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Spotlight on2019 Subaru Ascent: We’re Heading to the Maritimes to Drive it
Subaru is a niche carmaker that has managed to remain relevant in a competitive segment by offering young and quirky products powered by unique drivetrains, as well as standard all-wheel drive across its lineup (except the BRZ). But while the Outback, the Crosstrek and the Forester are doing quite well …
Test Drives2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid: Focusing on What’s Doing Well
While the rest of the vehicles in Acura’s lineup are scavenging what they can to remain relevant in their respective categories, Honda’s luxury division currently delivers a one-two SUV force that begs to be reckoned with. Essentially, even if Acura were to restrict its lineup to only the RDX and …
Test Drives2018 Ford F-250: Continuing its Dominance
Ford has been Canada’s truck leader for the past 51 years and it doesn’t look like that will be changing anytime soon. Unwilling to get too comfortable at #1 and not afraid to take chances by tinkering with established products, Ford reworked the 2017 F-Series Super Duty from the ground …
First Drives2018 Nissan Kicks: Urban Star
MONTREAL, Quebec – Let’s face it; the automobile landscape is changing to fit our lifestyles and society. Cars are getting generally smaller for urban use, they’re much more fuel efficient because it’s good both for the environment and our wallet, and the younger generation of car buyers—a shrinking number, unfortunately—doesn’t …

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New ModelsBehold the All-New 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe!
Based on last year’s sensational concept, the all-new 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe has finally made its global debut in production form. It will return to the Canadian market later in 2018—two decades after the original—initially with a single configuration called M850i xDrive. This new, exceptionally sporty flagship model will …
NewsSpinelli Toyota’s Grand Opening in Lachine Was A Memorable Soiree
The grand opening of Spinelli Toyota Lachine’s new facility celebrated the more-than-50-year-long love affair between the Spinelli family, the Lachine Borough and Japan’s most reputed automobile manufacturer. LACHINE, QUEBEC June 13, 2018 , comfort, hospitality and entertainment aptly sums up the memorable occa­sion that was the official grand opening of …
NewsAudi’s Top Chief Arrested in Dieselgate-Related Case
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, who was seen this spring promoting the brand’s efforts in Formula E at the Rome and Paris E-Prix races, couldn’t escape Volkswagen AG’s dark past on Monday. He was arrested at his home in Ingolstadt and is being detained for fear that he might obstruct or …
NewsJeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer Fail Latest IIHS Crash Test
Vehicle safety has made huge process in recent years especially with the addition of advanced driver assist systems, but when it comes to crash protection, shockingly, a lot of improvement can still be made. Take the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) latest passenger-side small overlap test on midsize …
NewsHyundai HDC-2 Grandmaster Concept Previews Upcoming Full-Size SUV
After introducing the “Sensuous Sportiness” design philosophy with the HDC-1 Le Fil Rouge sedan concept at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Hyundai took another step in this new direction with the reveal of its latest SUV concept vehicle, the HDC-2 Grandmaster, at the 2018 Busan International Motor Show …
News2018 International Engine of the Year Award Winners
The winners of the prestigious 2018 International Engine of the Year awards were announced recently and Ferrari largely dominated the competition. Tesla and the Volkswagen Group also shined. In addition to its first-place finish in the Best Performance Engine and Best 3-Litre to 4-litre categories, the Italian automaker’s 3.9-litre twin-turbo …
News2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI: Same Base Price, More Connectivity
The Japanese manufacturer has just announced the 2019 editions of its WRX and WRX STI sport sedans, and although they’re ripe for a redesign, they’ll soldier on without any major changes for the next year. And they are now on sale. However, the standard-issue infotainment system now gets a 6.5-inch …
New ModelsAll-New 2019 Audi Q8 Makes Global Debut
Following the Q8 Concept of late 2016 and a recent mini-series of videos titled #Q8unleashed, the all-new 2019 Audi Q8 made its anticipated global debut yesterday at the Audi Brand Summit in Shenzhen, China. It’s another one of those coupe-style SUVs from Germany, and it offers seating for five, advanced …

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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 Lincoln Continental: That’s More Like It
Few car brands have struggled to find an identity like Lincoln has in the past ten years. With models such as the Town Car, the Mark VII and Mark VIII as well as the Continental, Lincoln’s clientele through the ’90s was present and accounted for, but was aging, and the …
Test Drives2017 Mazda CX-5: Ready to Take on the Big Boys
Mazda’s CX-5 compact SUV was reworked for 2017 after having been introduced in 2012 as a replacement for the outgoing CX-7. What’s impressive is it has steadily increased in sales every year since its introduction. In 2017, Canadians bought 25,123 of them—a 1.1% increase over 2016. The new redesigned model …
Test Drives2018 Volkswagen Passat: Straight Arrow
Could there be a more cutthroat segment in the industry than the midsize sedan one? The midsize crossover segment could also be one, but I find the sedan market to be particularly intense and we’ve seen several automakers just pull out entirely. If the product isn’t stellar, it stands no …
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 …
Test Drives2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6: Viagra Overdose
In the past, reviewing the Toyota Camry was rather easy. Journalists would say it was a solid and unkillable automobile; an unquestionably well-rounded, sensible sedan. Then they’d spread the word “boring” all over their article and call it a day. Truth is, for the longest time, Toyota’s midsize sedan was …
Test Drives2018 Cadillac XT5: Soul Searcher
The 2018 Cadillac XT5 remains essentially unchanged for 2018 after having been introduced as a replacement for the dated SRX last year. The XT5 sports Cadillac’s new design language, featuring the fang-like front headlights and daytime running lights which bring the compact crossover into relevance and able to compete against …
Test Drives2018 Hyundai Ioniq: Electrification is Becoming Mainstream
It seems like electric vehicles have been scratching the surface of normalcy for quite a while now. Unfortunately, up until very recently, they have been too pricey or too ugly to consider for most buyers. That seems to be finally changing for good and cars like the Hyundai Ioniq are …

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The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS - Motoring TV
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the most expensive and fastest street-legal 911 ever built. Nothing more to be said! For more stories about the 2018 Porsche 911, hit the link - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/makes/porsche/911/2018/ To watch all our most up to date content, check out our TV show schedule - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/motoring-tv/schedule/ Check …
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Why is the Nissan Micra the best buy in its category?
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