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First Drives2018 Mazda6: New and More Upscale
With the demise of the Mazda5, the Japanese brand has only three cars left in its Canadian portfolio: the MX-5, Mazda3 and Mazda6. The writing was on the wall, as car sales continue to nosedive in favour of SUVs. The Mazda6, the brand’s flagship, is in a segment that has …
Test Drives2018 Hyundai Elantra GT: European-flavoured Winner
How many cool cars have your heard of overseas that never seem to make it to North America? There are tons, actually—too many to go through. Those darn Europeans and Japanese often keep the best ones for themselves, but occasionally, one makes it across the pond to our shores much …
Spotlight onWe finally get to Test the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Since its inception in 1997, the compact Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been forbidden fruit in North America. It may have not been as ripe and juicy as the fruit Adam temporarily enjoyed in the Garden of Eden, but it was unattainable and therefore desired in this neck of the woods. For …
Test Drives2018 Chevrolet Traverse: Bigger, Smaller, Better
When General Motors launched its quartet of midsize SUVs back in 2007 and 2008, namely the Chevrolet Traverse, the GMC Acadia , the Buick Enclave and the short-lived Saturn Outlook , it shook things up in the segment by maximising interior space in a—relatively—small package. They…
First Drives2019 Volkswagen Jetta: Lucky Seven
RALEIGH, North Carolina – The Jetta is an important car for Volkswagen, especially in Canada where it was their bread-and-butter model for a long time. Since it first launched in 1978, more than 600,000 units have been sold in our market. Of course, the brand’s SUVs are now the hot …

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News2019 BMW M2 Competition: Even Hotter!
The German automaker has just announced a new version of its mean little M2 coupe, which will go on sale in the summer of 2018. The M2 Competition should replace the “regular” M2 in the company’s Canadian product lineup, and will benefit from a new, more powerful engine. As a …
ElectricLaval, First City in Canada to Offer an EV Purchase Rebate
The city of Laval, Quebec, proclaims itself as the first to offer its citizens a rebate towards the purchase of an electric motor vehicle. The announcement was made today at the Montreal Electric Vehicle Show, which runs from April 20 to 22. Starting today, residents of Laval will benefit from …
News2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Set to Burn up Drag Strips
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the very first Mustang Cobra Jet, which ruled the drag strips in 1968, the automaker will once again release a modern-day take of this legendary racing pony car. According to Ford Performance, the 2018 edition will be the most powerful and the quickest factory-built …
NewsGoobye John de Nysschen, Steve Carlisle now Head of Cadillac
General Motors has just announced a major change within the Cadillac luxury brand. Effective immediately, President Johan de Nysschen is out, replaced by Steve Carlisle that was, up until now, president of GM Canada. Johan de Nysschen was managing Cadillac since August 2014, and not long after his nomination, a …
Hybrid/Plug-in HybridBuick VELITE 6 PHEV and EV Unveiled in China
In case you don’t already know, Buick is big in China , and has been for a while now. There are several models available over there that we don’t get here in Canada and in the United States, such as the compact Excelle and Verano, the GL8 minivan and even …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesRIP Diesel-powered cars, 2018
All that for nothing? Diesel engines were supposed to help us transition to an all-electric transportation system, but it turns out it was too little, too late. The Volkswagen debacle badly hurt diesel technology during, these past few years. The German carmaker has gone full-reverse and has become one of …
NewsNew Ford Focus Unveiled!
In its current form, it’s been on the market in Canada and the United States since 2011, and it was due for a redesign. The Focus, one of Ford’s most popular vehicles of all-time from a global standpoint, has received a full redesign and will be on sale in North …
NewsAlfa Romeo Could Build a 641-horsepower Giulia Coupe
According to British car website Autocar , Alfa Romeo is currently working on a hybrid version of its popular sports sedan, the Giulia. Its sources say the car will be a coupe and will adopt Formula 1 technology. The Impact of Motorsports We already know Alfa Romeo has announced its …
News2019 Chevrolet Spark: New Nose, New Colours
Introduced in its current form in 2016, the Spark minicar will enter the 2019 model year with a few changes, most of which will be cosmetic. The Spark’s new front fascia gets some chrome trim, while projector-style headlights and LED accent lighting are available on 1LT and 2LT variants. The …

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Test Drives2018 Nissan Armada: Big is the Word of the Day
There are many people who may require a very large SUV, but not necessarily the luxury nameplate often associated with such brethren. The Nissan Armada would be an excellent choice in that regard because it’s nicely appointed and optioned as many other luxury SUVs are, but doesn’t cost “too” much.
Test Drives2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Going the Distance
Finally, an electric car that can get the general population to work and back. That allows us to swing by the grocery store along the way. And pick up the kids at the day-care centre. Even if we forgot to plug the car in the night before. And the night …
Test Drives2017 Mazda3 Sport: Vying for Your Attention
With the current-generation Mazda3 being on the market since the 2014 model year, it was time for a slight refresh to keep things relevant to today’s buyers. Slight might even be an understatement as there have only been a few small changes to speak of. Up front, we find a …
Test Drives2017 Mazda6: It's Time for a Change
The 2017 Mazda6 you see here has everything going against it to be a sales success. First, it’s a sedan, a breed of cars that’s taking a solid hit to the SUV onslaught we’ve been seeing in recent years. Second, it’s red, not the most popular colour—people only seem to …
Test Drives2018 Hyundai Elantra GT: Priced to Please
A compact car with a hatchback might just be the best compromise between efficiency and versatility for consumers on a budget. And in some cases, we can also throw in performance when manufacturers try to knock the Volkswagen Golf GTI off its pedestal, with mixed results. Take the 2018 Hyundai …
Test Drives2017 Mazda6: Are Sedans a Dying Breed?
Canadians are buying fewer sedans and more SUVs and crossovers. When they do buy sedans, they choose compact cars like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla or Mazda3. The best-selling midsize sedan in 2017 was the Toyota Camry which sold 14,574 units (a 7.1% drop) and didn’t even crack the top …
Test Drives2018 Nissan Armada: Canyonero
It’s easy to see the Nissan Armada as a big rolling joke. In a world where the entire industry speaks of electrification, downsizing and reducing our carbon footprint, the sheer idea of a near-6000-pound, V8-powered, body-on-frame SUV does indeed seem somewhat ridiculous. The most ironic thing here is that although …
Test Drives2017 Volvo V90: Do We Really Want an SUV?
If we think buying anything other than a sport utility vehicle is un-cool, we should think again. The Volvo V90 wagon looks so good, so sexy, that neighbours will admire us for being fashionably different. And admire our car, too. At least, that’s our opinion. But we’re automotive journalists, who …

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The 2018 Kia Stinger
The most talked about vehicle in the automotive world this year was, without a doubt, the Kia Stinger. It was also Motoring TV’s Car of the Year. This was the first time we drove it. Check out our other story on the Stinger - https://youtu.be/2xFxI5VVb7g For more stories about the …
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Throwback Thursday: The Aurora Cobra
We take you back to 1988 for a look st the Aurora Cobra and a Canadian factory-built replica of Carroll Shelby's early Cobra. To watch all our most up to date content, check out our TV show schedule - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/motoring-tv/schedule/ Check out our website for full episodes from our archives, …
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