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Lorne Calvert had an opportunity to hang out with the Rolling Stones during their visit to Regina (Photo by Sandy Hutchinson)

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Calvert recalls concert that changed Saskatchewan

orne Calvert clearly recalls going to wasn’t out of the question, but it depended breakfast in March 2004 at the Hali- upon a facility which could hold up to fax Juno Awards for a meeting that 40,000 people. In addition there had to be changed the pop-music industry’s perspec- a corporate sponsor. tive of Saskatchewan. “I threw out Taylor Field Calvert was the premier of in Regina and Craven as two Saskatchewan, and he was on possible sites and said SaskTel a mission to promote the 2005 would be the sponsor. He said Junos which had been awarded the Stones themselves would to Saskatoon. have the ultimate say. Then “J.P. Ellson, a Regina he threw another curve at me. lawyer with a keen awareness He said if any announcements of the music industry, asked were going to be made, they me the night before if I’d like were going to be made by the to meet Donald Tarlton, one tour promoters. No rumours, of Canada’s most influential no government releases, a lot promoters. From there Donald of secrecy on my part as I tried People and I agreed to meet the next to work out the arrangements,” morning,” said Calvert, who is said Calvert. now the principal of St. Andrew’s College “The secrecy thing was hard. I didn’t in Saskatoon. tell any of my colleagues in cabinet except “When we met I reminded Donald that for Glenn Hagel, who was in charge of we’d never had the Rolling Stones perform the upcoming Saskatchewan Centennial in Saskatchewan and asked what we had to celebrations. It was hard to be silent when do to get them.” the touring team from New York came The Stones were going to play Canato visit the facilities and study the hotel dian dates in October 2004, and Tarlton accommodation. Mayor Pat Fiacco had to told Calvert that a stop in Saskatchewan become involved.

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“The funny thing about it was we were three inches away from not making the concert work. The large stage came within three inches of the grandstand seating. The touring team didn’t ask for anything special except to pave a small area around the outside of Taylor Field. With 80 semitrailers of equipment, they didn’t want to get bogged down on a gravel surface.” Everything worked like a charm. When the tickets went on sale for a Friday night concert in October at Taylor Field, they sold out in 30 minutes. Everyone agreed to play a second date — the Sunday night — and it also sold out quickly. Calvert had been a longtime fan of the Stones and had met them at the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert, which attracted about 490,000 people outdoors in July 2003. Calvert, then-Manitoba premier Gary Doer and then-Alberta premier Ralph Klein were in Toronto defending Canadian beef against the American accusations in the BSE scare. Calvert watched from the wings “and Gary and I were so close you could see them sweat.” The Saskatchewan dates were a winwin for everyone.

“I sense the two shows were a comingof-age thing for Saskatchewan music lovers. We were elevated into a Grade-A status after being a B circuit site for so many years. We caught the attention of the promoters. “Michael Cohl, part of the promoting team, said the Stones did better in Saskatchewan than in any other stops on the world tour. That’s because all the expenses were covered by the first show and everything on the second night was gravy. Usually ticket sales cover the cost of putting on the show. The bands make a clear profit on souvenir sales. We had teamed them up with the Saskatchewan Roughrider marketers. “For SaskTel, the sponsorship gave them tremendous exposure.” Calvert bought tickets the first night, as did his cabinet colleagues. They were given 25 free tickets, which they dispersed to a Regina inner-city youth group. “We invited the Snowbirds to do a fly-past just before the concert. The Stones were still in their tents, but they all came running out when they heard the noise. No (Continued on page 4)


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HERE DID the last 50 years Toronto Maple Leafs winning the go? Stanley Cup? It has been half a century The look on Lee Harvey Oswald’s since John F. Kennedy was assassinated face at the moment Jack Ruby shot him in Dallas. I was attending Haultain has forever been etched in my mind. School then. I remember going in the I was enthralled watching Kennedy’s boys’ entrance – those were interesting funeral. I haven’t needed 50 years of times – and walking up the replays to vividly recall flight of stairs toward the those events. second floor when I heard the More than 2,000 news. “The president of the books have been written United States has been shot,” about the Kennedy somebody yelled. assassination. Conspiracy That moment has had a theories still abound. life-long impact on me. Why? Vice-president Lyndon I don’t know. I have forgotten Johnson was behind where I was when Paul it. Two shooters. The Henderson scored the winning mafia. The Russians. goal for Canada in 1972. I have The Cubans. The CIA. I forgotten where I was when Editor am surprised no one has Neil Armstrong stepped onto blamed Rob Ford. the moon. I have forgotten my anniversary a couple of times. I think Oswald acted alone. I have I remember when I was caught never been a grassy knoll kind of smoking. I remember where I was person. Then again, I have never read a when the Space Shuttle Challenger single one of those 2,000 books. exploded, where I was during OJ In some odd way the 50 years Simpson’s low-speed chase, where I was when the Toronto Blue Jays played since Kennedy’s death have been a their first game, and where I was when measuring stick of my life. For years I have subtracted nine from my age to Ben Johnson ran at the Olympics in know how much time has passed since Seoul. Why? I don’t know. Kennedy’s death. Why? I don’t know. Does anybody remember the

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ith the help of pianist-conductor style to his performance. The music was a Brian Jackson, the Saskatoon combination of classical and pop, always Symphony Orchestra is going to being able to slide from one style to another revive the music and spirit of Liberace in a with ease. performance at Third Avenue United Church Audiences loved to watch him on the on Saturday. TV variety shows and eventually on his Even though Liberace was the highestown show, curious to see what fabulous paid entertainer from the 1960s through outfits he’d be wearing. Liberace performed the 1980s, you have to be of in jewel-studded, fur-trimmed a certain age to remember the sumptuous wardrobes, topped with opulent, extravagantly- stylish extraordinary jewelry. Liberace man who was an excellent was easily the world’s most pianist and extraordinary flamboyant performer, bringing performer. I am not only of that an air of outrageous style to era, but I spent an afternoon everything he did. working alongside Liberace. Some news publications put In May 1973 Liberace, him down for his effeminate or Lee as he asked me to ways, suggesting that he was call him, was to perform at gay. Liberace stamped out those the Centennial Auditorium, rumours with lawsuits and by Columnist a huge coup for Saskatoon surrounding himself with female audiences. As timing would friends. He tried to hide his have it, Coles in Midtown homosexuality, and he did so until Plaza was promoting Liberace’s self- titled his death from AIDS confirmed it. autobiography and booked an autograph At Coles on that memorable day I wore session at the store. my latest sweater dress and curled my hair. Prior to Liberace’s visit, a rider had been I wanted to look my best as I met Liberace’s sent to the store requesting that certain agent, his personal valet, his bodyguard and conditions be met. There had to be a table Liberace himself. and chair with a stack of hardcover books, Lee was friendly to me and to everyone a crystal water pitcher and water glass, a that stopped to visit. And there were lineups. crystal tissue holder, and a young woman Most in the long line were women. He to hand him copies of his book. As I had had a sense of humour, and you would see worked at Coles (but had since moved to him joking with or teasing a number of the Kinney’s shoe store) the manager thought of women that came by. He was impeccably me. dressed and wore his diamond-studded Liberace was a big deal in the piano-shaped watch and his candelabra ring. entertainment world. He began playing piano Books sold well, and at the end of the at age four. Although raised on classical signing I walked the entourage to the back music, he gained experience with popular door of Coles. As they were getting ready to music during the Depression playing head out the door and Liberace was about music in theatres, for dance classes and at to put on his white mink chinchilla coat, I weddings. He also performed in strip clubs commented on how beautiful the coat was. and cabarets, which added variety and Lee automatically responded with “Would

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As a teenager, Shelly Loeffler worked as Liberace’s assistant at a book signing (Photo Supplied) you like to try it on?” Within seconds that beautiful fur covered my body, and I modelled it for an admiring Liberace. He was so gracious in his style and presence. Then I needed to return to my regular job. I was organizing a shoe display when Liberace’s agent came over to see me and said, “Lee would like to have breakfast with you at the hotel tomorrow.” I heard the invitation, but in my mind I could hear the voice of my mother reminding me of my Saskatchewan sensibilities and Roman Catholic background. “Thank you,” I resolutely responded, “but tell Mr. Liberace that I won’t be there for breakfast.” After all, my mother had warned me about men like that! Had I only known how safe I would have been.

Musical tribute to Liberace promises to be “wonderful”

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rian Jackson may wear some sequined clothes, maybe even a fur coat, but the pianist’s tribute to the legendary Liberace is “going to be all about the music.” Cue The Candelabra, It’s Liberace is the title of the concert in which Jackson plays piano and conducts the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra at Third Avenue Church on Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. The venue is a change from the original booking at TCU Place. Jackson’s recognition of Liberace’s talent has been a long-standing one. “As a boy growing up in England I was studying piano. And just about the time I was five my mother called me into the front room to see a television special. She told me I must see this American pianist at a Royal Command performance for Queen Elizabeth. It was Liberace at his best.”

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Jackson began working for the BBC in London “producing television shows when I really wanted to be directing them.” He decided in 1968 he was going to move to Peterborough, Ont. “It wasn’t long afterwards in 1971 that I saw Liberace, going two nights in a row, at the O’Keefe Centre in Toronto. He was absolutely amazing, played brilliantly musically and never missed a note. He was a showman, an entertainer, a great pianist. “He was selling classical, from Chopin to Liszt to Beethoven, like giving the people a musical education in the 1960s. Much was done at the same time through his own television show, where he introduced Barbra Streisand to his audiences. He’s so much more than just the pianist who played Flight of the Bumblebee. I want people to remember him as the great entertainer — who for many of those years was the highest paid in the world.” Jackson moved to Victoria where he was the principal pops conductor for the

Victoria Symphony, a career that lasted 17 years before he retired in 2012. He has since conducted pops programs at Kitchener-Waterloo and London, Ont. He lives near Kingston. “Liberace was 67 years old when he died in 1987. I wanted to create a pops concert in his memory. And I’ve taken it to almost every symphony hall in Canada,” said Jackson. “I met with Liberace’s sister-in-law (George’s wife) and talked about the idea. All she insisted was that no one should do an outright impersonation of him. She liked the concept of a tribute because it would, if tastefully done, keep his music alive. I wondered if his orchestral scores were available, but she said they couldn’t release them. “I got to play the piano he once played at La Casa. I went to the museum in Las Vegas. I just loved the cars. The people at the museum allowed me to play some of the pianos.”

The museum closed in October, 2010. Some of the possessions have gone to the Smithsonian Institute. But now a new Las Vegas museum (located downtown) is in the works and is scheduled to open in 2014. Jackson wrote Brian Jackson the scores for orchestra. He admits conducting and playing the piano at the same time is stressful, but rewarding. Chances are that during his chat time Jackson may reflect on Liberace’s joy for life: “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.” Or on Liberace winning a lawsuit against the media: “What you said hurt me very much; I cried all the way to the bank.”

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one had ever done anything like that for them before. “I was able to take family and friends backstage and meet Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts. It was like lining up to meet royalty. I found them all to be very gracious. “The second night, Betty and I were invited to go into a tent and visit with Richards. He seemed like a regular guy, a person with great depth. I thanked him for being in Saskatchewan. He replied ‘it’s good for me to be anywhere.’ “For the concert, we sat with Michael Cohl on a platform where there were a dozen chairs not far from the stage. There I was — my wife on one side and Oscarwinning actress Charlize Theron on the other. She was filming at the Regina Sound Stage the week of the show. “The second night, Mayor Fiacco and I were asked if there was a song we especially wanted to hear. I chose Ruby Tuesday, and they performed it. “The Stones felt comfortable in Regina. They stayed at the Hotel Saskatchewan. Jagger walked outside with his son without any distractions. Another of them took a dog for a walk in the park. On the night between shows, the whole touring company — there must have been hundreds — had their own private party at a venue we had arranged for them. That was something else that they seldom got to do.” It was all heady stuff for Calvert, “the kid from the South Hill in Moose Jaw.” He was ordained a minister in the United

Church in 1976. Ten years later he entered politics, spurred on by many friends. He won a seat in three elections. He became premier on Feb. 8, 2001, and stayed on the job until Nov. 21, 2007. The position comes with surprise events. He was the only premier to be host to seven Royal visits in seven years. “Michael Jackson, our protocol officer, seemed to have a special connection to the Royals. When Queen Elizabeth came to Regina in May 2005, Michael arranged to have the Saskatchewan medal presented to each of the Queen’s household staff. There were tears in the eyes of those staff members.” One of the most memorable trip was one in February 2006, when he and Eric Cline were heading for Washington, soon to be joined by Frank McKenna, Canada’s ambassador to the United States, for as meeting with Dick Cheney, America’s vice-president. “We reached Minneapolis. The first story on the news was the huge snowstorm in the east, and we thought we’d never get there. The second story was about Dick Cheney accidentally shooting a friend while they were on a quail hunt. Cheney was in Washington. For Eric and me, it was the first time we’d been invited to the West Wing at the White House. Before we went in we told each other we wouldn’t ask any questions about the shooting. “When we came out, there was the largest media contingent I’d ever faced. They didn’t ask about our talks about resources; they just wanted some inside facts on the shooting. And we didn’t have any to give them.”

they are so grateful. By the same token, they still have a great love for their own community and their own country. I would encourage everyone to help if you can. Thank goodness the Prime Minister has said anyone donating money to the different charities will have their donation matched dollar for dollar by the federal government. Good on the Prime Minister for doing that. (Have a question for Mayor Atchison? Send it to editorial@saskatoonexpress. com. Please put “mayor” in the subject line.)

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Ian Buckwold receives We’re Proud of You Award

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teven Goluboff says Ian Buckwold was his best friend for as long as he can remember. Both were born in 1948. Each had a father who was a pediatrician. The two boys grew up together. When they were 21 they travelled North America and Europe — a trip they finished by working on a kibbutz in Israel. They came back to Saskatoon to become professionals: Steven in medicine and Ian in law. All the while, each was a champion of community values. Ian Buckwold It was fittingly Steven’s role last Wednesday to announce that Ian had been selected as the winner of the 2013 Saskatoon B’nai B’rith We’re Proud of You Award. Ian died July 14, 2013. Ian was “taken from family, his friends and his community by an irrational act of violence, rarely experienced by any of us in such a personal way,” Steven said. Ian attended Victoria School, the Saskatoon Hebrew School, Nutana Collegiate, the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia, where he obtained his law degree. There was a sharing of stories in Steven’s tribute. Barry Singer, now a Saskatchewan judge, joined Ian at a legal aid office in La Ronge years ago. “Ian’s easy manner allowed him to

Steven Goluboff and Ian Buckwold were life-long friends (Photo by Sandy Hutchinson) quickly relate to his clients, and his willingness to work hard for them was deeply appreciated. Ian believed that everyone deserved a robust defence. With good humour, boundless energy and optimism, he always tried to see the best in his clients,” said Singer. Important to Ian’s lifelong legacy was the contribution he and his wife, Mary Ellen, made to the issue of mental health. Dr. David Keegan, former chief of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan, said “Ian was a down-to-earth and common-sense person who tried to understand the issues of mental disorder and attempted to

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children, teenagers, students, husbands, parents and grandparents. I had the honour of being his physician, and I witnessed his love for his entire family and his devotion and commitment to helping his son, Alvin, who struggled with 12 years of tormenting mental illness. “Any of us who knew Ian would have stories of his kindness, wisdom and humour. We could all turn to Ian for advice, and he was always there for us.” Ian’s brother, Bruce, accepted the award at the dinner. B’nai B’rith has honoured citizens for 41 previous years for their devotion to making life better for others in Saskatoon.

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f your memory can take you back with rapid growth, aging infrastructure and a decade or more, you will recall a how they will manage the debt. She says brash councillor named Don Atchison that the city’s debt will climb to $300 milwho wanted to build a dome over Second lion over the next 10 years (from today’s Avenue. He was laughed at and ridiculed debt of $230 million). by press and public alike. After presentaI just don’t understand these numbers. tion of the City Centre plan, Atch gets the How can our current debt only be $230 last laugh. million and planned future It is frustrating to listen to debt over 10 years be $300 civic leaders plan for a city million, given that the City’s twice the size of Saskatoon share of the new south bridge when they can’t seem to manand roadways is at least $100 age the basics in a city half that million and the new police size today. The residents they station is $122 million? After serve today first and foremost contribution from senior levels want decent repair and mainof government and donors, our tenance of underground and share of the new art gallery surface infrastructure that are and parkade will be about $50 necessary to their daily living. million. However, it is prudent to do The 25th Street project Columnist reasonable long-term planning added another $2.5 million relative to zoning and requirements for to its cost for a total project amount of developers of tomorrow. $27 million, and I’ve lost track of River I agree with University of SaskatcheLanding expenditures. The new Olympicwan Prof. Abraham Akkerman’s comments sized swimming pool came in at about published in The StarPhoenix. He said a $50 million a few years ago and must still population projection of 500,000 is too op- have a substantial amount owing. The timistic, especially considering the growth approved list also includes $20 million for in the bedroom communities. I also agree a City Centre leisure facility, $66 million that investment in major infrastructure for for transit upgrades and $230 million for the City Centre project cannot be justithe Traffic and North commuter bridge fied. Last month in the Saskatoon Express, projects. Add to the list the plan to move Mayor Atchison stated that new infrastruc- the bus barns and city yards estimated at ture in new neighbourhoods is covered by $100 million. levies on new lots. At last report the City will need about In the same way that today’s home$70 million plus to bring our roadways up owners in new areas had the cost of their to last decade’s standards. Then there are infrastructure incorporated into their lot the necessary water/sewer plants expanprice, will the anticipated 10,000 to 15,000 sions and the costly Broadway and Univerfuture residents of downtown have to pay sity bridges repairs. We have not yet heard for their infrastructure? If they want heated the cost of the North Downtown project or sidewalks and weather shelters, add it to planning manager Allan Wallace’s Eighth the purchase cost of their condos. Street plan. Environmental manager Meanwhile, back at the ranch and as Brenda Wallace is flagging future landfill council considers another costly downtown costs and, gee whiz, part of the City Centre development, corporate services manager plan includes City Hall Square Precinct Marlys Bilanski advised council that she and whatever that expansion cost will be. will be presenting her financial plan to deal And let us not forget that the library wants

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Alternative art supply store a treasure hunt Cam Hutchinson Saskatoon Express

part of it. But it bugged him. He was ahead of his time and mom was too. rowing up in Vancouver, “He was a welder too, and I Shelley Kaszefski was think that is where that comes fascinated as she watched from. It’s really weird how it has her father sort paper and weld. all come full circle: not knowing She didn’t know at the time this why I was so fascinated watching him weld in the garage and fascination would influence her art and be one of the inspirations watching him sort this paper. So for her opening an alternative art it has always kind of stuck with supply store — Alt Art Depot — me.” Her path to opening Alt Art in Riversdale. Her parents, Nancy and Peter, Depot took another step while she was taking a painting and collage were recycling before it became class near Victoria. She said a the right thing to do. “My parents have always tried woman sitting next to her had “all this cool stuff.” It was from to reuse things,” Kaszefski said. “My dad was a big recycler, so I a Vancouver store named Urban Source. got it from him. He had his own “I went there and went, ‘Wow, cleaning business and cleaned a there is nothing like this in Sasgovernment building. And they would throw out reams and reams katoon.’ I have always upcycled. of the old dot matrix computer Some of the items in the store paper. I have made are upcycled, so I thought why not?” And Alt Art Depot was born. In its simplest terms the concept is to divert items that are reusable from going to the landfill to using them in art. A long list can be found on her website. “I contacted businesses and put an ad on Kijiji and said, ‘Does anybody have any stuff they don’t want?’ It’s by donation only, and we mark it up a little bit to cover costs and hope people can reuse it.” A visit to Alt Art Depot is like a treasure hunt for artists, crafters, teachers, recreational coordinators for home and day-care centres, inventors and anyone looking for unusual raw materials for their creative projects. Also on display are pieces of Kaszefski’s art. Standing elevated in a corner is a stunning piece called Bark Woman. Kaszefski and Nancy Bellegarde spent approximately 120 hours on the piece. It started as bark falling off a tree in Kaszefski’s backyard. “I thought, ‘This is beautiful, but what can I do with it?’ I had this old dress form, so I thought, Bark Woman took 120 ‘I’m going to make a bark hours to create woman.’ We started gluing it on “It used to bug him. So he and finding bits of moss and flowstarted sorting it, and he’d get ers on our properties and started nice big cheques from the paper sticking it on.” mill. Not that he was doing it for The base is made from scrap that reason, but I am sure it was metal.

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Saskatoon artist Shelley Kaszefski recently opened Alt Art Depot in Riversdale (Photos by Sandy Hutchinson) “We used our welding skills and our blacksmithing skills and put the base together. Nancy made the skirt.” Bark Woman has a price tag of $1,500 — or about $12.50 per hour for the work that went into creating her. She said she was inspired to incorporate welding and blacksmithing into her art after taking classes from Saskatoon artists Les Potter and Craig Campbell. “I am mixed media, so I don’t do only metal. But I got interested when I started seeing metal sculptures around. Les Potter has quite a few sculptures around the city.” Potter encourages his students to try different things, she said. “So I thought, ‘OK, let’s try the metal.’ I’ve seen some beautiful stuff, and I’ve seen some stuff lying around. My husband (Terry Yaschuk) farms, so there is a bunch of metal out there. I thought ‘I could do this with this,’ and it just started happening.”

