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CAR BUZZ

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.

Subaru Solterra

2023 Subaru Solterra

Subaru’s first electric vehicle, the 2023 Solterra SUV, has been jointly developed with Toyota and shares its platform with the upcoming Toyota bZ4X. The Solterra will be closely aligned with the bZ4X, which should start in the high $30,000s. This all-electric C-segment-class SUV will be the first Subaru vehicle built on the battery electric vehicle (BEV)-dedicated e-Subaru Global Platform. Expect the Solterra to be about the same size as the Subaru Forester, albeit somewhat lower and sleeker. The Solterra is scheduled to go on sale in Japan, the US, Canada, Europe and China by the middle of 2022.

Ford Bronco

2022 Ford Bronco

The new Ford Bronco off-road SUV has entered production and will reach reservation holders soon. Production was delayed due to coronavirus-related supplier issues, and SUVs—equipped with the off-road-focused Sasquatch package and seven-speed manual transmission—are delayed until next year. The Bronco is available in six trim levels (starting at $40,449 for the two-door model). The two-door and four-door Broncos are coming off the assembly line at Ford’s Michigan assembly plant and will reach customers who have been eagerly awaiting its arrival.

VW Tiguan

2022 VW Tiguan

The VW Tiguan is getting a facelift inside and out for 2022. While we will not get full specifications until nearer the launch date, Volkswagen notes the interior is going to see a refreshed version of the MIB3 infotainment system with voice-activated controls, as well as some new Level 2 semi-autonomous driving aids that will come standard even on base trims. Engine options should not change, which means Canadians will still see a 2.0-litre 184-hp four-cylinder backed by an eight-speed automatic under the hood.

Toyota Tundra

2022 Toyota Tundra

The time has finally come for an all-new Toyota Tundra, and the next generation is expected to be bigger and offer a much different powertrain. The 2022 Tundra TRD Pro, recently revealed by Toyota, has an exaggerated front-end design with distinct lighting elements. Toyota is expected to install a twin turbo V-6 in the 2022 Tundra TRD Pro, providing even more horsepower than the old V8 with 381 hp under the hood. To compete with the popular Ford F-150 Lightning, Toyota is also examining the possibility of an all-electric model.

Genesis GV70

Genesis GV70

A first for Genesis, this is a new mid-sized SUV, which shares a powertrain lineup with its larger sibling, GV80. GV70 comes standard with all-wheel drive and a distinct exterior design with a crest grille and quad LED headlights. The top engine choice comes with best-in-class horsepower at 300 for a turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Kia EV6

Kia EV6

EV6 will be Kia’s first electric vehicle built on a dedicated EV platform. The concept has a larger battery with 500 kilometres-plus of range on a full charge. As well, the battery architecture allows for really fast charging—from 10 per cent to 80 per cent in less than 18 minutes. The car is planned with some cool features, such as augmented reality satellite navigation, a car call option (with the press of a button, the car automatically pulls forward out of a tight space or in reverse), HD-surround camera, regenerative braking, and more. Look for deliveries in early 2022.

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Discounts Available Through Your Insurance

ICBC

The NCDA worked with ICBC to make vehicles equipped with factory-installed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) eligible for a 10% discount as AEB has been statistically shown to help prevent crashes. AEB is a safety feature that uses technology to anticipate when a vehicle is about to have a front-end collision and automatically engages the brakes without the driver’s action. The advanced safety technology discount applies to your basic and some optional coverages, as well as fleet and commercial non-fleet polices that meet the eligibility requirements.

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Questions Regarding BC Auto Industry Regulator

VSA

The Vehicle Sales Authority (VSA) is an independent, non-profit regulatory agency that oversees the retail sales of personal-use motor vehicles in British Columbia. The VSA licenses motor vehicle dealerships, salespeople, broker agents, broker agent representatives, and wholesalers. Additionally, the VSA provides licensing courses and continuing education for VSA licensees, offers consumer information and assistance, investigates consumer complaints and provides dispute resolution, and undertakes compliance action as needed.

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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 administer the CleanBC Go Electric Program on behalf of the province of BC.

The Provincial Government set out a bold vision regarding electric vehicle (EV) adoption and that goal continues. This year, the NCDA is honoured to mark the ten-year anniversary of administering the EV purchase rebate program 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

IMPACT

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

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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

Finding a vehicle that meets your needs, budget, and personal preferences requires research, time, and careful consideration.

Keeping Your Vehicle Safe

For some of the top vehicle safety tips including information on anti-theft devices, visit IMPACT and BC’s Bait Car Program.

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

You may be counting down the days until spring finally arrives, but just because you’re ready doesn’t mean your car is. We can help you get ready with these seven easy steps.

Preparing Your Vehicle For a Road Trip

Road trips are a fun, economical vacation option, but travelling in a vehicle that hasn’t been properly prepared for a long drive can lead to unexpected issues. Make sure this doesn’t happen on your trip with these tips.

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

No matter how great your organizational and planning skills are, sometimes the unexpected happens. Be prepared for anything the road throws at you.

Canadian Road Trip Ideas

Looking to see more of Canada while sticking to a reasonable budget? Here are some Canadian road trip ideas originating in every provincial capital!

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

If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is – unfortunately used car fraud is a problem in Canada and abroad. Learn ways to avoid it here.

Top Safety Factors You Should Consider When Buying a Car

Some drivers prioritize speed while others think cargo space is most important. Regardless of which feature is most important to you when choosing a vehicle, safety should always be on the list.

Avoid Winter Related Damage with Proper Winter Maintenance

As Canadians, we’re familiar with all the wonders and challenges of winter. Slippery roads can send you sliding, but they’re not the only hazards out there.

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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