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Test Drives2020 Hyundai Kona: The Most Popular as Expected
When the Hyundai Kona made its debut in 2018, pretty much everybody predicted that it would enjoy a lot of success. And that’s exactly what happened. Last year, the Kona became the best-selling small SUV in Canada with nearly 26,000 units on the road. The closest competitor is the Nissan …
Test Drives2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: The Best RAV4 You Can Buy
The Toyota RAV4 is the Japanese brand’s best-selling product in Canada, way ahead of the Corolla. There are multiple variants and trims to choose from including the RAV4 Hybrid, which benefits from Toyota’s leading expertise. Completely redesigned a year ago, the RAV4 stands out with a prominent new grille, highly …
First Drives2020 Ford Super Duty: Capitalism FTW
Nearly one full year after its original debut, we finally get a first crack at the 2020 Ford Super Duty lineup, which includes the F-250 , F-350 and F-450 trucks. These workhorses are primarily designed for owners who need to tow big, heavy trailers. How good are the new and …
Test Drives2020 BMW X1 xDrive28i: Looking Good with Racier Styling
The BMW X1 is the German brand’s best-selling SUV globally. In Canada, where utility vehicles are on the rise, it ranks third behind the larger X3 and X5 , in that order. Sharing its platform with the MINI Clubman and Countryman , the second-generation X1 gets an update for the …
First Drives2020 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV: In Need of Longer Range
Following an unsuccessful first attempt with the XV Crosstrek Hybrid in 2014, Subaru decided to come back with a more serious gas-electric product for the new decade. The 2020 Crosstrek PHEV, which uses a plug-in hybrid powertrain, actually went on sale last year in the U.S. as a 2019 model.

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BuzzThis Poor 2020 Chevy Corvette Just Got its Wheels Stolen
The new, mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has generated a whole lot of attention and received tons of accolades since its debut last summer. For example, it recently won the North American Car of the Year award and the first production model sold for nearly $4 million at the Barrett-Jackson auction …
NewsHigh-price Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Returns
You can always count on Jeep to offer multiple variants and special editions of its SUVs. Just like it did in the past, the company is now expanding the next-generation (JL) Wrangler lineup with the addition of a Rubicon Recon model that stands out with premium features and pricing. “We …
NewsChevy Silverado Realtree is Back and Ready for the Wild
Following the success of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition five years ago, General Motors decided to bring this special edition back for the 2021 model year. The unveiling took place at the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas this week. Developed in collaboration with Realtree, a company that specializes …
NewsNew DeLorean Production Looks Like a Go This Time
The DeLorean is back to the future… sort of. DeLorean Motor Company, a Texas-based shop which acquired the DeLorean trademarks and vast stocks of parts left over from the original factory and dealers, has just confirmed plans to prepare for limited production of a new version of the iconic coupe.
NewsNissan to go Bankrupt in 2-3 Years, Former Boss Predicts
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you know that Nissan is going through some pretty rough times. Massive layoffs, freefalling profits, a few models being eliminated, frictions within the Renault-Nissan alliance and executives facing legal trouble are some of the topics that made headlines. How …
NewsDeloitte’s 2020 Global Automotive Consumer Study has Some Eye-popping Stats
Deloitte recently surveyed more than 35,000 consumers from 20 countries, including Canada, to explore their opinions on emerging connected, autonomous, shared and electrified automotive technologies. The 2020 Global Automotive Consumer Study provides insights into how consumer opinion about these disruptive technologies may impact the future of the automotive industry and …
NewsMazda Aiming for Larger SKYACTIV-X Engine in North America?
The last time we wrote about Mazda’s SKYACTIV-X engine was in March of last year following our first drive of the all-new Mazda3 . At the time, the folks at Mazda Canada said they were still considering the possibility to bring in this revolutionary powerplant, but we quickly understood that …
NewsGM Wants to Apply eBoost Braking to Trailers, RVs
Last year, General Motors came up with a new electronic braking assist system called eBoost. It found its way into a few models including the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette as well as the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups. Basically, the system integrates the master cylinder, electro-hydraulic booster …

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Test Drives2020 Hyundai Palisade: Standing Tall
In the U.S. and Canada, about 1.5 million midsize, three-row SUVs are sold each year. That’s a important segment not just in size, but in profitability, and everyone obviously wants in. Hyundai does too, and it recently introduced the 2020 Palisade. Oh, it’s not the brand’s first effort to produce …
Test Drives2019 Mazda3: Beautiful
The small-car segment is struggling of late, and a few models have recently left the market—like the Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze —a sign that some manufacturers crunched numbers and figured out that their eventual redesign wouldn’t be as profitable as developing more crossover vehicles. Still, Mazda believes there is …
Test Drives2019 Toyota Avalon: Feeling Younger Than Ever
Long considered a dull, yet spacious and indestructible large sedan, the Avalon sure has changed. The previous generation was admittedly a little sharper and contemporary than before, but this newly redesigned Avalon seems to have shed its tweed slacks and suspenders for an Adidas training suit. What happened? Well, Toyota …
Test Drives2019 Subaru Forester: Less Quirky, More Practical
The Forester has been thoroughly redesigned for the 2019 model year and has gained a slew of improvements. However, like many other Subaru models, it seems to be stepping away from the brand’s traditional quirkiness in order to attract a wider audience. Subaru loyalists may not be too thrilled, if …
Test Drives2019 Hyundai Elantra: Like Vanilla
Ice cream shops can try all they want to come out with new flavours, and of course people will try them out. However, it’s safe to say that vanilla will always remain the most popular one. Aside from its taste, it can easily be matched to any other topping or …
Test Drives2019 Buick Envision: Premium, Not Luxury
If the Buick brand is doing well on the Chinese market, it’s been in search of an identity in North America for quite a while now. Which is ironic, since it’s one of the oldest domestic brands still in business. What is Buick anyway? Can it be considered a mainstream …
Test Drives2019 Mercedes-Benz G 550: As Desirable As Ever
There are a few cars and trucks on the market that have achieved such a level of admiration and desirability, that only a major screwup from the manufacturer could tank its sales. The Porsche 911 has reached this level, and so has the Jeep Wrangler . Here’s another one: the …
Test Drives2019 Chevrolet Spark: Bigger Responsibilities
Priced at $9,995 before freight and delivery charges, the Spark is the most affordable car in Canada right now. While that may be enough to get the attention of consumers, the car’s mission changed quite a bit at Chevrolet. First of all, it competes in the minicar segment that includes …

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2020 Audi RS Q8: Green Hell’s Fastest SUV
Mechanically speaking, the Audi RS Q8 shares its twin-turbocharged V8 engine with the RS 7 and RS 6 Avant . It produces 590 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque."Because someday it will be my turn to drive this super Audi SUV and tackle the Green Hell…" These are the words …
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Light on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 by Gabriel Gélinas
This introductory video, led by automotive journalist Gabriel Gélinas, is a perfect example of why the Mazda MX-5 won the best-buy title in the convertible segment of the 2020 Auto Guide... Whether with her soft roof on the standard model or remote-controlled hardtop in the MX-5 RF grand touring version, …
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Focus on the Mazda 3 with Gabriel Gélinas
The Mazda 3 wins the Best Buy Award in its category in the 2020 Auto Guide. It has an athletic look, and the addition of the optional all-wheel-drive makes this compact a great upgrade to the Quebec market. Here is a car to discover under the keen eye of journalist …
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