Kaszefski, who moved to Saskatchewan 22 years ago, said she will be holding workshops on the lower level of the store. They will be from beginner and up. She has done two so far. “I am really interested in hearing what kind of workshops people are looking for.” To provide input, people are invited to participate in a survey at www.altartdepot.com. She encourages people to like her on Facebook to keep up with what is happening at the store. To make donations of materials (more than 100 are listed on the website) or for more information contact Kaszefski at 306-270-8780 or at altartdepot@gmail.com. The store is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 233 Avenue C South. “And other unique hours,” she said. “How do you tell? If the sandwich board is outside, come on in!” Otherwise the store is closed Sunday to Wednesday and on stat holidays.

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Smart PR saved Tylenol

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can’t remember if I’ve written this the crisis. “There may be an advertising column before, but it doesn’t matter person who thinks he can solve this, and if because the advice is worth repeating. they find him, I want to hire him because Whether you’re a public figure, a I want him to turn our water cooler into a small or mid-sized business or a multiwine cooler.” national corporation, if you, your staff, Thirty years later, I’m guessing you your product or anything else associated have Tylenol in your medicine cabinet with your business goes awry, there are or have at least taken one or two tablets three rules to mitigate the public relations lately. So how did the company survive desecration. the crisis? Step 1: Tell the truth, nothing but the First it came clean. Johnson & Johnson, truth and every last dirty detail of the truth. parent company to Tylenol, ceased Make a public statement, take out ad space production and marketing of the painkiller. in print advertising and put Then in an unprecedented your designated spokesperson corporate move, it recalled (preferably the culprit and not all Tylenol capsules from the a talking head) on every radio market — approximately 31 station in existence to explain million bottles with a 1982 what happened and why. retail value of more than $100 Step 2: Take immediate million. action to rectify the situation. Then it made things right. That may include (but is not Six short weeks after the recall limited to) the removal of all Tylenol was reintroduced to product from store shelves, store shelves with new tamperregardless of the likelihood they proof seals. Coupons were may or may not have been in offered to potential clients, Columnist contact with tainted product. and executives stumped from In addition to admitting the conference to conference problem, use every publicity channel explaining the changes to packaging. possible to share your unequivocal, wholly Finally, in 1983 a New Jersey sincere apology: check yourself into rehab, newspaper published an article written by cognitive behavioral therapy, sex-addiction Lawrence G. Foster, then corporate vicetherapy. Whatever. president of Johnson & Johnson. In this Step 3: Apologize. Profusely, genuinely article he explained that when the crisis and sincerely. For example, “I’m sorry hit, Johnson & Johnson simply turned to that your feelings were hurt by what I its corporate business philosophy. “The said” or ‘I’m sorry that you are upset company’s foremost responsibility is to I smoked crack” are absolutely not consumers and medical professionals appropriate ways to apologize. Those using its products, to employees, the types of apologies don’t suggest any communities where its people work and element of remorse for the incident or live, and its stockholders.” offence. Instead they suggest the recipient As the crisis continued to heighten, of the apology is really the problem for Johnson & Johnson repeatedly returned to being too sensitive or too anti-crackthat credo for guidance. And the company smoking. Instead, the apology should be went above and beyond to cooperate fully extremely straightforward and genuine. “I’m sorry I said inappropriate/insensitive with the news media, because the press, radio, and television were imperative remarks” or “I’m sorry I smoked crack” would be the right thing to say under those to warning the public of the ensuing danger. What’s more, if Tylenol had not circumstances. Short and to the point. fully cooperated with the media, it would To recap, the best way to manage a scandal is to come completely and utterly have received much less positive media coverage. Disapproving coverage by clean. Grovel for forgiveness, and then make a very public effort to make it right, the media would have easily destroyed Tylenol’s reputation for good. regardless of expense to both the bottom Now go back and re-read this column line and your wounded pride. and think about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. One of the most famous, successful Can you imagine if he had simply come examples of this simple model was clean months ago, apologized and publicly the 1982 Tylenol crisis. After multiple taken the correct steps to heal himself and unexplained deaths in a short period the damage he had done to the City of of time, it became clear that bottles of Tylenol on shelves in and around Chicago Toronto? had been tainted with lethal doses of Ford’s example is an extreme one, yet cyanide. Copycat incidents soon followed, there are valuable lessons there for all with widespread paranoia blanketing the of us. Stay ahead of a crisis — personal mid-eastern and eastern United States. or professional. Be honest. Take the I don’t think (Tylenol) can ever right steps to rectify the problem, and sell another product under that name,” be transparent about it. Because nobody advertising expert Jerry Della Femina told wants to be buried under a crisis anywhere the New York Times in the days following near the magnitude of Ford’s.

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No “dumb jocks” in roller derby, coach of World Cup team says

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oller derby players from Saskatoon will get a chance to jam with the head coach of Canada’s World Cup

team. Ewan Wotarmy will be in Saskatoon for tryouts Nov. 23 for the 2014 World Cup team. The event is open to the public and there will be a full scrimmage. The Montreal-based coach doesn’t know what to expect from Saskatoon athletes. Players from Alberta, Manitoba and Northern Ontario are also expected to attend. “It’s interesting that many high-ranked Canadian teams spend more time playing south of the border than between the provinces,” he said in an email. “As a consequence, we don’t get to regularly see a lot of the talent across the country.

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“I’m certain that in the few years since the last tryouts for the national team, the game has improved tremendously in Saskatoon. The most recent edition of the Derby Nerd’s Canadian Derby rankings considered Saskatoon’s travel team, Mindfox, a ‘team to watch.’” With 90 leagues in Canada and 130 players already registered across the country for tryouts, the team will be difficult to make, Wotarmy said. “. . . They’re going to have their work cut out for them.” He said the ingredients for being a good player are simple. “Like any sport, you have to be willing to put in a lot of hard work to be a standout. Not only is it an incredibly athletic endeavor to maintain a suitable pace, while continuously initiating and countering contact with other players, but it’s also an

incredibly complex game. “Anybody watching the game for the first time will probably wonder why there are so many referees. There is simply too much to keep track of, you need them there to maintain the flow of the game. As a player, no matter which position you are in, you have to be able to play offence and defence at the same time, and manage to keep in mind all of the responses to changes in game conditions, such as penalties. So you have to be quick witted. There are no ‘dumb jocks’ in derby. “Athletically, it helps to have had a back ground in skating, but it’s not necessary. A lot of the best players in the country are former hockey players or figure skaters. However there are examples of people who were just super determined to be the best no matter their previous sporting backgrounds, and over time, they’ve

accomplished that.” At the last World Cup, Canada finished second to the United States. He said his team can win next year in Dallas, although the roller derby landscape in the world has changed. “I keep hearing that the sport is the quickest growing sport in the world, but I don’t know what numbers support that. As I mentioned previously, it’s exploding in Canada and there is every indication that it is exploding the world over.” Team Canada tryouts are will be held Nov. 23 at the Henk Ruys soccer centre from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a $10 entrance fee to help fund the team’s trip to the World Cup. “Tryouts will include a full-length scrimmage in the afternoon among the strongest participants which will be very exciting to watch,” Wotarmy said.


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Paddling breast-cancer survivors mark October 2014 on calendars

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he only dragon boat team comprised entirely of Saskatchewan breast-cancer survivors, aptly named Busting with Energy™, is already looking forward to February when they start a 12-week training program with Saskatoon’s Bourassa’s & Associates Rehabilitation Centre. Then in May they begin training on the South Saskatchewan River. But in the meantime, as the temperatures plummet and the South Saskatchewan River slowly begins to freeze over, the team of approximately 40 members (including 17 grandmothers) is “busting with energy” over a different project: a 15-month calendar. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar will be divided. A portion will go to the C95 Radio Marathon For Breast Cancer. The rest will go toward the team’s trip of a lifetime in October 2014 to Sarasota, Florida, where they’ll compete in an international Dragon Boat Festival for breast-cancer survivors. “The calendar is tastefully done, with classy, beautiful poses of real women — members of the Busting With Energy team — in various forms of undress,” said Joan Mylymok, a Busting with Energy team member. “Each calendar month has an inspirational quote. And there are team pictures throughout the calendars,” she continued. “All women featured are Busting With Energy members, and we are all breast cancer survivors.” When Mylymok was diagnosed, she shared her request with a social worker to be hooked up with the Busting with Energy team. She had no idea where or why they popped into her mind. But with their bright pink life jackets, they’re not hard to miss when training on the river. Busting with Energy™ has lost 15 members to breast cancer: some through a recurrence, others to

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Christmas season begins with Festival of Trees

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bout to kick off its 28th year at the Western Development Museum, the Festival of Trees is a nine-day annual event highlighting the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season in Saskatoon. The 2013 theme for the Festival of Trees is the Colours of Christmas. Visitors can expect to see vibrant, creative displays of 70 trees and wreaths and 23 gingerbread houses. “Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation is the beneficiary of funds raised by the Festival of Trees,” said Cheyenne Steffen, co-chair of the festival. “This year they will designate those funds toward the Saskatchewan MS Clinical Research Chair Campaign. “Every evening of the Festival of Trees holds a special event in addition to the festival itself,” she added. “Tickets for each of these events need to be purchased in advance, and each one includes entry to the festival. All of the evening events offer a private viewing of the festival.”  Here are some of this year’s special events: Preview evening on Friday, Nov. 22 Gala evening on Saturday, Nov. 23 Santa’s Breakfast on Sunday morning, Nov. 24 Father/Daughter Gala on two nights — Monday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 26 Dinner Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 27 1960s Mania Cabaret (a new event this year) on Thursday, Nov. 28 Rory Allen’s Tribute to Elvis on two nights — Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30 Tickets for these events can be purchased by calling 306-384-9277 or visit www.festival-of-trees. com. A few of these events are already sold out: Santa’s Breakfast and both nights of the Father/ Daughter Gala. Money is raised a number of ways. For example, proceeds from the tickets sales for entrance to the festival are put back into the fundraising coffers. So are the funds generated from sponsored special JW11118.K18 events held each evening during the festival.

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“We have tremendous support from the Saskatoon business community, as well as from individuals and from media,” said Steffen. “All of these supporters have our gratitude. Their generosity keeps the Festival of Trees a signature event for the City of Saskatoon, as well as a major fundraising mechanism for Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation.” Corporate sponsorships are also available for each special event and for various designated areas at the festival. The beautifully decorated Christmas trees and displays are available for purchase by way of donation to the fundraising venture. “We have over 250 volunteers each year at the Festival of Trees,” said Steffen. “Most of the volunteers are individuals, and some of them come from various service groups and schools. These wonderful folks give us their time, and without them it would be impossible to hold our event. Throughout the year there are 22 committees operated by volunteer chairs, many of whom have been with the festival for up to 20 years. Their commitment is what makes the festival a success.” One of the new features this year is the Toy Story Tree located beside Gingerbread Lane. “We ask guests to bring a new, unwrapped toy or book to donate,” said Steffen. “They can place these at the Toy Story Tree, and after the festival the donated toys and books will be provided to sick children in the Saskatoon Health Region and also to children in need.” Over the years the Festival of Trees has raised more than $2.167 million for projects through the foundation. Tailored for people of all ages, there are several comfortable rest areas throughout the venue, and the location is fully wheelchair accessible. The Festival of Trees is open to the public from Nov. 24 to Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Tickets are available at the door: adults $9, seniors $8, students $6.25, children $2.50, preschool children (5 years and younger) free. The family rate is $20. For more information visit www.festival-of-trees. com or www.facebook.com/FestivalOfTreesSaskatoon. Or find it on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ FestivalTreesSK.

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a professional. After the interior is clean, place an open bag of activated charcoal or kitty litter or 10 drops of essential oil in the vehicle for several weeks. Instead of car fresheners, it is effective to store an open bar of soap in the car. Soap fragrances are mild (depending on the soap). And if the fresh soap smell fades, grate the side of the soap with your keys. The soap will once again freshen the air inside your vehicle.

Dear Lorraine, The art of gravy making can be a challenge. Many people use too much flour, which decreases the flavour. Remember the gravy will continue to thicken after it has been Dear Reena, removed from the heat. When What is the best way to get cooking time on the meat is rid of the stinky and stale smell almost complete, pour most of lunch bags? School only of the drippings into a twobegan in September and I am cup measuring cup and let the ready to throw the bags out. — mixture cool. Next add enough Candace Household beef broth into the measuring Solutions cup to make two cups. Add Dear Candace, a little less than one-quarter Get rid of food as soon cup cornstarch or white flour. Whisk in as possible. Food that sits in lunch bags the measuring cup until no lumps remain. molds and smells badly. Some parents Using a double boiler, slowly heat and stir include milk in lunch bags; if any milk the gravy until thick. If you do not own a seeps out of the thermos the bag will stink double boiler use a pot: stir constantly and and cleaning becomes a chore. If thermos set the heat at less than medium. If gravy milk is included in the bag, put it inside a is too thick, add a bit of water or broth sealable bag to separate it from the bag. to thin. To darken gravy stir in a small Most lunch bags can be cleaned by amount (about a half tsp) of instant coffee placing them on the top rack of the granules, soya sauce, dark molasses or dishwasher and running them through the Worcestershire sauce. regular cycle. Or place one of the folExtra Tip: If you choose to make gravy lowing inside the bag: cinnamon sticks, a ahead of time, put it in a slow cooker to piece of bread dampened with white vinkeep it hot. egar, or a piece of cardboard with essential oils on it. Leave overnight and discard in Hi Reena, the morning. What suggestions do you have to get smoke smell out of cars? — Jim Fabulous Tips of the Week: Freshly-baked breads will stay warm Dear Jim, longer if you line the bread basket with Begin by vacuuming and cleaning the foil before placing the napkin inside. interior of the vehicle, including all vinyl, When baking cookies, always start with leather, carpet and upholstery. You may a cool baking sheet, otherwise your dough JW11159.K18 want to take this project on yourself or hire will ooze and melt before it bakes.

Chop your own chips and chunks from a good quality chocolate bar or block chocolate. Chocolate chips don’t normally come from the highest quality cacao beans, and the chips end up with a very low percentage of cacao.

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Cam Hutchinson & Friends: Rating the Riders and dating Rodriguez • Torben Rolfsen, on an iceberg twice the size of Atlanta breaking off from Antarctica and drifting north: “Word is Gary Bettman’s thinking of holding an outdoor NHL game on it.” • I’m feeling somewhat vindicated thanks to Corey Chamblin. After the win against B.C., the Rider coach said Darian Durant looked like the player he was in 2009 and 2010. That has been my point all season. Where was that Durant in 2011, 2012 and most of 2013? When he doesn’t run, he is an average quarterback. When he does, he is a very good quarterback. Thanks Coach. • Janice Hough, on the Atlanta Braves leaving downtown for a new suburban stadium in 2017: “Atlanta’s mayor said that the city will then demolish Turner Field. The stadium, built for the Olympics, is less than 20 years old. Is there a way to give it to the Oakland As?” • From Bill Littlejohn: “In California, a team with a 3-6 record was selected for the high school playoffs ahead of a team that was 8-2. So who do the Raiders open up against?” • I would love to have a Rob Ford bobblehead doll. I’d put it next to my Ogie Ogilthorpe and see how tough Ford is. • Speaking of Ford, why did the Argonauts get their oars all bent out of shape after the Toronto mayor said some crude things while wearing a team jersey? Shouldn’t they be thankful when anybody in Toronto wears an Argonauts jersey? • From Rolfsen: “That Argos jersey Ford was wearing was a No. 12, a quarterback’s number. Did I miss the Duante Culpepper era in Toronto?” • Rating the coverage of the Riders this season: Quantity – A; Quality – B; Willingness to Criticize – D. • Anyone who thinks football is a team game hasn’t watched the Green Bay Packers play without Aaron Rodgers. • From Littlejohn: “Sergio Garcia said he is a better person as a result of his run-in with Tiger Woods. You see, there is hope for Richie Incognito.” • Hough, on police in Sweden being called to a potential domestic incident when a neighbour heard banging and

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Justin loses his equipment, Paulina shows off hers By RJ Currie

• Three comments from Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki amid rumours they are splitting up: 3. She said Rory back-seat drives; 2. He said she has too many faults. 1. They both said it’s been a slice.

• According to a CTV report, over 800,000 visits were made to food banks last March. And that’s just CFL players.

Sergio Garcia (Wiki Photo) screaming: “It turned out to simply be a couple trying to assemble IKEA furniture.” • It isn’t as much fun as it was when he was playing for Boston, but I will always compare Tyler Seguin’s stats with those of Phil Kessel. • From Rolfsen: “Mike Tyson says he was high on drugs for major fights. Also, apparently, for visits to tattoo parlours.” • Where did I go wrong? One of my sons just changed the channel during a hockey fight. • I really like the round-table format being used on talk radio. • From TC Chong: “Glen (Big Baby) Davis of the Orlando Magic apologized for hurling a hotel computer across the lobby. ‘What, were there no chairs around?’ asked Bobby Knight.” • Alex Rodriguez was busted after 20 minutes in a women’s washroom in a Florida hotel with a woman who was not his girlfriend (Torrie Wilson). A-Rod had a logical explanation: “When you got to go, you got to go.” • From Hough: “Proof again that God does have a twisted sense of humour: A white supremacist trying to establish an all-white enclave in North Dakota found out during the taping of the Trisha Show that he is 14 per cent sub-Saharan African.” • After his team’s loss to New Orleans, Jerry Jones went out drinking and got tight.

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• Women ages 18 to 21 from a university rowing club in England posed nude in a calendar to generate money to fight cancer. I only saw the cover and it raised something.

• The Saints racked up a record 40 first downs in beating the Cowboys 4917. That’s one better than the 1988 Jets got in one game, and two better than the 2013 Blue Bombers got all season. • An update on the hunter who shot at a moose but instead hit a 70-year-old man in a nearby house. The senior will recover; the hunter was charged with a moosedemeanour. • Hackers got into the Miami Dol-

phin cheerleaders’ website, rerouting visitors to a porn site. It still wasn’t as obscene as what came out of Richie Incognito’s mouth.

Caroline Wozniacki (Wiki Photo) skimpy bikini. In other words, a little more than usual.

• I just lost another disagreement with my wife. If marriage were baseball, I think most husbands would lead the league in off-base percentage.

• Ex-NFL receiver and diva Terrell Owens says he wants to be a profes• Tennis star Grigor Dimitrov says sional bowler. I see that lasting until he his love affair with Maria Sharapova has tries a Sharpie on a bowling ball. improved his tennis game. Easy to say now, but wait’ll he starts taking her for • The American College of Physigrunted. cians and Surgeons fears their warnings about obesity aren’t being heeded. I’m • Mayor Rob Ford made offensive thinking Americans don’t trust a college comments while wearing a Toronto with no football team. Argonauts jersey. Argos management

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Décor store opens in historic Adilman Building

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alking into the airy, luxurious showroom that is Anthology Home Collection is akin to walking into a stunning, curated museum of beautiful things. Palma Cafolla, manager of Anthology, a sister store to Blossoms Living (located on Eighth Street), is busy moving throughout the space, adjusting a display here, straightening an elaborately ornate bedding array or just fussing over the high-end home decor. Located at 126 20th Street West in the newly-renovated, iconic Adilman Building, attempting to take in all the magnificent home furnishings, scent elements, fabric, jewelry and accessories all at once is nearly impossible. It’s sensory overload in the most wonderful way. “To us it means a collection or treasury of flowers, of beautiful things, of curiosities,” said Cafolla when asked about the choice of the name Anthology. “It’s a place of all things beautiful — home, scent, decor, even food,” she continued. “We want people to come here, spend a few hours, relax and have their coffee while taking in all the beautiful things we’ve brought in from all over the world.” The store stocks opulent lines such as Dwell Studio out of North Carolina, Pom Pom bed linens and Four Hands, a collection of reclaimed, one-of-a- kind pieces handcrafted out of vintage materials. Cafolla beams as she points out a display of the Coral and Tusk line, based out of New York. “It’s a husband-and-wife designer team: she gets the spirit going, and then they create gorgeous home-decor items.” Founded in 2007 by Stephanie Housley and her husband, Chris Lacinak, Coral and Tusk — which is inspired by a love of animals, travel and adventure — strives to combine a spirit of luck and good fortune. Housley creates her quirky, original pencil drawings before she meticulously redraws them stitch by stitch, and then finishes them by hand. Every machineembroidered pillow, doll, napkin and artwork retains the story-telling spirit and hand-drawn allure of the original illustration. An original canvas painting sits next to a set of antique Egyptian doors. Anthology will be carrying the works of local artists such as Jane Harington and Linda Chartier. The scent element in the space is

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Carla Shorebuk owns Anthology Home Collection (Photos by Sandy Hutchinson) unmistakable. A line called Library of Flowers, a small batch perfumery bottled by Margot Elena, is exquisite. “Everything she bottles is pure, natural; you really get the true essence of what’s in the fragrance,” said Cafolla. True to its roots, Anthology will have a design space and element for florals. They are the same beautiful arrangements available in the original Blossoms location, but the new store won’t be doing deliveries. While Anthology is officially open there is more to come. The Little Bird Bakery — a French patisserie — will be moving into the rear of the store next week. Why did Blossoms see reason to expand on such a grand scale? “The reason why is because our store on Eighth Street was getting so busy with the furniture that we were exploding at the seams,” said Cafolla. “Carla Shorebuk, the owner of Blossoms, has had a great love affair with this store for many years. Finally she bit the bullet and here we are.”

