At the press day of Auto Show Montreal, Automobile Journalists Association of Canada announced the Best new technologies this year, and also took the opportunity to reveal the three finalists prices Canadian Car of the Year and the Utility / Canadian Truck of the Year 2016.
Best new technologies are divided into two categories: innovation and safety. These prizes are awarded by a panel of 11 automotive journalists, all specializing in various technological aspects.
This year, the six-cylinder 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle Toyota, that found in the Tacoma pickup truck, which was declared the Best New innovation technology. Compared to the previous V6 in Tacoma, this new generation is 14% more powerful, but 15% less energy.
General Motors Rearview Camera won the honor of Best New security technology. Available on the 2016 Cadillac CT6 soon to be sold, this system uses a camera to project an image on the inside mirror is four times larger than on a conventional mirror. It provides a field of view of up to 60 degrees, which should reduce blind spots.
In addition, the finalists for the Canadian Car of the Year 2016 Honda Civic Sedan are The Sportwagon Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Golf R. As for the price Utility / Canadian Truck of the Year 2016 finalists are the Kia Sorento, the Mazda CX-3 and the Volvo XC90. The winners of these awards will be announced on 11 February at the Toronto Auto Show.