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Test Drives2019 BMW M850i Cabriolet: Expensive Bargain
As if the BMW 6 Series wasn’t prestigious enough, the German brand replaced it with the recently introduced 8 Series, available in coupe, convertible and—very soon—four-door Gran Coupé body styles. Leapfrogging the BMW 7 Series sedan, it means the 8 Series is now the flagship model line and must be …
Test Drives2019 Ford Edge: Well-deserved Popularity
In Canada, The Edge is Ford’s third best-selling behind the F-Series pickups and the Escape. As consumers are ditching their sedans for utility vehicles that offer a higher driving position, cargo space and all-wheel drive, the Edge is a versatile and affordable choice and its consistent sales numbers year after …
Test Drives2019 Hyundai Kona: Turbo or No Turbo?
As we all know, the subcompact SUV segment is gaining in popularity and Canadian consumers seem to be willing to trade in their compact cars for one. These trendy vehicles may not be very spacious, but most of them are available with all-wheel drive to help us get through the …
Test Drives2019 Lamborghini Urus: Heavy Artillery
The Italian automaker has always relied on low-volume, super-expensive cars to turn a profit, but since consumers rich and poor want SUVs, Lamborghini had to create one of its own. Well, not exactly. The 2019 Lamborghini Urus adopts the same platform as the Audi Q8 , the Bentley Bentayga and …
Test Drives2019 Nissan Qashqai: Rationally Good
Many Canadians are trading in their compact cars for SUVs that offer the added benefit of all-wheel drive. However, to stay within the same price point, many buyers must choose a subcompact-sized vehicle such as the Nissan Qashqai. There are a dozen others, such as the Honda HR-V , the …
First Drives2020 Subaru Legacy: A New Era Begins
If you’re a fan of Subaru’s flat-six engine, chances are you were disappointed to learn that it will no longer be part of the lineup. Fortunately, new models like the 2020 Subaru Legacy have a few tricks up their sleeves to remain competitive. The Car Guide attended a media event …
Special Events2020 Porsche Taycan: Assembly Begins
ZUFFENHAUSEN, Germany – Production of the Taycan sports sedan has officially begun. Following the numerous speeches from representatives of the company in addition to municipal and regional leaders, the new Porsche’s assembly line started working on customer cars, with first deliveries scheduled for the U.S. market, followed by Europe and …

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NewsIs the Dodge Viper Coming Back? FCA Design Chief Hopes so
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles terminated the iconic Dodge Viper after the 2017 model year, but the company’s design chief Ralph Gilles is still frequently asked by fans if the car will ever make a comeback. "In my lifetime I surely hope so," he said while answering a caller's question in an …
New Models2020 Honda CR-V Gets Hybrid Treatment, Canada Won’t See it
With two of North America's best-selling compact SUVs now offering at least one hybrid option, Honda has decided to jump on the bandwagon with the CR-V . Unfortunately, we received confirmation that the Japanese automaker has no immediate plans to sell this model in Canada. This is the first electrified …
TokyoMitsubishi Teases Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept for Tokyo
Like several other automakers, Mitsubishi’s future is about electrification and utility vehicles. That said, fans of the Japanese brand in Canada are eagerly waiting for the next step beyond the Outlander PHEV . We’ve seen a series of concepts introduced in recent years, starting with the eX in 2016, then …
NewsGM Axes its Lone Remaining Hybrid Car
General Motors has just confirmed reports that the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid will be dropped following the 2019 model year. This isn’t a surprise. When the automaker announced the elimination of the Chevrolet Volt late last year, it made it clear that fully electric vehicles were the future, not hybrids. The …
NewsTesla Model S Beats Porsche Taycan’s Nürburgring Time
Just after the launch of the 2020 Porsche Taycan earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that a Model S would soon hit the legendary Nürburgring and show how it stacks up against its new German rival. The latter made headlines by posting a time of 7:42 minutes—a record …
ElectricConfirmed: BMW i3’s Days are Numbered
The BMW i3 electric hatchback is no longer part of the German automaker’s plans, meaning the model will retire when this generation—the first and only—will come to an end. And there will be no more updates, as well. The news was confirmed to the Financial Times by Pieter Nota, BMW’s …
NewsRaptor-fighting Chevrolet Silverado ZRX in the Works, Report Claims
Even after completely redesigning the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for 2019 and announcing various updates for 2020 , the bowtie company has yet to offer a real off-road pickup in the full-size class to closely rival the Ford F-150 Raptor , not to mention the upcoming Ram Rebel TRX. However, that …
ElectricWhat Emissions? This Electric Ford Mustang Does Burnouts!
As Ford prepares to launch 40 electrified vehicles over the next few years, including a hybrid variant of the Mustang and a Mustang-inspired electric crossover , a London-based company specialized in developing luxury and high-performance vehicles is now showing us the electric 1967 Ford Mustang it has been working on …
NewsJeep Gladiator Hit with a Stop-sale Order to Fix the Driveshaft
We might have found out the Achilles’ heel of the great and mighty Jeep Gladiator pickup, or so to speak. It’s the driveshaft. Jalopnik and a couple of other media outlets have seen recall documents posted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website that claim a total of …
New Models2020 Cadillac CT4: Full Lineup Details Revealed
Using a social media campaign to hopefully attract a new generation of sport-luxury customers., General Motors yesterday announced the full 2020 Cadillac CT4 lineup. Only the high-performance CT4-V had been shown so far. We now know that buyers will have a choice of four trim levels from launch: Luxury, Premium …