MEND: helping empower Saskatoon children and families to become fitter and healthier

Saskatoon’s MEND program is entering into its second year helping families in the city make the nutritional and physical activity changes needed for a healthier lifestyle. Sponsored by Saskatchewan Blue Cross and administered and delivered by the College of Kinesiology, MEND stands for Mind Exercise Nutrition…Do It!. Children who are above a healthy weight can be referred to the program by either health care providers or through their schools, but many are signed up for the program by their parents, who must accompany them to the program that meets in twice a week for ten weeks for two hour meetings. For the first hour, the Mend Delivery Team offers family education sessions based on behavioural changes towards nutrition. They work out strategies to promote healthy eating in their homes, and talk about how to read food labels. The second hour of the evening has the kids going off to do a guided physical activity while the parents stay behind for group discussions and to offer encouragement to one another. After the ten weeks are over, there is a graduation ceremony, and the families are offered follow-up support, in the form of challenges and newsletters, for two years. Stephanie Bailey had three of her five children involved in MEND last year – her 11 year old son and her nine year old twin son and daughter. She signed up for the program to be proactive about promoting a healthy lifestyle. “I could see that two of my younger three kids were starting to get a little bit heavy, and I looked at all the electronics they played knew it wasn’t going to get any better. I wanted to nip any problem in the bud before they became serious issues.” She says that, while her children were a bit nervous at first, they soon came to love the program, especially the physical activity component. In

fact, her 11 year old son has discovered a love for football, and now attends football camps and plays at school. But Bailey can’t say enough about what she learned from the nutrition part of MEND. “Learning to read food labels was really eye-opening,” she says, adding “the first time I went grocery shopping after learning to do that, I looked at the amounts of fat and sugar that was in the snacks I was buying my kids, and I almost passed out. It was obscene.” And even though she has five kids who are all involved in extra-curricular activities and coming home at different times and who are growing and always hungry, she insists that “it wasn’t that difficult to make the right changes. I just stopped buying things like granola bars, and instead, I make sure there are always cut up fruits and veggies accessible for them.” Graham Anderson’s son was referred to the program last year by a therapist in order to help his anxiety about his weight, and he says that his family, too, found the label reading to be informative. “As a family, we cut back on white rice. We are more aware of what we put in our bodies now. We look for whole grain alternatives, we

use brown rice and soups and fruits and stay away from processed foods.” The change has become so internalized with his family, Anderson says, that his sons now read the labels on all their foods, and that now if one of his boys treats themselves to a snack of candy, or makes a sandwich from white bread, “they come up to me later and say ‘Dad, I don’t feel centered’.” Anderson’s son now feels better in general and is also now more self-confident about his size. “He realizes that, because of genetics, he is always going to be a bigger kid, but he now strives to be a healthier bigger kid.” And for a family that has always been close, Anderson, who himself has lost 20 pounds since completing the program, especially appreciates the emphasis the program puts on making healthy changes as a family. “Now, we all go swimming or hiking together. It was a really great bonding experience, and it helps you to hold other family members accountable. I might say to my son that he needs to chew more slowly, but he is just as quick to tell me when I have too much on my plate, too.” Anderson would recommend the program to anyone, but only if “you are committed to attending every session and really making those changes.” As for his family, Anderson says “oh yeah, I would sign my boy up again in a heartbeat if he wanted to do it once more.” If you are interested in learning more about the MEND program, you can email mend@ usask.ca, call 306-966-1106 or go online to www.kinesiology.usask.ca.


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Be a Czar and help end homelessness

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At the conference I heard of communities across Canada well on their way to ending homelessness. Vancouver is on track to end street homelessness by 2015; Medicine Hat, Calgary and Edmonton are communities (not so different from our own) who are well on their way to ending homelessness. I’m not sure if they had Czars in charge, but certainly someone stepped up and out and as Casey said, didn’t take no for an answer, didn’t wait for the perfect solution, didn’t wait for 100 per cent consensus. Instead they decided to let the results of their leadership speak for themselves. To learn more about what other communities across Canada are doing to end homelessness and the amazing results, check out the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness website at www. caeh.ca. Homelessness costs Canadian taxpayers $7 billion a year. In Saskatoon, research tells us that 23 people used $2.3 million in services. So what do we have to lose? It just has to be cheaper to fix homelessness in our community than to ignore it.

So what do you think? Are you up for the job? What things would you do or change if you were the Czar of Homelessness?

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What: There are jazz piano stylings, with Neil Currie on Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m., Sheldon Corbett on Nov. 22 at 4:30 p.m. Maurice Drouin on Nov. 23 at 5:30 p.m. and Martin Janovsky on Nov.24 at 5:30 p.m. Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. No cover charge.

Nov. 21-23 What: Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and bassist Rodney Whitaker will be the clinicians for the first-ever SJS Jazz Education Workshop. As well, they will sit in with participating ensembles for evening performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. Tickets: $10 for SJS members, $15 for non-members the first two nights; $17 and $23 the final night

for its annual Christmas concert Sing Choirs of Angels. 7:30 p.m. both nights at Third Avenue United Church. Tickets for the concert are $25 and are available at McNally Robinson Booksellers and at the door. Reserved seating. For more information visit www.saskatoonchildrenschoir.org. ***** Best of Broadway is a concert featuring songs from a variety of popular musicals. The concerts are at 7:30 p.m. on November 29 and 30th in the Father O’Donnell Auditorium at St. Thomas More College in Saskatoon. Tickets are $10 general and $5 students, seniors and children. Call 306-966-8900 or visit www.picatic.com/ bestofbroadway for tickets and information. Presented by Newman Sounds Glee Club.

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Craft and Bake sale at Mayfair United Church (902 33rd Street West) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission, wheelchair assessable, hot lunch available. Over 25 crafters plus bake tables. ***** Boys Night Out steak supper at the Elks Hall (508 12 Street East) Doors open at 5:30 and supper begins at 6:30 p.m. Games, prizes, 50-50 draws and casino. Tickets are $25, which includes one drink. For tickets call: Floyd (306-221-3777), Dick (306-222-2195) or the Lodge office (306-244-5547). The deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 20. ***** MENSA is an international, non-profit society for people who score among the top two per Dec. 1 cent of the general population on a standardized EclipseLove Came Down At Christmas. 7:30 IQ test. A supervised IQ testing session is being p.m. at Broadway Theatre. Featuring peaceful held in Saskatoon on Nov. 23 at 2 p.m.  The melodies of Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, cost is $90 or $70 for students.  If you are interBette Middler, Johnny Reid that are sure to bring LS908367.k18 ested in attending this session call Tim at 306back some great memories. Directed by the 242-7408 or e-mail trf674@campus.usask.ca. multi-talented Roy Sydiaha, the band includes Liza Wes Froese on piano, Bruce Wilkinson on bass and Rick Van Dusen on the drums. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Broadway Theatre box office or from members of Eclipse.

our “wish list” for the animals gets your name on our Christmas Tree. Donations of baking can be dropped off before noon Dec. 1 at the Saskatoon SPCA , 5028 Clarence Ave South.  For further information, please call Lesley at 306-934-1107.

is open to anyone struggling with depression and family members wanting to support them. Where: 311 – 38th Street East. This is a wheelchair accessible building. For more info, call 270-9181.

Dec. 11, 12, 13

The Saskatoon Mood disorder support group for people with bi-polar, depression and other related mental health problem meets at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church at 323 4th Ave. South (south entrance) at 7:30 p.m. For more information call Al at 306-716-0836 or Lindi at 306-491-9398. ***** What: Singles Social Group - “All About Us” for people in their 50s and 60s. Events such as weekly Wednesday restaurant suppers, monthly Sunday brunches, movie nights, dances, pot luck and more. Meet new friends. No membership dues. For more information email allaboutus10@hotmail.com or phone (306) 978-0813.

Sylvia Chave’s Holiday Hoopla Concerts at the Refinery. Come out and wiggle and giggle together as we celebrate all things Christmas. Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Advance tickets are $7 and $9 at the door. (Under 2 Free). Box Office: 653-5191. Online: www.ontheboards.ca.

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Third Tuesday of the Month What: Monthly Drop-In Caregiver Support Group. Who: Caregivers for adult family members or friends. Cost:  Free (presented by Saskatoon Health Region). To Register: Jeanne (306-655-3426) or Karen (306-655-3427). **** The Saskatoon Prostate Cancer Support Group is a local community group of men who have or who have had prostate cancer, and their spouses/partners/caregivers. We meet monthly for sharing, for support, and for information. Location: W.A. Edwards Centre, 333 – 4th Avenue North.

Dec. 3-4 Actor John Huston performs A Christmas Carol. 7:30 pm. At the Marr Residence, 326 11th St. East. The performance will be followed by dessert and musical entertainment. Tickets are $15 and available by calling 652-1201.

Dec. 5, 12, 19 Freee noon hour concerts at Third Avenue United Church. Dec. 5 - The Polyreeds: Alyssa Thompson & Melissa Goodchild (clarinet); Dec. 12 - Dean McNeill (trumpet) & Michelle Aalders (piano/organ); Dec. 19 - Renee de Moissac (pipe organ). Feel free to bring a bagged lunch. Coffee and tea provided. Donations gratefully appreciated. For more information call 306-652-6812.

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What: Friendship Force International, Saskatoon and Area Club. We are a non-profit cultural exchange organization promoting friendship and goodwill through a program of homestay Only Available at exchanges. We are an organization of more than 8th Street East Location 360 clubs in more than 50 countries throughout the world. FFI allows you to enjoy economiDec. 8 cal travel while forging new friendships with What: Handel’s Messiah, performed by the club members from around the world. Visit our Station Singers of Rosthern, accompanied by website at www.thefriendshipforce.org Find out Prairie Virtuosi Orchestral group, under the more about us or come join us at our next meetopportunity to meet in a relaxed social setting Nov. 26 direction of Duff Warkentin, 2:30 p.m. Soloists for persons with dementia, family, care partners ing by contacting Bill Gulka at 306-249-0243 or What: Save the Children - Canada (Saskatoon include Barbara Milner, Lisa Hornung, Robert and other interested people. The Café is a two- by email w.gulka@sasktel.net. Branch). Monthly executive committee meeting. Dick and Matthew Pauls. Where: Rosthern hour get together with refreshments, entertain- Every Tuesday and Thursday Mennonite Church, Rosthern. Tickets are avail- Where: Edwards Family Centre on 4th Avenue ment and information. First Saturday of the North at 7:30 p.m. Please contact Lavonne Bridge City Senioraction Inc: Classes every able from choir members, Station Arts Centre month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Sherbrooke Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 (306-232-5332), or at the door. $20 adults, $10 Cloke at 306 373-9877 or lavonne.cloke@ Community Centre. gmail.com for further information. a.m.  Registration is $20, drop-in fee is $2. For students, $5 children under 12. information, call Sheila at 306-931-8053 or ***** First and third Saturday Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Kathy at 306-244-0587. Join Saskatoon Choral Society for their funof the month Off the Wall art show and sale. 539 - 24th filled Fall Concert at the Grace Westminster Lions Clubs of Saskatoon Texas Holdem Poker St. East. A collection of work by artists: Valerie United Church (505 - 10th Street East) at 2:30 Tournaments at the Coachman Bar in Market p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for chil- Boycki, Karen Maguire, Gail Prpick, Sylvia Mall. $60 buy in, $40 goes to the cash payouts Thompson Hours are: Friday, Nov. 29 from dren 6-10 at the door. Luncheon following the and $20 to the Lions clubs. Dealers provided, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 concert.  freeze-out format no re-buys. Registration a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 1 from noon opens at 6 p.m., tourney starts at 7. Must be 19 to 4 p.m. or older. Call 306-668-0015 for more information. Nov. 30

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The Kilpatrick Flyfishers invite the public to a Fly Fishing Film Tour evening to be held at the German Cultural Centre at 160 Cartwright Street. Besides the wonderful films showcasing the sport of fly fishing in various locations around the world, there will also be silent auctions and door prizes.  Doors open at 6 p.m., and the films begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at The Fishin’ Hole for $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. ***** Who: Joe Schmutz. What: Community Pastures: Why Do Grass and Birds need Cowboys? When: Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Room 106 Biology Building, U of S Campus. Why: “In our era of biodiversity in crisis and a ‘ new climate normal’ just around the corner, is being grounded in communities and respectful of nature truly obsolete? How can we wrest a once world-class program from the fire? Come bring your words of advice!” — Quoted from the newsletter introduction to the speaker’s presentation.

Advent Tea and Bake Sale. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in St John’s Cathedral Parish Hall, 816 Spadina Crescent East. Free admission to sale of baking, turkey pies, crafts, woodwork, jams and jellies. Afternoon Tea tickets are $5. ***** Craft, bake and white elephant sale. Arbor Green Condos (1430 Avenue M South) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch at 11 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. (chili/ bun) ***** The RCL Branch 63 is holding a Christmas Dinner/Dance at 606 Spadina Cres West. Cocktails at 6 supper at 7p.m. Phoenix playing. Tickets $25. Dance only $10. 306-244-7575 or 306-384-2510 for more information. ***** We All Need a Rescue pet adoption day. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cowtown. 90 rescues currently in the group’s care. Santa photos with your pet and a bake sale.

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A traditional German Advent Celebration from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Nov. 23 Holy Family Hall (East Entrance), 123 Nelson Nov. 22 Road, Saskatoon. Advent music played by the What: Cure The Candelabra, It’s Liberace Véronique Eberhart Trio, dance performance is a tribute to the famed pianist, with Brian “Sea Sick: When Oil and Water Don’t Mix” by the German Junior Folk Dancers. Authentic Jackson as concert pianist and conductor, and with Alanna Mitchell. 6 p.m. Prairieland Park.             German Kuchen & Torten will be served, some with a lineup of music like a Gershwin medley, Banquet, talk by Alanna Mitchell, music by sales table including books, Lebkuchen and Chopin’s Nocturne, Flight of the Bumblebee, The Nephesh Spirit, Silent Auction. Presented by German Christmas items will also be set up. Entertainer, the Warsaw Concerto and Chariots Calling Lakes Centre - An Educational Centre Adult: $ 5 includes coffee or tea, children under of Fire. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Where: Third of the United Church of Canada. Tickets cost Avenue United Church. Tickets: From $60 to $50 and are available at McNally Robinson or by 12 are free. All are welcome. ***** $25 calling 306-373-6365 or 306-343-6301. The Saskatoon SPCA Auxiliary invites you to Nov. 29-30 Nov. 23-24 attend the 2013 “Christmas for the Animals” Saskatoon Children’s Choir (SCC), under the The Crazy Artists second annual show: Nov. 23 Open House, Sunday, Dec. 1 from noon to 4 direction of Artistic Director Phoebe Voigts, will from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Nov. 24 from noon to p.m. at The Saskatoon SPCA. Highlights of the be joined by a number of professional brass, 4 p.m. at the Mix Gallery (539 24th Street East). Open House will be a bake sale, treasure sale and Christmas raffle. Your donation of items on string and percussion players from Saskatoon There is no charge to attend.

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First Tuesday of every month What: FROMI - Friends and Relatives of People with Mental Illness. These meetings run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where:  W.A. Edwards Family Centre, 333 Fourth Avenue North (wheelchair accessible).If you have a loved one or friend with a mental illness and you need understanding support, contact Carol at 306249-0693, Linda at 306-933-2085, Lois at 306-242-7670 or e-mail fromisk@gmail.com.

First and Third Sunday of each month What: Pet Loss Support Group, Support and comfort to people who are struggling with the loss of a beloved companion animal due to old age, sickness or other sad reasons. The no-obligation support group meets the first and third Sunday of every month 2 p.m. at the W.A. Edwards Centre, 333 4th Avenue North, Saskatoon. For more information or telephone support, call 306-343-5322.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays What: Free art drop-in at the SCYAP Art Centre. All ages welcome, all materials supplied, no registration required. Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., and Saturday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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Hot news for 2014: There’s at least one all-new model coming for 2015, so 2014 focuses on filling out the line with performance models and providing wider availability of the V6 turbo-diesel. • Hotrod TT-RS is missing in action this year. • Audi was formerly standoff-ish Starting line about doing a hybrid, but there’s one in the Q5 line as ■ Certainly the focus is on the new Acura NSX sports car, even if that model is still a year away. But right here, right well as sporty SQ5 with 354 horsepower. • A7 filled out to include diesel and high-performance RS7. • A3 is now, there’s a brand new range-topping RLX to replace absent until a new model arrives. • Styling updates for the RL, while the beloved MDX tall wagon gets a serious refresh that involves making it lighter and much better on R8 supercar and a new “Plus” model with 550 horsegas. The RLX provides a choice for buyers who are fans of the power. • 450-horsepower RS 5 joins the team. Carryover: allroad; A4; A5; A6; A7; A8; R8; Q5; Q7; TT Acura brand, but want something a bit bigger, more luxurious Missing in action: A3, but a new one is coming for 2015. and more technically proficient than the TL sedan, which just

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so happens to be in its final year (it will be replaced by a the TLX for 2014). The first thing you notice about the RLX is its handsome sheetmetal. The car’s Honda roots are definitely showing, but it easily beats the rest of Acura’s sedan fleet when it comes to appearance. Perhaps surprisingly, its overall dimensions differ only slightly from the RL model it replaces. However, a five-centimetre stretch between the front and rear wheels (in addition to an equal reduction in the length of the snout) contributes to a significant visual impact. The RLX uses a 310-horsepower 3.5-litre V6 that produces 272 pound-feet of torque. The sole transmission choice is a six-speed automatic with paddle-shift controls. The RLX also features Acura’s new Precision All-Wheel Steer system that reacts to steering and braking inputs for added control. When cornering, the rear wheels point slightly in the direction of the turn, thus reducing the front-wheel-drive’s tendency to continue in a straight line, even with the steering wheel turned (called understeer). During braking, however, both rear wheels are automatically angle toward the centre of the car for maximum control. The RLX arrives with an abundance of people-pampering content, but you will need to shell out more than the $52,000 base price to add the full suite of collision-mitigating features plus a navigation system, premium leather package and your choice of two high-end audio systems. The 2014 MDX might not be a new model, but it’s certainly as fresh as the RLX. This premium-grade seven-passenger wagon shares nothing with its predecessor and also breaks new ground in content, technology and fuel efficiency. Of course the shape and familial shield-type grille are dead giveaways as to the MDX’s origins. But a slightly lower roofline, a three-inch stretch between the front and rear wheels and a five-centimetre gain in overall length makes it appear larger than the tape measure suggests. The new MDX conveys a stronger sense of luxury, especially with its “Jewel Eye” headlights that have become the signature styling item for the Acura brand. Although cargo volume has been slightly reduced, functionality has improved with added length behind the third-row seat. There’s also a flatter load floor when both rear rows are folded. Button clutter on the redesigned dashboard and control panel is reduced to nine from 41 as the rest are now incorporated into a console-mounted dial plus a touch-screen display for the audio, communications and climate-control systems. The previous MDX featured a firmedup ride and sporty (as in high-effort) steering, but customer feedback showed that that’s not the priority. The 2014 model goes the other way, with a more supple ride and lighter steering. The MDX drives like an upscale wagon should, but is in no way bouncy or sloppy over rough surfaces. Acura claims the more aerodynamic body structure weighs about 55 kilograms less and, combined with other measures, contributes to a total 125-kilogram weight trimming (for comparison, the Audi Q7 is heavier by about 450 kilograms). A 290-horsepower 3.5-litre V6 replaces the 300-horsepower 3.7. Smaller, yes, but no one will be the wiser since the 3.5’s torque rating is within three pound-

