News Roundup: A just-restored ‘Stang bites the dust, and Nissan axes the Titan

first_img See More Videos Just-restored ’71 Ford Mustang wrecked from back of trailerThis fine-looking recently restored Grabber Blue 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 429 was on its way to a new home in Georgia from New York when the Mustang gods reached down from on high with a bit of twisted divine intervention. That or it was just bad driving and/or loading on the part of the truck driver towing the car, because based on the photos posted by Motorlicious, the valuable Mustang was involved in some sort of accident and ended up upside-down in a ditch. Sadly, the vehicle was most of the way to its destination when it got wrecked. German driver fingers speed camera, receives $2,300 fineA German man managed to increase a speeding fine by 75 times by extending a single digit toward the camera. The BMW X5 driver was caught doing 81 km/h in a 70 km/h zone, which regularly would’ve cost him just 20 Euro ($31), but since he flipped that old birdy at the lens, the officials decided to tack on a little extra, jacking the fine to 1,500 Euros and suspending his license for a month. Over two grand just for fingering a camera? Seems like the police are the real ones doing the screwing here—2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime gets priced under fed incentive capToyota just announced a pretty attractive feature for the Canadian Toyota RAV4 Prime: its price. At $44,990 for the base model, the PHEV qualifies for the federal $5,000 subsidy as well as the $1,500 provincial discount in B.C. and $8,000 one in Quebec. Adding to the financial incentive is its pure electric range, rated at 68 kilometres, and the fact that, thanks to a 18.1-kWh battery and car’s frugal Atkinson-cycle 2.5-litre four cylinder engine, it will travel nearly 1,000 kilometres before needing a fuel refill. Learn more about the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime here. Lucid’s EV beats Tesla and the rest with nearly 830-km rangeAccording to Bloomberg, the average range of EVs was about 295 km last year. This year, that number should rise to about 378 km. Not bad, but now California-based EV startup Lucid Motors is pushing the envelope quite a bit further, claiming it has developed a battery for its Air sedan capable of taking it 832 km on a single charge. That’s a full 160 km above the longest-range Tesla, the Model S, and over 480 km more than the top Porsche EV, the Taycan. Read on to see how Bloomberg put the Lucid Air’s range to the testagainst the competition from Porsche and Tesla. Nissan Titan will not be sold in Canada 2021The Nissan Titan’s days are numbered in Canada as the automaker has confirmed the truck will not return to dealers here after the 2021 model year. The full-size truck was refreshed in 2020, but didn’t make enough of an impression to steal Canadian buyers away from the options provided by Detroit’s Big Three. First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened Trending in Canada For perspective, Nissan moved 800 of the Titans from January to June of this year, while Ford sold 56,466 F-Series rigs in the same time. The withdrawal is a part of the brand’s four-year plan to focus on sustainability.  RELATED TAGSFlexNew VehiclesFlex ‹ Previous Next › The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car evercenter_img Welcome to our weekly round-up of the biggest breaking stories on from this past week. Get caught up and ready to get on with the weekend, because it’s hard keeping pace in a digital traffic jam.Here’s what you missed while you were away. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Trending Videos advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img

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