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Test Drives2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT: Call Me Steve
Although Ford is trying hard to convince us that a turbo four-cylinder Mustang is awesome, this sports car is much more delectable with a good ol’ V8. For those who believe they’ll lack originality by purchasing a Mustang GT, and who can’t swing a Shelby GT350, there’s the BULLITT. In …
Test Drives2019 Infiniti QX50: A Softer Side
Out of the three Japanese luxury brands on our market, two are struggling with sales decreases almost every year for the past decade. While business is good at Lexus, Acura and Infiniti seem to have lost their identity along the way. It’s particularly challenging for Infiniti, the least successful of …
Test Drives2019 Toyota Sienna: Long in the Tooth
When a vehicle segment declines in popularity, or even when it stagnates, automobile manufacturers have a tough decision to make. Should they abandon the segment because designing and engineering a new-generation model won’t be profitable, or just keep selling the current model until interest dries out? Obviously, most automakers have …
Test Drives2019 Acura ILX: Recycling Done Well
For 2019, the Acura ILX gets another facelift. Yes, this car’s been with us since 2012, and yes, it’s still based on the last-generation Honda Civic’s platform. Yet Acura has somehow injected a healthy dose of relevance to its dated subcompact luxury sedan. If anything, this version is its most …
Test Drives2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: a GT, but not a GTI
The Hyundai Veloster is a peculiar little beast. It arrived on the market for the 2012 model year and stunned the compact-car landscape with its offbeat design, and especially its asymmetrical door layout. Despite its modest architecture, the Veloster boasted surprisingly amusing driving dynamics, although its 1.6-litre, four-cylinder borrowed from …
Test Drives2020 Hyundai Palisade: This New SUV Means Business
In order to be a serious player on the North American market, automakers can no longer afford to shy away from large SUVs. The people at Hyundai know it and they want their piece of the pie, too. Meet the all-new 2020 Palisade, a three-row SUV that replaces the old …
Test Drives2020 Hyundai Elantra: Still Good Enough for Bronze
The Hyundai Elantra is one of the most popular cars in Canada. And for good reason. Despite a drop of about 9 percent last year, it still sold more than 41,000 units. Korea’s finest compact ranks third in the country behind only the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. The quality …

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2020 Mazda CX-30
Described as a new core model, the CX-30 slots between the diminutive (too small for some) CX-3 and the popular CX-5 . It embodies the latest evolution of Mazda’s KODO design language, with a particularly sexy hood line and rear section, while adding sizable cladding around the wheel arches for …
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Audi Q4 e-tron concept
Smaller than the e-tron quattro , the new Q4 e-tron Concept features a long wheelbase that maximizes interior room. In terms of size, it stands at 4.59 metres long, 1.90 metres wide and 1.61 metres tall. During the press conference, Audi president and CEO Bram Schott announced that the Q4 …
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Volkswagen ID. Buggy
Barely four metres long and slightly less than two metres wide, the I.D. Buggy concept is a cute nod to the good old dune buggies that were powered by Volkswagen Beetle engines. As was the case then, it comes standard with rear-wheel drive. However, an AWD system could be fitted …
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Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept
Italian brand Alfa Romeo has just revealed a new concept SUV at the Geneva Auto Show , and it previews what could be its first plug-in hybrid model.
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Pininfarina Battista
“The Battista represents purity, beauty and rarity, and a vision for sustainability that appeals to the heart as much as the head,” said Michael Perschke, CEO, Automobili Pininfarina. It will be the most powerful car ever designed and built in Italy and will make you fall in love with electric …
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