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First Drives2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Already Fantastic
ANN ARBOR, Michigan— Two pre-production copies of the new, mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray were among the three dozen vehicles submitted to the North American Car of the Year (NACTOY) jury for three days of testing. Both were 3LT models equipped with the essential Z51 performance package and virtually all …
Test Drives2019 Honda Civic Sport: Still Cool at 47
Originally introduced in 1972, the Honda Civic was a nimble little car priced to attract young drivers. Forty-seven years later, it continues to build on that tradition. Our most recent experience involved a 2019 Civic Coupe Sport and was quite refreshing. But this had nothing to do with its Mountain …
Special EventsNissan LEAF NISMO RC: The Future of Cars is Anything but Boring
A few days after the Global Climate Strike, the renowned Circuit Mont-Tremblant hosted its annual Fall Classic, which is a large gathering of performance enthusiasts and definitely not the place to be if you’re a Mother Nature advocate. That being said, Tremblant did its part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions …
First Drives2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody: The Survivor
SONOMA, California— SRT (Street and Racing Technology) is to FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz or M to BMW. It’s an expert team of engineers, technicians and drivers who have become preachers of uncompromised performance. They have the brains, the skills, the tools and the financial resources …
Test Drives2020 BMW Z4: Resuming Where it Left Off
The Z4 roadster is back, fully redesigned and ready for action. It’s more powerful than ever and its performance and handling have been enhanced, in addition to boasting a more luxurious cockpit and new technologies. Simply put, it’s better than ever, but is it too late? See, just when the …
First Drives2020 Kia Forte GT: The Civic Si Can Rest Easy
A good way to stand out from other compact cars is to offer a sporty variant. Kia does exactly that with the Forte GT, and it openly admits that this model is designed to take on the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen Jetta GLI . We recently attended a media …
Classic CarsRemembering the Subaru Baja…
Let’s take a trip back to the 2003 model year. Subaru introduced a funny-looking “lifestyle” vehicle that was equal parts sedan, SUV and pickup: the Baja . The goal was to offer a trendy option to young and active customers. How did that work out? The Origins Utility vehicles burst …
Test Drives2019 Lexus ES 350: Still the One
The Lexus ES may not be the brand’s best-selling car in Canada – that title belongs to the Lexus IS – but in is in the United States. By a mile. Needless to say, it’s an important model for the company and it couldn’t mess up the ES’ redesign. Flaunting …
Spotlight on2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport to be Unveiled This Week
The Car Guide is heading to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the unveiling of Volkswagen’s new midsize SUV. The Atlas Cross Sport is the five-passenger version of the Atlas, which can seat six or seven people. Remember, the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Concept was revealed at the 2018 New York Auto Show, …

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NewsEight-gen Volkswagen Golf Accidentally Revealed Before its Debut
Pictures of what appears to be the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf have just been posted on the Facebook page of VW fans in Czech Republic, one week before its official debut. From the looks of it, the shots were taken at the German automaker’s plant that manufactures the Golf. We’ve seen …
NewsCar Drivers Should Still be Afraid of Pickups but not SUVs, Study Says
Today’s SUVs aren’t a major threat to occupants of smaller vehicles, according to a new study by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which is responsible for collision tests. However, mostly because of the weight imbalance, pickups still represent an outsize danger when they crash with cars. Back …
NewsJeep Gladiator Gets the Military Treatment
Leading manufacturer of light tactical vehicles AM General, together with Jeep, introduced a new light tactical concept vehicle at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) on Monday. The Jeep Gladiator Extreme Military-Grade Truck (XMT) leverages the new pickup’s class-leading capabilities in order to …
ElectricNew Porsche Taycan 4S Model is Slightly More Affordable
As promised, Porsche is expanding the all-new Taycan range with the addition of a 4S model that’s slightly more affordable than the Turbo and Turbo S we’ve already tested. While these two generate up to 751 horsepower and offer a range of 381-450 kilometres, the Porsche Taycan 4S is a …
SEMACheck out the Six Ford Ranger Models for SEMA
Now wanting to wait for the 2019 SEMA Show to kick off in Las Vegas on November 5, Ford this week revealed the six custom-built Ranger models that will be featured at the event. In fact, with more than 50 vehicles on exhibit, the Blue Oval will boast the largest …
New Models2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport: Tag Team
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee – As North-American consumers are scooping up SUVs like crazy, it only makes sense for a manufacturer to offer as many as possible and cover as many segments it can. Volkswagen currently has two utility vehicles in its Canadian and U.S. model lineup, but a third one will …
News2019 Bentley Flying Spur Makes Canadian Debut in Montreal
The Car Guide was on hand at Bentley Montreal for the Canadian premiere of the new 2019 Bentley Flying Spur , which marks the third generation of the British luxury grand touring sedan. Bentley designers and engineers made sure to wow brand enthusiasts and potential customers. They drew inspiration from …

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Test Drives2019 Ford Ranger: My, How You Have Changed!
After a seven-year hiatus, the Ford Ranger has returned to the Canadian market. During that time, the small pickup truck changed quite a bit, but it had to if it wanted to compete head-to-head with the competition. Actually, it’s the first time since the early ‘80s that Ford offers essentially …
Test Drives2019 Kia Forte: Well-deserved Awards
Kia is on a roll. It’s the highest-ranking mass-market brand for initial quality for five years in a row according to J.D. Power. The all-new Telluride three-row SUV has the makings of a star. The next-generation Soul EV impresses with ultra-competitive range. As for the Stinger, it was voted as …
Test Drives2019 Range Rover Velar: Fashion Statement
Is it ironic that the most expensive models in Land Rover’s lineup in Canada are the ones that sell the most? As luxury-vehicle buyers strongly value brand perception, it’s only normal that the Range Rover line of SUVs enjoys greater success than the “regular” Land Rover models. Since last year, …
Test Drives2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo: The Character it Needed
German brand Porsche doesn’t launch new models very often, and when it does, it’s always a success. When’s the last time we saw one of their nameplates retire by lack of interest? It’s been a while. And by creating countless variations of its models, it ensures that loyal customers come …
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 …
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 Drives2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Pricey In-betweener
Now in its second year on the market, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the brand’s newest and most distinctive product, yet it doesn’t enjoy the kind of success executives had hoped for. Not quite a compact or a subcompact SUV, this model aims to fill a relatively small void between …

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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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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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