THE SUN TIMES
REVIEW : 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
BY DANIEL BARRON & GLEN WOODCOCK
Is the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
aimed at youngsters, young-at-hearters
or those heading into a mid-life crisis?
We turn to our oldest and youngest critics
to draw up conclusions.
GLEN: The new Genesis Coupe is less
like the company's old front-drive 2 2
Tiburon, and more like the rear-drive
sporty cars it was designed to compete
against - Ford Mustang and Chevrolet
Nowhere is that more evident than in
the available powertrains where both the
2.0L turbo four and the 3.8L V6 get significantly
more giddy up. Horsepower ratings
now are 274 and 348 respectively,
using premium fuel, but drop slightly to
260 and 344 if you burn regular gas.
The changes made to Genesis Coupe
tell you all you need to know about
Hyundai and why it is such a success
story. After just four years, the Coupe's
unique RWD platform is the oldest in the
Korean manufacturer's line-up, but with
the engine upgrades plus ...
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CLOSER LOOK : kartSTART program is an exciting one-day driving course that focuses on the entire family.
Toyota gives very young drivers a start
This week it's personal, and something
with which I am really proud to be associated.
We all know that young drivers need
all the training they can get. But, should
that training start when they are just
about to get their licences? I think not;
and neither does Toyota.
With support from Toyota Canada, I
started the kartSTART (kartstart.ca) program
in 2011 to give young - as in
REALLY young drivers - their first driving
The kartSTART program is an exciting
one-day driving course that focuses on
the entire family. Kids as young as 10years
old are given their first opportunities
to drive a motorized vehicle.
"Karts are ideal for kids to get their first
driving experiences," says Mike
Goodyear, Chief Instructor for the kart-
START program. "After the kids have
spent the morning in the karts - w ...
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012 THE SUN TIMES SECTION 3 PAGE C3
QUICK LOOK : 2014 Jaguar F-Type
Jaguar continues coupe progression with F-Type
Jaguar has announced the next
production vehicle coming to its
line-up (expected in showrooms
in mid-2013) will be a brand new
model called the F-Type. It will be
the fourth Jaguar model available
Based on the C-X16 concept
hybrid sports coupe, the F-Type
will be a two-seater that "will
launch as a convertible", suggesting
a hardtop coupe almost identical
to the concept (except for
maybe the hybrid powertrain)
may follow at some point.
Prototypes of the roadster are
currently being built at Jaguar's
Castle Bromwich plant, in the
west midlands region of England,
and are being shown in camouflaged
form. The car will incorporate
and will be powered by a range of
gasoline engines, including what
Jaguar calls "a new powerplant
Outside of the electric assist,
the C-X16 uses a superchar ...
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REVIEW : 2012 Ford Focus
Ford amps up city driving with Focus Electric
Ford believes drivers should have the
choice of the car that suits their needs
best, that's why it is offering several different
versions of its more popular
models, including the new Ford Focus.
Before we key in on Focus, let's use the
upcoming Fusion mid-sized sedan as the
prime example - you can get the traditional
front-wheel drive family sedan
(which is remarkably handsome in its
upcoming generation), you can get it as a
Hybrid and you can also get it as an
Energi (plug-in hybrid) model.
The idea is to offer potential buyers the
traditional gasoline model and a hybrid
for better economy without too much
sacrifice required from the driver/owner,
and a plug-in for people who want even
better mileage (especially in city traffic)
with a little bit of effort - you have to plug
it in, when you're planning on using it for
a while. The only thing missing from the
Fusion line-up is a dedicated electric ...
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012 THE SUN TIMES SECTION 3 PAGE C5
REVIEW : Auto Industry news
QMI AGENCY STAFF
N ISSAN JUKE GETS MASSIVE SOUND
Nissan has partnered with England-based
entertainment group Ministry of Sound to
create a special edition Juke that features a
sound system described as being "louder
than a jumbo jet in take-off."
The Nissan Juke Box is a customized version
of the Juke crossover, and is highlighted
by a 150-decibel, 18,900-watt sound system
that employs a custom-built rig with numerous
speakers placed throughout the vehicle
to create what is essentially a giant sound
system on wheels. The vehicle debuted in
France at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Juke Box is based off "The Box", a
five-sided "room within a room" where Ministry
of Sound is based in London. Nissan
says The Box is considered one of the best
sound systems in the world. Martin Audio,
which created the current "Box" system, was
tapped to build the rig used in the ...
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REVIEW : Eco Driving
QMI AGENCY STAFF
S MART ELECTRIC LOWEST-PRICE ZERO
EMISSIONS CAR IN CANADA
Smart Canada has announced pricing for
its Fortwo Electric Drive plug-in coupe and
convertible. The two-door model starts at
$26,990, while the open-air version starts at
$29,990. That makes the Fortwo electric vehicles
the lowest-priced zero-emission vehicles
in the country.
Smart Canada says it's already taking
orders for the vehicles, and customers can
expect deliveries beginning in spring 2013.
The Fortwo Electric Drive will be available at
different time in several other markets
around the world. German customers will be
first to receive their vehicles, with deliveries
beginning in summer 2012.
Daimler AG started production of the
third-generation Fortwo EVs at its Hambach,
France plant this week, where the plug-ins
will be built alongside models equipped with
combustion engines. The Hambach plant is
set to receive 200 million Euros w ...
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