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Test Drives2019 Subaru Forester: Diluting the Soul
Any Subaru faithful will tell you that their cars have a soul, a definitive way of sounding, driving, handling and operating. And frankly, we agree. With its rumbling Boxer engine, low centre of gravity and witty all-wheel drive system, a Subaru is a different kind of car. But lately, it …
First Drives2019 BMW X7: Top of the Ladder
There are many SUVs in BMW’s lineup, but there was still one missing. Until now. In order to compete with the Mercedes-Benz GLS , the Range Rover , the Lexus LX and the Infiniti QX80 , BMW just launched th…
PreviewsFive Things to Know About the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
It’s easy to understand why the Crosstrek became the automaker’s best-selling model in Canada in 2018, just ahead of the Forester. Redesigned for the 2018 model year, the Crosstrek enters 2019 with two small changes: a software update for the infotainment system and the addition of a dark blue paint …
First Drives2019 Nissan Murano: Modest Update
The Nissan Murano is facing growing competition in its segment. The Hyundai Santa Fe has been completely redesigned, the Ford Edge offers a new performance model, while the brand new Honda Passport and …
Test Drives2019 Honda Insight: Yes, It’s Back
As almost every automaker is talking about electrifying its future product lineup, plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles will flood the market within the next few years. Consumers will obviously get to recharge their vehicles at home or using public charging stations in order to get from point A to …
Test Drives2019 Ford Fusion Energi: Soon to Be Unplugged
It’s sad to see more and more cars leave the market, but customer demand obviously dictates what manufacturers will sell. Ford probably figures that development of a new-generation midsize sedan for America won’t be profitable. The 2019 model year should be the last one for the Fusion, and will be …
Previews2019 Kia Sorento: Five Things to Know
Introduced in 2002, the Kia Sorento is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) that’s larger than the Sportage , but smaller than the all-new Telluride . It takes on direct competitors such as the Honda Pilot , …
First DrivesNissan Altima-te AWD: Just Because
Why would a company like Nissan spend thousands of dollars to transform an ordinary sedan into a snow-busting, track-equipped vehicle that will never go on sale? The better question might be: why not? In order to promote its brand new all-wheel-drive Altima , Nissan Canada came up with a unique …

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NewsFerrari P80/C: A Very Unique Supercar
As if Ferrari’s cars weren’t exclusive enough, the Maranello-based carmaker built yet another very special unit for one of its customers. At Ferrari, there are all sorts of cars, some manufactured in larger quantities, like the F8 Tributo or the GT4Lusso . Others are a little more limited, such as …
NewsToyota 86 to Return Alongside All-New Supra, Company Says
A lot has been written and said about the hot new 2020 Toyota Supra sports car—and what the return of this famous nameplate means for Toyota’s entry-level coupe. Put simply, will the 86 get, well, 86’d? Sales have been falling since the car’s arrival in Canada in 2012 (only 550 …
NewsThe Ford Bronco Will Have a Removable Roof and Doors
Ford hasn’t released any photos or an official release date for its upcoming Bronco, but it did recently present a preproduction vehicle to a bunch of dealerships in Michigan. According to media outlet Automotive News , the next Bronco will be a direct competitor to the …
NewsFord F-150 Raptor May Get Shelby GT500’s 700-HP V8
The current-generation Ford F-150 Raptor chose to abandon V8 power in favour of a high-output version of the brand’s 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 when it launched for the 2017 model year, but rumour has it that Ford will send it off on a very high note before a completely new F-150 …
NewsGM’s New 3.0L Diesel Offers Class-Leading Power, Torque
When General Motors introduced the next generation of its light-duty full-size trucks a year ago, it promised a six-engine lineup that would include an all-new 3.0-litre Duramax inline-six turbo-diesel engine starting in early 2019. We’re happy to report that the 2019 Chevr…
News2020 Kia Telluride: Pricing Announced
Kia’s new midsize, three-row SUV will arrive in dealerships very soon, and the manufacturer just announced pricing for its three trim levels, which will compete with the Ford Explorer , the Toyota Highlander , the Honda Pilot and the …
NewsAre You the Next Infiniti Engineering Academy Winner?
The Infiniti Engineering Academy is returning in 2019 for the sixth consecutive year as the luxury car company wants to find the best up-and-coming engineers on the planet to work with them and the Renault F1 Team on a unique 12-month paid placement. Since 2014, almost 30,000 people have registered …
NewsPickups Struggle With Passenger-Side Crash Test, IIHS Finds
It looks like you’re not necessarily doing your significant other a favour by inviting him or her for a ride in the passenger seat of your brand-new truck. Only three out of eleven pickups managed to earn a “Good” rating in the latest passenger-side small overlap front test conducted by …
ElectricNew Quebec Budget Maintains EV Rebate Program
Quebec Finance Minister Eric Girard yesterday tabled the CAQ’s first-ever budget, which included an extension of the province’s Drive Green program. Customers who purchase a fully electric vehicle with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of under $75,000 will once again receive a rebate of up to $8,000 from the …
NewsPeugeot Could Establish a Partnership with FCA
French carmaker PSA Peugeot–Citroën has recently confirmed its plans to return to North America by 2026, bringing with it its DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands. Following an interview with French newspaper Les Echos , Robert Peugeot, president of the Peugeot family holding, stipulated that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) could rep…

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Test Drives2018 Honda Accord Hybrid: The Best Accord?
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Test Drives2018 Ford EcoSport: Covering All the Bases
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