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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. First Drives 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350d 4MATIC Coupe 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350d 4MATIC Coupe: Hits the Ground Running

    Fresh off a new corporate re-badging, the Mercedes-Benz GLE (née M-Class) has spawned a new variant to fight BMW’s popular X6: the GLE Coupe. As if large SUVs weren’t indulgent enough, that trend has been taken even further with the coupe SUV, which sheds some practicality for looks and prestige. Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Mercedes-Benz | GLE-Class

  8. First Drives 2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400: Understated Power

    Formerly known as the G37, the Infiniti Q50 is the second-best selling model for Nissan’s luxury brand. It ranks just under the QX60 seven-passenger crossover. Barely two years after Q50’s last makeover, the manufacturer is making some significant changes to the sport sedan, including new lines, more technology and, most … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Infiniti | Q50

  9. First Drives The X4 got the M treatment. 2016 BMW X4 M40i: May Contain Traces of M2

    The X4 M40i is proof that BMW has hopped on the current trend of developing – at little cost – new and more dynamic versions of already established models, all with the goal of increasing profit margins. With a base price of $57,900 (that’s $3,700 more than the X4 xDrive35i), … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: BMW | X4

  10. First Drives 2016 MINI Cabriolet 2016 MINI Cabriolet: Stylish and Fashionable

    The latest model of the brand’ new generation of products, the MINI Cabriolet keeps its classic proportions, but grows in size as it’s longer, wider and slightly higher than the outgoing generation. It’s bigger because it’s elaborated on the new architecture that also serves as the base for the MINI … Full story

    Rating : 3.0/5

    Filed in: MINI | Convertible

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