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The LaCrosse is perhaps most appreciated inside where its nicely detailed dashboard, console and controls are Hot news for 2014: 3 Series coupe split off into aging nicely, although the new-for-2014 Ultra Luxury package, the new 4 Series. • ActiveHybrid 7 ditches its V8 for which uses semi-aniline leather, real “Shado Tamo Ash” wood 349-horsepower electrified inline-six-cylinder. • The and a mixed “Sangria/Ebony” colour mix, adds some upscale hotrod rear-drive M6 Coupe and Convertible return, touches. All LaCrosse models get the new-generation IntelliLink but for 2014 the four-door Gran Coupe gets to play as touch-screen radio with easier-to-use controls, while options well. • Subtle changes in the Z4’s appearance. include a power sliding sunroof, heated cloth or leather front Carryover: 1 Series; 3 Series; 5 Series; 6 Series; 7 seats, steering-wheel-mounted audio and climate controls and numerous audio-system upgrades. Seeing as how the rangeSeries; X1; X3; X6; Z4 topping Cadillac XTS was developed from the LaCrosse, it’s Gone: None only fitting that the Buick now makes many of the Caddy’s Starting line safety systems available in two option packages. Things like ■ Well, when there are a couple of open number slots blind-spot and lane-change warning, front-collision alert and from one to 10, why not fill them up? Audi’s A4 and — for the first time on a Buick — active cruise control. The Mercedes-Benz’s C- and E-class lines have no problem offerwell-equipped base model uses 17-inch wheels, but several ing a wide array of models under a single banner. But that no alloy wheels sizes — including 20-inchers for 2014 — can be longer plays with BMW that has decided to spin off its 3 Series had. Of all the models, the LaCrosse is about as Buick as it coupe into a whole new category. Other than the obvious, the gets, but by contrast the Euro-flavoured Regal is really the differences are subtle, but the 4 Series is in fact a bit wider anti-Buick Buick. Its ride is firm and not pillow soft, and it actuand longer (but five centimetres lower in roofline) than the 3 ally steers well. The automobile’s clean, yet expressive look is Series sedan and the space between the front and rear axle a far cry from just about any other Buick ever built, and now has increased a bit as well. It all adds up to a more sporting gets re-shaped headlights with LED detailing. The standard experience for the driver along with a cooler personal-luxury 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder has been heavily fortified look. The 4 Series models are easily among the most attractive on the inside and now packs 259 horsepower (up from 220) of their type to be found anywhere, at any price. The bewilder- and 295 pound-feet of torque. The same engine can be found ing part is that, despite their enlarged stature, they still look in the high-performance GS model, without any major differlike the 3 Series models, especially from the front. They also ences other than a slight power drop from 270. Peak boost come with the same powertrains that are also found in other from the turbocharger is a stout 24 pounds per square inch. Bimmers. The base 428i coupe is equipped with a 240-horseTurbocharged models are available with all-wheel-drive and a power 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder. The powerplant six-speed automatic transmission, while the front-wheel-drive makes 260 pound-feet of torque and can propel the car to 60 GS is the only Regal that use the carryover six-speed manual mph (96 km-h) in an impressive 5.7 seconds. The 435i uses transmission. Regal remains available with the 182-horsepower a 300-horsepower (and 300 pound-feet of torque) six-cylinder 2.4-litre eAssist gasoline-electric hybrid system. Available as engine, which reduces the 60-mph-sprint time to 5.3 seconds. a front-driver only, it packages a 15-kilowatt electric motor and Either engine is connected to a six-speed manual transmission, small lithium-ion battery that helps bring fuel economy up by or optional eight-speed automatic. You can also equip each a claimed 25 per cent with its six-speed automatic transmisedition with BMW’s x-Drive all-wheel-drive. Although the coupe sion. For 2014, Regals adopting many of the active safety has been split off from the 3 Series, BMW continues to expand systems found on the larger LaCrosse, including blind-spot and its most popular car line. Building on the 2013 3 Series Sport lane-change warning, front-collision alert and, for the first time, Wagon introduction comes the range-topping Gran Turismo. active cruise control. The GT’s biggest benefit is space: its chassis is shared with the China-only long-wheelbase 3 sedan, which means 5 Seriesbeating rear legroom without the extra size on the outside. The GT sits about an inch higher than the sedan for easier passenger access. All three body styles — sedan, wagon and GT cadillac.ca — use the 240-horsepower 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder in 328i guise (180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet in the Hot news for 2014: After launching two brand-new price-leading 320i). Meanwhile, the 335i sedan and GT get a models for 2013 — the compact ATS and the full-size 300-horsepower six-cylinder engine, but all powerplants benefit XTS — Cadillac keeps the momentum rolling with the from BMW’s eight-speed automatic transmission. The manually new electric ELR as well as a clean-slate CTS sedan. • inclined, however, can stick with the tried-and-true six-speed New performance XTS V-Sport uses a new 420-horsegearbox. Also back this year is xDrive all-wheel-drive available power twin-turbocharged V6. with nearly any combination of engine and transmission. It’s Carryover: ATS; Escalade; SRX; XTS; CTS coupe also standard with the new X5 off-roader, even though there’s and wagon, including the “V” models. a new rear-wheel-drive version south of the border. Here in Canada, however, the base X5 is fitted with a 300-horseGone: EXT (the truck) power turbocharged six-cylinder engine in the all-wheel-drive Starting line xDrive35i. Also available is the xDrive50i that comes with a 445-horsepower 4.4-litre V8 and the xDrive35d with its 3.0-litre ■ When Cadillac introduced its stealth-paper-airplane design direction with the previous CTS and STS sedan six-cylinder turbo-diesel. It has an output of 255 horsepower models, who knew that that would be a mere stepping and, more importantly, 413 pound-feet of torque. That’s a stone to the current lineup of gotta-have-’em cars. 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This unique-to-Cadillac powerplant anchors the CTS safety choices that can raise prices well above base levels. Not V-Sport, which is the successor to the hotrod CTS-V sedan. The twin-turbo V6 is also available in the full-size XTS under yet ready to return is the X5 M that for 2013 was rated at 555 the V-Sport banner. A six-speed automatic transmission comes horsepower. For now, buyers will have to content themselves with the turbo four-cylinder and the base V6 with all-wheelwith the M Sport option that includes a special aero body kit, drive. The rear-drive V6 and twin-turbo V6 each run with an 19-inch double-spoke wheels (20-inch wheels are available), all-new eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shiftsport seats and unique interior trim. Elsewhere, you’ll find ers. The base CTS sedan, at $46,000 (about the same as the greater use of diesel power. 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up to reveal a secret compartment for small valuables and your USB music device or smart phone that plugs right in. Given it’s size, you might be surprised to know that there are actually two four-cylinder engines available: a base 195-horsepower 2.5-litre; and a 182-horsepower 2.4-litre “eAssist” powerplant. The latter works in tandem with a belt-driven, liquid-cooled 15-horsepower electric motor/generator (replacing the traditional alternator) that feeds off a lithium-ion battery pack located behind the rear seat. There’s also a stop/start system that kills the engine when the vehicle is stationary and then refires it when the brake is released. Regenerative braking creates electricity while slowing down, which helps recharge the batteries. For maximum potency, a 305-horsepower 3.6-litre V6 (which was the sole engine choice on the previous Impala) is optional. A six-speed automatic transmission connects to all. Elsewhere, the Camaro comes in for a mid-cycle refresh (new lights front and rear) and the addition of the much-anticipated Z28 model that uses the 7.0-litre V8 from the 2013 Corvette Z06. This is an all-out 500-horsepower track rat — designed to bury any offering from Ford — with foot-wide front and rear tires, carbon-ceramic brakes and other weight-saving tricks such as lighter window glass. The Camaro’s changes were expected, but the Malibu sedan’s rather sudden refresh comes just one season after a redesign that received little in the way of positive press, especially for the shrinking rear-seat space. For 2014, Chevrolet has rolled forward all the changes it had planned for the Malibu’s mid-cycle update, meaning the company has gone a long way to address criticisms. Exterior changes include a more aggressive front grille and lower fascia, although the Camaro-inspired taillights and rear end remain unchanged. Inside, the Malibu’s stylists appear to have gone all out to improve on the 2013 redesign. A new centre console provides more room and storage, while engineers somehow used black magic to deliver another four centimetres of rear leg room without altering the exterior dimensions. In electric car news — yes, Chevrolet has two now — the Volt sedan takes a hefty price cut that, coupled with tax incentives, actually makes it somewhat affordable to the masses. There’s no fear of running out of juice since the onboard backup power generator is actually powered by gasoline. The new Spark EV doesn’t offer that peace of mind, but a larger battery pack and lighter overall weight make for a battery range of about 130 kilometres, which is more than double that of the Chevrolet Volt. A viable option for longer trips is the new Cruze diesel, which is \rated at 4.2 l/100 km on the highway. The four-cylinder’s stout 264 pound-feet of torque provides great around-town get-up-and-go, too.

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 Carryover: Equinox; Silverado HD; Suburban; Tahoe; Traverse Gone: Avalanche

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■ With a new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado upon us, you just know that a new Tahoe and Suburban are not far behind. In fact they’re coming for the 2015 model year and will be sleeker and lighter than before. Also in the works for 2015 is a new small-truck replacement for the Chevy Colorado that departed the lineup at the end of the 2012 model year. So, here’s the truck that the got the ball rolling. With the all-new Silverado 1500-series, Chevrolet appears to have done its homework and paid close attention to what buyers are looking for to haul and tow their stuff. It looks familiar, but there are more powerful/efficient engines as well as improvements in nearly every other area. In front, the twin stacked headlights remain, but the grille is now much more prominent and tougher looking. Behind the tailgate, the handy “Corner Step” bumper has recessed footholds that, combined with built-in handholds inside the box, make accessing the bed much easier. The doors are now “inlaid” into the body, which cuts wind noise at highway speeds. Inside, the dashboard and control panel that houses the optional eight-inch touch screen are positioned in a tidy pod for easy viewing and all of the oversized knobs and switches are workglove-friendly and clearly marked. All body styles — regular, extended Double Cab (now featuring front-hinged rear doors with outside handles) and four-door Crew Cab — are attached to reworked frames with more high-strength steel, extra bracing for stiffness and improved body mounts that help isolate road nose and vibration. For 2014, you can order the Crew Cab with a longer 80-inch bed (the standard bed is 68 inches) version and you’ll get a choice of three new all-aluminum engines. The entry point is a 4.3-litre V6 that has the same displacement as the previous V6, but output has significantly increased to 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque from 195/260. Optional is a 5.3-litre V8 with 355 horses and 383 pound-feet, up from 315/335. Later in the model year they’ll be joined by an available 6.2-litre V8 rated at 420 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, which shares its parts with the new Corvette V8. All three powerplants feature direct fuel injection, which tailors the fuel load for the task at hand. They also have continuously variable valve timing (which allows in more fuel and air depending in the power needs) and cylinder deactivation that cuts off up to half the cylinders in light load and cruise situations. The model range also extends to include a new premium “High Country” model to appeal to wealthy ranchers and city slickers. The best part about this truck is its highly optioned leather interior that places it above the previous top-of-the-line LTZ. New safety technology is aimed at keeping you out of a crash and not just protecting you in the event of a crash. There’s optional blind-spot alert, rear cross traffic alert and both forward collision alert and lanedeparture warning. The 2014 Traverse also gets this tech, but also adds a very cool front centre airbag that’s designed to keep front occupants from colliding during a side impact. Canadians in search of a small wagon with space for five, available all-wheel-drive and with an aversion to gas pumps should find the Trax to their liking. At first glance it’s a bit of a chunky monkey; the styling is a bit stubby in a Chevy-Spark-kind-of-way, except that the Trax is considerably larger. it’s also about 16 centimetres taller than Chevrolet’s Sonic hatchback (both cars share the same platform). The one and only engine choice is a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder borrowed from Chevy’s Cruise and Sonic models that makes 138 horsepower and 148-pound-feet of torque. That’s not particularly formidable but it does its part in garnering 7.8 l/100 km in the city and 5.7 highway when connected to a six-speed manual transmission (standard with the front-wheel-drive-only LS model), or 8.1/5.9 with the optional six-speed automatic that’s fitted to the LT and LTZ. For an on-the-road price of $20,000, the LS covers just the basics, but has 10 airbags, including rear side-impact and front-knee inflatables. Along with an automatic transmission, the 1LT adds air conditioning (available in the LS), heated outside mirrors, roof rack, deluxe seat covers and aluminum wheels. The 2LT gets you a rear-vision camera with backup warning, six-way power driver’s seat and Chevrolet MyLink touch-screen communications and infotainment system with a Bose premium audio package. The premium LTZ gets dressed up with 18-inch wheels (16-inchers are

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standard), leather-like seat coverings (heated in front), auto-dimming rearview mirror and fog lights. Major options, depending on the model, consist of a power sunroof, navigation and an oil-pan heater that would make sense for Prairie winters. For an extra $1,950, all-wheel-drive can be fitted to the 1LT, 2LT and LTZ.

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Hot news for 2014: The minivan turns 30 and Chrysler is offering a tarted-up Town & Country to celebrate your domesticity and fetish for square objects. • A replacement for the 200 sedan is in the works for an early-2014 release. Yes, it speaks Italian. Carryover: 200; 300; Town & Country Gone: None

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■ If you look at Chevrolet, which has three completely redesigned cars and two refreshes going on for 2014, you really have to wonder what’s up at Chrysler. Certainly the answer to the aging 200 is coming in early 2014 as an AlfaRomeo-based replacement is in the works. Alfa is one of the brands owned by Fiat, which currently owns Chrysler. But where brands live and die by the speed at which they act and react, it’s perhaps a bit surprising that there isn’t a lot more going on other than a 30th anniversary package for the Town & Country minivan. As a luxury-oriented minivan — whereas the Grand Caravan is built for more mainstream buyers — the T&C arrives with significantly more base content, although with three available trim levels you can certainly add to the list. The 30th Anniversary Edition comes with special 17-inch wheels, exterior badges, high-grade leather and faux-suede seat coverings, heated first and second-row seats, power adjustable pedals and more. For transforming the minivan for maximum cargo duty, the standard Stow ’n Go second- and third-row seats can be quickly and easily folded below the load floor. Along with traveling in grand style, T&C shoppers will appreciate the scoot in the minivan’s step with the 283-horsepower 3.6-litre V6 and accompanying six-speed automatic transmission. While the 200 sedan is getting on in years, it does outdo the competition in one key area: price. It’s costs less than competing models. The 200 is a heavily worked over version of the old Sebring and must cover a broad spectrum of buyers. It’s therefore available in LX, Touring, Limited and 200 S trim levels. The latter jumps off at the Limited’s trim level and adds 18-inch wheels, better interior appointments and stereo, and, of course, the V6. The larger 300 is still the best car in the lineup. After the 2013 theme of “luxury for all” that bumped up standard equipment levels across the board, Chrysler is piling on the leather, chrome, wood and badges with trappings that wouldn’t be out of place in a six-figure luxury sedan. Not counting the SRT8, the lineup for 2014 is comprised of the base Touring and 300 S, as well as the 300C and the 300C Luxury. Other than the base model, every trim level can be had with either the V6 or optionally the 5.7 V8. This means the “C” no longer guarantees eight cylinders under the hood.

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Hot news for 2014: The minivan turns 30, so you can order a Grand Caravan to celebrate. • Tons of small changes to trim levels and option packages across the board, but nothing outlandish. • Charger and Challenger SRT8 models make a safe return for 2014. • SRT Viper sold through experienced and SRT-savvy dealerships on a limited basis; new “Time Attack” model for 2014. • Durango updates looks and packaging. Carry-over: Avenger; Challenger; Charger; Durango; Grand Caravan; Viper Gone: None

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■ Dodge is one of those all-things-to-everyone brands where you’ll find everything but the kitchen sink: a minivan; a retro muscle machine; a seven-passenger off-roader; a 470-horsepower family sedan; a cop car; an Italian compact; and a 640-horsepower track

terror called the Viper “TA”, which is short for Time Attack. Yes, that’s all in one showroom. Pretty neat, eh? The new Viper TA arrives just one year after a total redesign of the brand’s halo machine. Apparently sales are not spectacular and SRT boss Ralph Gilles says the reason is that people are unnecessarily intimidated by the Viper. Unnecessarily? The TA adds plenty of unique bits, along with better Brembo brakes, and throws them together into a neck-snapping package. There are also various wheel/tire package upgrades, an even boomier 18-speaker audio package and fancier trim bits. Trading speed for passengers, at the complete opposite end of the scale is the Grand Caravan minivan. Essentially unchanged since its last redesign, the 2014 model represents the 30th year that these handy people-movers have been on the road. The 2014 30th Anniversary Edition builds on the mid-level SXT and adds 17-inch wheels and chrome trim outside, along with badging, black leather-and-suede seats, piano-black accents and more. Regardless, the Grand Caravan is still one of the best deals in practical family transportation. With discounts, it can be had for about the same money as a base Avenger sedan and the Journey tall wagon. Charger and Challenger show no sign of slowing as their high-performance SRT8 versions make a safe return for the 2014 model year. As a bonus to all-weather law-enforcement, the Charger cop car can be had with all-wheel-drive this model year. The Avenger nameplate, along with the related Chrysler 200, will transfer to new replacements supplied by Fiat-controlled Alfa Romeo some time in the spring of 2014. If that sounds familiar, it should, since the current Dodge Dart is based on an enlarged version of the Italian Alfa Romeo Giulietta. For 2014, Dodge is reacting to customer and market feedback and has shuffled the Dart’s trim levels and powertrains a little. The base engine is a 160-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder that’s standard with SE. The SXT, GT (which replaces the R/T) and Limited come with the 184-horsepower 2.4-liter. The 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder used to be the optional higher-power selection for most trims, but is now exclusively found in the fuel-saving Aero. The turbo-four is rated at the same 160 horses as the base engine, but leads in the torque department with 184 pound-feet to 145. Torque is not the mighty Durango’s problem, that’s for sure, but after three years in the market, it’s time for the seven-seater to get the up-to-date details its competitors have. Its macho exterior still leaves the impression that it dines on Ford Explorers or Chevrolet Traverses anytime it wants, and now features Dodge’s LED “racetrack” taillights that successfully debuted on the Dodge Charger and Dart. The big “D” has been designed off the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s unitized (frameless) platform, which has also had its own refresh for 2014. The highly regarded 290-horsepower V6 is back as is the 5.7-litre “Hemi” V8 rated at 360 horsepower. The “Hemi” features a variable-displacement system that reduces fuel consumption by shutting down half of the engine’s eight cylinders under light-load conditions. A new eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board, replacing the five- and six-speed units. Thankfully, the new eight-speeder doesn’t negatively affect tow ratings; V8 Durangos can still lug up to 3,360 kilograms (2,820 kilograms for the V6) and can also carry up to seven passengers when using all three rows of seats, although second-row twin high-back bucket seats can also be specified. Interior changes include a rotary-dial gearshift mounted on the centre console, the latest Uconnect system with a 21-centimetre touch screen and available steeringwheel-mounted paddle shifters. Along with fourwheel-drive, Durango options include a system that signals you when another vehicle is about to overtake or is traveling in your blind spot(s). Another system alerts you when cross traffic is approaching from behind as you’re backing up. Trim levels are SXT, Rallye, R/T, a new Limited model and range-topping Citadel models. The Limited includes leather seats, heated seats, heated steering wheel and standard Uconnect touchscreen.

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fiatcanada.com Hot news for 2014: All-new 500L better suited to families, mostly because it’s so much larger. • The regular 500’s seat is mounted an inch lower to free up muchneeded headroom. Carryover: 500 Gone: None

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won’t be an automatic option for the EcoBoost. At the other end of the spectrum, the Fiesta ST promises to offer all the thrills and smiles generated by its larger Focus ST cousin. It uses the 1.6litre EcoBoost four-cylinder found in the Escape tall wagon, only with more juice for a total of 197 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. ST will also be the only Fiesta to boast a six-speed manual transmission, which should mix nicely with the sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch wheels with performance tires, four-wheel disc brakes and all kinds of electronic assists. Expect the ST to sit at the top of the Fiesta hierarchy with unique seats, body kit and colours to differentiate its hatchback silhouette. The generous standard content continues with features such as air conditioning, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, power locks and mirrors, four-speaker sound system, hands-free capless fuel filler plus a cabin filled with airbags. New features for 2014 include available leather interior and MyFord Touch, which uses a 15-centimetre touchscreen and secondary steering-wheel controls to more easily synchronize things like your Bluetooth-capable devices. The Fusion sedan also gets a bit of engine news for 2014, although not as dramatic as the Fiesta’s. There are no fewer than six distinctive engine picks, including two Prius-like gasoline-electric hybrid systems. It all begins with a 170-horsepower 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, topping out with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder “EcoBoost” engine with 237 horsepower. The latter is optional but a requirement for all-wheel-drive Fusions. In between is a 1.6-litre EcoBoost that carries over for 2014, but joining the lineup is an all-new 1.5-litre EcoBoost. Both produce an identical 179 horsepower, but the older 1.6 beats the newcomer in torque by a slight margin. The big difference is that the 1.6 will now only be offered with a sixspeed manual transmission while the 1.5 picks up the slack with a six-speed automatic. The 1.5 is billed as the thriftiest of the three EcoBoost options thanks to auto start-stop technology, but in terms of fuel savings, the Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid are really where it’s at. Both employ a 141-horsepower 2.0-litre four-cylinder combined with an electric motor to produce 188 net horsepower. The Hybrid’s system allows for maximum electric-only velocity of 100 km-h, and has raised the fuel-economy bar to 4.0 l/100 km in the city and 4.1 on the highway. The Fusion ford.ca Energi plug ’n’ play model uses the same basic tech as the Hybrid, but gets a 1.9 l/100 km equivaHot news for 2014: After a busy 2013, the Ford car line is fully up and running for lency rating; an all-electric range of 30 kilometres 2014. For the most part, there’s just some and a total estimated range of more than 1,000 The Fusion can be ordered with rear gentle massaging to get the cars connect- kilometres. inflatable seatbelts for 2014. But the real quesing with the right audiences. • Small Fiesta tion on your mind might be what’s in store for the fills out the line with more engine options Mustang. Well, not much for the last year of this — including a 1.0-litre three-cylinder — and body style, except that the Boss 302 is gone. For new front styling. • The Taurus’s base V6 the new 2015 model year, you can expect some gets more power while a four-cylinder joins changes under the hood to help fuel performance. the family. • Last model year for the current The return of the 5.8-litre supercharged V8 in the Mustang; the Boss 302 is already gone GT 500 seems unlikely, so if 662 horsepower and a 200-mph (320 km-h) top speed are your thing, it and it might be your last chance to score might be time to get out the checkbook. a 662-horsepower GT500. • New 1.5-litre ■ If there’s one thing Fiat knows how to do well, it’s small and nimble cars that don’t drink a lot of gas. With fuel prices only rising on this side of the pond, the 500 is managing to cash in on that trend following a getting-to-knowyou slow start. Fiat means business and that means making the 500 more appealing to North American small-car buyers by giving them more of what they really, really want. That’s where the all-new 500L enters the picture. Physically, the Serbia-built 500L shares nothing with the 500 twodoor, but it does exude a saucy character that’s unmistakably Fiat. Getting the 500 to a more practical state meant employing a larger version of the 500’s platform. The tale of the tape reveals a gain of nearly 70 centimetres in overall length, about 15 centimetres in width and height and slightly more than an 30 centimetres between the front and rear wheels, which translates into 42-per-cent greater interior volume. Fiat has also fashioned the rear seat to accommodate three people, for a total of five. Both the front and the 60:40 split rear seat can be folded when extra cargo space is called for. The standard powerplant is the turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder that’s used in the sporty 500 Abarth. The engine pumps out 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, which should keep it from being poky in traffic and during passing moves. A six-speed manual transmission is standard fare, while a six-speed automated manual (no clutch pedal) is optional. The 500L comes in Pop, Sport, Trekking and Lounge models. Of the four, the off-road-emulating Trekking will be the most visually stimulating with its unique blacked-out lower rear bodywork and protruding nose (think British Bulldog), 17-inch wheels (16’s are standard) and two-tone interior. Unfortunately, all-wheel-drive is not on the Trekking’s build sheet (or any other 500L for that matter), which pretty much limits where you can actually trek to. Other up-level equipment includes a panoramic glass sunroof, enlarged touch-screen controls for the audio, communications and navigation systems and a premium “Beats by Dr. Dre” audio system.

