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Canada's contributions to the auto industry

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From the production of world-class cars to car-component innovations like the sway bar, we take a closer look at our automotive strengths

With Toyota Canada's announcement that its new battery-electric RAV4 models would only be produced at its Woodstock, Ont. assembly facility, it was a day of celebration. Besides it being the first Canadian-built mainstream electric vehicle, it was also proof positive yet again that Canadian assembly plants and workers can be trusted to get the work done.Canadians have a strong history both with the assembly of automobiles, but also in parts and systems integral to their performance, reliability and comfort.So to help remind ourselves just how far we've come, here are 10 other significant and noteworthy contributions Canada has made to the auto industry.Related Autos links:Do you really drive an American car?Canada's most patriotic carsFind a pre-owned car with MSN Autos
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