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The new design is, quite literally, edgy. The Elantra is also larger than before and has a bit more distance between the front and rear wheels. PHOTO: HYUNDAI

2021 Hyundai Elantra: Could this be the car that starts a sedan revival?

Pricing starts at $19,750 for the base Essential model and $26,600 for the base hybrid

  • Dec 4, 2020
The new design is, quite literally, edgy. The Elantra is also larger than before and has a bit more distance between the front and rear wheels. PHOTO: HYUNDAI
The Hyundai Genesis GV80. PHOTO: GENESIS

2021 Genesis GV80

Hyundai’s premium brand adds its first utility vehicle, and it’s a beauty

  • Nov 28, 2020
The Hyundai Genesis GV80. PHOTO: GENESIS
The Subaru Crosstrek boasts a tough-look appearance that’s currently in vogue, with a hiked-up ride height that provides extra ground clearance.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek

Pound for pound, one of the best values for an all-wheel-drive small utility vehicle

  • Nov 19, 2020
The Subaru Crosstrek boasts a tough-look appearance that’s currently in vogue, with a hiked-up ride height that provides extra ground clearance.
Joe Mahovlich. Image: Lia Crowe

The Vaults: For your eyes only

Sexy as a spy movie

  • Nov 19, 2020
Joe Mahovlich. Image: Lia Crowe
The horsepower war between FCA and Ford has spilled over to the Ram and the F-150 from the Challenger and Mustang. PHOTO: FCA

The Auto Sleuth

New Ram, new GMC utility in the works, a Bugatti Baby and more

  • Nov 18, 2020
The horsepower war between FCA and Ford has spilled over to the Ram and the F-150 from the Challenger and Mustang. PHOTO: FCA
The 1.6- and optional 2.5-litre four-cylinder engines are both turbocharged and they both come with eight-speed transmissions, although the 2.5’s is a different design. PHOTO: KIA

2021 Kia K5

The midsize-sedan category needs some attitude…and here it is

  • Nov 12, 2020
The 1.6- and optional 2.5-litre four-cylinder engines are both turbocharged and they both come with eight-speed transmissions, although the 2.5’s is a different design. PHOTO: KIA
The Nissan Ariya is a new electric hatchback, but that’s not the only thing new coming from the automaker for the 2021 model year. PHOTO: FCA

The Auto Sleuth: Hot off the press!

What’s new from Nissan, GM-Nicola electric truck partnership and more

  • Nov 9, 2020
The Nissan Ariya is a new electric hatchback, but that’s not the only thing new coming from the automaker for the 2021 model year. PHOTO: FCA
The 2021 Venza can only be bought as a hybrid. Unheard of perhaps five years ago, the move is not entirely surprising as hybrid costs have come down. The base price is an estimated $38,000, including destination charges. 
PHOTO: TOYOTA

FIRST LOOK: 2021 Toyota Venza

It’s a bold move to bring back a retired name, and even bolder to only offer it as an AWD hybrid

  • Nov 7, 2020
The 2021 Venza can only be bought as a hybrid. Unheard of perhaps five years ago, the move is not entirely surprising as hybrid costs have come down. The base price is an estimated $38,000, including destination charges. 
PHOTO: TOYOTA
The 2020 CT5 provides a refined ride while maintaining the world-class handling and fun-to-drive characteristics that define Cadillac sedans.

Cadillac CT5

Cadillac wasn’t selling a tonne of four-door sedans, so there’s a lot riding on the new ones

  • Oct 22, 2020
The 2020 CT5 provides a refined ride while maintaining the world-class handling and fun-to-drive characteristics that define Cadillac sedans.
The latest edition of the Nissan Sentra is totally new from the ground up in a concerted effort to keep pace with the class-leading Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra.

