By Guest Column Thursday, February 17, 2011
TORONTO, In an early morning press conference at the opening of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the Chevrolet Cruze was declared the 2011 Canadian Car of the Year (CCOTY) by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).
“We are very proud to receive AJAC’s 2011 Canadian Car of the Year honours for the all-new Chevrolet Cruze, which reflects a major refocusing of investment on smaller vehicles and fuel efficient technologies,” said Kevin Williams, GM of Canada’s president and managing director. “The Cruze represents our line in the sand: We’re playing to win - and delivering the goods - in the small car business.”Chevy Aveo Like a Happy Puppy
By Jim Bray Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The 2009 Chevy Aveo is a good little commuter car, suited perfectly for trips around town. It’s small, pleasant to drive and be in, and seems as easy to please as a new puppy.Chevy Crosses Over Big Time with Traverse
By Jim Bray Monday, March 9, 2009
If the Chevy Traverse is any indication, General Motors has the potential for a rosy future if the financial Sword of Damocles can be removed from over it.Suzuki Vitara a Grand SUV
By Jim Bray Monday, December 15, 2008
Suzuki’s new Grand Vitara could be the perfect SUV for many consumers looking for a vehicle in the “cute ute” class.Saab 93 Aero – Euro Fighter
By Jim Bray Wednesday, November 5, 2008
While the name Saab is also associated with cool jet fighters such as the Gripen, when it comes to the Saab 9-3 Aero sedan, the Swedish manufacturer’s automotive offerings are far more down to earth.
Pontiac’s Compact Crossover Gives Good Vibes
By Jim Bray Monday, September 29, 2008
Pontiac’s little wagon is back, with new looks, new features and new power. It’s a nice car, too, roomy and reasonably fun to drive.Chevy’s Little Red Wagon Appeals to the Inner Child
By Jim Bray Saturday, July 26, 2008
It’s wonderful when utility and fun combine in a vehicle. And combine they do in the HHR SS, the “abnormally aspirated” version of Chevy’s little utility wagon.Saturn’s Looking for a Few Astra-Nuts
By Jim Bray Sunday, June 29, 2008
The Saturn Astra, according to a radio commercial in my neck of the woods, is the top selling car in Europe.
Really? It’s certainly not a “disAstra”, but the bestselling car of any sold in all of Europe? I don’t get it.Springtime for GM in Foothills Country
By Jim Bray Monday, June 2, 2008
With the grass finally rizzing in my area, it’s safe for companies that make outdoors-oriented stuff to show off some of their latest wares without worrying excessively about getting snowed out.Catching the Vibe, West Coast Style
By Jim Bray Tuesday, April 29, 2008
They called it the “Catch the Vibe” Challenge, and it was definitely challenging.
Chevrolet Crafts a Winner with New Malibu
By Jim Bray Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Its name has been around for decades, but it seems like decades since the Malibu moniker was applied to a really interesting and compelling car. But it has now: Chevy’s Malibu is a car that deserves respect.The 2008 CTS – Cadillac’s Terrific Sedan
By Jim Bray Monday, February 18, 2008
Remember when calling something “The Cadillac of (whatever)” really meant something? Those days may be dawning again, if the new Cadillac CTS is any indication.