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“Ecoboost” joins the 1.6 in the Fusion, but for seemingly small gain. Carryover: C-Max; Focus; Fusion; Mustang; Taurus Gone: None

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■ Ford is likely still sleeping off the hangover that comes with the kind of product party it had for the 2013 model year. Busy? Oh ya. For 2014, most of the car line is unchanged, aside from the usual package/option shifts, plus the filling out of trim levels. The recipient of the biggest change is at the small end of the scale. Just a few years after its introduction in North America, the Mexican-built Fiesta is finally broadening its appeal. Aside from the new Aston-Martin lookalike grille copied from the Fusion sedan, the major news comes from what’s under the shapely new hood. The regular 1.6-litre four-cylinder with 120 horsepower is now complemented by two optional turbocharged powerplants. The first is Ford’s global 1.0-litre EcoBoost three-cylinder, which promises to not only be the first three-cylinder sold in North America in decades, but will also improve both power and fuel efficiency. With 123 horsepower, that doesn’t beat the base car by much, but it’s the 148 pound-feet of torque that make the difference. And while official fuelconsumption numbers are hard to come by, Ford claims it will have best-in-class figures. If Ford’s EcoBoost strategy remains constant, the 1.0 will cost an extra $1,000. Both engines share the same five-speed manual transmission, but there

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Hot news for 2014: With newer Chevrolet, Ram and GMC trucks now flooding the market, it’s Ford’s turn to come to bat with a new F150, but that won’t happen until the 2015 model year. • How does the new Tremor bridge the gap between the SVT Raptor and the long-gone SVT Lightning street truck? Read on to find out. Carryover: F-Series SD Gone: None

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■ Trucks were once rolling toolboxes that you filled to the brim with shovels and bricks. Honestly, the idea of filling a new F-150 with bricks, or scuffing up the box in any way, makes us a little queasy, even if that’s sort of the point of a pickup. Trying to keep buyers happy while an all-new F-150 is in the works can’t be an easy thing. So, Ford is doing its best with 2014 models by rolling out a few small changes to its best-selling pickup in advance of the new 2015 model. The segment-first high-intensity-discharge headlights that debuted on the Limited model for 2013 are now standard on every trim level, except the base models, while power-telescoping/ folding towing mirrors inspired by the Super Duty are available too. All models get their own trim-

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Page 24 - SASKATOONEXPRESS - November 18-24, 2013 specific front grilles, bumpers and wheel designs; other changes for 2014 include a new grille for the FX package and chrome wheels for XLT and STX. Those wishing for a return of the SVT Lightning sport truck can now have the next best thing; the 2014 Tremor. It’s regular-cab short-box sport-truck powered by the 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6. It uses flat-black accents outside, 20-inch wheels with low-profile tires and a steep rear-end gear for the best possible acceleration. Those wanting traditional V8 power are spoiled, too, with 5.0-litre or 6.2-litre options readily available in most other trims. The sheer number of F-150 combinations is mind-boggling. Not including paint colours and interior trims, there are four box lengths and three cab sizes (regular, extended SuperCab and fourdoor SuperCrew), not to mention both rear- and four-wheel-drive availability. A 411-horsepower 6.2-litre V8 is standard in the F-150 SVT Raptor 4x4, which is inspired by Ford’s participation in offroad desert racing. Standard gear includes special shock absorbers that stiffen as they compress to keep the truck from bottoming out or becoming too tippy while cornering. That’s a good idea, since there’s nearly 30 centimetres of suspension travel in front and about 34 out back. The giant 35-inchtall all-terrain rubber has been mounted to 17-inch wheels that are positioned farther outboard from the fenders to a point where the Raptor’s width has been increased by more than seven inches compared to a standard F-150.

than before and in total make a bolder statement than the Silverado does. Some minor sheetmetal differences exist between the Chevy and the GMC, but that’s about it. Even the interiors of the two pickups share the same basic dash, control panel and available touch-screen communications centre that are a masterstroke of efficient legibility. Of course as you scale the trim-level ladder the appointments become more luxurious and the cabin resembles something approaching a highend limo, especially in the four-door crew-cab models. Improvements in aerodynamics, insulation and weather sealing help shut out intrusive noises. Just as a greater use of aluminum in fabricating various body panels and suspension parts has kept the Sierra’s weight in check, the three new engines also benefit. All use aluminum cylinder blocks and incorporate direct injection, whereby fuel is force-fed into the cylinders under high pressure. There’s also continuously variable valve timing for improved low- and high-speed performance, while half the cylinders in V8 engines will automatically shut down in steady-state cruise conditions to save fuel. The V6 engine also runs on four cylinders in such situations. The base 4.3-litre V6 might have the same displacement as before, but now makes 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. The old iron 4.3 was good for just 195/260 pound-feet. Mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission, fuel consumption is cut by almost 2.0 l/100 km in the city and 1.5 on the highway (now 11.9/8.4). V8 choices consist of a new 5.3-litre unit with 355 horses and 383 pound-feet, up from 315/335, and a 6.2-litre piece rated at 420/450. That compares to the www.gm.ca previous 6.2’s 403/417 rating. It’s standard in the fancier Sierra Denali, not to mention a rather subHot news for 2014: There’s a new Sierra stantial list of content that includes unique 20-inch pickup . . . do we really need to say anychrome and wood and leather innards. Although thing more than that? Other than it’s a the rest of the GMC lineup largely carries over, whole lot tougher looking than the related there is one special note that concerns the Acadia Silverado? •  Perhaps the best piece of tall wagon’s new centre airbag. While airbags are safety tech finds its way into the Acadia: generally to protect occupants from impact with the centre airbag. • Yukon is in a holding the inside of the vehicle, the new centre airbag protects them from impacts with each other. In the pattern as GMC readies a replacement event of a side impact, the centre airbag deploys based on the new pickup platform. • No new compact pickup to replace the Canyon to keep the front passenger and the driver from colliding. It’s an ingenious invention that should just yet, but it’s coming. prevent many head injuries and save lives. Carryover: Sierra HD; Terrain; Yukon;

marks a first for the company with the Accord plug-in hybrid as the natural extension of the new family sedan that was introduced for 2013. Compared to its predecessor, the sedan is about nine centimetres shorter in overall length with about 2.5 centimetres less of a gap between the front and rear wheels. Concurrently, trunk space has increased by five per cent, thanks to a more compact rear suspension. The coupe underwent a more subtle transformation and remains one of the most appealing models of its type on the road. The base 2.4-litre four-cylinder makes 185 horsepower, while the optional 3.5-litre V6 makes 278. A six-speed gearbox on four-cylinder Accord sedans and up-level V6 coupes remains available. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) replaced the five-speed automatic option on all four-cylinder models, but a six-speed automatic remains the only choice for V6 sedans and base V6 coupes. The Accord Plug-In hybrid uses a 141-horsepower 2.0-litre four-cylinder mated to a 166-horsepower electric motor. The Plug-In can travel up to 28 kilometres on electric-only propulsion and has a maximum 800-kilometre range. It takes about three hours using 120-volt house current to replenish the lithium-ion battery (about 10 minutes for a 50 per cent charge), or about an hour with a 240-volt charger. The Plug-In is initially available in select U.S. markets, but for everywhere else, a regular (non-plug-in) Accord Hybrid sedan that uses the same powertrain (but a lighter battery pack) is coming on stream. It’s rated at 4.0 l/100 km in the city and 4.2 on the highway. For 2014 the Odyssey minivan becomes more competitive with upgrades for base models that include a six-speed automatic transmission that replaces the five-speed unit. The six-speed transmission was formerly the domain of up-level trims. The carryover 248-horsepower 3.5-litre V6 comes with variable-cylinder-management that cuts out two or three of the cylinders under light-load conditions for improved fuel economy. Also newly standard are Bluetooth short-range wireless networking, four-way power passenger seat, “Expanded View” driver’s mirror and upgraded audio functionality. These features are in addition to a power driver’s seat, keyless entry and cruise control. There’s no increase in the base price, which still makes the $31,600 Odyssey a pretty good deal, especially since it gets the six-speed automatic and now earns the same 10.9 l/100 km-city and 7.1-highway rating as the other four higher trims. At the top of the Odyssey heap is the $49,550 Touring with its self-leveling headlights, 16.2-inch rear video screen (bigger than the average the laptop computer screen), 650-watt 12-speaker surroundsound system and new-for-2014 “HondaVac” built-in 12-volt vacuum cleaner positioned at the rear of the van. Visually, the Odyssey receives the type of mid-cycle updating that’s common in the auto industry, highlighted by a restyled front and rear end plus an updated instrument and control panels.

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■ If anyone knows anything about fuel economy, it’s Honda. After all, the company had the first hybrid on the market nearly 15 years ago (the 2000 Insight) and the Civic has always been known as an efficiency leader. But 2014

sions: the base 2.0’s manual gearbox gets an extra cog, while automatics cover the balance. While the Elantra sedan awaits its updating, the Coupe and the GT still look fresh. They closely mimic the swoops-and-swirls theme of the current sedan while mimicking the more aggressive nose of the Veloster Turbo. Blacked-out grilles and unique wheel designs are another area of differentiation, but from the back, the Coupe is Starting line awfully similar to the sedan and identical in both ■ Shunning the typical new-car launch wininterior and exterior dimensions. The GT is slightly dow, Hyundai’s big news for 2014 is what shorter, but its expanded cargo area allows for it won’t have available right away. Both the compact Elantra sedan and the Genesis Coupe 651 litres of room with the rear seats up (compared with 420 for the sedan/Coupe) and more have come in for some freshening, although we don’t expect to see them surface until after than 1,400 with them folded flat. The Elantra’s the Los Angeles Auto Show in late November. 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine puts out 148 horsepower (145 horsepower for states that require Updated looks and perhaps some new engines partial-zero-emissions tuning), and is rated at 7.8 are in the cards, but we’ll know more then. That l/100 km in the city and 5.3 on the highway with means the Santa Fe is pretty much the newest addition to the family. Hyundai has done what few the standard six-speed manual transmission, or optional six-speed automatic. At the full-size end automakers do these days: make two different sizes of the same model. But it likely makes sense of the spectrum, the rear-wheel-drive Equus is more enticing for 2014 with a revised grille, bumto fans of the Santa Fe who can decide which per and taillights, refreshed cabin design including version best suits their passenger and/or cargo a new dashboard, control panel and steering space needs: the shorter-wheelbase Sport or wheel and a retuned suspension to enhance ride the longer (by 21 centimetres) seven-passenger comfort. Santa Fe. The elongated version is heftier than the Sport by more than 180 kilograms, which explains why it’s only available with a 290-horsepower 3.3-litre V6. Conversely, the Sport comes infiniti.ca with a base 190-horsepower 2.4-litre four-cylinder, or optional 264-horsepower 2.0-litre turbocharged Hot news for 2014: Well, you likely won’t four-cylinder. In all cases the sole transmission is recognize the names of any of the vehicles a six-speed automatic with manual shift controls. as Infiniti plays the Name Game. • The new Hyundai will let you add its latest all-wheel-drive Q50 sedan replaces the G37. •  Coupe and setup with any Santa Fe you select. The system includes Torque Vectoring Corner Control (TVCC) Convertible G37 stay in the fleet but are that monitors driving conditions and can instanrenamed Q60. taneously direct the correct amount of power or Carryover: G37 sedan; Q60; Q70; QX50; braking force to any single wheel. TVCC assists in QX60; QX70; QX80 slippery conditions and provides added precision Gone: None when negotiating turns. The Santa Fe features plenty of standard content plus unexpected treats, Starting line ■ Changing the name of every vehicle in the including Driver Selectable Steering Mode with Normal, Comfort (reduces steering effort by 10 per company lineup has its risks and its costs. Tossing out whatever brand recognition there cent) and Sport settings (increases effort by the was and then paying untold dollars to reedusame amount). Turbo models add performance cate buyers is obviously worth it to Infiniti, suspension components (stiffer shocks and stathough. The short explanation is that all the car bilizer bars), 19-inch wheels (17s are standard), models will have the “Q” prefix and all the wagons fancier gauge cluster, push-button start and heated front seats. The up-level V6 Limited comes will start with “QX”. Rather than a number designating the engine size after that (such as 37 in the with a wider selection of content over the three G37), the new nomenclature will use a number other trims, such as dual-zone climate control, that represents the actual car. Then there will leather seat covers, second-row captain’s chairs be a number indicating engine size. Rather than and blind-spot detection that alerts the driver if another vehicle is approaching the Santa Fe from droning on about it here, we’ll leave it to Infiniti’s advertising and marketing arms to somehow get either side. Slightly smaller than the Santa Fe, the message across. No matter, though, as there’s the Tucson has been enjoying great success. an exciting new car to talk about for 2014. A new For 2014, both four-cylinder engines have been name and a slew of techno enhancements are upgraded to direct-injection technology, which means fuel is sprayed directly into the combustion the first clues that Infiniti’s Q50 sedan is something special. Visually, the Q50 is set apart by a chamber (instead of through the intake manifold) under very high pressure, which means it can be hunkered-down stance that matches its sportsedan status. A cabin that elevates tastefulness to tailored for very specific situations and loads. 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 can specify all-wheel-drive for the Hybrid, which is a feature not available in similarly propelled Lexus or Lincoln models. The Hybrid’s 346-volt lithiumion battery pack that’s located behind the rear seat reduces available trunk space, but apart from the performance gain the Hybrid rates an impressive 7.0 l/100 km in the city and 5.6 on the highway. By comparison, the gasoline-only Q50 earns a 10.6/6.7 rating. Befitting of any luxury sedan, the Q50 arrives properly attired, however the Q50 Premium adds heated front seats, power moonroof and Bose’s 14-speaker “Studio on Wheels” audio system. Note that the Q50 Hybrid starts at the Premium trim level. The Q50S adds metal-trim accents, 19-inch wheels, sport-tuned suspension and brakes and a different front bumper. The Q50 groups its crash-avoidance electronics under the “Safety Shield” umbrella with the star of the show being a new steer-by-wire system where the steering wheel is not hard connected to the front tires. The main advantage is that the car can take over when it senses that you’re drifting out of your lane. Yes, it steers itself . . . and it can stop itself . . . and it can speed up again. Good thing you’re there to turn it on.

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■ Now this is the Jaguar we like: a company that builds fast and beautiful cars. There was certainly a risk in building a lower-priced model, but rest assured the new F-Type is not going down in flames like the X-Type did a few years back. The F-Type might be a direct decedent of the E-Type from the 1960s, but this car makes you forget all about the past, and even the present, of Jaguar. Four decades following the launch of Jaguar’s iconic E-Type sports car, Jaguar is introducing a brand new roadster. The result isn’t E-Type sleek, but its shape is more purposeful . . . in a Teutonic sort of way. There’s even an active rear spoiler of a type pioneered by Porsche and Mercedes-Benz (and others) that deploys once the F-Type has reached 100 km-h, then retracts once the roadster’s speed drops below 65. The cloth top returns to its latched and locked position in 12 seconds while the vehicle is traveling up to 50 km-h, so you don’t have to come to a complete stop in the middle of traffic or in the middle of a downpour. One neat trick is a set of air vents atop the multi-function touchscreen infotainment unit that pop up when manually activated or whenever the climate system calls for additional heating or cooling. The seats are based on those installed in the high-performance (and larger) Jaguar XKR-S model and actually don’t require the car’s occupants to be overly svelte to squeeze between the bolsters. Base F-Types are fitted with a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 (a derivative of Jaguar’s 5.0-litre V8 and an engine that’s also used in the XJ and XF sedans) that makes a respectable 340 horsepower. Jaguar claims it will push the F-Type to 60 mph (96 km-h) in 5.1 seconds. The F-Type S gets a 380-horsepower version of the 3.0 that cuts that time to 4.8 seconds. The F-Type V8S has a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 that delivers 495 horsepower and zero-to-60-mph sprints in a mere 4.2 seconds. Each engine gets an eight-speed automatic transmission and redundant steering-wheellocated paddles. The transmission also signals the engine to “blip” the throttle (called rev matching) for smoother transitions between gears when downshifting. Knowing that sports-car owners love those seductive under-hood sounds, Jaguar offers an optional active exhaust system that increases the volume as the revs increase and directs the melody into the cabin. If the sound of a fourcylinder XF luxury sedan didn’t seem very “luxury” to anyone, that’s OK because the 240-horsepower Ford engine is not on the table for 2014 (it’s saved for Jag buyers south of the border). Neither is rear-wheel-drive as all Canadian XF’s begin with a 340-horsepower supercharged V6 and all-wheeldrive for a good mix of fuel economy and stoplight performance. However, if nothing less than a supercharged V8 will suffice, the 510-horsepower version in the XFR returns unaltered for 2014. What does change is the new ultra-performance

variant, the XFR-S, which adds the most dramatic body mods this side of a Subaru STI, with a rear wing to match.

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jeep.ca Hot news for 2014: The Cherokee name returns following a lengthy hiatus, but it’s dressed up in more contemporary sheetmetal that belies its ability to still navigate difficult on- and off-road terrain. • Diesel option returns to the Grand Cherokee for 2014. • Compass and Patriot get six-speed automatic transmissions to displace the continuously variable unit. Carryover: Grand Cherokee; Compass; Patriot; Wrangler Gone: None

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■ Just because Jeep has deep roots in tradition doesn’t mean it can’t completely blow up that tradition from time to time. Jeeps are generally chunky and square as the Grand Cherokee, Wrangler and Compass prove. Even the retired Liberty had plenty of right angles and most certainly when talk of a resurrected Cherokee began circulating, the assumption was that it would also be square. Nice curve ball, Jeep. Instead of the brick-like original, the Cherokee has some seriously modern sculpting going on. All by itself, the pinched and pointy-nose grille says plenty about the risk that Jeep’s designers have undertaken in creating the new Cherokee. Then there are the eyelet headlights that would have been impossible to imagine on any production car, Jeep or otherwise . . . until now, that is. The interior is also as modern as the outside. All but the most basic Cherokee models feature 12.7- or 21.3-centimetre touch-screens, depending on the trim level, that operate climate, communications and infotainment systems. Base models get a Fiat-designed 2.4-litre four-cylinder worth 184 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. Optional is an all-new 3.2-litre V6 that’s rated at 271 horses. It’s a subset of Chrysler’s 3.6-litre V6 that’s the base engine in the larger Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ram pickup. In the Cherokee’s case, ordering the V6 provides a 2,045-kilogram towing capacity. Both engines are connected to nine-speed automatic transmissions, which is the first use of that gear changer in any Chrysler product. Front-wheel-drive is the norm, but buyers can choose from three different four-wheel-drive setups, depending on trim level. Active Drive I, optional in the Sport, North and Limited editions, is a single-speed unit that kicks in automatically whenever tire slip is detected. Active Drive II, also available in North and Limited, comes with a twospeed transfer case and is designed for off-road use with either the four- or six-cylinder engines. But for rock crawling and boulder hopping, Active Drive Lock, as the name implies, locks up the rear differential in low range. This system is standard in the Cherokee Trailhawk, which is a “Trail Rated” rig outfitted with an off-road suspension (increases ride height by an inch), skid plates, unique alloy wheels with all-terrain rubber, blacked-out trim and a full-size spare tire. All 4x4 systems include Selec-Terrain traction control with five different settings to match the kind of ground you’re covering (snow, sand, mud, etc.). Over in the Grand Cherokee garage, Jeep is finally reintroducing a turbo-diesel engine in the GC for 2014. Although it’s similar in displacement and output to the last diesel, the 3.0-litre “EcoDiesel” (240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque) is sourced from Italian firm VM Motori rather than Mercedes-Benz. TThe EcoDiesel can deliver 9.8 l/100 km in the city and 7.0 on the highway, versus 12.4 and 8.3 for the V6. Part of those savings are attributable to the new eight-speed automatic transmission. And it’s all about transmissions with when it comes to Compass and Patriot for 2014. Since the platform is sticking around a little longer Jeep kindly fixed the one thing that has marred the package since the start. A six-speed automatic transmission finally replaces the painful-to-operate continually variable transmission (CVT) in nearly every application. That does a lot to improve the drivability in day-to-day situations. The only spot now for the CVT is with the Freedom Drive II 4x4 off-road package where it acts like a mechanical low-range box but without the added weight or complexity.

