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Test Drives2018 Ford F-150: Minor Tweaks to the Industry Leader
Ford’s crown jewel undergoes a slight refresh for 2018 and continues its success as the best-selling vehicle in Canada. It sure looks like that gamble to move toward a new aluminum-based construction for this generation has paid off. With significant weight savings in the bank, Ford was able to offer …
Previews2019 Ram 1500 Preview
The current-generation Ram 1500 has been around since the fall of 2008. That’s a long period for a life cycle of a vehicle, especially one that has to satisfy the wants and needs of so many people. The fact that it’s still selling like hot cakes is proof that the …
Test Drives2017 Nissan Micra: Smiley Face
Small-car sales have been in a downward spiral for quite a few years now. In Canada, consumers are trading in their compact cars for small SUVs, while subcompact car drivers and moving up to compacts. The minicar segment is also hurting, which includes the Nissan Micra, the Chevrolet Spark , …

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MontrealCanadian Premiere: 2018 Hyundai Kona is an SUV we were Waiting For
Present and accounted for in most segments, Hyundai did not yet have a representative in the extremely popular subcompact SUV category. The Kona changes all that. Smaller than the Tucson and built on a brand-new platform, the Kona’s contours are free-spirited and fun. It features a sound system with a …
MontrealFord GT is a Beast on Stage and on the Track
In the 1960s, Ford came out with the outstanding GT40 in the hopes of beating Ferrari on its home turf at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It worked and the GT40 became an icon. Ford revived the GT in 2006, keeping it true to the original, but 10 years …
MontrealCanadian Premiere: 2019 Porsche Cayenne Redefines Sport in SUV
The 2019 Porsche Cayenne is making its Canadian premiere in Montreal. The third generation of this midsize SUV is keeping the same overall lines as its predecessor. There are three available engines, at least for the first few months on the market. First, there’s a 340-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0L V6. The …
MontrealCanadian Premiere: 2019 Lincoln MKC is Putting the Brand on the Page
Lincoln’s small luxury SUV, the MKC, has been transformed for 2019! Although the changes aren’t drastic, they make all the difference. The front grille now features the same design as those seen on the Continental and MKZ sedans. New materials and colour schemes have been introduced to the cabin. There …
DetroitThe North American Car of the Year Awards Go To…
As usual at the Detroit Auto Show, the first press preview day began with the unveiling of the North American Car of the Year awards. And the winners are… North American Car of the Year: 2018 Honda Accord . The midsize sedan beat out its eternal rival, the Toyota Camry …
Detroit2019 Toyota Avalon: a Small Revolution in the History of Evolution
In Canada, the Toyota Avalon is a drop of water in the automotive ocean, but in the United States, it’s much more than that. That’s why Toyota is unsurprisingly continuing to fine-tune its full-size sedan. At the Detroit Auto Show , the Japanese brand has just unveiled its fifth-generation Avalon.

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Test Drives2017 Volvo V60 Polestar: Exclusive Family Hot Rod
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Test Drives2017 Subaru Forester: Black Sheep
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Test Drives2017 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible: Topless for Less
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Test Drives2018 Mazda MX-5: Masterpiece on Wheels
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Test Drives2017 Chevrolet Volt: Savings Without Compromise
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Test Drives2017 Toyota Mirai at AJAC EcoRun
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Silverwax Car Care Tip: Tire and Rim Cleaner
Why is it that a clean vehicle always seems to drive better? One of life’s great mysteries. However keeping wheels and tires shiny can be a challenge. Silverwax, a Motoring TV sponsorship partner has solved that challenge with this product. To watch all our most up to date content, check …
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Throwback Thursday: The 1996 Ford Taurus LX
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