option for those who want a truck that can handle any terrain while still providing comfort and style.

Pricing starts at $101,547.

2023 Toyota Corolla Cross

2023 Toyota Corolla Cross

The 2023 Corolla Cross is a new addition to Toyota’s line-up of compact SUVs. It is a great choice for those looking for a reliable and efficient small SUV with all-wheel-drive. The Corolla Cross features a 169 hp 2.0L 4-cyl engine and a well-tuned CVT, great for city commuting and long drives alike. Power is surprisingly more than adequate.

Inside, the Corolla Cross features a spacious, modern, and comfortable cabin with a good amount of legroom/headroom despite its compact dimensions. Toyota’s user-friendly 8” infotainment system does the job well, and there’s even an optional wireless charging pad. Advanced safety features including automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning are available.

Overall, the 2023 Corolla Cross is an excellent choice for those looking for a practical and stylish compact SUV backed by Toyota’s reputation. Its fuel efficiency, safety features, and spacious cabin make it an ideal option for families and commuters alike. A new hybrid model is upcoming soon.

Pricing starts at $28,835.

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6

Hyundai is going head-to-head with the popular Tesla Model 3 with its new 2023 Ioniq 6. With many components shared with the award-winning Ioniq 5 crossover, the Ioniq 6 is the futuristic four-door-sedan version. Its eye-catching shape is even more aerodynamic than the latest Prius.

With a noticeably more luxurious interior than the Model 3, the Ioniq 6 is loaded with all of Hyundai’s latest hits including a 12.3” digital cluster and 12.3” infotainment screen and all the latest cabin and active safety tech. The interior is minimalistic yet modern, offering seating for 5. The aerodynamic rear end design does compromise cargo space somewhat, but there is a frunk along with folding rear seats.

Both single and dual motor versions are available with power ranging from 149 hp to 320 hp. The most efficient RWD long-range model is rated for a whopping 581 km on a single charge. Battery options are similar to the Ioniq 5, with a range-topping 77.4 kWh long-range battery pack that can charge from 10 to 80 per cent in as little as 18 mins.

Overall, the Ioniq 6’s range, performance, and features make it a top new contender in the EV market.

Pricing starts at $54,999 for the RWD Long Range and $57,999 for the Dual Motor AWD Long Range.

2023 Mercedes Benz C300 4Matic

2023 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic

The all-new redesigned Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic takes compact luxury and sportiness to the next level, offering a powerful 255hp 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, aided by an EQ Boost 48-volt mild hybrid system that eliminates turbo lag.

Inside you’ll find all the latest driver assistance and cabin technology, combined with luxury you’d expect from a Mercedes. This means lots of padding, chrome accents, piano-black trim, quality stitching, and the latest MBUX infotainment system borrowed from the S-Class flagship.

The C300 feels tight and controlled through turns, aided by the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system and the available AMG sport suspension, which is stiffer and with a lower ride height compared to the standard version.

Pricing starts at $56,700.

Content and photos supplied by Andrew Ling.

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Discounts Available Through Your Insurance


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Questions Regarding BC Auto Industry Regulator


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Vehicle Protection Matters!

Mechanical Breakdown Protection, often referred to as an extended warranty, is an option for consumers who want to avoid paying for costly unexpected vehicle repairs. Options are available for consumers buying a used vehicle or who want to extend the comprehensive coverage on a new vehicle. The best plans available offer complete protection, or what is known as exclusionary coverage, meaning that other than a defined list of exceptions, everything else is covered. They also include emergency roadside assistance, towing, trip interruption and rental vehicle benefits so you are never stranded as the result of a breakdown.

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Environmental Leadership by BC’s New Car Dealers

NCDA members are leaders in environmental and technological innovation. And the Association is pleased to deliver the CleanBC Go Electric Program, which is funded by BC Hydro in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia.

The Provincial Government set out a bold vision regarding electric vehicle (EV) adoption and that goal continues. The NCDA marked the ten-year anniversary of administering the EV purchase rebate program (2021) on behalf of the province, a period during which British Columbia has become a leader in EV sales in North America.

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Securing Your Vehicle from Theft


Have you secured your car with the 9PM routine? The Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT) based in Surrey, BC develops innovative strategies to reduce auto crime in British Columbia – and currently operates four major initiatives: the Bait Car program, Automated License Plate Recognition, the stolen vehicle Enforcement Team, and public awareness. IMPACT operates and manages the Bait Car Program for the Greater Vancouver area, Vancouver Island, the BC Interior, and the North; it’s the largest Bait Car fleet in North America.

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Class-Leading Vehicle History Reports


CARFAX Canada is Canada’s definitive source of automotive information, delivering vehicle history, appraisal and valuation. Drawing on billions of data records from thousands of unique sources, its products enable used vehicle buyers and sellers to make informed decisions. Formerly known as CARPROOF Corporation, CARFAX Canada is dedicated to transparency, and is trusted to provide impartial and comprehensive information to dealerships, vehicle manufacturers, consumers, major auctions, governments, insurance providers and police agencies.

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Helpful Vehicle Owner Tips

Thanks to our partners at Carfax Canada, this section of articles from Driving Insights is an information series designed to provide resources and help consumers with their vehicle purchase and ownership experience.

10 Tips for Buying Your First Car

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Keeping Your Vehicle Safe

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Used Car Buying Guide

Thinking of buying a used car? This free, downloadable guide will give you all the information you need.

7 Easy Steps to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

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Preparing Your Vehicle For a Road Trip

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Protect Your Car From Summer Heat

One of the great things about living in Canada is that we get to experience four distinct seasons, but each can take a different toll on your car. Learn to protect your vehicle from the summer heat with these tips!

What Items to Include in a Vehicle Emergency Roadside Kit

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Canadian Road Trip Ideas

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Prolong the Life of Your Vehicle

Regular vehicle maintenance is crucial to keeping your car running in top shape as long as possible. Click here for a list of things you can do on a monthly basis to help prolong the life of your vehicle!

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Used Car Fraud

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Top Safety Factors You Should Consider When Buying a Car

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Avoid Winter Related Damage with Proper Winter Maintenance

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What is a Lien?

When you’re shopping for a used car, it’s important that you check the vehicle for an outstanding lien. A car lien is an interest in the car that the owner grants to another party, usually as security or collateral for a debt, until such debt has been discharged.

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For additional information related to vehicle purchase and ownership, please contact the New Car Dealers Association of BC.

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