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News Roundup: The all-new 2022 Honda Civic, taped-on Cadillac plates and more

News Roundup: The all-new 2022 Honda Civic, taped-on Cadillac plates and more
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Welcome to our weekly round-up of the biggest breaking stories on Driving.ca from this past week. Get caught up and ready to get on with the weekend, because it’s hard keeping pace in a digital traffic jam.

Here’s what you missed while you were away.

Honda debuted the prototype for the all-new 2022 Civic this week on Twitch. The car is built on a new platform, but the brand hasn’t revealed what engine will power it yet.

The stylistic changes for the 11th-gen sedan and hatchback are perhaps most evident from the rear, where Honda has replaced the chunky funky look of the last gen with a more traditional vibe inspired by the new Accord. The grille is also lower and a body line carries that ground-hugging impression down the length of the car. Yet to be priced, the 2022 will be offered as a sedan, hatch, Si and Type R. . 

People do some wild things in the name of performance. A Cadillac driver was recently fined $109 for replacing his front plates with a photocopied paper version taped to the car’s lower grille surround, for example.

His excuse: he wanted to “ improve the car’s performance .” North Vancouver RCMP fined him for failing to properly display a front plate on (what appears to be) his 2019 Cadillac CTS-V and then made an example of him on their Twitter feed. 

It might feel like we live in a global society, but when it comes to purchasing a top-shelf vehicle, there are some distinct differences in price from country to country. And, as it turns out, Canada has it pretty good, relatively speaking.

According to an analysis by Compare the Market, the same new Porsche 911 Turbo S that costs $231,700 (US$173,613) in Canada, the most affordable of the 50 countries looked at, runs around $911,000 (US$696,000) in Argentina, the most expensive on the list. Find out where the rest of the world ranks on The Global Supercar Index .

Infiniti’s newest crossover is leading the way in its segment for Japanese automakers as the first coupe-style SUV to come from the nation. The QX55 is powered by the same engine as the QX50 it’s based on, but boasts a more sloped roofline and sportier profile with a revised front fascia, a bigger grille framed by broad LEDs and “digital piano-key” taillights with 45 individual LEDs in each.

The SUV’s interior features premium materials, active noise cancelling, a low dash and tinted moonroof for a luxe feel. Canada will receive the Infiniti QX55 in spring 2021. 

A 43-year-old male on parole with 22 prohibition orders to not drive has been arrested for operating a motor vehicle. https://t.co/Ue6otV9nJs

Police spotted an , speeding, and just generally driving like a ding-dong earlier this week in Oshawa, Ontario, and, due to safety reasons, initially let the car get away.

However, when they caught up with the driver later on that day, they found the 43-year-old to already have an impressive 22 prohibition orders not to drive to his name. Adam Simeunovich, who was on parole, was charged with Operation While Prohibited, Dangerous Operation and Driving a Motor Vehicle While Suspended. 
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