Plus, try the F-150 Raptor R specs and atone for an enormous week of latest automobile reveals

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Welcome to our roundup of the most important 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 laborious retaining tempo in a digital site visitors jam.

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Right here’s what you missed whilst you had been away.

Toyota Crown returns to Canada this fall

2023 Toyota Crown Platinum
2023 Toyota Crown Platinum Picture by Toyota

It’s been 47 years for the reason that final ‘new’ Toyota Crown graced the Canadian market, however the top-of-the-line flagship saved on abroad and is now returning in its fifteenth era. The luxurious sedan is slated to reach as a 2023 mannequin yr later this fall, and shall be accessible completely with hybrid energy. 

Toyota has introduced an awesome many adjustments to its second-oldest nameplate (the Crown seems to be up solely to the Land Cruiser in age) over the a long time. For starters, the sedan is constructed on Toyota’s new International Structure platform, Ok model, and now boasts a “crossover-like trip peak” that will add enchantment to these now steadfast on the SUV profile. 

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At its base XLE and Restricted trims, the Crown makes use of the model’s 2.5-litre Atkinson-cycle engine paired with twin electrical motors; and within the Hybrid Max trim it will get a 2.4-litre turbocharged engine paired with a rear e-axle. Click on right here for efficiency, economic system figures, and extra.  

GM Canada pronounces 2023 Corvette Z06 pricing

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Picture by Chevrolet

The 2023 Corvette Z06 will formally be accessible for order subsequent week for a Canadian beginning worth of $128,198 for the entry 1LZ. The 2LZ and 3LZ are priced at $138,198 and $144,198 respectively, and all three ranges can be found sans high as convertibles for a further $9,000. GM additionally prices a $2,298 vacation spot freight cost to get the automotive to prospects. 

A giant a part of what units the Z06 a tier up from its 2020-launched C8 brother — and what justifies the premium worth — is Chevy’s hand-built naturally aspirated flat-plane 5.5L V8 LT6 engine making 670 horsepower and revving as much as 8,600 rpm. However there are additionally a variety of accessible add-ons like a Carbon Aero Bundle and Efficiency Bundle that patrons can stack on high to convey the worth of the absolutely specced mannequin as much as $172,930 excluding taxes. 

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Hyundai exhibits off tech-previewing N ideas

Hyundai N Vision 74
Hyundai N Imaginative and prescient 74 Picture by Hyundai

Generally you’ve received to construct one automotive simply so you possibly can construct one other automotive. At Hyundai, a pair of high-performance ideas, the RN22d and N Imaginative and prescient 74, have been developed to behave as “rolling labs” for the model to tinker with new applied sciences that can someday be dropped at market in precise manufacturing autos. In addition they occur to look superior!

The RN22d appears like a droid from a galaxy far, distant however is definitely the primary functioning idea constructed on Hyundai’s Electrical International Modular Platform (E-GMP), boasting twin electrical motors that mix to generate 577 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque. The automaker’s engineers will use the RN22d (which stands for “Rolling lab of N model”) to enhance cornering through regenerative braking and to check a brand new sound system that emits engine noises.  

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Then there’s the much more beguiling N Imaginative and prescient 74, primarily based on the 1974 Pony Coupe idea, which makes use of a uncommon combo of plug-in battery and hydrogen gasoline cell tech to energy twin electrical motors and produces over 670 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. Take a look at the gallery of pictures and be taught extra right here

Ford unveils V8 2023 Ford Raptor R

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Picture by Ford

Ford’s pack of off-road F-150 Raptors has a brand new Alpha, and we’re not speaking about Chris Pratt. Revealed this week, the 2023 Ford Raptor R is essentially the most highly effective Raptor because of the 5.2L supercharged V8 (of Mustang Shelby GT500 fame) that spits out 700 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque. That’s a full 250 horsepower greater than the common Raptor’s 3.5L V6 manages. 

In line with Carl Widmann, chief engineer for Ford Efficiency, “We’ve heard our prospects demanding the sound and energy of a V8 again in Raptor.” The R additionally advantages from a specifically tuned torque converter on its 10-speed transmission, twin exhaust with a number of settings that drivers can choose relying on how a lot they hate their neighbours, souped-up shocks and is derived, and even a couple of visible parts just like the R badge in “Code Orange.” 

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The 2023 Ford Raptor R is offered for order now, however pricing hasn’t been introduced.  

Chevy reveals all-electric 2024 Blazer with number of drivetrains

2023 Chevrolet Blazer RS
2023 Chevrolet Blazer RS Picture by Chevrolet

There have been some dashed hopes on the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV reveal in Hollywood this week when the GM model rolled out what seems to be like a reasonably typical fashionable SUV and never some wild, boxy retro throwback to the favored Nineteen Seventies K5 mannequin. However for these of us who weren’t shocked when Chevy’s design crew zagged with the remainder of the business zaggers, the brand new evolution of the previous nameplate has some noteworthy options. 

First off, there’s a welcome array of drivetrain choices constructed out on the Ultium Platform, together with front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive, plus a complete of 5 trims when you rely the Police Pursuit Automobile.

GM says the rear-drive RS mannequin can have a spread of 515 km, and can include a 11-kW onboard AC charging module enabling house charging and public charging. Join it to a high-speed DC fast-charger (as much as 190 kW) and the RS can settle for round 125 km of vary in 10 minutes. Vary figures for different configurations weren’t provided. 

Reservations are actually open with costs beginning at $56,598. 

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