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  1. First Drives The Renegade’s style includes the Jeep family’s dominant traits. 2015 Jeep Renegade: Small, But Still A Jeep

    The ultra-compact SUV segment is set to see the most growth this year and welcome the largest number of new models. These scaled-down SUVs may look like they were left in the dryer too long, but they are an exciting choice compared to subcompact cars. Their practicality, unique design and … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Jeep | Renegade

  2. First Drives 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport: Built For Versatility

    Following the makeover that began with the Range Rover Evoque and then the Range Rover, Land Rover is continuing to revitalize its line-up. This time it’s with the Discovery Sport, the vehicle replacing the LR2 in Canada. Going forward, Land Rover is focussing on three main lines. The Range Rover … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Land Rover | Discovery

  3. First Drives Mercedes-Benz has decided to integrate the Maybach brand into the S-Class line. Mercedes-Maybach S600: Change In Strategy

    A lot of people were taken by surprise when Mercedes announced the return of Maybach, the Stuttgart-based brand’s swankiest label. That’s because most of us thought Maybach was dead and buried following a catastrophic introduction. The brand was launched amid much pomp and circumstance at the 1997 Tokyo Auto Show. Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Mercedes-Benz | S Class

  4. First Drives 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Almost Outruns Its Shadow

    Pahrump, Nevada – The new Corvette Z06 makes us think of Clint Eastwood’s nameless cowboy in the Sergio Leone movies, re-armed with the massive Magnum .44 wielded by the hero of Dirty Harry. This Chevy is the American product that grunts “Go ahead, make my day”, the unforgettable line associated … Full story

    Rating : 5.0/5

    Filed in: Chevrolet | Corvette

  5. First Drives DC Compétition’s Talisman. Talisman: Daniel Campagna’s New Sports Car

    SANAIR, Saint-Pie-de-Bagot – Daniel Campagna has been keeping a low profile since he left the firm that still bears his name and that continues to build his most well-known creation, the T-Rex. That was nine years ago, and he’s been working hard ever since. Creative juices don’t just stop flowing … Full story

  6. First Drives Remarkably self-assured on secondary roads. 2016 Audi Q3: New Look For The Compact Luxury SUV

    The Audi Q3 has just made its way to Canada, but it’s been covering ground since 2011 in Europe and other markets, where the compact luxury SUV has already found more than 400,000 willing buyers. This explains why the German brand is currently giving the model a facelift, which includes … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Audi | Q3

  7. First Drives Subtle enhancements have been made to the front of the 2015 Subaru Impreza. 2015 Subaru Impreza: Thank Goodness For Winter!

    Let’s be honest. The Subaru Impreza is not the eighth wonder of the world. Nor is it the ninth. Nonetheless, this compact sedan is almost perfectly adapted to our Northern climate—and the ability to adapt is what allows a species to survive. The fourth-generation Impreza was introduced at the 2011 … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Subaru | Impreza

  8. First Drives I was immediately made aware of the coupe’s 3.8-litre flat-six engine’s mounting position at the very rear of the car. 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS: The Sweetest 911 Package?

    Wiggle, wiggle. Coming downhill out of turn four at Willow Springs International Raceway carrying a little too much speed in the 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, I was immediately made aware of the coupe’s 3.8-litre flat-six engine’s mounting position at the very rear of the car, hanging out over the … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Porsche | 911

  9. First Drives The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT becomes only the second model developed entirely in house by the parent company’s performance subsidiary since its alliance with McLaren ended. The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT: A New Halo Car With A New Mission

    This year, the Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS bows out after five years in the marketplace. We are already grieving the imminent demise of the model that put M-B and AMG on the supercar map. The good news is that Mercedes arranged for a replacement, and it looks like a winner. The … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Mercedes-Benz | AMG GT

  10. First Drives The Chevrolet Canyon has a more subdued look than the Colorado. 2015 Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon: Being Young Has Its Advantages

    Until these two new vehicles from General Motors arrived on the scene, people weren’t exactly clamouring for mid-size pickups. In fact, only the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma remained on the market, and these two models had been launched more than a decade ago and had undergone very few modifications … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Chevrolet | Colorado | GMC | Canyon

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