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  1. First Drives 2016 Subaru WRX and BRZ 2016 Subaru BRZ And WRX: Let Loose On Some Great Roads

    KASLO, British Columbia – As one of the smaller members of an industry dominated by giants, Subaru always does things a little differently. In contrast to their competitors, its Canadian salespeople almost always arrange their presentations and promotional activities without worrying about what their US counterparts are up to. In … Full story

    Filed in: Subaru | BRZ | WRX

  2. First Drives 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE: A New Name For A Stalwart SUV

    The Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV has received a facelift for 2016, and it has also received a new set of identifying letters. Yes, the SUV formerly known as the ML is now called the GLE. Mercedes-Benz has consolidated the model names of its SUV line, so that all model names in … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Mercedes-Benz | GLE Class

  3. First Drives This time the Outlander’s looks should be more universally pleasing. 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander: A Very Decent Proposal

    In 2014, the Outlander got its first serious update since 2010. The body was totally redesigned and they added a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine to the 3.0-litre V6 already on offer. The vehicle’s technical sophistication was stepped up and its safety systems were enhanced. And the new generation finally offered a … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Mitsubishi | Outlander

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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