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  1. First Drives 2016 Chevrolet Malibu 2016 Chevrolet Malibu: Game on After Sweeping Changes

    VICTORIA, BC – The Chevrolet Malibu nameplate has been around for 50 years. It's a staple in the Chevrolet lineup around the world, but recently has lost some steam in a heavily contested market. With the midsize segment being second for cars in Canada and tops in the United States, … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Chevrolet | Malibu

  2. First Drives 2017 Chrysler Pacifica: When Luxury Meets Family

    The minivan segment has lost a good deal of momentum over these last few years, to the point that several manufacturers – including Ford and GM – have thrown in the towel, preferring instead to invest in the SUVs. In spite of it all, FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and their … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Chrysler | Pacifica

  3. First Drives The 2017 Kia Sportage, pictured here in its SX version. 2017 Kia Sportage: Threatening the Top Contenders

    When Kia decided to revitalize its product line, the young Korean brand turned to Peter Schreyer, who was, at the time, designing new Audi vehicles. Schreyer took the job and agreed to give the brand’s cars and SUVs a new look, but only on one condition: if the overall quality … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Kia | Sportage

  4. First Drives Nissan Rogue Warrior: Show of Force

    We finally got the opportunity to get our hands on the Nissan Rogue Warrior, the SUV that had the Montreal Auto Show buzzing. What had all those tongues wagging was the fact that instead of wheels, it had caterpillar tracks, like a tank! However, is the simple addition of this … Full story

    Filed in: Nissan | Rogue

  5. First Drives 2016 Chevrolet Spark LS 2016 Chevrolet Spark: More for Less

    MONTREAL, Quebec – The arrival of the Nissan Micra likely caused a lot of head scratching within the meeting room walls of several manufacturers. They’ve been trying for years to push their minicars on the Canadian market, without much success, and a newcomer blows them all out of the water. Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Chevrolet | Spark

  6. First Drives  Base price $189,900. More than $250,000 fully loaded. 2017 Acura NSX: A Laser-Guided Missile

    I first came into contact with the 2017 Acura NSX back in October 2015 on the track at the Honda Research Centre in Tochigi, Japan. The encounter was brief as it was intense; I was only able to do two laps in it. So I jumped at the opportunity to … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Acura | NSX

  7. First Drives 2017 Cadillac XT5: A Surprising Drive

    Cadillac is undergoing quite the transformation. After spending the last few years introducing products on par with the European brands, now Cadillac has set its sights on conquering the world. To reach this goal, the brand intends to introduce several new models over the next few years to complete its … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Cadillac | XT5

  8. First Drives 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Technology Gains the Upper Hand

    Mercedes-Benz started overhauling its products just over two years ago. After shaking up both the C-Class and its flagship model, the S-Class, it was time for its E-Class mid-size luxury sedan to go under the knife. The 2017 model year is the tenth generation, which is noteworthy because, since its … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Mercedes-Benz | E-Class

  9. First Drives 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL: More Evocative and More Refined

    If ever there was only one legendary model in Mercedes-Benz’s history, it would be the SL Gullwing. Designed in the 1950s to withstand the Carrera Panamericana and other gruelling tests, its success on the racetrack prompted Mercedes-Benz to build production model in its likeness. Today, these models are some of … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Mercedes-Benz | SL-Class

  10. First Drives 2016 Infiniti QX60: Hauling the Family in Utter Comfort

    Nissan’s luxury brand Infiniti always emphasized performance and driving pleasure in order to compete with the other protagonists in the aristocratic vehicle segments. In fact, Infiniti uses the expression “inspired performance” as their creed, striving to offer anything but boring cars. It’s somewhat ironic to realise that the brand’s bestselling … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Infiniti | QX60

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