This Month In Trucks: Volume 5

INEOS Fusilier

INEOS Fusilier

The UK’s newest manufacturer, INEOS Automotive, has just revealed its third model: the Fusilier.

Smaller than the flagship Grenadier, this 4X4 will come in both fully electric and gasoline range-extender flavours and is designed to offer a greener off-roading option. Jointly developed with Austrian vehicle assembler Magna Steyr, the SUV is built on a modular skateboard platform boasting a steel underbody and aluminum doors. The Samsung-provided batteries are expected to give the EV version a total travel distance of around 322 kilometres.

More information regarding the release date and specifications to come in the fall.

Rivian R2 and R3

The Rivian Family

After much anticipation, Rivian unveiled a mid-size platform underpinning the forthcoming R2 and R3 zero emissions crossovers.

The R2 features an interesting rear window that drops down to accommodate carrying larger cargo, and together with pop-out rear quarter windows allows an open-air driving experience. The R3 has a slightly smaller footprint and is also going to be sold in a performance R3X variant. Customers can choose from three different motor layouts and two battery sizes, the larger of the latter yielding 480-plus kilometres of range on a single charge.

Orders are open now for the R2, priced at $45,000 USD, expected to launch in mid 2026. The R3 will be priced lower and set to arrive at a later date.

2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV

2025 Honda CR-V-e-FCE
2025 Honda CR-V e:FCE

Introducing North America’s first production plug-in hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle: the Honda CR-V e:FCEV.

Combining conventional EV and hydrogen technologies, drivers may plug into a charging station and subsequently travel up to 47 kilometers on electricity alone, or a maximum 435 kilometres when combined with a full tank of hydrogen as well. The single motor sends 174 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque to the front axle only.

Styling-wise similar to the regular turbo and hybrid variants from the B pillar back, the e:FCEV sports a slimmer grille, big air intakes and long hood. A fully-covered underbody and chin spoiler increase aerodynamics. California residents get the initial crack at a lease before the end of the year.

2025 Chevrolet Equinox

2025 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevy’s popular compact SUV is about to enter its fourth generation, and the rugged redesign has the crossover looking like a shrunken-down Traverse.

The Equinox is 2.3-inches wider than the outgoing example and, like the Traverse, incorporates squared-off wheel arches. A new ACTIV trim wears a unique metallic-finish grille, black badging, 17-inch machine-faced alloys, vegan Evotex upholstery and a Maple Sugar/Black interior colour scheme.

Under the hood, a 175-horsepower 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard in Canada.

2024 Ford E-Transit

2024 Ford E-Transit

Entering a decade of production, Canada’s best-selling commercial van the Ford Transit receives some enhancements to the electric lineup.

Low-roof E-Transit cargo vans get a 26 per cent boost in range for the 2024 model year, rated at approximately 254 kilometres, thanks to a more usable energy available (89-kilowatt hours total). Output remains at 266 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque. Level 2 and 3 charging is supported, up to a peak 176 kilowatts. Connected to the former, going from 0 to 100 per cent takes just over six hours, which is considerably faster than previously.

Starting MSRP is $73,690 with orders beginning in the spring.

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