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  1. First Drives Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid: Ambitious Aspirations

    The intermediate car market is losing ground and the hybrid vehicle market is stagnating due to relatively low gas prices. And yet, Hyundai is gearing up to release its Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). What’s the logic behind their planning? It’s no doubt to satisfy legal requirements … Full story

    Rating : 3.5/5

    Filed in: Hyundai | Sonata

  2. First Drives Honestly, I couldn't care less about putting the 2016 Nissan Maxima through its paces on a road course. 2016 Nissan Maxima: Ignore The Hype, Enjoy The Car

    The 2016 Nissan Maxima is out to right a few wrongs. For starters, it's a crime that the brand's flagship sedan sold less than a thousand examples last year in Canada, a mere tenth of what its mid-size Altima stable-mate managed to move in the same timeframe. Then there's the … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Nissan | Maxima

  3. First Drives It looks a lot like the conventional Tucson, doesn’t it? 2015 Hyundai Tucson Hydrogen EV: $529/Month, Free Fuel, Zero Emissions

    What costs $529/month, has a range of 425 kilometres per fill-up, costs nothing to fuel and only emits drops of water? Answer: a Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell on the streets of Vancouver. At press time, there were just two Hyundai clients driving Tucson Fuel Cells. A third customer is expecting … Full story

    Filed in: Hyundai | Tucson

  4. First Drives 2016 Mazda MX-5 2016 Mazda MX-5: Improvements, Improvements And More Improvements!

    Buddhists believe that happiness is found in the present moment, and the more time passes, the more I tend to agree. Modern society is always in a hurry, always stressed. We spend our lives chasing this and that—and forgetting to take the time and appreciate the here and now. To … Full story

    Filed in: Mazda | MX-5

  5. First Drives 2016 Honda Pilot: No Chip On Its Shoulder

    After several years on the market, the Honda Pilot was starting to lose its competitive edge. Very few technical or esthetic modifications were made to the hefty SUV in six years. Its boxy shape had become outdated and it had fallen way behind on the technological front. In fact, many … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Honda | Pilot

  6. First Drives The second-generation Q7 is being released for 2016. 2016 Audi Q7: Meet Gen Two

    Audi was a little late in jumping onto the luxury SUV bandwagon, only introducing the Q7 in 2007. Luckily for them however, the model was an instant hit! Since then, the Q7 has only been lightly retouched, remaining mostly unchanged over the years. And funny enough, it hardly shows its … Full story

    Filed in: Audi | Q7

  7. First Drives Mark Reuss introducing the Camaro. He looks proud—and with good reason! 2016 Chevrolet Camaro: Unveiled In Good Company

    Sports cars like the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger appeal to a special breed of drivers who love sports cars for their sporty ride and silhouette, mechanical characteristics and the message they send to other motorists. Essentially, driving a Camaro is akin to shouting “I love sports cars!” … Full story

    Filed in: Chevrolet | Camaro

  8. First Drives The new Pilot’s style is more elegant than that of the previous version. 2016 Honda Pilot: A Complete Makeover

    With a boxy shape and a dashboard peppered with all kinds of buttons and controls, the second-generation Honda Pilot wasn't exactly the most elegant car out there. And driving it was more like driving a pickup than a family SUV. That said, it still had some good qualities. Its fit … Full story

    Filed in: Honda | Pilot

  9. First Drives The Mazda CX-3 is based on the Mazda2. But the name suggests that it's derived from the Mazda3! 2016 Mazda CX-3: Rising Star!

    Introducing a new model is always a big deal for a manufacturer, and that goes double when it's a vehicle in a popular and competitive segment. The CX-3’s arrival is very important for Mazda, which sees the model as a potentially spearhead for the automaker going forward. It also represents … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Mazda | CX-3

  10. First Drives We recorded an average fuel consumption of 7.6 litres per 100 kilometres with the CVT. 2016 Honda HR-V: When The Fit Becomes A Subcompact SUV

    The 2016 Honda HR-V is basically an oversized, higher Fit with a more powerful engine and all-wheel drive on certain versions to deal with the rigours of our climate. This is almost certain to be a winning recipe for Honda in Canada. Just like the Fit, the HR-V is built … Full story

    Rating : 3.5/5

    Filed in: Honda | HR-V

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