2020 Nissan Sentra

Instead of turning its back on small sedans, Nissan turns up the style

  • Oct 22, 2020
The latest edition of the Nissan Sentra is totally new from the ground up in a concerted effort to keep pace with the class-leading Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra.
2020 Jeep® Gladiator Overland

2020 Jeep Gladiator

It’s actually a real truck

  • Oct 19, 2020
2020 Jeep® Gladiator Overland
In 1940, the west side of Third Avenue between Angus and Argyle Street boasts businesses like Lavers, Homewood’s, Dr. Hiltons and Dr. Martinzer, Isabelle’s Ladies Wear, Hub Confectionary (Anderson), Flanagan’s Meat Market, Overwaitea, Fawcett’s Shoes, George Harris Shoes and Stirzaker’s. This photo is one of 24,000 in the Alberni Valley Museum’s collection. See more at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com/. (PHOTO PN06717 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)

LOOK BACK: Port Alberni’s Third Avenue circa 1940

Take a peek at Alberni Valley history with the Alberni Valley Museum

In 1940, the west side of Third Avenue between Angus and Argyle Street boasts businesses like Lavers, Homewood’s, Dr. Hiltons and Dr. Martinzer, Isabelle’s Ladies Wear, Hub Confectionary (Anderson), Flanagan’s Meat Market, Overwaitea, Fawcett’s Shoes, George Harris Shoes and Stirzaker’s. This photo is one of 24,000 in the Alberni Valley Museum’s collection. See more at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com/. (PHOTO PN06717 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)
A line of classic cars cruises past Echo Village on 10th Avenue as part of the 150-strong Cruise for Care on Friday, April 24, 2020. The event was put on to salute health-care workers at Port Alberni’s long-term care facilities and its hospital. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

VIDEO: Port Alberni’s Cruise for Care draws 150 cars

Cruisers salute health-care workers at long-term care homes, hospital

A line of classic cars cruises past Echo Village on 10th Avenue as part of the 150-strong Cruise for Care on Friday, April 24, 2020. The event was put on to salute health-care workers at Port Alberni’s long-term care facilities and its hospital. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Ron Lightfoot, who regularly shows his 1928 Model A Ford (here at Gyro Williamson Park in Port Alberni), will be part of Port Alberni’s Cruise for Care this Friday, April 24, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Ron Lightfoot, who regularly shows his 1928 Model A Ford (here at Gyro Williamson Park in Port Alberni), will be part of Port Alberni’s Cruise for Care this Friday, April 24, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Jan. 27, 2020 – People carefully wheeled in John Lennon’s famous Rolls-Royce into the lobby of the Royal BC Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

John Lennon’s psychedelic Rolls-Royce on display at Royal BC Museum

The classic car has been a favourite for Beatles fans from Victoria and internationally

Jan. 27, 2020 – People carefully wheeled in John Lennon’s famous Rolls-Royce into the lobby of the Royal BC Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The varied passions of JM Ledet

The varied passions of JM Ledet

Car sales manager has a love of classic Citroens and palm trees

  • Apr 30, 2019
The varied passions of JM Ledet
Colwood’s Shawn Kosmuk Restores 1969 Ford Mustang

Colwood’s Shawn Kosmuk Restores 1969 Ford Mustang

Classic car celebrates 50 years with a new look

  • Feb 11, 2019
Colwood’s Shawn Kosmuk Restores 1969 Ford Mustang
Vaughn Wyant’s Automobile Dealership Dynasty

Vaughn Wyant’s Automobile Dealership Dynasty

Entrepreneur says sales are about relationships not products

  • Feb 6, 2019
Vaughn Wyant’s Automobile Dealership Dynasty
In Love With Classic Cars

In Love With Classic Cars

Ted Forbes collects and restores 1950s era automobiles and memorabilia

  • Jan 30, 2019
In Love With Classic Cars
Cat On The Prowl, 1976 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Turns Heads

Cat On The Prowl, 1976 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Turns Heads

Jody Dick’s groovy classic car is a rebuilt ride

  • Jan 28, 2019
Cat On The Prowl, 1976 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Turns Heads