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CIAS 2020: Looking Ahead

The 2020 Canadian International AutoShow showcases the types of vehicles and technologies that aftermarket service providers will likely see in their service bays in the next few years. (Photos: Sukanya Ray Ghosh)
BMW Vision M NEXT - provides a glimpse into what high-performance sports cars could evolve into. This electric powered concept blends both past and future.
Infiniti Qs Concept was first seen at the Shanghai Auto Show, it features an electrified powertrain and likely previews both styling and technology of upcoming Q50 and Q70.
Hyundai’s IONIQ plug-in hybrid is one of a number of PHEVs you can expect to find in your service bays in the next few years.
Ivy has ambitious plans to build the largest EV charging network in Ontario. One of their chargers is pictured here with the Nissan LEAF plus, the latest version of the automaker’s pioneering BEV.
The latest Ram 1500 could be a game changer, via FCA’s eTorque mild-hybrid system, one of the most effective currently available.
Retro futuristic styling of Honda’s FCX Clarity PHEV stands out among a sea of generic looking modern vehicles. This plug-in hybrid is available across North America and is worthy of study for savvy aftermarket shops and technicians.
Honda’s Accord Hybrid is one of a number of increasingly green vehicles available to Canadian consumers.
All-new at this year’s CIAS was the 2021 Kia Seltos, the brand’s newest entry in the popular subcompact SUV segment.
New Land Rover Defender offers 21st century technology and amenities while maintaining a strong link to the past.
Game changing in every sense of the word—the 2020 mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. I wonder how many technicians are itching to see what’s under the hatch of this one.
A big announcement at CIAS was Toyota’s made in Canada 2021 RAV-4 Prime Plug-in Hybrid. As PHEV’s go, this one could be a top seller.
Hydrogen is still seen as the long-term solution for alternative propulsion. The Toyota Mirai brings that technology to consumers today.
Another star of the show, Ford’s all-electric 2021 Mustang Mach-E is a clear Tesla competitor and redefines the concept of the family SUV.
The Hyundai 45 EV Concept car showcases the automaker’s vision for future automotive design that is focussed on electrification, autonomous technologies and intelligent design.
A second-generation 3.5-litre EcoBoost high-output truck engine from Ford Performance showcased at CIAS 2020.
The 2020 Canadian International AutoShow showcases the types of vehicles and technologies that aftermarket service providers will likely see in their service bays in the next few years. (Photos: Sukanya Ray Ghosh)BMW Vision M NEXT - provides a glimpse into what high-performance sports cars could evolve into. This electric powered…

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