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three rows of seats that real people can actually sit in. The original Rondo was a decent competitor, but the new version is better looking, more functional and does more with a litre of gasoline. Called the Carens elsewhere in Kia’s vast distribution universe, the Rondo is exclusive to the Canadian Hot news for 2014: New full-size luxury market in that it remains out of reach for U.S. Cadenza kicks the Kia myth to the curb. • New compact Forte sedan, hatchback and residents. It’s hard to fathom why not since it has a lot to offer, starting with a well-planned interior, Koup slot nicely between the Rio and the that, when not transporting people around can be Optima sedan. • Kia has second thoughts and returns the Sedona minivan to market, converted to a workhorse of cargo carrier. The secrow is a tri-folding unit, while the optional third basically unchanged from 2012. • Optima, ond row is a 50:50 bench. Both rows fold as flat as a Sportage and Soul receive freshened styl- bowling lane and offer an impressive variety of ing and updated interiors. • Sorento gets a people and cargo permutations. However there’s stiffer platform and exterior updates. • New only one choice when it comes to powerplants: a Rondo wagon drives great and looks even 164-horsepower four-cylinder that can be had with better. a six-speed manual transmission, or optional sixCarryover: Rio . . . really, just the Rio speed automatic with steering-wheel paddle shiftBack: Sedona ers. The base Rondo LX arrives well turned-out with about as much equipment as most Canadians Starting line would ever want or need. The rest can move up ■ If change is indeed the only constant, then to the EX that adds push-button start (spares you Kia is rock steady for 2014. The automaker from the effort of turning a key), backup camera, really has everything going on, from mid-cycle rain-sensing windshield wipers, portable cargo refreshes of the Soul, Sportage and Optima, to flashlight and a power extendible driver’s seat leg the more thorough makeover of the Sorento cushion. Along with the third-row seat, the top-end tall wagon, to the revival of the Sedona minivan EX Luxury includes an electronic parking brake, after taking a year off. And then there are the 18-inch wheels (16’s are standard), leather seat totally new cars: a Cadenza large sedan, Rondo covers that are heated and ventilated in front. family wagon and the new Forte/Forte5/Koup. Let’s get moving, shall we? The Cadenza’s introduction is a significant one for this Hyundai subsidiary. The brand that once sold mainly small and inexpensive landrover.ca cars has gradually expanded its lineup to include a variety of smartly styled vehicles that look nothHot news for 2014: Ranger Rover Sport ing like their Hyundai counterparts. Clearly the Cadenza is Kia’s attempt to gain favour with more follows the Range Rover’s lead and goes mature buyers who place pampering content atop on a crash diet. • Evoque swaps out it ninespeed automatic transmission replaces the their must-have criteria. The interior design work six-speed. is equally low-key, but is right in step with most Carryover: Evoque; Range Rover luxury-oriented models. The start button fires Gone: None up a 3.3-litre V6 with 293 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque.. Connected to it is a sixspeed automatic transmission with steering-wheel- Starting line ■ How has Land Rover dealt with several mounted paddle shifters. Although seemingly years of trying times and increasing fuel-econtailored for older buyers, the car’s “sport-tuned” omy concerns? Like many other companies: suspension is somewhat firmer than that of some competitors. Base models pile on the goodies with putting their vehicles on diets and cutting engine size. After introducing the Evoque for a leather-fitted interior, 10-way power-adjustable 2012 and the full-size eponymous Range Rover driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control with frontfor 2013, the company is moving quickly to fill out and rear-seat ventilation, navigation system with the rest of the line. That means the 2014 Range eight-inch touch-screen display, rear camera with Rover Sport was next to receive some serious backup warning and a 550-watt Infinity-brand attention. This time around, it shares an all-alumisound system. Wow. Not bad for a brand that num platform with the Range Rover rather than has become fashionably sophisticated instead the bulky steel one under the LR4. In the process, of play-it-safe conservative. That’s even more it loses more than 350 kilograms over the previous apparent when it comes to the Forte5 hatch that followed the sedan’s 2013 calendar-year launch by generation. The distance between the front and rear wheels has been stretched by 17.5 centia few months. Dialed back somewhat, though, is metres, which aims to provide significantly more the Forte’s power. The new base 1.8-litre engine pumps out 148 horsepower and 131 pound-feet of space inside the cabin, while overall length is up torque, while the optional 2.0-litre four-cylinder pro- by seven centimetres. However, the Sport retains duces 173/154. For Forte5 buyers, the 2.0 is stan- its penultimate spot in the lineup by being about 15 centimetres shorter and just over five centimedard while a turbocharged 1.6-litre four cylinder is optional. It spools out 201 horsepower and 195 tres lower than the Range Rover. Its more athletic pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmis- fast-back body, wide stance and rubber-band tires give the impression of a vehicle designed to never sion, or optional six-speed automatic can be conexplore the rough stuff, but the Sport is more than nected to all three powerplants. Forte and Forte5 capable of handling most anything you can throw have electric power steering that can be adjusted at it. Under the reshaped hood you have a choice to Comfort, Normal and Sport settings, with the latter offering the least amount of assist. We didn’t of two engine options also shared with the Range Rover: the base 3.0-litre supercharged V6 has lump in the Forte Koup here, because it really deserves some extra ink. The 2014 redesign really 340 horsepower, which is slightly less than the old 375-horsepower 5.0-litre V8, although thanks to brings the Koup into its own, even though it conthe new model’s crash diet it’s significantly quicker tinues to be based on the Forte sedan’s platform. to 60 mph (96 km-h) and consumes far less fuel. What makes a big difference this time around is the car’s more aggressive — and downright attrac- The optional supercharged 5.0-litre V8, which is standard in the Supercharged and Autobiography tive — front- and rear-end styling, including a set series, now produces 550 horsepower instead of of massive headlight pods, that sets it apart from 510. Both use eight-speed automatic transmisits Forte sedan and Forte5 hatchback siblings. sions. For your base $75,500 entry fee, including As with the original, the slightly longer, lower and wider Koup retains its sizable trunk and the 60:40 destination charges, the SE includes a rather lengthy list of features and just about everything split rear seat can be folded flat when the need from Land Rover’s bag of off-road tricks. The HSE for extra stowage space arises. Compared to the sedan and hatch, the Koup’s suspension is tuned gets a few extras such as bigger wheels, perfofor a sportier driving experience and cornering per- rated-leather seats and an upgraded 900-watt formance. Engine choices mirror that of the Forte5. Meridian-brand audio system. The Supercharged model includes the HSE content as well as items The EX gets air conditioning, tilt and telescoping specific to it. To satisfy the “sport” end of the equasteering, backup camera, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and Kia’s Flexsteer. Pony up the extra tion, the Range Rover Sport can be ordered with coin for the SX and, along with the bigger engine, a “dynamic response” system (V8 models) that keeps the vehicle flatter when cornering, which the list grows to encompass a more aggressive plants the weight more evenly amongst the highnose treatment with larger bumper and blackedout grille openings, bigger front brakes, alloy sport speed-rated tires. The system can also now send torque to any wheel that needs it within a fraction pedals, unique carbon-fibre-style seat trim and 18-inch alloy wheels (16-incher are standard). For of a second, meaning a much more neutral feel when hustling on-road. The Sport really is a Sport more room — family room — there aren’t many compact wagons that can get away with packaging and would leave most similar hot-rod SUVs in the

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dust, Porsche Cayenne included. There are also plenty of new-and-improved off-road technologies, such as hill-start assist and gradient acceleration control, along with two available transfer cases that help negotiate steep and severe slopes offroad, should you want to subject your investment to tree branches, sharp rocks and (gasp!), mud. At the other end of the spectrum, the dramatic Autobiography model offers just about any luxurious detail possible. One of the most impressive options is the 1700-watt 23-speaker Meridian “reference” audio system that really can go to 11. While the LR2, LR4 and Range Rover models are essentially unchanged for 2014, the gorgeous little Evoque came in for some mechanical changes. The 240-horsepower 2.0-litre turbocharged fourcylinder engine was previously rated at 10.9 l/100 km in the city and 6.9 highway with the six-speed, but that should improve with the new nine-speed automatic that replaces the six-speed. As of this writing, official figures for the new combination haven’t been released.

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Hot news for 2014: New IS small sedan has big style while the convertible and IS F hotrod carry over from 2013.• Proliferation of sporty F Sport brand into the RX line. • Top-of-the-line LS eight-speed transmission finds its way into the smaller GS. Carryover: CT 200h; ES; GS; GX460; IS convertible and ISF sedan; LS; LX 570; RX Gone: None

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■ With a pinched-cheek grille on pretty much every model now, it was finally time to bring in one of the older cars for a gorgeous top-to-bottom redo that’s in line with a whole new performance attitude. Lexus is moving away from strictly cushy vehicles to put it more in line with Mercedes-Benz and BMW. The IS series of sedans and “C”-designated convertibles do a respectable job baiting BMW 3-series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class fans into switching teams. Toyota’s premium division has learned plenty from the previous two IS generations and now appears to be an even stronger contender with the new-for-2014 version IS sedan. In front, the car adopts a hunkered-down stance, aided by what Lexus calls its “spindle” grille. With its 20-per-centstiffer platform, the IS has grown nearly nine centimetres in length with 6.9 more centimetres between the front and rear wheels, while width and height increase only slightly. Rear-seat sedan riders benefit with a bit more leg and hip room, which was a drawback for the previous generation. Of note is that the ISC convertible and the high-performance, V8-powered ISF are still based on the 2013 platform. It’s a tight squeeze in back for convertible passengers, but at least they, along with their front-seat companions are protected from the elements by a folding power-operated hardtop that takes 20 seconds to raise or lower. Even though the IS 250 and 350 are on a new platform, they still retain their previous engines. That means a 204-horsepower 2.5litre V6 for the IS 250, while the IS 350 continues with 306 horsepower from its 3.5-litre V6. The rear- and all-wheel-drive IS 250 and the all-wheel-drive 350 sedans (convertible versions of both are rear-drive only) employ six-speed automatic transmissions. An eightspeed automatic is standard when the rear- or all-wheel-drive IS 350 sedan is selected. The system splits the torque evenly between the front and rear wheels in normal driving situations, but can transfer up to 70 per cent to the rear when wheel slippage is detected. The IS has Drive Mode Select throttle and transmission programming, with ECO, NORMAL and SPORT S modes for rear-wheel-drive models, plus a SNOW mode for AWD-equipped cars. Additionally, the returning F SPORT package that’s optional on all IS 250 and 350 sedans and convertibles adds a SPORT S+ setting that firms up the suspension for more aggressive driving. But the real “sport” in the IS group is the BMW M3-rivaling IS F that shows off the same aggressive posture as before with unique 19-inch wheels (wider in back) and with its high-output 416-horsepower V8

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Page 26 - SASKATOONEXPRESS - November 18-24, 2013 and eight-speed automatic intact. Other Lexus models are also working on their sporty image for 2014. Both the base GS sedan and the F Sport now feature new eight-speed automatic transmissions borrowed from the LS that blips the throttle for smoother downshifts (called rev matching). However an extra level on the standard driver-selectable operating mode has been added that firms up the suspension and sharpens the steering for an overall sportier feel. You wouldn’t think that a “sporty” tall wagon would be in the cards, but Lexus has put together a new F Sport that attempts to make the RX exciting to drive. It features a more controlled suspension, 19-inch wheels, an eight-speed automatic transmission (normal RX’s get six-speeds) with paddle shifters and more supportive seats. Visually, like with other F Sport models, it gets its own aggressive grille and lower bumper, along with black leather with white stitching seat covers.

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Hot news for 2014: Given the choice of a hybrid powertrain or an Ecoboost four-cylinder in the MKX, for the same money, which would you take? • MKC is in the pipeline and will be built on the Ford Escape platform, but probably for the 2015 model year. Carryover: MKS; MKT; MKX; MKZ; Navigator Gone: None

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■ Many luxury automakers are busy extending their vehicle lines into very non-traditional markets, specifically the entry-level market. The Mercedes-Benz CLA is one of the coolest, along with the upcoming Infiniti Q30, which looks a bit like a melted Mazda CX-5. Not to be outdone, Lincoln is working on its MKC that will take its place below the MKX in the lineup. While this is under way, the rest of the Lincoln line is in a state of arrested development for 2014 with the MKZ being the last one to the party. When Lincoln dropped the sheet on the production version of its new MKZ, there were surely plenty of people who wondered if they had left the concept up on the stage instead. On sale in model year 2013, the signature “waterfall” grille was replaced by a series of horizontal bars. But for real design drama you can’t beat the sweep of the roofline that flows well past the rear-most roof pillar, almost to the trailing edge of the body. The car’s massive windshield and rear window glass, including the optional retractable panoramic sunroof, makes it doubtful passenger claustrophobia will pose a problem. Inside is an ultra-sophisticated leather-covered and wood-trimmed interior plus a floor console extending seamlessly almost the full length of the cabin. In back, optional inflatable seatbelts for outboard riders cushion their heads and necks in the event of frontal crash. In the suspension department, continuously adjustable shock damping, power-assisted electric steering, variable transmission-shift-mapping plus traction and stability control all combine to form Lincoln Drive Control. The result, says Lincoln, is improved ride and handling in Normal, Sport, or Comfort modes, as selected by the driver. A pushbutton gear selector next to the gauges replaces the traditional floor shifter. Powerplant choices consist of a 240-horsepower 2.0-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost (turbocharged) four-cylinder. Optional is a 300-horsepower 3.7-litre V6 that Ford installs in vehicles as diverse as the Mustang two-door and F-150 pickup. MKZ returns in an available gasoline-electric Hybrid model that’s fitted with a 141-horsepower 2.0-litre four-cylinder combined with an electric motor. The net output is 188 horsepower. The turbo and the V6 come with sixspeed transmissions that send torque to the front, or both sets of wheels if all-wheel-drive has been specified on the order form. The front-wheel-driveonly Hybrid uses a continuously variable transmission. Amazingly, the hybrid’s fuel-economy ratings of 4.0 l/100 km in the city and 4.0 on the highway handily beat out the 9.2/5.9 rating posted by the so-called EcoBoost. The MKZ can be had with numerous crash-mitigating safety systems that prevent your participation in rear-end mishaps and keep you within your intended lane. Interestingly, the Hybrid and EcoBoost models can be had for the same starting price.

transmission, of 6.7 l/100 km in the city and 4.7 on the highway. The 2.5 rings up 7.5/5.4, but both numbers improve to 7.1/5.0 with the optional “i-ELOOP” capacitor that stores electricity generated under braking. The system provides power for the 3’s various electrical components for extended periods while disengaging the alternator, which reduces drag on the engine. The driver is unaware that i-Eloop is operating. Mazda3 prices start at $17,700 (including destination charges) for the base GX sedan that includes the usual poweroperated accessories plus push-button start. The base GX Sport hatchback starts at $18,700. Both body styles are also available in GS and GT trim, the latter fitted with enough standard and available comfort and safety content to rival many so-called luxury vehicles. As for the new Mazda6, the distance between the front and rear wheels has been increased by about five centimetres (the longest among its direct competitors, claims Mazda) for extra passenger room, while overall length has been reduced by about the same amount. The base engine is the 2.5-litre four-cylinder that’s optional in the Mazda3 and the CX-5 tall wagon for the 2014. The uniqueness of the new fourcylinder is its higher-than-usual 13:1 compression ratio that gives the engine much of its extra punch. In addition, its specialized components, including the pistons and direct fuel-injection system (which cools the combustion chambers to allow the higher compression), means it can run on regulargrade fuel. Available in early calendar 2014 will be a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel with 173 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Transmission choices for both include a six-speed manual that uses a MX-5 Miata-inspired shortthrow shifter, or the optional six-speed automatic. The base GX model that lists for $26,200, including destination charges, comes with the usual power and comfort ingredients and push-button start. It also comes with a touch-screen display with Bluetooth networking and a rearview camera. The mid-level GS increases the content level with dual-zone climate control, power driver’s seat and a power moonroof, while the GT bulks up with standard navigation, premium Bose-brand sound system and 19-inch wheels (17-inchers are standard). Among the more interesting options, like in the Mazda3, is the i-ELOOP capacitor.

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Hot news for 2014: It’s a unique year where Mercedes-Benz has two new sedan offerings at exact opposite ends of the price spectrum, and a revamped sedan right in the middle. • New E-Class four-cylinder diesel strikes the right balance of power and fuel economy . . . and just happens to be the base model. Carryover: B; C; CL; CLS; G; GL; GLK; M; SL; SLK Gone: None

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■ This year, it’s all about the four-door cars for Mercedes-Benz, with a big surprise at the small end of the size and price spectrum. The CLA is a sedan that almost anyone pining for a loaded-up Honda Accord, Ford Fusion or Toyota Camry can afford. The car’s sporty body cladding and other trim makes it appear far from a strippeddown basic-transportation module, although with a sticker price that’s a few ticks above 35 grand, it’s priced like one. Other than being pulled by the front wheels (with all-wheel-drive being optional), what’s most unusual about the CLA is that it doesn’t offer the kind of roomy practicality that’s a given when it comes to nearly every mid-size sedan. That’s because Mercedes stylists drew their inspiration from the larger CLS-class faux coupe that remains one of the most imitated models on the planet (see Aston Martin Rapide, Volkswagen CC, Audi A7 and Ford Fusion). The CLA’s aero design looks pencil-sharp, but you should think twice if transporting four or more adults is on your agenda. Even though the CLA is physically larger than a C-class sedan, the sloping roofline restricts rear headroom. The CLA250 comes with a turbocharged 2.0-litre fourcylinder that produces 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque at an engine speed that’s just above idle. This helps propel the car to 60 mph (96 km-h) from rest in quick 6.5 seconds, as recorded by Mercedes-Benz. The CLA45 AMG also features a turbocharged 2.0 except that the block has been strengthened and a higher-output turbocharger produces nearly twice the boost of the CLA250’s. The result is a stout 355 horsemazdausa.com power and 322 pound-feet of torque. That’s an astounding 177 horsepower per litre of displaceHot news for 2014: Skyactiv is no longer ment. The AMG is expected to shave the CLA’s unique in the Mazda line; it’s spreading zero-to-60-mph (96 km-h) times by about two to more models all the time. • Hot new seconds. Both models use a seven-speed autoMazda3 and Mazda6 arrive with Skyactiv mated manual transmission with paddle shifters, woven right into the DNA. • CX-5 adds a but the AMG adds 4MATIC all-wheel-drive that bigger four-cylinder option for a very tiny sends up to 50 per cent of the torque to the rear price in fuel economy. • New Miata comwheels, as needed. 4MATIC is destined for the ing for 2015 that will be co-developed with CLA250’s options list. Things are equally interestItaly’s Alfa Romeo. ing up in the stratosphere were the S-Class lives. Carryover: Mazda2; Mazda5; MX-5; CX-9 In the mid-2000s, Mercedes-Benz was banking on Gone: None a revival of its historic Maybach brand to become the final word in transportation for the rich and Starting line famous. That plan didn’t work out so well and ■ Any concerns you might have had about the pricey $400,000-$500,000 Maybach line was Mazda’s success in an era of big corporate discontinued after the 2012 model year. Perhaps partnerships — which Mazda doesn’t really to fill the niche, the automaker has now set its have —‑and hybrid cars — which Mazda sights on improving and upgrading its limo-like doesn’t do — should be put to rest once S-class series, which means for the 2014 model you see and, more importantly, drive the year that these luxury rides can be equipped with new Mazda3 sedan and hatchback and the features you could never have dreamed possible. new Mazda6 sedan. They are true contendAt intro, powerplants consist of a 449-horsepower ers for best in class.. Mazda’s redesigned “3” 4.6-litre twin-turbocharged V8 for the S500 rearsedan and hatchback models now emulate the and optional 4MATIC all-wheel-drive as well as mid-size Mazda6 sedan and the CX-5 wagon, a potent 577-horsepower 5.5-litre V8 that’s the which means they no longer wear Cheshire-cat standard bearer for the S63 AMG 4MATIC. The grins affixed to their snouts. Instead, both have new S is similar in size and looks to the outgoing adopted Mazda’s latest Kodo (Japanese for “Soul model, only with more attractive sheetmetal with of Motion”) design approach that includes an an aggressively handsome grille. As for content, attractive, but less gimmicky grille. The rest of the the assortment of heretofore unheard of features sedan and hatchback’s bodywork is equally tasty will impress even the most jaded seen-it-all-before from any vantage point. Like its Mazda6 and CX-5 luxury-car buyers. Standard is Active Parking brand mates, the Mazda3 benefits greatly from Assist that will literally park your S-class without the SkyActiv suite of structural and powertrain you touching the brakes, and then “unpark” the enhancements. The former includes a stiffer car from its spot when you wish to leave. Also platform and finely tuned suspension and steering standard is Crosswind Assist that, as the name components geared sports-car-like precision. But implies, steadies the car in blustery driving condithe real show stoppers are the base and optional tions. Magic Vision Control uses laser-cut wiper powerplants; there’s a 2.0-litre four-cylinder that blades that spray fluid across the length of each makes 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of wiper arm for precise cleaning. Optional are Drivetorque; the optional 2.5-litre four-cylinder peaks Dynamic Multicontour Seats that supply a variety with 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of of massage functions to the car’s front occupants, torque. Both are available with six-speed manual including, if you can believe it, a setting that transmissions, while six-speed automatics are delivers a “hot stone massage effect”. As well, optional. Interestingly, both engines are closely an available Air Balance Package will spray your matched in fuel consumption, with the nod going choice of four different and discrete fragrances to the 2.0’s official rating, with the automatic about the cabin, and filter and ionize the air enter-

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ing the cabin. Eventually there will be an assortment of S-class sedans (regular and XL), coupes and convertibles heading our way, along with a fuel-avoiding turbo-diesel and gas-electric hybrid. Speaking of the turbo-diesel, the restyled E-Class comes in an E250 “BlueTEC” that replaces the E350 diesel.

