10 Top Concepts Heading to Production
Automakers have been teasing car buyers with concept cars since the dawn of the automobile age. Some are pure flights of fancy, never to go on sale to the buying public. But some hint at vehicles that car buyers will find at their local dealers sooner than later. Alphabetically, here are KBB.ca’s Top 10 Concepts Heading to Production.
9 Plug-in All-Wheel-Drive SUVs for 2020
There once was a time when driving an all-wheel-drive SUV meant suffering from poor fuel economy. Today, however, ever-tightening emissions standards worldwide and demand for less-polluting vehicles means SUV buyers have plenty of fuel-efficient utility vehicles to choose from. Some models do not burn any fossil fuels at all. To help buyers compare SUVs that use electricity, Natural Resources Canada employs a conversion factor to change electrical energy consumption values, expressed in kilowatt-hours per 100 kilometres (kWh/100 km), into gasoline litres equivalent per 100 kilometres (Le/100 km). One litre of gasoline contains the energy equivalent to 8.9 kWh of electricity. Alphabetically, here are 9 Plug-in All-Wheel-Drive SUVs for 2020.
10 Best Road Trip Cars of 2020
No matter how short our Canadian summers may seem, it’s the perfect time to hit the road. When it comes to finding the right ride to match your plans for a vacation adventure, there’s no shortage of interesting vehicles to choose from. It could be a scenic trip along winding roads with your significant other in the Rocky Mountains or a full-on cross-country tour with the entire family in tow from the Maritimes to B.C. There are plenty of alternatives depending on who you want to go with and what you want to bring along. So, in alphabetical order, we take a look at our list of the 10 Best Road trip Cars of 2020. You’re sure to find something here to help satisfy your wanderlust.
10 Best All-Wheel Drive Vehicles Under $33,000
You don’t have to live in Nunavut or commute to a weekend ski resort to benefit from traction at all four wheels. All-wheel drive (AWD) is a safety feature that can be a welcome advantage in the event of a change in road conditions –whether expected or not. AWD adds that extra bit of confidence if things get snowy, there’s a patch of black ice on the highway or less-than-ideal terrain on your way to the cottage.
10 Best Automotive Technologies of 2020
New car buyers would do well to spend less time looking under the hood and more time examining all the technology in the car. Of course, the powertrain still matters, but more important is how the driver and vehicle occupants interact with today’s increasingly sophisticated automobiles. That’s why we’ve come up with our 10 Best Automotive Technologies.