Welcome to our weekly round-up of the largest breaking tales on Driving.ca from this previous week. Get caught up and able to get on with the weekend, as a result of it’s arduous conserving tempo in a digital site visitors jam.
Right here’s what you missed whilst you had been away.
AJAC has spoken! Mazda3 and Genesis GV80 obtain prime Canadian Automotive and Utility of the 12 months
Every year the Car Journalists Affiliation of Canada (AJAC) kinds via the brand new choices to seek out one of the best in school. Mazda and Genesis discovered themselves prime of the pile this time round. The Mazda 3 acquired the 2021 Canadian Automotive of the 12 months title, making it the second repeat winner in AJAC historical past, and the primary automotive to string collectively two W’s in a row. And the GV80 clinched the Canadian Utility Car of the 12 months. Learn the total report right here to study extra about how and why the 2 autos had been chosen.
Jimmy Fallon roasts selfmade and misspelled Ontario license plate
An Ontario bike rider inadvertently discovered themselves the butt of a late-night joke after getting busted with one of many worst and most hilarious selfmade license plates we’ve ever come throughout — and we’re mainly connaisseurs of poorly cast license plates.
Not solely was the plate clearly hand-drawn, nevertheless it additionally had a four-letter phrase lacking a letter. “After they took him to jail, police had been like ‘it’s a very good factor you want making license plates,’” joked Fallon. Scrub to the 4:30 mark within the video to catch the remainder of the license-plate roast.
The Kia EV6 GT is able to disrupt
Kia’s first ground-up EV construct is about to hit choose markets later this yr, and that’s an enormous deal not simply for individuals who will drive (and sure love) it, but additionally for its opponents. Based mostly on the model’s Electrical-International Modular Platform (E-GMP), the 2022 EV6 GT will cowl the hatchback, crossover and capturing brake bases with both the long-range battery pack or standard-range pack, each obtainable in AWD and 2WD.
Kia says the EV6 would be the fastest-charging BEV on the market, able to slamming energy from a 350-kW quick charger to juice from 10 to 80 per cent in 18 minutes. The highest-range mannequin, the 2WD GT with long-range battery, is rated for over 510 km.
Extra particulars concerning the upcoming “Nissan Z” emerge
A put up on the 400zclub discussion board has dropped just a few new particulars concerning the upcoming Nissan sports activities automotive, together with that it’ll be known as Nissan “Z” moderately than “400Z.” The rumours additionally recommend energy output will peak at 400 hp, pushed from the three.0-litre twin-turbo V6 from an Infiniti Q50 Pink Sport 400, via the identical six-speed guide transmission as within the 370Z. In keeping with the poster, the automotive shall be priced at a aggressive US$34,995 and be made obtainable with a number of improve packages upping the worth as a lot as US$10,000 extra.
Ohio residence beneath fireplace for imposing “parking whereas poor” rule
An Ohio residence has named itself magnificence contestant choose, jury, and executioner of any automobile daring sufficient to park in entrance of it. Montana Valley Flats in Westwood, Ohio has been leaving warning notes and towing autos that it finds too ugly, inflicting a neighborhood information outlet to label the follow “parking whereas poor.” Drivers requested the residence’s administration concerning the challenge and had been handed this no-duh assertion: “We perceive the coverage isn’t for everybody.” Agreed, and that’s the issue.