Mini

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Hot news for 2014: New Paceman is like a Countryman that’s missing a couple of doors . . . which makes it cooler, of course. • New Cooper is in the works, but won’t likely be revealed until late in calendar 2013. • A new strain of turbocharged threecylinder engines is on the way for most, if not all, Mini models. Carryover: Coupe; Clubman; Countryman; Roadster ML41982.K18 Mary Gone: None

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Mini body styles. The base Paceman’s 1.6-litre four-cylinder makes 121 horsepower, while the optional turbocharged 1.6 in the Paceman Cooper S makes 181, or 207 in the JCW (John Cooper Works). For the All4 all-wheel-drive option, the system’s centre differential directs 100 per cent of the power to the front wheels, but can send half of the torque to the rear when tire slip is detected. All4 is standard with JCW models and optional on the Paceman Cooper S. Note that all Paceman engines require more expensive premium fuel that negates some of their perceived efficiency savings. All Pacemans (or is that Pacemen?) arrive with air conditioning and the usual power accessories plus a sport-tuned suspension. From that point you can select from up to seven different option packages that include a panorama sunroof, various infotainment/navigation/communications systems , a variety of seat coverings and an array of wheel types and sizes. The Paceman is a long way from the Mini Cooper that stole our hearts back in 2002; in fact so far that it’s going through its third redesign, which will be released for the 2014 model year (the last update was for 2007).

■ What began as one little model has grown into a rather broad selection of a half dozen vehicles that often vary only slightly from one to the other, yet still manage to make distinctly different statements. Take the Paceman, which is a two-door Countryman. Where the Countryman appears as a conservatively styled wagon, the Paceman’s sportier looks hint at its more playful nature around town, on the open road, or over rougher terrain with its available all-wheel-drive. The Countryman and Paceman share the same basic dimensions, but the latter’s distinctive teardrop-shaped taillights and rear fenders bulge out slightly from the quarter panels. The interior includes four adjustable bucket seats — also adapted from the Countryman — that are especially attractive. Of course the Mini’s signature round dash gauges are very much in evidence, although not quite as in-your-face as those installed in the basic Mini Cooper or Mini Clubman. Under the hood it’s a case of ifyou’ve-seen-one-Mini-you’ve-seen-them-all as the available engines are offered in all seven

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 It will look pretty much the same, but will receive significant changes beneath the mildly tweaked sheetmetal. (There are no official pictures as of this writing.) Not tweaked but completely new are the Cooper and Cooper S engines that are built off of a modular block, where each cylinder provides a half-litre in displacement. Thus the turbocharged three-cylinder Cooper engine displaces 1.5 litres and produces 134 horsepower up to 169 poundfeet of torque (up from 121/114). Similarly the turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the Cooper S is 2.0 litres and makes 189 horsepower and up to 221 pound-feet of torque (previously 181/192). Each of these so-called “TwinPower Turbo” engines uses an all-new six-speed manual transmission with rev-matching capabilities to make for smoother gear changes. Meanwhile, Minis fitted with the optional six-speed automatic will include fuel-saving stop/start technology and, on models equipped with the navigation system, will adapt to your specific route (e.g. will automatically downshift when negotiating a sharp turn or when approaching an intersection). The Mini’s suspension receives only minor adjustments, but will offer adjustable shocks with “comfort” and “sport” settings. The redesigned dashboard does away with the oversized centre-stack-positioned speedometer. Instead, it will be positioned in a pod directly in the driver’s line of sight. Although the Cooper is the only Mini to receive the new powertrains and other adjustments, they will eventually trickle down to the entire Mini lineup.

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Hot news for 2014: Smart packaging creates a replacement for the Versa wagon that’s smaller yet more roomy on the inside. The new Versa Note is sized right, priced right and sips fuel. • Hybrid Pathfinder arrives. • Juke Nismo adds a bit more power and some tough looks. Carryover: 370Z; Altima; Armada; CrossCabriolet; Cube; Frontier; GT-R; Juke; Leaf; Maxima; Murano; Quest; Rogue Select; Sentra; Titan; Versa sedan; Xterra Gone: Altima coupe

load conditions or when heading downhill. The newly optional 3.0-litre “EcoDiesel” turbo-diesel makes 240 horsepower and 420 pound feet of torque; with the eight-speed automatic, it can tow up to 7,200 pounds, which is the same as the gas V6. Rams get further fuel-reduction assistance in the form of stop-start technology that turns off the engine at rest, then instantly fires it up again once the brake pedal is released. Electric power steering cuts parasitic power losses. Optional is an air suspension with load leveling and five height settings, one of which lowers the body at highway speeds by 1.5 centimetres to cut the wind a bit better. Finally, a “thermal management system” is designed to quickly get the Ram’s crankcase oil and other fluids up to operational temperatures, which assists in conserving gas. As for body styles, regular-cab models are available with a six-foot, four-inch box, or an eight-footer, while four-door Quad Cabs are attached to the shorter box only. The Ram Crew gets you a 5’7” bed, or the six-foot, four-inch option. There are also available locking storage compartments built into the rear fenders that can each hold up to 120 beer/Coke/Pepsi cans that can be specified with centrally controlled power locks. When it comes to four-wheel-drive, buyers can choose between a part-time system and an on-demand setup that automatically engages when road conditions warrant. Other neat touches for 2014 include a capless fuel-filler system that’ll parallel park the “Beast” into incredibly tight spots. By contrast, the Ram HD might not be able to get into incredibly tight spots, but it can sure get you out of a jam with up to 850 pound-feet of diesel torque. A new addition for 2014 is the optional 6.4-litre gasoline V8. Better known as the 392 Hemi, it’s previously an SRT exclusive in the car line. Here, it’s optional in both the 2500 and 3500, delivering 410 horses and 429 pound-feet of torque. Surprisingly, that’s only slightly more than the 383-horsepower 5.7litre V8 with its 400-pound feet of torque.

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■ Although Toyota hasn’t sold as many of its full-size Tundras as it likely wanted to, that doesn’t mean it has given up. In fact, the Tundra has been given a mid-cycle facelift that incorporates a new hood and reprofiled grille, along with a three-piece lower bumper and squared-off fenders and wheel wells. The bed sides and the cargo area itself are new as is the tailgate. However, the overall profile hasn’t changed: Tundras continue to be available in your choice of Regular-cab, extended-length Double Cab and four-door CrewMax with its extra-sized Starting line rear doors. The 310-horsepower 4.6-litre V8 and top-tuned 381-horsepower 5.7 V8 are basically ■ With one of the largest model lineups in the untouched and both use six-speed automatic entire automotive world, where does Nissan transmissions. Four-wheel-drive is optional, of go from there? It creates sub models. For 2014, course. Inside, the roomy cabin features several there’s a carryover Versa sedan and the new improvements to make life easier for the driver, Versa Note hatchback that replaces the Versa including moving the HVAC and audio controls wagon. Whoa. The original Versa wagon — a six centimetres closer. New seats feature better 2007-model-year arrival — was all about low price ventilation and can also travel more. Base regularand fuel efficiency. The new Note, expands on that cab models actually come fairly well equipped with theme by actually shrinking in size. It’s shorter in air conditioning and a 6.1-inch (15.5-centimetre) overall length by more than 15 centimetres (it’s 32 touchscreen display with Bluetooth short-range centimetres shorter than the sedan) without reducwireless networking and a backup camera. Adding ing the distance between the front and rear wheels more doors to the cab automatically gets you or the interior volume, which has actually increased more, although many of those standard features slightly. Curtailing the size contributes to a new car can be added to regular-cab models by choosing that’s 135 kilograms lighter than the retired wagon. the SR5 Package and the SR5 Plus Package. Virtually all of the shrinkage occurs ahead of the There’s not enough room here to discuss the 10 front wheels where the aerodynamic nose slopes models and 30 available configurations, but notedownward in a way that’s reminiscent of the Honda worthy is the Platinum that includes perforated Fit. Both the Versa sedan and Versa Note wagon mitsubishi-motors.ca diamond-pleated leather seats and instrument lead their respective entry-level categories in cabin panel, along with plenty of chrome touches, a but the Note’s clever interior packaging Hot news for 2014: There’s less competi- space, 12-speaker JBL-brand touch-screen audio system, gives it a clear advantage. Open the hatch and the tion in categories that have yet to be crenavigation and heated and cooled seats. The load-floor height is three centimetres lower than its ated, and that’s where Mitsubishi seems new Platinum 1794 Edition is Toyota’s take on 2012 predecessor (there was no 2013 wagon). An to be living these days. Enter the Mirage. • optional adjustable-height load floor called “HideFord’s King Ranch or Ram’s Laramie Longhorn. Small updates for RVR make a world of dif- N-Divide” can be raised to match the height of the It’s billed as a tribute to the ranch, founded in the year 1794, where the Tundra plant is located in ference. • Heavily updated Outlander is not rear seats when they’re folded flat, all the while toyota.ca Texas. You get a saddle-brown leather touches all new, but new enough to call new. creating a hidden storage spot below. The Note’s with suede inserts, and similar luxury equipment Hot news for 2014: Two new models at 109-horsepower 1.6-litre engine comes through Carryover: Lancer opposite ends of the model spectrum, but the to the Platinum. Both the Platinum and Platinum with an estimated 6.1 l/100 km in the city and 4.8 Gone: None on the highway. That’s with the optional continuPrius c and the Avalon share an electric con- 1794 are 4x4 machines available only in the fourdoor CrewMax cab configuration. For a slightly ously variable transmission. For comparison, the Starting line nection. • Sienna minivan casts off the fourangrier look, you have to at least check out the cylinder-engine experiment. • Corolla drops ■ Mitsubishi appears to be on a bit of a come- Note’s standard five-speed manual transmission optional 2.5-litre engine as Toyota prepares a updated 4Runner. To make it a little easier to spot, back after paring down the lineup over the last earns a 7.4/5.4 rating. Helping out fuel economy it features a slightly redesigned snout with more are grille shutters that automatically close at replacement; Matrix in a holding pattern. few years. In the process of getting rid of the angular projector beam headlights with smoked Galant and the Eclipse, the company has made highway speeds and reduce aerodynamic drag by Carryover: Avalon; Camry; Sienna; Venza; lenses, and a huge lower grille and bumper. The keeping air out of the engine compartment, thereby room for some interesting new vehicles. In the reducing the parachute effect. The three trim levels Yaris redesigned Highlander might not be the most Gone: Matrix distant past, various Mirage models were imported begin with the $14,700 1.6 S that, except for air capable Toyota truck as it has always been the wearing Mitsubishi, Dodge and Plymouth labels perfect alternative for families who don’t want to conditioning and a basic radio/CD player, is pretty Starting line (Chrysler and Mitsubishi once worked closely tool around in a minivan. But equipped with availplain. You can add options or step up to the SV together). That well dried up after the 2002 model with its upgraded seats, hands-free Bluetooth wire- ■ Let’s say you’re in charge of designing a able third-row seating it has lots of room for those new Corolla and you mess it up. Where are year, but it will be at least partially replenished by who adorn their car windows with stick-people less connectivity and other niceties. The $18,200 you going to work on Monday? Moreover, a small four-door hatchback that the automaker characterizations of their broods. For 2014, Toyota SL trim is required if you want a navigation system would you ever get another job, ever again? promises to be one of the most fuel-efficient nonhas upped its styling game with more dramatic or Nissan’s “Around View Monitor” that shows a Yes, there’s loads of pressure when it comes hybrids you can buy. The new five-passenger look that’s far less boxy and boring than before. 360-degree depiction of the vehicle in relation to its to a million-seller Toyota Corolla because for Mirage is currently manufactured in Thailand for The overall size is similar to that of the outgoing surroundings. For something that’s a little bigger a smaller car it has some big numbers to brag wagon, but a nearly three-inch extension in overall Mitsubishi’s European and Asian markets and but is still good on gas, buyers can go with the new about. Like the fact that in 47 years Toyota has length and a bit more width has helped improve is larger than the Chevrolet Spark in most key Rogue. For its encore performance, the secondsold more than 40 million of them and currently interior packaging to the point where rear stowage exterior measurements. However, it’s smaller gen version makes significant strides in interior operates 16 factories worldwide that ship Corollas space behind the third row has increased by a than the Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit and Hyundai and exterior styling. There’s even an available to 154 countries. The all-new 11th-generation claimed 34 per cent. Up front, the styling is equally Accent hatches. The Mirage is perched low to the third-row seat. Sure, it’s tight back there and, when North American version comes on strong with a pleasing as well as practical with an enlarged ground on tiny 14-inch wheels while the rounded deployed, it pretty much wipes out any semblance bit more style — especially from the windshield floor-console bin for swallowing laptop ‘puters, and somewhat stubby front gives the car a cuteof cargo space. But it’s there when you need it. forward — than its broad base of customers are large purses and the like. The new dashboard and Physically, the Rogue has shrunk by an inch in in-its-own-way appearance that belies its windused to seeing. Nothing too radical, mind you, but control panel are swathed in soft-touch matericheating (i.e. numerically very low) drag coefficient. overall length (attributed to reduced front and rear just enough design drama to create some politely als and the gauge cluster has also been given a overhangs), while the distance between the front Although the front doors and liftgate are genermuffled ooh’s and ah’s. Where the new Corolla complete updating. Mechanically, the Highlander and rear wheels is up slightly. The sheetmetal ously sized, smallish rear doors and a sloping shines, however, is in passenger accommodations is mostly a repeat of the outgoing model, although roofline hamper three-in-a-pinch rear-seat access. that’s attached to the Rogue’s all-new platform is and comfort. The car has grown about four inches the previous four-cylinder is gone. This makes the a bit bolder looking than before, although it might The interior appointments are simple, yet tastein overall length and in distance between the front not be quite as attractive. The standard powerplant and rear wheels. In addition a slightly wider cabin 270-horse V6 standard whether you select frontful, with easy-to-read gauges and controls. The or all-wheel-drive. A new six-speed automatic is 60:40 split rear seat can be folded down for added for the new Rogue continues to be a 170-horsealso contributes to more passenger space. Interior the sole transmission, replacing the former fivepower 2.5-litre four-cylinder. It’s matched to an stowage (although you won’t get a perfectly flat styling has also improved, but in a conservative speed automatic. Back again to save the day by improved continuously variable transmission with a way that differs from more daring competitors. load floor), but even when occupied there’s reasaving fuel is the Highlander Hybrid that uses a sport mode for snappier performance. Nissan has Likewise, engine choices eschew anything personable space for groceries and gear. Of course, 3.5-litre V6 working with electric motors to procontemplating a vehicle this small usually involves focused on reducing friction (by a claimed 40 per formance-related. A 132-horsepower four-cylinder duce a combined 280 horsepower. Interestingly, cent) and improving the transmission’s belt-andcompromises and in the Mirage’s case you give carries over from the previous generation and is a new pick for 2014 is a front-wheel-drive hybrid up room in return for good fuel economy. The car’s pulley system for better operating efficiency. That connected to a six-speed manual transmission for model as past versions were only available in seems to have paid off since the new Rogue’s pump-passing nature comes from a 74-horsethe base CE and the S. A four-speed automatic all-wheel-drive with front and rear electric helper power 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine mated to your consumption estimate of 8.8 l/100 km in the city transmission is optional on the CE, while a new motors. A continuously variable transmission and 6.8 on the highway beats the previous 9.0/7.0 continuously variable unit (CVT) is optional for choice of a five-speed manual transmission or backs the hybrid twins. All Highlanders arrive with rating. All models — S, SV, and SL — continue to S and standard for LE and LE ECO. To reduce optional continuously variable unit (CVT). The lat- be available with all-wheel-drive. The new 2014 the expected air conditioning and power-operated that “rubber-band” sensation of varying engine ter features Idle Neutral Logic, which automatically Pathfinder hybrid, in all-wheel-drive only, also controls. The three-place second-row bench can speed that’s prevalent with many CVT applicashifts the transmission into neutral when stopped be swapped for captain’s chairs that reduces passhows its greener side with ratings that are even tions, Toyota’s engineers added seven artificial to save fuel, then switches back into drive mode senger seating to seven from eight. better than the Rogue’s. Bear in mind that the shift points that function automatically (or can be when the go pedal is pushed. Mitsubishi is toutPathfinder is significantly larger and more powerful controlled through available steering-columning 5.3 l/100 km in the city and 4.4 highway for than the Rogue with the Pathfinder hybrid using a mounted paddle shifters) to simulate the action of the CVT. For $13,700, including destination fees, supercharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder and a 15-kiloa regular automatic transmission. The LE ECO is the base ES has tilt steering, roll-up rear windows watt electric motor to deliver 250 horsepower. also equipped with a 140-horsepower version of vw.ca and four-speaker stereo. There’s seven standard The combined fuel-consumption rating is 7.2 l/100 the 1.8 that’s rated at 6.5 l/100 km on the highway airbags, including a driver’s knee inflatable. You’ll km, compared to the front-drive V6’s rating of Hot news for 2014: The big news is someand 4.6 in the city, compared to the base model’s need to move up to the SE and to get air condi10.6 l/100 km in the city and 7.5 on the highway. thing small that affects most VW models; tioning, heated and folding power outside mirrors, A compact lithium-ion battery is stowed under the 6.9/5.2 rating with the CVT. Aside from a more efficient engine with special variable valve timing, the five-cylinder is on the way out, to be power rear windows, heated front seats, automatic third-row seat and doesn’t affect cabin or cargo speed control and alloy wheels. Mitsubishi includes space at all. Also for 2014, there’s the Juke Nismo those figures are achieved with the help of under- replaced with a turbocharged four-cylinder. body panels that improve the car’s aerodynamics •  Slight power bump for the 2.0-litre gasoa five-year/100,000-kilometre bumper-to-bumper that bumps power to 197 horses from 188 and (and reduce highway-speed fuel consumption). line turbo engines (to 210 from 200) except has extras such as a more aggressive front fascia/ As before, entry-level Corollas don’t come with warranty, 10 years/160,000kilometres on the for the Eos convertible. • Special edition powertrain and five years unlimited roadside assis- bumper, lower side sills and a faux rear diffuser. air conditioning ; that’s saved for the LE and the Beetle GSR. • Golf Wolfsburg four-door The Nismo’s interior is less shouty, but still has tance. While the Mirage might be from Thailand, S. The LE ECO gets climate control. All models is all you can get until the next-gen Golf the redesigned 2014 Outlander relies on the previ- sportier seats and red accents sprinkled throughcomes with steel wheels as standard, with alumi- arrives. • Beetle and Jetta get upgraded out. It sits lower with stiffer suspension and rides ous model for its bones. This seven-passenger num wheels available only as an option. Changes rear suspensions. wagon has cleaned up its design act, shedding its on unique 18-inch wheels with performance tires. in the rest of the car line are fairly minor. Avalon Carryover: Beetle; CC; Golf; Eos; Jetta; open-mouth look in the process. Mitsubishi has is still blushing from compliments over the 2013 Passat; Tiguan; Touareg upgraded the seats, door panels and dashboard full-on redesign. The styling alone actually looks Gone: Routan (the latter with soft-touch material) and added more more youthful than the Camry from which it was cabin insulation for a quieter ride. As well, the splitspawned. Its crisp lines reflect the car’s slightly ramtruck.ca Starting line folding second and optional third rows have been more diminutive dimensions - six centimetres redesigned to fold more easily. The Outlander shorter a bit narrower and not quite as tall — than ■ Several companies out there think that Hot news for 2014: After a great 2013 has managed to shed some 90 kilograms, which redesign, the 2014 model year is all about the outgoing model. The Avalon also weighs about turbocharging is the way of the future. should help performance. The standard 2.4-litre 55 kilograms pounds less than the old 2012 model Volkswagen has gone so far as to say the new diesel engine in the Ram 1500. four-cylinder produces 166 horsepower and 162 that at some point all its engines will be as a result. Unchanged is the 268-horsepower • Ram HD adds the 6.4-litre V8 from the pound-feet of torque. The four-cylinder is standard SRT line of Chrysler hotrods as a bridge turbocharged. Totally turbo, as it were. 3.5-litre V6, although Toyota tweaked the engine Turbocharging allows engines to be really small, and installed an updated six-speed transaxle with the ES, while SE and GT S-AWC trims are fit- between the 5.7-litre V8 and the diesel which gives them good fuel economy, and when for improved fuel economy (9.9 city/6.4 highway ted with a 3.0-litre V6 that delivers 224 horsepower models. • The biggest HD can tow six of you need some extra acceleration, the turboversus 12.0/7.8). Only the front wheels are driven. and 215 pound-feet of torque. That’s a drop of itself. charger adds the power. How soon is “the future”? Unlike the U.S. market, there is no hybrid model 15 horses, but it’s dead even in torque. The 2.4 Carryover: Ram; Ram HD How about now. VW has begun to phase out its available for Canada. The improved interior feais hitched to a continuously variable transmission non-turbocharged 2.5-cylinder engine in favour Gone: None tures front seats that are more supportive with that has been adjusted to more closely mimic of a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder. Even a better side bolstering while the concave-shaped a traditional multi-speed automatic, especially Starting line dashboard results in more cabin room. By its very big car like the Passat gets it for 2014, where it when accelerating from a full stop. The V6 has makes the same power as the old 2.5 but man■ The gap is so tight between the Big-Three nature the base Avalon shows up with an abunexclusive use of a six-speed automatic that has ages to pull down about 10 per cent better fuel dance of standard equipment, although for the been updated for improved fuel economy. On that trucks — and tensions so high — that anyconsumption. The 2.5 will continue to be offered thing new and different has to be seen as a full-on luxury experience you’ll need to spring for point, the gains are nothing to sneeze at. The while full production of the 1.8 ramps up. That’s significant marketing edge. The redesigneda premium leather interior, heated and ventilated four-cylinder rates 8.2 l/100 km in the city and a nice little bump in fuel economy, but one of the for-2013 Ram 1500 was the first to offer an front and rear seats, larger wheels, navigation/ 6.3 on the highway (down from 9.0/7.0). The V6 eight-speed automatic transmission (with a communications systems and an up-level stereo, best bets is still the hybrid-challenging 140-horseimproves to 10.1/7.1 from 10.9/7.8. Mitsubishi’s power 2.0-litre turbo-diesel (TDI) that gives the to list just a few options. “Super All-Wheel Control” (code for all-wheel drive) fancy dash dial for shifting) and also touted mid-size Passat a rating 6.8 l/100 km in the best-in-class fuel economy. For 2014, Ram has can be ordered with four-cylinder Outlanders, but city and 4.4 on the highway, along with a range stolen a bit of GM’s Silverado/Sierra thunder by is standard with the V6-equipped SE and GT. With offering yet another category first: a diesel engine approaching 1,300 kilometres. The Golf doesn’t a starting price, including destination charges, of get the new turbo engine and for good reason option. Fuel economy has always been an issue $27,450, the Outlander arrives with the usual basic with trucks and that was partially addressed when toyota.ca as customers are patiently awaiting the arrival of kit. The next up the SE model adds dual-zone the seventh-generation model that the European Chrysler’s ever-popular 3.6-litre V6 found its way Hot news for 2014: Mid-cycle refresh climate control, rearview camera, push-button start into the engine bay. With 305 horsepower and market has had access to for some time. The for Tundra presumes the full-size truck is and heated front seats. The GT S entices with a all-new hatchback that’s due in early 2014 will be 11.4 l/100 km in the city and 7.8 on the highway, premium interior, audio package and bright xenon it was and is a sweet combination. Its eight-speed plenty tough enough. • Last season for the built in Mexico instead of Germany and promises headlamps. Elsewhere in the line, the RVR small FJ Cruiser. •  New Highlander grows, but to be both roomier and more fuel-efficient. In the automatic transmission also helped and can now tall wagon receives a smoother-operating continu- be attached to the 395-horsepower 5.7-litre “Hemi” stays the same under the hood. • 4Runner’s meantime, VW is clearing out remaining Golfs, ously variable transmission as well as more sound V8. The engine can shut down four of its eight exaggerated nose job means you won’t mix likely at attractive prices and/or lease deals. Best insulation and a few interior updates. of luck finding a hotrod GTI or R model because cylinders when not needed, such as at under light- it up with anything else in the parking lot. •

