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Test Drives2018 BMW M3 CS: Going Out with a Bang
We recently drove the redesigned 2019 BMW 3 Series in Portugal, and it’s good. The German automaker had the difficult task of conceiving a car that would please its loyal customers that desire the performance-oriented character BMW cars have long been recognized for, but that would also attract buyers away …
Test Drives2018 Nissan Frontier: What the Heck is Instagram?
The midsize pickup truck market will gain traction with the arrival of the 2019 Ford Ranger and the recent launch of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator . By 2022, the Ram brand will introduce a new pickup as well, and there are persistent rumours that Hyundai will bring one to market, …
Test Drives2019 Honda Pilot: Try to Keep Up
2018 definitely was a year of SUVs. As these things become more and more dominant within the automotive landscape, carmakers are dishing out seriously competitive offerings to lure consumers into their showrooms. In the midsize segment, the new Subaru Ascent has recently been introduced, and we already drove the new …
Test Drives2018 Volvo S90 T8 eAWD: Excellence by Design
Although Swedish automaker Volvo is known for its wagons and—more recently—its SUVs, it also produces sedans that are just as gorgeous and technologically advanced, such as the midsize S90. The latest generation has been on sale for a few years now, and since 2018, it’s only available in Canada in …
First Drives2019 Lamborghini Urus: The Long-legged Bull
A Lamborghini SUV. Yep, that’s a thing now. The Italian automaker, which is known for its ultra-powerful and aerodynamic sports cars, is throwing its hat into the SUV ring by introducing the Urus. The decision may strike some as odd, but the move is driven by hopes that it will …
Tips & Advice: Protect your carWho Should you Trust Your Vehicle to?
Like most people, you feel an attachment to their vehicle. Because this mode of transportation brings a sense of freedom and pride, you tend to take good care of it. Considering this investment is so important, you likely want to keep it for a long time while maintaining the same …
Test Drives2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: If you Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em
If North-American consumers want compact SUVs that feature lots of interior space and don’t care too much about driving dynamics, Volkswagen was missing the mark with its first-generation Tiguan. The latter was often described as the “Volkswagen GTI of SUVs,” which was actually pretty accurate. However, over the years, the …

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MontrealTwo Canadian Premieres for Nissan in Montreal
Although Nissan unveiled its sixth-generation Altima to the world at last year’s New York Auto Show, the car is making its Canadian debut at the Montreal International Auto Show . For 2019, this midsize sedan innovates by offering an all-wheel drivetrain as standard equipment in Canada. Previously, the Altima could …
MontrealThe Chevrolet Blazer Makes a Comeback
After sending the Blazer to its retirement in 2005, Chevrolet is bringing it back on the market for 2019, and the Canadian premiere of this new generation occurred at the Montreal Auto Show . Bigger than the Equinox , but smaller than the Traverse , the …
MontrealThe 2020 Jeep Gladiator Arrives in Canada
Jeep chose the Montreal Auto Show for the Canadian premiere of the Gladiator, the brand’s first pickup truck since the Comanche disappeared from the market in 1992. For several months leading up to worldwide debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November , rumours of its arrival were swirling …
Montreal2019 BMW X5 and X7 Presented in Montreal
To no one’s surprise, the year 2019 will be one filled with SUVs and the luxury brands are already introducing their new models to the buying public. At BMW, two new models are arriving this year, the X5 and the X7, and both are making their Canadian premiere at the …
MontrealHyundai is Going Electric
More and more electric vehicles are hitting the market, and Hyundai is launching of the most anticipated models of them all. The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric , as its name indicates, is a fully electric version of the subcompact Kona SUV. Hyundai is promising a driving range of up to …
MontrealAfter a 20-year Hiatus, the BMW 8 Series is Back
Among the biggest new-vehicle introductions at the Montreal Auto Show , we find the Canadian premiere of the BMW 8 Series Convertible. This model hasn’t been in the company’s lineup since 1999! Offered as a coupe or as a convertible, the 2019 BMW 8 Series will replace the equivalent variants …
News2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Canadian Pricing Announced
After announcing the pricing structure for the 2019 Toyota RAV4 a couple of months ago, Toyota Canada has just released the MSRPs of the compact SUV’s hybrid variants. Starting at $32,090 before freight and delivery charges, the RAV4 Hybrid LE features an Entune 3.0 infotainment system with seven-inch touchscreen, Apple …
MontrealThe 2019 Mazda3 to Start at $18,000 in Canada
At the Montreal Auto Show , Mazda announced Canadian pricing for the new generation of its popular Mazda3. For the 2019 model year, the Mazda3 will start at $18,000 before freight and delivery charges. The Mazda3 Sport five-door variant will be available from $21,300. As is the case for the …

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Test Drives2019 Jeep Cherokee: Improved, but Still Lacking
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Test Drives2019 Volvo XC40: Icing on the Cake
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Test Drives2019 Lincoln MKC: Fingers Crossed
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Test Drives2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited V6: Back to Basics
To my eyes, a Jeep Wrangler is best in its most basic form. No LED headlights, chrome trim, fancy wheels or leather seats. If you’re going to commit to a Jeep, you get the base one, the one with two doors, a ragtop, and a stick. At least, that’s how …
Test Drives2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Getting with the Times
When I look at Mitsubishi’s current model lineup, nostalgia inevitably kicks in after thinking about the great products that were engineered and sold by what is one of Japan’s oldest automotive manufacturers. Performance-infused cars such as the Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX of the 90s , the Galant VR-4 sedan, the Mirage …
Test Drives2019 MINI Cooper S Convertible: I Don't Want to be Normal
In many ways, the MINI 3 Door reminds me of the Jeep Wrangler. It’s one of those halo cars that holds an entire brand together. MINI, like Jeep, has widened its portfolio of cars and SUVs in order to increase profit, normal stuff for any carmaker. In other words, if …
Test Drives2018 BMW M3 CS: One Last Brilliant Flash of Speed
Only 1200 units of the BMW M3 CS have been produced, and only 52 cars were allocated for Canada. Rare and fast? You bet. The CS is a more powerful and more dynamic M3. Its release also signalled the end of the line for the current generation of the 3 …

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2019 Mazda3 unveiled in L.A.
We knew it was coming, and Mazda had teased us with some technical information, telling us the car would feature its revolutionary SKYACTIV-X engine , as well as an all-new platform and styling derived from the absolutely gorgeous Kai concept car it presented last year …
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