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the focus is closing out the current line with a four-door Wolfsburg edition. Here, you have your choice of a base 170-horsepower 2.5-litre fivecylinder engine or the optional 140-horsepower 2.0-litre turbo-diesel that’s good for 4.6 l/100 km on the highway and 6.7 in the city, which is about 35 per cent better than the base 2.5. A five-speed manual transmission is assigned to the 2.5, which can be swapped out for a six-speed automatic with manual-shift control. The TDI uses a six-speed manual and offers as an option a six-speed paddle-shift automated manual gearbox (DSG) that’s capable of eye-blink-quick shifts (up or down) and operates minus a clutch pedal. Normally, the base Golf would arrive with power windows, power locks, air conditioning, cruise control, power heated outside mirrors and an eightspeaker audio package. To that, the Wolfsburg — priced at $25,400 including destination charges — adds 17-inch alloy wheels, power sunroof, heated front seats, heated washer nozzle and Bluetooth short-range wireless networking. Since the Golf wagon generally comes after the launch of the hatch, VW will simply carryover the 2013 wagon and call them 2014’s. The 256-horsepower Golf R is off the menu now, but will return next year in all its all-wheel-drive splendor with about 300 horsepower. Wait a second, doesn’t VW sell a hybrid? Glad you asked. The impressive Jetta Hybrid is uniquely teamed with a seven-speed automated manual gearbox (called the DSG). The Hybrid can run for 1.9 kilometres on electricity alone at speeds up to 70 km-h and accelerate to 60 mph (96 km-h) from rest in less than nine seconds. For 2014, all Jettas receive a more performance-oriented multi-link rear suspension that previously was exclusive to the Jetta GLI (think of VW Golf-based GTI with a trunk instead of a rear hatch). The multi-link probably won’t be noticed by most Jetta drivers, but anyone who loves to carve through twisty two-lane back roads should feel the difference in the car’s handling dynamics. In other news, the Tiguan compact tall wagon comes in a new R-Line that sits atop the pecking order with unique 19-inch wheels, sport suspension, power front seats with lumbar support, rain-sensing wipers and other fancy stuff. The Beetle is another model that will surrender it’s 2.5-litre five-cylinder, but there will also be a limited run of 3,500 GSR models for all of North America, kitted out with special yellow and black paint, large rear spoiler and 19-inch wheels. Matching yellow and black leather-covered seats will also be part of the package.

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Hot news for 2014: Although nothing particularly major is going on, nearly every model is making a plastic pitstop for a little visual refreshing. • Volvo drops the C30 and the hardtop-convertible C70; is the fun over? • V60 wagon (based on the S60 sedan) arrives in January. Carryover: S60; S80; XC60; XC70; XC90 Gone: C30; C70

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■ Volvo’s slick European design has always been the XC60’s hallmark and it was the first model in the line to seriously stick in the minds of shoppers who otherwise view practicality as the absolute priority. Like the rest of the company’s lineup, it’s getting a freshening to keep its fully vested membership in the “small premium utility” group that includes a growing number of competitors. All the sheetmetal and details forward of the A-pillars is new, along with revised headlights and the ubiquitous LED running lights. The back end features new integrated exhaust pipes, skid plates and different wheel styles on every trim level. For the 2014 model year, the base XC60 carries on with a 240-horse 3.2-litre inline six-cylinder driving the front wheels. All-wheel-drive is an option, but it’s standard when you step up to T6 and its 300-horsepower 3.0-litre turbocharged engine. The R-Design model boasts a 325-horsepower version of the 3.0 (that happens to run on regular gas) and includes sharper steering and suspension settings plus 20-inch wheels. Optional 2014 safety technologies include a system that detects pedestrians — and cyclists — and can automatically brake for them. Already one of the real beauties in its class, Volvo also isn’t letting up on the mid-sized S60 luxury sedan. Like the S60, all the bits forward of the A-pillar replaced for 2014, including the fenders and hood, a sharper grille and different headlights with LED running lights. The back end only receives new integrated exhaust pipes, but regardless, the S60 has one of the nicest rears around. Every model also gets new wheel designs ranging from 17-19 inches in diameter, depending on trims. The cabin sees a new instrument cluster, new cloth-and-metal trim, and an illuminated shift-knob. Under the new hood is the same engine choices as before, meaning a turbocharged 2.5-litre fivecylinder with 250 horsepower in front-wheel-drive models, and a 300-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six in all-wheel-drive versions. Every S60 gets a six-speed automatic transmission, including the AWD R-Design. With a goosed-up T6 engine rated at 325 horsepower, it can hit 60 mph (96 km-h) from a standing start in less than six seconds. This model comes with lots of sportsedan goodies, from more supportive seats and unique wheels to a lowered ride height and firmer suspension. Meanwhile, the S80 finally gets a decent freshening, including a new grille flanked by revised headlights with LED running lights, plus new bumpers front and rear, LED taillights and new standard wheels at every trim level. Its two-engine lineup continues unchanged: the base engine is a transversely (east-west) mounted 240-horsepower 3.2-litre inline six-cylinder in the front-wheel-drive S80 3.2. Feeling nostalgic? Do you recall when Volvo was all about its wagons? Seeing as the XC70 is the closest thing you’ll find to a traditional Volvo, it’s no real surprise that it stuck around long after the V70 wagon (that it was based upon) faded into black. However it gives buyers a choice of the modern-era XC60 tall wagon, or an XC70 “square back” that’s reminiscent of those brick-like Volvos of old. To further complicate matters, both are priced almost identically. In the case of the XC70, the desired offroader effect is achieved by bolting on front and rear skid plates to protect the radiator and running gear from damage, and by hiking up the suspension for an extra couple inches of ground clearance. Also like the XC60, the XC70 gets all-new exterior pieces, including front fenders, headlights and LED running lights, grilles and bumpers and redesigned alloy wheels. Volvo will add a wagon version of the S60, calling it the V60, early in the new year. In it, you can expect to see the first of a new line of turbocharged four-cylinders that will eventually migrate to other Volvo models.


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• Multi-Flex™ Sliding and Reclining Rear Seat, Offering Class-Leading Legroom†* • Standard Rear Vision Camera

2014 ACADIA

$

BONUS ON SELECT 2014 MODELS FOR ELIGIBLE OWNERS

BI-WEEKLY FOR 48 MONTHS BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $37,995* (SLE-1 MODEL) INCLUDES FREIGHT, PDI & PPSA

ON NOW AT YOUR PRAIRIE GMC DEALERS. PrairieGMC.com 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. * Offers apply to the lease of a new or demonstrator 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 (1SA/G80/B30/I04/K05), 2014 Terrain FWD (3SA/K05), 2014 Acadia FWD (3SA/K05). Freight ($1,650/$1,600), PPSA and PDI included. License, insurance, registration, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in Prairie GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. † Offer valid only to eligible retail lessees in Canada who have obtained credit approval by GM Financial, have entered into a lease agreement with GM Financial, and who accept delivery from October 11, 2013 through January 2, 2014 of a new eligible 2014 model. General Motors of Canada will pay the first month’s lease payment (inclusive of taxes and any applicable pro-rata amount normally due at lease delivery as defined on the lease agreement). $0 first month lease payment means no bi-weekly payments will be due in the first month of your lease agreement. After the first month, lessee will be required to make all remaining scheduled payments over the remaining term of the lease agreement. PPSA/RDPRM is not due. Insurance, license, dealer fees and applicable taxes not included. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ** The 2-Year Scheduled Lube-Oil-Filter LOF Maintenance Program provides eligible customers in Canada, who have purchased, leased or financed a new eligible 2014 MY Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC vehicle (excluding Spark EV), with an ACDelco oil and filter change, in accordance with the oil life monitoring system and the Owner’s Manual, for 2 years or 40,000 KMs, whichever occurs first, with a limit of four (4) Lube-Oil-Filter services in total, performed at participating GM Dealers. Fluid top offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc. are not covered. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ‡ Offer only valid from November 1, 2013 to December 2, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing a Chevrolet HHR, Equinox, Tracker, Uplander, Venture, Astro, Lumina APV, Blazer, Traverse, Trailblazer; Saturn Vue, Relay, Outlook; Pontiac Montana/SV6, Transport, Torrent, Aztek, Sunrunner; Buick Rendezvous, Terraza, Enclave, Rainier; Oldsmobile Silhouette, Bravada; GMC Safari, Jimmy, Terrain, Acadia or Envoy, that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six months, will receive a $2,000 credit towards the lease; or a $1000 credit towards the purchase or finance of an eligible new 2014 GMC Terrain or Acadia delivered during the program period. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $2,000/$1,000 credit includes HST/GST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership for the previous consecutive six months. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. ‡‡ Offer only valid from November 1, 2013 – December 2, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GM or competitor pickup truck to receive a $2,000 credit towards the purchase, finance or lease of an eligible new 2014 Model Year Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty, Silverado Heavy Duty, Sierra Light Duty, Sierra Heavy Duty, or Avalanche. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $2,000 credit includes HST/GST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. †† 1.5%/0%/1.9% lease APR available for 36/48 months on a new or demonstrator 2014 GMC Sierra 4X4 Crew Cab 1SA/2014 Terrain FWD 3SA and 2014 Acadia FWD 3SA, O.A.C by GM Financial. Annual kilometre limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. Down payment or trade and/or security deposit may be required. Bi-weekly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. ¥ $3,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit has been applied to the purchase and lease offers of 2014 Sierra Crew Cab, and is applicable to retail customers only. Other credits available on select Sierra models. †* Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands. ‡* Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Comparison based on 2013 Wards segmentation: Large/Cross Utility Vehicles and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles.

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Call Us Now:

3750 Idylwyld Dr North, Saskatoon, SK

(306) 931-6611 www.merlinford.com

“Products You Know, People You Trust”

AS LOW AS

%

APR

PURCHASE FINANCING

ON SELECT NEW MODELS

2013 FUSION SE

2013 TAURUS SEL FWD

2.5L, 6SPD AUTO, FULLY EQUIPPED WITH REAR CAMERA

OR

$

FN43771

UP TO

9,250

MSRP DELIVERY ALLOWANCE MERLIN DISCOUNT

SALE

PRICE

$

3.5L V6, FULLY LOADED WITH LEATHER!

$27,099 -$3,500 -$350

23,249*

IN MANUFACTURER

REBATES

MSRP DELIVERY ALLOWANCE MERLIN DISCOUNT

TA3227

SALE

PRICE

29,999*

$

0%

0%

Financing 72 mths. O.A.C.

ON MOST NEW MODELS

$37,049 -$5,750 -$1,300

Financing 72 mths. O.A.C.

For a limited time get a

No Extra Charge

Winter Safety Package

2014 FOCUS 4DR S

UP TO $1,800 (MSRP) VALUE

TIRES RIMS SENSORS with the purchase or lease of select new 2013 and 2014 models.

2014 FIESTA SE 5 DOOR

2.0L, 4CYL 5SPD MANUAL

FC43882

MSRP MERLIN DISCOUNT

SALE

PRICE

$18,249 -$1,250

16,999*

$

1.6L, 6 SPEED AUTO, FULLY LOADED WITH COMFORT PKG, POWER MOON ROOF, AND 15” WHEELS FS43689

MSRP MERLIN DISCOUNT

SALE

PRICE

$22,074 -$450

21,624*

$

*See dealer for details. Prices and programs are subject to change without notice or verification. Plus taxes - cash back deducted.


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SASKATOONEXPRESS - November 18-24, 2013



HUGE•SELECTION•SAVINGS ut blow coe i pr

2013 mustang convertible

2013 Mustang GT ut blow o price

ut blow coe i r p

2012 F-350 XLT CREW CAB 4X4

ut blow coe i r p

2012 E-250 cargo van

2011 edge limited

ut blow coe i r p

ou blo Tp w ri ce

ut blow coe pri

2013 FIESTA SE

PP43564

XC43642A Fully equipped

ut blow coe i r p

$

15,900

2011 TOYOTA SIENNA SE

26,650

$

23,405 kms, leather upholstery, very clean

2011 TOYOTA rav4 sport 4 wd ut blow o

60,302 kms, leather, mooroof

27,900

$

60,947 kms, moonroof, SK tax paid

121,014 kms, moonroof, leather, SK tax paid

ut blow coe i r p

MX44009A

23,900

$

RON ADAMS

77,870 kms, moonroof, low low mileage, SK tax paid

LARRY NAIRN

$

23,900

COLIN ANDERSON

$

90,897 Sync., SK tax paid

ut blow coe i r p

MEL BAHREY

153,310 kms, local trade

JOHN HYND

34,000 kms, 6.2 gas, fully equipped

16,900

price

20,874 kms, 4.0L, auto., top box cap, SK tax paid

17,900

$

2007 PONTIAC G6 ut GT blow coe i pr

ut blow coe i r p

2011 f150 xLt s/cab 4x4

21,900

$

116,430 kms, fully equpped

ut blow coe i r p

159,172 kms, Was $9,950

6,995

$

2006 FOCUS ZX-4

LARRY LENNOX

PAUL LINDO

158,918 kms, GFX package

TIM BACKSTROM

MX43402A

65,835 kms, navigation, moonroof, SK tax paid

price

TOM GEENEN

60,200 kms, moonroof, remote start, SK tax paid

ROB WRIGHT

931-6611 or 1-800-298-8110

L143494A

28,650

$

2003 ALTIMA SL ut blow coe i pr

F143205A

5,950

$

25,900

$

2011 EXPLORER XLT 4X4 ut blow o

F143941A

XC43489A

JOHN STEVE SHIRLEY DARRYL McKENNA LIEFFERS SCHAFER BRETZER

www.merlinford.com

23,900

$

43,861 kms, 4.6 V8, air cond.

F143632A

PP43740A

7,950

$

32,900

$

2011 RANGER S/C SPORT ut blow o

XC43313A

2006 crown victoria lx

PP43565A

15,900

$

2011 ESCAPE XLT AWD

PU43631A

2008 MINI COOPER S

2010 MKX AWD ut blow coe i pr

ut blow coe i pr

price

PU43629

29,550

$

12,573 kms, 405 horse power, SK tax paid

PU43651

PU43733

MU42289A

131,581 kms, leather & moonroof, excellent condition

RON HYSHKA

3750 Idylwyld Dr. N. Across from Costco

ED43294A

7,950

$

KELLY BUECKERT

COURTNEY HAMILTON


SASKATOONEXPRESS - November 18-24, 2013

Call Us Now:

3750 Idylwyld Dr North, Saskatoon, SK

(306) 931-6611 www.merlinford.com

“Products You Know, People You Trust”

AS LOW AS

%

APR

PURCHASE FINANCING

ON SELECT NEW MODELS

F144051

2014 EXPLORER XLT 4WD 3.5L V6, 6 SPD. AUTO., FULLY EQUIPPED INCLUDING LEATHER SEATS, DUAL PANEL MOONROOF, NAVIGATION SYSTEM, TRAILER TOW

OR

$

EX43958

UP TO

9,250

IN MANUFACTURER

REBATES

MSRP MERLIN DISCOUNT WINTER TIRE REBATE

SALE

PRICE

$46,149 -$1,330 -$750

44,069*

$

2013 F150 STX R/C 4X4

3.7L V6, 6 SPD., AUTO., AIR, TILT, SPEED CONTROL, FOG LAMPS, TRAILER TOW, CD PLAYER WITH SYNC, SLIDING REAR WINDOW, PRIVACY GLASS $

199* /Month 24 Month Lease

MSRP MERLIN DISCOUNT DELIVERY ALLOWANCE

20,000 km/yr. $4,000* Down Payment

$33,199 -$950 -$8,250

23,999*

$ PRICE SALE

0%

Financing Available O.A.C

ON MOST NEW MODELS

For a limited time get a

No Extra Charge

Winter Safety Package

UP TO $1,800

2013 EDGE SEL AWD

3.5L V6 6SPD AUTO, SYNC, MY FORD TOUCH, REVERSE CAMERA, 18” ALUM WHEELS

(MSRP) VALUE

TIRES RIMS SENSORS with the purchase or lease of select new 2013 and 2014 models.

ED44160

SALE

MSRP MERLIN DISCOUNT DELIVERY ALLOWANCE WINTER TIRE REBATE

PRICE

$39,349 -$1,133 -$2,000 -$750

35,466*

$

2014 ESCAPE 4DR S FWD 2.5L 4CYL, 6SPD AUTO, AIR, TILT, CRUISE, BLOCK HEATER, ALL WEATHER MATTS, SYNC, REAR VIEW CAMERA

XC44248

MSRP DELIVERY ALLOWANCE WINTER TIRE REBATE

SALE

PRICE

$26,964 -$500 -$750

25,714*

$

*See dealer for details. Prices and programs are subject to change without notice or verification. Plus taxes - cash back deducted.

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